Assassin’s Creed and the Liberal Narrative

Now I’m going to talk about a video game.

I just completed a run-through of some the old Assassin’ Creed 2 and AC: Brotherhood games that first came out back in 2009.  It’s hard to believe that was nearly a decade ago, considering how the gameplay itself seems only to have aged a few years.  Granted, I played the remastered collection that was released in 2012, so maybe that has something to do with it.

I’m behind the times.  Sue me. Continue reading “Assassin’s Creed and the Liberal Narrative”

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Complete Garbage

I recently got a PS4 and bundled with it came this terrible next installment of the Call of Duty franchise.  If I could have gotten the system with a few bucks knocked off and without this retarded game, I’d have done so.

I love shooters.  I don’t play them often.  In fact, I don’t particularly play video games much and I confess I have no particular love for the concept.  That said, however, pulverizing fake people on screen and reducing them to screaming, bloody chunks is admittedly a soft spot I’ve kept over the years.  Busting heads open and running people over is a great stress reliever, especially when you’re about halfway through a bottle of bourbon and it’s three in the morning. Continue reading “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Complete Garbage”

Forza Motorsport 6

The Forza franchise has traditionally been associated with the celebration of motorsports and the passion for automobiles. By consistently delivering a complete package featuring a large variety of enticing cars from different eras faithfully represented on screen through impressive visuals, immersive environments, a fine selection of locations at which to race, gripping gameplay, as well as its own signature style of physics and controls, Turn 10 Studio’s Forza Motorsport has established itself not only as a racing game, but also as a franchise which naturally appeals to every car enthusiast, both casual and hardcore. Building off the series’ success, Forza Motorsport 6 ambitiously seeks to take its familiar formula to even higher levels and bring us the greatest Forza experience yet. Despite some nagging flaws, Turn 10’s second effort on the Xbox One can definitely be considered a success. Continue reading “Forza Motorsport 6”

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