this episode of Fright Bites, the Fear Fan tackles XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the recent
re-imagining of the classic turn-based strategy game X-COM: UFO Defense. Was it
worth the wait? Hell, yeah!
Tagged: Video Games
The Budget Barrel is back, baby, with an FPS where you hunt down terrorists in vaguely-defined missions. Most Wanted makes some changes to the engine and the formula used by In Harm’s Way and Shadow Force. How does it turn out? Badly. For everyone involved.
Secret Service: In Harm’s Way was pretty good. For a budget game, that is. But FUN Labs took the same game engine and most of the assets and made… another one.
Unfortunately, the Secret Service license passed to 4D Rulers software. And 4D Rulers made Secret Service: Security Breach, the worst game Roland’s ever played.
Roland reviews Borderlands 2, the loot grinding gun-fest from Gearbox. Is it an improvement over the first game in the series? Is it worth buying? You’ll just have to watch and find out!
Presented like a popcorn summer action flick where you’re a Delta Force operative searching for a nuclear device that’s fallen into the hands of terrorists, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury‘s presentation doesn’t quite excuse its spartan gameplay. But it is pretty darn hilarious.
Now in The Budget Barrel, a sci-fi shooter that’s basically a Far Cry clone, except it came out in 2003… a full year before Far Cry was released. Spooky!
Roland begins a new series of reviews called The Budget Barrel that focuses on budget games. For the inaugural episode, Roland reviews Secret Service: In Harm’s Way, a budget game beloved by fans of the tactical shooter genre.
In 2000, Michael Crichton created a game based on his novel Timeline, which was released a few years before it was adapted into a film. Is it bad? Good? Try, “short”. Really effin’ short.
Pariah is a 2005 sci-fi shooter that got totally lost in the shuffle after Half Life 2, and before the new console generation. Why was it quickly forgotten? You’ll see. You’ll all see.
The Examined Life (of Gaming) presents an in-depth review of the Max Payne sequel from Rockstar Games. As a huge fan of the Max Payne series, Roland has more than a few things to say about it.
The Suspect refuses to review Star Wars Episode I, because what could possibly be left to say about that movie? Instead, he reviews the PlayStation game based on the movie, which is a mixed bag of good ideas and crappy graphics.
It’s the Agony Booth’s very first video game review! Roland walks through the PC version of Enter the Matrix, a game released on the same day as Matrix Reloaded, featuring over an hour of original footage directed by the Wachowski Br–er, the Wachowskis.