Nearly two years ago, Ubisoft released what not only proved to be a return to critical acclaim for Rayman, but more importantly, they released one of the most beautiful, fluid, technically sound, and entertaining 2D platformers of this console generation, and of the genre as a whole. Playing Rayman Origins was like taking a draught from the fountain of youth; I was a child again, sitting in front of my TV with wonder (but a far more expansive vocabulary of profanities). On September 3, Rayman Legends, the follow-up to my darling Rayman Origins hits store shelves. It has a lot to live up to… Read the full story
For the past few weeks I’ve been pretty much just playing Saints Row IV, Volition’s latest release to the wacky franchise that will be coming to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC next week. Going back to 2006, I can remember watching friends playing the original Saints Row, but at that time the game didn’t keep me pulled in, even though most of my friends praised the game for being awesome. I didn’t own a Xbox 360 until a year later, which granted me the chance to start on many games. Fast forward to today, and I’ve had the chance to catch up with Saints Row, Saints Row 2, and Saints Row: The Third.
Does Saints Row IV live up to all its predecessors, or does it crash like a computer system with a bad virus? Let’s find out in my review! Read the full story
Are you looking forward to creating your character in Saints Row IV? Well you can get started as of today creating your custom character (mine looks like a total bad-ass with pictures to come via my Twitter). After doing so you’ll be able to import the creation to your game once it has been released. Now you may be asking yourself, where do I go to download said program?
First you can simply click here, and you’ll be taken to the Xbox.com page to download said item. If you don’t want to do that you can look for the Saints Row IV page on Xbox.com and download that way. If you’re a PC gamer I’ve heard that if you load up Steam, and visit (http://store.steampowered.com/app/242590/) or you can simply search Saints Row IV to find it as well. In the meantime get downloading and share your creations with @Marooner_Rock on Twitter. We’d love to see what awesome looks you come up with.
I’m going to break from my normal pattern of a story-telling introduction and move immediately into a direct comment about the game being reviewed: If you haven’t purchased or played this game yet, DO NOT access the Extras menu until after you have completed the campaign. The only thing it contains is a collection of character bios for characters that appear in the game., but the way they are presented in-game as you play is far more entertaining (though they are definitely entertaining enough in their own right). When you come across a character, and the “Press X” or “Press A” (I can’t recall which, now) marker appears, press it immediately; the in-progress cut-scene will restart once the bio has run its course. And whatever you do, make sure you do NOT miss Cable’s bio. I can say without reservation that it is the most entertaining 30 seconds I’ve experienced in a video game (and possibly outside of a video game) in a very long time. Read the full story
When it comes to shooters, I’m a huge fan! Now, I want you to sit back and think of a game in which you and four friends team up against the onslaught of Hell. What’s the goal? Simply kill the waves of enemies and get the next area, which may or may not be a boss. Anyways, recently Atlus released the game God Mode on Xbox Live and I’ve been putting in a lot of time with friends. I can’t help but enjoy games that keep me and friends busy, but take note not all games are that good. Read the full story
It’s pretty easy to dream about getting away from it all. The hustle and bustle of everyday life can lead to any number of daydreams about strolling barefoot on white sandy beaches; of a place where day drinking is perfectly acceptable and there’s really no reason to wear anything but swim attire. Maybe you’d like to go to a place where you can see rainbow mists as water cascades down a rock face. Or maybe – just maybe – you’d like to go to such a wonderful island paradise and slash, bash, and otherwise maul an endless horde of zombies. Read the full story
Watch Dogs will be released in North America on November 19th. What systems will the game be coming to? We have been informed that it will come to PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, WiiU, and other next generation consoles. For those who pre-order in North America will receive a poster designed by Alex Ross. Read the full story
It’s been years since I played Resident Evil in my sister’s apartment. Now I don’t quite remember which Resident Evil it was, it was such a long time ago, but I remember how much of a rush it was to play it. I tend to stress out over survival horror games like these but I still enjoy them. Resident Evil Revelations was published by Capcom and developed by Capcom and Tose. The game takes place sometime between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 after the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA) was formed by Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield. Read the full story
Rayman Legends has an interesting story indeed. It stars Rayman, of course, with Globox, and the Teensies. In this game Rayman and company get sucked into a painting they’ve been staring at. A crazy adventure ensues as they traverse the different worlds in each of the paintings. Read the full story
Are you a fan of games that bring back many good old memories? Do you pride yourself on being good with movie quotes? Then the next game you should be looking forward to is Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. You do not need Far Cry 3 to play; in fact the two games have little to no crossover in the storylines.
Everyone grows up; this is how the world works. Just because we grow decrepit and old, however, does not mean we have to forsake the things that make us happy, childish though they may seem. This is the core concept of Marooners’ Rock; we geek out on the things of our past, present, and future. Society and cultural norms be damned!