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.

ESH | Tactical Espionage Perfection

I think that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phan­tom Pain might be one of the best games ever made. Hyper­bole aside, Kojima has gone out of the fran­chise with a bang, cre­at­ing a solid action game with so much replay value that it has taken me over three weeks to fin­ish enough of the game to feel com­fort­able writ­ing a review. That is to say, there’s a lot of game here, but what’s more strik­ing is how fun it stays from begin­ning to end. In an already stel­lar series of games, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phan­tom Pain man­aged to exceed my lofty expec­ta­tions and stand as my favorite game of the year thus far.


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Wednesday Night Stream | Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain


Join me for some stealth-espionage action at 9pm EST! Feel free to com­ment on this post directly or head off to my Twitch Page to chat with me as I play!

Con­tinue read­ing

ESH | ‘Legacy of the Duelist’ Is Nostalgic and Needy

Trad­ing card games were kind of my thing when I was grow­ing up. I dab­bled in Magic: The Gath­er­ing and even man­aged to get creamed in a few Poké­mon tour­na­ments. It wasn’t until I tried out the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game that I really hit my stride. I’ve long since been out of it, but in my day I won a few tour­na­ments and even got ver­i­fied as a judge. As such, I was excited to try out the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist game from Kon­ami. Mak­ing the lore of the TV series the focus, the game has some great ideas, but is being held back by a few issues.


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ESH | PES Has Their 20th Birthday

Sports video games have never been a huge thing for me. I’m just not a big enough fan of the sports them­selves to get the con­text of what I’m play­ing. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve watched soc­cer matches and under­stand the basic rules, but I’m cer­tainly not an expert. This gave me an inter­est­ing idea: to try out PES 2016 at E3 from the per­spec­tive of some­one who is not a huge soc­cer or sports video game fan.


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ESH E3 2013 | Lords of Shadow 2 Puts You In Dracula’s Fangs

The cam­era slowly pans around from the back of a giant stone throne. There, look­ing almost bored and hold­ing a gob­let, sits Drac­ula. A low rum­ble shakes the room and man­ages to grab Dracula’s atten­tion. He takes one last sip from the gob­let and tosses it in front of him as he stands to face the threat. The rum­bling gets louder and louder until  the door gives way to the giant bat­ter­ing ram. As the ner­vous knights pour into the room, Drac­ula reclaims his cup from the floor and pro­claims “What a timely coin­ci­dence. I’m dying for a lit­tle drop of blood.” This sets the scene for the E3 demo of PS3 and 360 title Castl­e­va­nia: Lords of Shadow 2.

Back in the Castle

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