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Assassin’s Creed meets Battlefield meets GTA. A beautifully sensual threesome that ends in pure ecstasy. The result is a game we come (no pun intended) to know as Ghost Recon Wildlands. Now, I must admit, the last Ghost Recon game I played was GRAW (Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter) and that was seemingly forever ago. But, in general, I have never been the biggest fan of Tom Clancy games. I have played several different titles, including: Rainbow Six Siege, Wildlands, GRAW, and Splinter Cell (the original), but I have never really acquired a taste for ol’ Tom… Maybe that didn’t come (no pun intended) out the way I wanted it to, but let’s find out if the Wildlands brought out my inner Tom.
Test your might! Whoopsie! Finish him! These phrases have locked their place in history through the game franchise known as Mortal Kombat. Mortal Kombat is arguably one of the longest “successful” game franchises in history. It first emerged in 1992 in arcades around the world, and since then has published dozens of Mortal Kombat games in all types of formats. Mortal Kombat X is the latest installment in this franchise. I must admit, I was quite nervous to play and review this game. This style of gaming is typically not my forte and I usually get frustrated by them to an extent of wishing I could jump out of a window to just end it all now. But, like any good man, I gritted my teeth and manned up. Let’s see if this game pushed me to the brink or not!
My childhood fantasy come true. No, I am not talking about those “films” I watched as a kid when mom and dad weren’t home. Rather, I am talking about an adult version of playing with hot wheels! Psyonix developed a game (in a very creative way may I add) that brought hot wheels to the gaming community. Technically, The Big White Angus and I first played this game at PAX East 2017, but that was just two games. The first game we owned some n00bs, but the second game we got p0wned in front of a massive audience… But, we won’t talk about that right now. Rocket League is a sports game where you “play” as a car and the objective is to score the ball by “kicking” it in the designated area. Simple enough, right? Nope! The game is much more challenging than it looks. One may even say there is more than meets the eye (movie reference). Anyway, let’s see how this game stacked up against its biggest critic yet!
I find a proverbial ass load of nostalgia in 2D platformers. And I absolutely love the overwhelming joys with feeling nostalgic. There is just something about the simplistic nature of side-scrolling gaming that takes me back to a day before thumbsticks. Back to a time when games didn’t need the third dimension to be entertaining. In fact, those games were generally much more difficult. That might seem odd to young gamers today, but I dare you to pick up an old-school NES game like Mega Man or Metroid. I bet you don’t last. Ori and the Blind Forest is one of those games that transports me to my youth. A 2D side-scrolling platformer with some light puzzle-solving that enriches the overall experience. Let’s find out how the game stacked up.
Conan Exiles… whether you will ever admit it, you know about this game because of the ‘Endowment Feature’ video. To keep it as ‘PG’ as possible, a video went viral where someone was playing as a man and made their ‘yogurt slinger’ smaller and larger using a slider called ‘Endowment.’ To make matters even worse (or better depending on how you look at it), they then proceeded to crouch-walk with this seemingly third leg between their other two legs. Anyway, this video alone was enough to make me say ‘I want to play that game!’ But, the real question is, was the game good enough once I got into the thick of it so to speak? Full disclosure, I played this on my gaming PC. So, unlike most of my reviews that are played on my Xbox One, I decided to give it a shot on my PC.
BUCK – A game that was first introduced to me through our PAX East 2017 trip at the Indie Megabooth! The name is quite simple and nothing flashy, but their booth at PAX caught my eye. So, I found myself playing BUCK. A 2D side-scrolling action and adventure game. Afterwards, I had a quick conversation with one of the game developers and producer – Gal Kfir. It didn’t take long for me to realize the amount of passion that has gone into developing this game and the love for games in Gal’s voice. Was the game just as simple and plain as its name? Was Gal’s passion for games accurately reflected in BUCK? Time to find out! Please keep in mind BUCK is a work-in-progress and they are still tweaking the game and expanding it every day.
This is the second app ol’ Tasty has reviewed! The famous ‘Candy Crush Saga!’ Or, as I like to call it, Candy Crush. Yeah, yeah, I know this is an ‘old’ game, but it hasn’t been until recently that I have begun playing this. I finally gave in to the peer pressure and decided to see if this game is what it has been made out to be. As with most ‘addictive’ games, I expected there to be a high influence of “pay-to-play.” Did this speculation turn out to be true? Did the game live up to its hype? Time to find out!
The fine line between technology and humanity has been explored countless ways throughout video game history. As technology grows, so does humanity’s thirst for the convenience that is technology’s bedfellow. What is the plateau? Where does humanity peak in terms of incorporating technology in our daily lives? The Deus Ex franchise has been diving into these topics for a long time, and running strong. The 6th release in the series brings us Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Society is split on the stance of “augmented” humans, as some embrace them while others fear their enhanced abilities. But the real question… where does it land with the BBR standard?! Check out the details in our full video game review!
The Technomancer – A game I had no clue on what to expect. I had never heard of this game nor heard anyone else talk about this game so I indulged in this adventure with no expectations. “Ah…just let it happen. Cosby style…” Anyway, moving on, I found out very quickly that this game was going to be rough to say the least. The game is just about as intuitive and insightful as its title. Let’s dive a little deeper, shall we?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see your favorite animated characters throwdown in a Yugioh-style card battle? No? Anyone? Bueller? Well, now you don’t have to wonder! Kongregate and Fox Entertainment team up to bring you a new twist on the recent CCG (collectible card game) craze that includes games such as Crash Royale, Hearthstone, Pokemon, and Magic The Gathering. Let’s take a deeper look and find out what the deal is with The Quest For Cards!
