In Your Face | Mass Effect

I’m proud to present my new video fea­ture In Your Face, which fea­tures Kim cre­at­ing her­self and other real peo­ple using char­ac­ter edi­tors from video games! In the first episode, Kim cre­ates her­self in BioWare’s space epic Mass Effect so I can play through the tril­ogy as her. Hit the jump to see the video embed­ded here or visit my YouTube chan­nel for even more awe­some videos!

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ESH | Finn & Jake Investigate the Adventure Genre

One would think that con­nect­ing the dots and mak­ing an adven­ture game out of the Adven­ture Time series would’ve hap­pened a bit faster. I mean, come one, it’s right there in the title of the show for cry­ing out loud. Glar­ing over­sights aside, the Adven­ture Time games that have come thus far have ranged in qual­ity, but largely haven’t cap­tured the feel of the show per­fectly. This is a task that Adven­ture Time: Finn and Jake Inves­ti­ga­tions has done a phe­nom­e­nal job tack­ling with a few speed bumps along the way.

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ESH | Jackbox Returns to Party Once Again

Local mul­ti­player can be a tricky thing to set up with a group of friends. With things like a lack of con­trollers and inex­pe­ri­ence hold­ing some play­ers back, the fun of play­ing games with your friends in the room has been fad­ing into the back­ground in favor of online play. Last year, Jack­box Games answered back with one of the biggest inno­va­tions in local mul­ti­player with The Jack­box Party Pack by intro­duc­ing a way to have any­one join a game with their smart­phone. It was one of my favorite gam­ing expe­ri­ences last year, so when I dis­cov­ered they were releas­ing The Jack­box Party Pack 2 with five more games attached to it, I leapt at the chance to try it out. As there are sev­eral new games here, let’s tackle them one at a time.

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ESH | Puzzles and Philosophy

It says a lot about The Talos Prin­ci­ple when the puz­zles are less mind-blowing than the nar­ra­tive pep­pered through­out the game. This is not to dis­count the com­plex­ity of the var­ied puz­zles, there are many that tested my men­tal fac­ul­ties to the max, but when paired against the emo­tion­ally heavy phi­los­o­phy in the audio and text logs through­out, the puz­zles were the easy part. That being said, not since the Por­tal series has there been a game as well crafted in both game­play and story.

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Bonus Scare | Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

It’s now offi­cially Octo­ber and that means hor­ror games! I’m plan­ning on pep­per­ing this spook­i­est of months with plenty of hor­ror good­ness, so stay tuned for all of the awe­some hor­ror that awaits. Today, I played through the first chap­ter of Silent Hill: Shat­tered Mem­o­ries. One of the bet­ter recent games in the series, this game has some very inter­est­ing ele­ments and makes decent use of the Wii remote.