Impressions Archive

  • Grim Dawn Steam Early Access Impressions

    Grim Dawn Steam Early Access Impressions

    Iron Lore Entertainment may be no more, but its spirit is being carried on vicariously by former members of the studio behind Titan Quest, including that game’s lead gameplay designer, who are back doing what they do best at indie studio Crate Entertainment. Crate’s first […]

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  • Windforge Impressions: Sky-High Potential, But Still Needs Work

    Windforge Impressions: Sky-High Potential, But Still Needs Work

    Cut from the same mold as games like Terraria, Edge of Space, and Starbound, Windforge is a new entry in the popular 2D sandbox action-RPG hybrid genre. This Kickstarted project from Snowed In Studios has proven to be an enjoyable and ambitious game, but at […]

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  • Pre-Review: Shin Megami Tensei IV 12-Hour Report

    Pre-Review: Shin Megami Tensei IV 12-Hour Report

    The day has finally come: Shin Megami Tensei IV is now available at retailers and on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. I was fortunate enough to receive an early review copy and get a bit of a head start, but seeing as the game is absolutely […]

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  • Diablo III Beta Impressions

    Diablo III Beta Impressions

    One of the first games to suck me into a late night zombie state for gaming was the original Diablo.  The game had such a wonderfully addictive simplicity.  Get a quest, head into a dungeon, cut down swathes of skeletons, goblins, or any other nasty […]

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Campaign Impressions

    Call of Duty: Black Ops Campaign Impressions

    Hey, guess what? Call of Duty: Black Ops is out. Did anyone notice? Oh, I’m sure you did. The game only sold something like five to six million copies within the first 24 hours alone, and with those kind of sales numbers, I find it […]

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  • PlayStation Move – My Thoughts So Far

    PlayStation Move – My Thoughts So Far

    Like many PS3 owners I’m sure, I broke down and bought a PlayStation Move over the weekend. I already own a PlayStation Eye camera, and for the time being I don’t have a need for the optional Navigation controller, so for me the $50 purchase […]

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  • Final Fantasy XIII – My First Five Hours

    Final Fantasy XIII – My First Five Hours

    Not sure if you’ve heard, but Final Fantasy XIII came out this week and it’s kind of a big deal. OK, it’s a HUGE deal. After all, it was only in development for something like four to five years (even longer if you count its […]

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  • Mass Effect 2 Early Impressions

    Mass Effect 2 Early Impressions

    I’ve been powering away at Mass Effect 2 since receiving my review copy late last week, logging ~15 hours over the weekend alone (I’m around 22 hours total), but from my quest journal it still looks like there’s a ways to go before my mission […]

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  • Book Review: Guinness World Records 2009: Gamer’s Edition

    Book Review: Guinness World Records 2009: Gamer’s Edition

    The Guinness World Records 2009: Gamer’s Edition hits bookstores across the country today priced at $21.95. I’ve been reading an early press copy for a few days now — under embargo of course — and now that the book is out I am finally able […]

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  • Preview: Marble Saga: Kororinpa Hands-On

    Preview: Marble Saga: Kororinpa Hands-On

    2007’s Kororinpa: Marble Mania was a fantastic early Wii title that I thought was one of the first games to effectively utilize the console’s tilt controls in a way that was unique and fun rather than gimmicky and unnecessary like the motion control schemes of […]

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