The sequel to Irrational Games' BioShock that the fans were looking for. In Columbia, a floating, zealous city in the sky above New England, only God Forgives. Immerse yourself as Booker DeWitt, a private contracter who ran into a wall of debt and is sent by his creditors to collect Elizabeth, the supposed daughter of Zachary Hale Comstock, the religious nutbag leader of Columbia. A colorfully violent and intelligent plot soon follows, as you discover Elizabeth's ability to open tears in the universe, allowing access to alternate universes. Get confused as the well-written plot makes you venture deeper into the layered multiverse. Fight foes with traditional weaponry, or fight with Vigors, powers that are strickingly similar to BioShock's Plasmids. Be sucked in for the 10 hour journey that with screw with your head. 9.5/10
A standard looking first-person shooter on the surface, BioShock soon opens itself to the possibilities. The plot is decidly linear, but incredibly more intellectual than those of its genre-brethren. The references to literature from authors like Ayn Rand are immediate and crucial to the development of Rapture, the underwater 'paradise' city in which the game is set. Enjoy blasting your foes with a veriety of guns, or smack 'em with a wrench. Standard weapons not your style? Zap the enemy with Electro Bolt, freeze them with Old Man Winter, or use the many other plasmids available to you. A fairly linear experience, but one that is incredibly smart and addictive. 9.5/10
An old 3rd person shooter game developed to emulate the film*. Now we know that filmic video games are terrible but this one isn't awful by any stretch. Featuring fun fighting segments, an okay shooting engine, and decent graphics, the game ends up being a good addition to a Ludlum fans collection 6.5/10
*The Bourne Identity
#5: Timmy 2000--Spawning hardcore metal bands and kids pretending to need Ritalin both, this episode accurately and hilariously makes fun of "pretending to need a perscription drug". Timmy and the Lords Of the Underworld is also really hilarious.
#4: TMI--Another hilarious take on male self conciousness. The school posts a list of numbers that Eric Cartman takes out of context and leads to him being put into an anger management class.
#3: Christian Rock Hard--Making fun of christian rock and jujst about any other artist at the same time, this episode sees Cartman fronting a Christian rock band while Kyle, Stan, and Kenny protest illegal music downloading with Mettalica, Britney Spears, and Blink-182.
#2: Make Love, Not Warcraft--Making fun of nerds and Blizzard especially in this episode, we see the gand try to fight off a super-nerd in World of Warcraft, while Randy fights off addiction to the same game.
#1: More Crap--Probably the funniest episode ever, South Park successfully mocks Bono, Katie Couric, the Swiss, and the Emmy Awards all by combining a scatalogical record, an award, and Bono.
It goes without saying that any title making the "Game Of the Year" is good (unlike blockbusting films). TESV is no exception. After picking up the game and DLCs for a good price, the game reveals itself to have great graphics and be reasonably atmospheric, and is a great RPG. The second best in the series (only behind Morrowind) and just a great game make this one worth it. 9/10
This is a little gem that I downloaded off the Playstation Store for like 80 cents on sale. The premise stars Fred, a private eye who was investigating the town's mobster. He was killed and then beheaded by the man and his goon, Lefty. Now, he is known as a brain in a jar on a body. The gameplay is nice, a decent control scheme mixed with fighting, platforming, and a cool "head switching" mechanic. The player-charater is also voiced by veteran actor John C McGinley (Scrubs) and his dark humor serves the plot well. Only slightly flawed, it is one of the best PSP titles to ever be released. 8.75/10