All Posts by: Jeff Derrickson

By , February 21, 2013 0

A long, long time ago, I can still remember when every other game wasn’t a shooter, and 3D platformers were… Read More »

By , December 4, 2012 0

Remember survival horror? You know, games where you had to manage resources and conserve ammo, and every encounter was a… Read More »

By , November 29, 2012 0

  The original Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing was an above average Mario Kart clone.  Its sequel, Sonic & All-Stars… Read More »

By , August 26, 2012 1

The original Darksiders took gamers by surprise in 2010, delivering a solid adventure from an unproven developer in the typically cold, barren month of January.  It was essentially a blatant Legend of Zelda rip-off that separated itself with dark fantasy,… Read More »

By , July 23, 2012 2

After a slew of yearly, arguably diminishing quality sequels and a boneheaded stab at the briefly popular peripheral market, the once immensely critically and commercially successful Tony Hawk series had faceplanted into the concrete.  It was time for a reboot…. Read More »

By , May 29, 2012 1

It feels like developer Techland borrowed ideas from all sorts of racers, from Pure to Excitebots, but forgot to bring anything new to the table. The game is a laundry list of every genre cliché haphazardly thrown together into something competent and mildly entertaining but utterly generic.

By , January 30, 2012 0

Puddle could be titled after the tears you’ll shed playing it. It’s a clever physics based platformer in which you must guide various liquids from point A to B through increasingly devious levels. The game goes from challenging to frustratingly difficult within its first set of stages and never looks back. Most gamers will move onto something less painful before they beat the game, which is too bad because the concept is interesting and the fundamental gameplay is enjoyable. It had the potential to be better.

By , December 13, 2011 15

After five years, at the end of the system’s life cycle, a Zelda game developed for the Wii has finally arrived.  No matter the result, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword had an uphill battle to prove it was worth the… Read More »

By , October 24, 2011 0

Nearly everything you need to know about “The Thing” is right there in the title.  The film is technically a prequel that leads directly up to the events in John Carpenter’s 1982 version of “The Thing,” but it feels more… Read More »

By , October 15, 2011 3

Netflix is free to do whatever it wants, but when the company announced a 60% price increase starting last month, it left a sour taste in my mouth.  At the time, I had just dropped down to the one DVD… Read More »