[Review] Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

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Lara Croft is one of the most iconic characters in video games. A couple of years ago, she was reinvented in a reboot of Tomb Raider that focused more on story and character development than the series ever had. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is more like the Lara of the olden days. She’s smart and powerful, but the story isn’t terribly unique or interesting. A sequel to the well-received Lara Croft and Guardian of Light, Temple of Osiris offers a great opportunity for up to four players to play together, but its isometric perspective (a bird’s eye view of the characters and environment at an angle with a fixed camera) could trip up those who aren’t well versed in platforming games. Read More

[Review] Never Alone

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Never Alone is the perfect title for this Xbox One, PS4, and PC game for a number of reasons. Based on the beliefs and home of the native Alaskan Inupiat people, it features helpful spirits who guide a young girl through a journey. It’s also a game that’s best not played alone because the single-player gameplay can be terribly frustrating. However, playing with another person makes the experience much more tolerable and offers an enjoyable, albeit short game. Read More

[Review] Alien Isolation

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Alien Isolation is the latest in a long string of games that have tried to capitalize on the popularity of the seminal Alien movie franchise. Most Alien games have been, well, really bad, but Alien Isolation breaks that mold. While the game has some flaws and is full of objectionable content (it’s rated M for good reason), it still does the best job capturing the spirit of the franchise and offering up some interesting gameplay. It’s a survival horror game for the Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, and you really feel the fear and dread associated with dealing with one of the title creatures while playing, at least in the beginning.

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Wayward Manor

[Review] Wayward Manor

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Wayward Manorauthor Neil Gaiman’s first foray into gaming, is a game to unite a family with varied gaming skills. An indie, point-and-click puzzle and adventure game for PC, Wayward Manor places you in the role of a ghost trying to reclaim his New England mansion from a peculiar family by discovering their fears and scaring them away. Each charming level is gratifying for even hesitant gamers, with extra, challenging achievements to keep the more avid gamers of the family entertained. Read More