Games

Something Borrowed, Something New

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8/10 Stars for “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” By Mike Mahardy “Kingdoms of Amalur” is a conundrum. Although it succeeds in bringing new elements to the RPG table, it also borrows heavily from other titles of the genre. Many great new elements tend to be downplayed due to poor execution in other areas. The game teeters…

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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By Mike Mahardy TFW Contributing Writer Adam Jensen’s cybernetically enhanced eyes scan the room for patrolling enemies. After two minutes of learning their walking patterns, he makes his move, swiftly sneaking into a vacant room with a security terminal. The computer on a desk is easily hacked. Soon after, the security turrets guarding the room’s…

Upcoming video games in 2012

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By Mike Mahardy TFW Contributing Writer “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” Release: Feb. 7 Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Windows The universe and lore of Amalur was created by fantasy author R.A. Salvatore, and with development headed by 38 Studios (owned by former Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling), this RPG promises to engage gamers throughout many of…

Ranking the Remakes

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By Mike Mahardy TFW Contributing Writer Often times when gamers describe their favorite games of all time, they can barely explain what exactly it is that they love about it. Perhaps the cutting-edge graphics at the time, or the engaging story or the exciting new twist on gameplay are the facets that still resonate with…

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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‘Ocarina of Time’ Passes on its Crown By Mike Mahardy TFW Contributing Writer The Zelda series has always been a mainstay in the Nintendo games lineup, converting hardcore and casual gamers alike. From the release of the original Legend of Zelda on the first Nintendo to the newsest addition, every game has a fascinating new…

Revelations is Jaw Dropping

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By Mike Mahardy TFW Contributing Writer Since the launch of the original “Assassin’s Creed” in 2007, Ubisoft has made the franchise one of the top-selling series of the current console generation, with releases that never cease to amaze critics and gamers alike. Stealth, combat and the ubiquitous conspiracy theories were never so appealing, and aside…

‘Arkham City’ – A New Classic

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By Mike Mahardy Contributing Writer The walls of Arkham City rise high above the criminals of Gotham. Smoke rises while the sounds of distant gunshots pervade the atmosphere. The super prison itself seems to breathe with life. Everywhere you look, crime and evil fill the alleys of this sinister city. With the plethora of mediocre…