Tag Archives: videogames

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 6

2 Apr

3. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Other than Black Flag, Brotherhood, technically the third game in the series, still has the best overall gameplay, and its combat is superior to every other title released thus far. It was the first game to introduce chain-kills, which allowed the player to turn Ezio into a dizzying flurry of blades [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 5

27 Mar

4. Assassin’s Creed The game that started it all, the first entry in the now globally popular videogame franchise is considered more of a proof of concept than a fully-realized game. Back in 2007, Ubisoft seemed to be testing the waters for a more mature Prince of Persia with Assassin’s Creed, and the game also [...]

Favorite Games of 2014, Part 3

8 Jan

I decided to change this blog from “Best Videogames of 2014″ to “Favorite” because I realized “Best” implies these are what I think were the most awesomest, bestest games of the year, which a lot aren’t. When it comes to gaming, my tastes are even more populist than my movie taste, and gaming is a [...]

Best Videogames of 2014, Part 2

7 Jan

6. Assassin’s Creed: Unity REDACTED This game was boring and annoying. I take back everything I said about it.

I’m Back Baby- Best Videogames of 2014, Part 1

6 Jan

On the advice of a good friend, I have decided to start blogging again. 2014 was a rough year, and I wasn’t particularly happy for most of it (despite it being a great first year of marriage). Blogging made me happy and I didn’t do it at all in 2014. Time to rectify that. Disappointments [...]

Pirates? Meh. The Tarnished Legacy of Assassin’s Creed, Pt. 2

22 Mar

Despite my many complaints, overall Assassin’s Creed III wasn’t a bad game. It lacked some polish but you could tell effort had been put into it. The world just wasn’t as engrossing as it once was… which would have been forgivable if the story hadn’t been so horrendous. Where do I begin? For starters Connor [...]

Pirates? Meh. The Tarnished Legacy of Assassin’s Creed, Pt. 1

21 Mar

Despite the fact that Ubisoft had declared last October’s Assassin’s Creed III to be the last annual entry in the franchise, it was announced recently that a new game would be hitting shelves this fall, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The game has generated a lot of buzz due to its pirate setting… and a [...]

Dead Space 3 Review

27 Feb

Earlier this week Gamesabyss posted my review of Dead Space 3, which I am reposting here. I am a huge fan of the Dead Space franchise but grew wary of the threequel when it was revealed at E3 that it would take place primarily on an ice planet called Tau Volantis and feature co-op play. [...]

At Long Last, a New Games Abyss Article

20 Aug

Even though I’ve been pretty busy lately, what with job searching and interviews and my budding screenwriting career, I still found some time to write another editorial for Games Abyss. This one’s about my most anticipated game of the fall, Assassin’s Creed III, specifically my speculation on what role the character of Desmond Miles will [...]

Could Co-Op Ruin Dead Space?

18 Jun

I’m a huge fan of the Dead Space franchise, and Dead Space 2 was one of my favorite games of 2012. I was really excited to see some footage of the upcoming threequel at this year’s E3, but EA and Visceral’s press conference left me, well… underwhelmed. Co-op? Why? Ice planet? Why? Cover system? Why? [...]