In this review, we will be taking a look at Deadpool from the eyes of Deadpool himself, as if we were him (and we’re not). Have fun reading and let us know what you think in the comments! So without further ado… Hahaha!!! Time to review, well, me! That’s right mother fu$%^&s! The most innocent evil super hero ever made! Well, aside from Deathstroke, since my character’s concept was stolen from him; except the fact that my character is much more exciting, fun, better looking, and the ladies have told me I am much more “well equipped” for the job. Sorry Deathstroke! According to your ex-wife, the only thing you are stroking is…well nothing since you have nothing to stroke… But, anyway, enough about me! Let’s talk about what Activision did to me! They made me into a f%&^@#^ game!!! Someone thought I was important enough, not only to make a movie, but make an entire game about me! I heard it set a world record in sales, but they keep me in the dark on that kind of stuff. After all, I am the most underpaid super hero villain guy person. So, the question you must be wondering by now is, “How is my game?” Well, sit down, shut up, and read… assuming you know how of course.
Many of our readers may frequently ask themselves, “I wonder what the great Tasty Nades’ goals, dreams, and aspirations are? Does he want to own his own yacht? Does he want to have a posse of strippers follow him around and hand distribute grapes into his mouth?” Nope! My friends, playing Call of Duty 4 as if it was in its prime is one of my goals – a fantasy of sorts. So, needless to say, when I heard about this “Remastered Call of Duty 4” I was truly harder than a sack of bricks floating in the Arctic Ocean. I had so many questions and concerns. Was it going to include all the new fancy jet packs and wall running garbage? What were they going to add to it? Or was it simply going to be same? Time to get some answers to these questions.
I spent endless hours as a kid testing the limits of my imagination with my Lego bricks. The blueprints in my head translated into 3D objects before my very eyes. My brain, eyes, and hands acted like a 3D printer before 3D printers were cool. Legos were truly boundless in terms of capability, assuming you had enough bricks. Combine the world of Lego with the fantasy super euphoria that is Star Wars and you have one hell of a concoction. These two worlds collide in a manner similar to icing and a cake… it’s butter, baby. Let’s find out how the game stacks up!
To sum it up in one sentence – Battlefield meets Assassin’s Creed. Homefront took on a very challenging and daunting task. Develop an open world, free roaming, first-person shooter game. As an avid Assassin’s Creed fan, I had high hopes for this game. I was ready to be a revolutionary. I was ready to take back America. I was ready to make America great again. Let’s see if my mission was a success or a lost cause.
Doom 1 is the O.G. of first-person shooters. The original gangsta that brought us the best game to play in the dark. If you didn’t play the original Doom in the dark, then you didn’t really play it. I have great memories of turning out the lights for some late night Doom sessions. The 2016 Doom game is the fourth main installment of the series. You play as a marine fighting for survival as you battle monsters and demons. Pack your suitcase as we travel to Mars, and don’t forget to pack your BFG’s! Let’s see if the new game follows in the footsteps of arguably one of the best shooters of all time.
The third installment of the Black Ops series and the 12th volume in the Call of Duty series has landed. Call of Duty Black Ops 3 is another shooter set in the next era of war. The year is 2065, jet packs can be found in every neighborhood Walmart, and war is yet again ravaging the planet. As a big fan of CoD games, I’ll dive in to see how it ranks with past and present FPS games.
The latest installment of the Far Cry franchise has arrived. Get your arrows, clubs and spears ready because we are going back to prehistoric times! We travel back in time to the land of Oros, and play as Takkar to save the Wenja tribe. It’s a battle for survival against nature itself. Wooly mammoths, and saber-toothed tigers, and bears, OH MY!
As I sit here in this cell, pondering how the hell I ended up in this position, I all of a sudden remember the reason – Flappy Birds. Flappy mother f***** birds. The game that awakened anger in me I haven’t felt in years. It turned me against my family, my friends, and even my children. All because of a bouncing bird that was bullshit. I didn’t hit that damn pipe no matter what the game said. I just needed one more pipe and I would have moved on with my life. If only…
Assassin’s Creed – the franchise that just won’t quit. It seems there is always a new Assassin’s Creed coming out. While this may excite some, others may argue that it is, at this point, just milking the dollar and ruining the series. But, for now, we will focus on AC: Brotherhood. As a previous avid fan of Assassin’s Creed, this was a game I played all the way through; and then some. To me, this game is the one that started the “modern assassin” trends due to its “modern” assassination additions (what a mouthful of A).
Assassin’s Creed – the franchise that just won’t quit. It seems there is always a new Assassin’s Creed coming out. I feel like I have said this before… Anyway, moving on to my second Assassin’s Creed review, this is the game that made me start to dislike the series. By now, fans such as myself, realized that they were milking this series – so they did something extreme to try and keep our attention. Which, to this gamer, ruined the series, but I will attempt to be as fair as possible for the sake of this review. ARRRRighty?
Halo 3 – This gamer’s first online experience…and an experience it was. This game is arguably one of the best games to have come out in the 2000’s. Yeah, I said it. Arguably, one of the best games in the entire 21th century. Let’s see why.