Month: July 2012

Review – The Walking Dead Episodes 1 and 2

I’m not much of an XBL Arcade guy, but I can’t get enough zombies let alone The Walking Dead so this series was a natural fit for me. After burning through the first 2 episodes, am I still ravenous for more? In short…YES! The wizards at Telltale Games had the dubious task of putting players into the world that Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard crafted and they did so by building an Episodic game that puts the player in the role of Lee Everett, a man who we’re introduced to as he’s being hauled off to prison after being...

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Review – Max Payne 3

It’s been 9 long years since we last saw Max, he’s now a retired NYPD officer with a real sweet tooth for alcoholism and pain killers. His life begins to take a bit of a turn when he gets into an altercation with the local Mob Boss’ son. During the Altercation, a guy by the name of Passos, who was trying to recruit Max to join him as a wealthy families personal security in Brazil. Without going into too much detail so as to not spoil the game, Max eventually goes to Brazil where he’s thrust into a web of conspiracy between two warring underground factions. The game plays out just like previous titles in a 3rd person perspective with a heavy emphasis of using cover for protection, which slows the action down considerably and I feel, takes a little of the thrill away from running into a room guns blazing while using bullet time. Peppered throughout the levels, Max finds painkillers to help alleviate any discomfort he has from being shot at. One of the new features¬† is called “Last Man Standing” which basically allows Max a small window of time to kill the son of a bitch you last put a bullet into him to keep alive. One thing to note is that” Last Man Standing” only works if you have painkillers on hand. Previous games int...

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