Telling the origin tale of an iconic character isn’t easy to get right. Let alone one that’s been both lampooned for her obvious marketing at male hormones and praised for being a strong female character in a male-dominated genre. Lara Croft, protagonist of the Tomb Raider franchise, has her origin story revealed for the first … Continue Reading →
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Set in a not-too-far-off future of 2027, this prequel to the innovative title from 2000 takes place in a world where human “augmentation” (replacement or improvement of various human biological systems) is just beginning to see widespread usage. The player assumes the guise of Adam Jensen, a security specialist for the firm pioneering the practice, … Continue Reading →
Where to start … The game’s story follows the main character as he fights his way to the top of a tower. So, you know right there that the scenery isn’t going to be exactly varied. Add to that the fact that this is a cover-shooter (think Gears of War) and you’ve got the gameplay … Continue Reading →
For a game that focuses on combat in mechs (four-story-tall multipurpose robots), Front Mission Evolved doesn’t have the sense of scale that you would expect. When I’m stomping around in a robot that’s almost 40 feet tall, I want to feel like I’m stomping around in a robot that’s almost 40 feet tall. Taking a … Continue Reading →