Tag: Konami

FIFA 17 Review

The Empire Has Fallen

fifa17

HIGH The Journey is the story mode this series has needed for years.

LOW Realizing that PES is starting to pull ahead in the race for soccer supremacy.

WTF Overdone player animations decrease response time (and increase how often I threw things at my cat.)


Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Review

Fall in Love With Hating Skull Face

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Review Screenshot

HIGH Grabbing one Marine by the throat and shooting his friend in the head while slo-mo rain pelts the scene.

LOW How long am I going to have to wait for the resolution to this cliffhanger?

WTF One of the side missions is longer and more intricate than the main game.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Review

What is a man? A miserable little pile of… awesome!

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

HIGH Taking out a horde of enemies flawlessly while moving like lightning.

LOW The stealth section in the garden needs some tweaking.

WTF This game's Metacritic score. What the hell is wrong with people?

The slow decay of survival horror

Dead Space 2 Screenshot

Survival horror games aren't what they used to be. Once upon a time, they were about survival and horror. It makes sense. It's what the genre is called, after all. These titles would encompass qualities of mystery and exploration as the player fought to stay alive with every step. Over the years, they've increasingly become about action, gunfights, and an overload of cheap jump scares. I prefer the former, despite a plethora of the latter.