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Batman: Arkham Series Explained

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The Batman: Arkham series is a pretty straightforward adaptation of the Batman mythos in video game format.  These action-adventure games are a little bit less dark and more like the comic books than the recent “Dark Knight” movies, with gameplay that’s a mix of sneaking, detective work, and brawling. Read More

Call of Duty: Ghosts

New Release: Call of Duty: Ghosts

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The newest major Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Ghosts, was released today for current and next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as PC and the Wii U.

Ghosts takes place in a near-future United States, where the country is now relying on South America for oil. The oil-rich South American countries have united into a power called the Federation, and within the first level of the game they attack the United States, obliterating all the major cities. The player, along with the player’s brother, joins an elite task force called the Ghosts to defend America and eventually go behind enemy lines.

But most people don’t play Call of Duty for the story, and reviewers are calling it “functional at best.” Call of Duty is about explosive action sequences and adrenaline-boosting firefights. Players can expect tight, spectacle-driven gameplay and an emphasis on tactical multiplayer. The slightly revamped multiplayer encourages teamwork in the large, complicated maps where matches take place.

It’s the to-buy game of the moment, but Call of Duty: Ghosts doesn’t bring much new to the table. The multiplayer community will no doubt continue to be strong, but the series doesn’t make any great innovations. For some players, that’s just fine; but for a $60 price tag, Ghosts is no small commitment.

Read More Reviews…

Gamespot – 8.0

IGN – 8.8

Polygon – 6.5

 

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts Explained

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Kingdom Hearts is a fantasy action-roleplaying series for consoles and handheld devices. Collaborations between Square Enix and Disney, the games tell the story of a young boy named Sora who is trying to save the world from darkness—with the help of familiar Disney characters like Donald Duck and Goofy.

In later games different protagonists are introduced, but Sora is always the center of the series. Read More

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty Explained

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The Call of Duty franchise comprises about 20 games, in either third-person or first-person shooter format. The first three games explored World War II, while the later games have skipped back and forth through history, from the Cold War, to conflicts in the Middle East, to the future. An immensely popular series, Call of Duty has sold millions of copies worldwide, and millions of people are active players online. Read More