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Stefano’s E3 2014 Report Part 5: Destiny

Posted in E3 2014, Editorials, Industry, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, PSN, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, Xbox ONE on June 12, 2014 by Stefano Terry

Bungie is a developer that really needs no introduction. Thanks to their fantastic work on the Halo series, they have earned a spot on any list of premiere first person shooter developers. After leaving Microsoft, Bungie struck out on their own, and have finally taken the wraps off of their latest work, Destiny, an Action/FPS/RPG. I was given the chance to play 2 matches of one of Destiny’s 12 player modes, Zones on the PlayStation 4.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review

Posted in Editorials, PC, Playstation 3, Reviews, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on January 10, 2012 by Stefano Terry

by Stefano Terry

Genre: FPS/Action/RPG

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Developer: Eidos Montreal/Nixxes Software

Price: $29.99

I remember the first time I played Deus Ex back in 2000 on my best friend’s PC. At the time, the graphics were amazing, and the combination of first person shooter and RPG was addicting, and pretty new to me. The futuristic, cyberpunk setting and complex, conspiracy laden story had me hooked from beginning to multiple endings.

I passed up on the sequel: Deus Ex: Invisible War, mostly because I heard it just wasn’t that good, and failed to live up to the expectations set by the groundbreaking original.

When I heard that a new Deus Ex was releasing, 8 years after the sequel, and a whopping 11 years after the original, I was skeptical. When I heard that it was a prequel, set before the events of the first game, I was downright convinced that Deus Ex: Human Revolution, would be nothing more than a mediocre cash in on a series that could have been so much more. I was so, so wrong. Continue reading

Alice: Madness Returns Review

Posted in Editorials, PC, Playstation 3, Reviews, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on January 9, 2012 by Stefano Terry

by Stefano Terry

Genre: Action/Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Developer: Spicy Horse

Price: $29.99 (USD)

I never played American McGee’s original Alice, but I found myself drawn to the sequel due to it’s intriguing concept and atmospheric art design. I didn’t know much about the title beyond it being a dark tale inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Ironically, Alice in Wonderland isn’t exactly one of my favorite stories to begin with. It never quite grabbed me like other fairy tales.

With that said, I dove into Alice: Madness Returns with pretty moderate expectations. I often find that going into new things with moderate expectations helps to avoid the disappointment that often comes with hype. Although, by the time I had got my hands on Returns, I had heard many negative things about the game. I shrugged them off, preferring to make up my own mind when it comes to what I should and shouldn’t enjoy (and then write a review for others to read, of course!) Continue reading

Konami Announces HD Collections of Zone of the Enders, Silent Hill, and Metal Gear Solid; Commence with the celebrating.

Posted in Industry, News, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on June 2, 2011 by Stefano Terry

At their pre-E3 press conference, Konami Digital Entertainment has announced HD Collections for fan favorites Zone of the Enders and Metal Gear Solid.

The Zone of the Ender’s HD Collection will be available on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and include ZoE 1 and 2. The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will be available on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and will include Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker. Continue reading

Final Fantasy XIII Review

Posted in Editorials, Playstation 3, Reviews, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on March 9, 2011 by Stefano Terry

Genre: RPG

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Developer: Square-Enix

Price: $29.99 (USD)

I usually don’t like to be an apologist for titles, especially in reviews, but I have to get something off of my chest concerning Final Fantasy XIII: It doesn’t suck. I’m not sure where the wave of hatred for this title originated, but it’s incredibly unwarranted.

As a long time fan of the Final Fantasy series (been playing since the original on the NES), I feel that I’m able to review this latest entry in the series, with the history of the franchise in very clear perspective.

Unlike my normal reviews, I feel compelled to address what Final Fantasy XIII has done to improve not only the FF pedigree, but the RPG genre in general. Continue reading

Favorite Games of 2010

Posted in Editorials, Industry, Playstation 3, PSN, PSP, Screenshots, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE with tags , , , , , , on December 31, 2010 by Stefano Terry

This year, I’ve decided to do things a little differently than my usual Best Of awards. Seeing as though I’m not a definitive authority on what the best games of the year are, I thought I’d just outright tell you about the games I personally enjoyed throughout 2010. Agree, disagree, leave comments about your own personal favorites, it’s all good. One thing is for certain though, 2010 was a fantastic year for gaming, and I had a great time. So, here are my personal favorite games of 2010. Continue reading

LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 Review

Posted in Editorials, Playstation 3, Reviews, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on December 25, 2010 by Stefano Terry

Genre: LEGO ( I mean, it’s practically a genre at this point)

Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Developer: Traveler’s Tales

Price: $49.99 (USD)

I’m a huge fan of the Harry Potter books and films. I find the books well written with charming characters and a vividly portrayed world wrapped in a relatively traditional coming of age hero’s journey. The films are solid adaptations of the novels, and it’s been a kick seeing the three leads grow and evolve as actors and young adults. It’s impressive to see a series keep it’s core stars through 8 films.

Now, Harry Potter in video game form has been a rather mixed bag. The individual games based on the events of the films/books, have fallen flat more than immersed the player in the world of Harry Potter. Whether it’s creepy likenesses of the actors, and boring game play, video game Potter just isn’t as endearing and charming as the books and film. Thank God for LEGO. Continue reading