When Capcom announced that its long running Devil May Cry series would be getting a makeover courtesy of developer Ninja Theory called DMC, the news was met by fans with skepticism and outrage. The skepticism was warranted, after all Ninja Theory has been successful at telling stories in the video game medium but their gameplay has always left something to be desired and gameplay is the heart of the Devil May Cry series. The outrage though, over the new design of the series main character, Dante, was a knee jerk reaction that was understandable while being unwarranted. However, with the series being nearly completely ignored by anyone that was not a fan, a selection of people that has been gradually diminishing over the course of this generation, there was nowhere else for the series to go. For good or ill, DmC was the path the series had to take.
The Strategy Gamer has played lots of Tropico 4, and lots of the Modern Times expansion. Looking at Tropico 4 Gold and coming up with something new to say without sounding like the game’s biggest cheerleader is a tall order. The core gameplay is outstanding and between the aesthetic, the voicework and the music, it oozes personality. Tropico strikes a balance between offering deeply strategic, compelling mechanics without taking itself too seriously. And it is the perfect leadership simulation. Some surprising absences dull the shine of the package, but all in all, Tropico 4 Gold is a great pickup if you missed this game the first time around.
Don puts on his contruction hat and strategizes building a town for this Triple Town review.
Long before Mass Effect or Dragon’s Age, developer Bioware made a name for themselves by delivering one of the all-time greatest computer role-playing games ever, Baldur’s Gate. Featuring a strong campaign storyline, memorable characters and dialogue choices, it was ground breaking in nearly every way and set the stage for the developer’s rise to being one of the top Western roleplaying game developers. Even now, 14 years after its release, and over a decade since its sequel, fans still clamor for a new entry in the franchise.
Review: Far Cry 3 (PC, PS3, X360)December 17, 2012 -
We take a look at Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3. Part FPS, part RPG, and part open world sandbox, does the game live up to the hype?
Don gets in his camo for another hunting game, Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013.
Hopefully you aren’t sick of zombies this year, because Don reviews Zafehouse Diaries, a very different zombie experience.
First-person medieval combat and objective based gameplay come together to make a Kickstarter success story for Torn Banner Studios.
Don returns to the Battlefield for DICE’s latest expansion, Aftermath.