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Mad Max [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Somebody fucked up. This should have been a no-brainer. All you had to do was not mess with the tried-and-true control scheme and free-flow combat that has been well established by Arkham and its ilk for the last decade... Why, oh why, did someone decide they knew better for the control layout and timing during combat? -- That said, the car and world are worth the trip.

The Pros: 

+Visually stunning
+Satisfying car-building and driving

The Cons: 

-Obnoxious control scheme
-Poorly conceived combat system
-Frustrating timing issues

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
6

Anticipation and hype are the sharpest of double-edged swords. Unfortunately, the modern PR form wield their power haphazardly with zero regard for the public that they are supposed to be representing. Such begins the tale of Mad Max, Avalanche Studios and WB Games joint venture to ride the tails of one of the best movies to come out this year; heck maybe in the last decade.

Batman: Arkham Knight [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Arkham Knight feels like an intelligent evolution of a franchise that is probably one chapter too long (looking at you Origins). Being The Batman has never been as deep or as interesting, thanks to the best story line in the franchise history. Unfortunately, the over-extension of the franchise means that Rocksteady has had to clutter the gameplay a little too much to keep things continuously fresh for the Dark Knight and at the end of the day a great story is weighed down with the clutter of too many attempts to iterate on their classic gameplay and fighting mechanics.

The Pros: 

+The best Batman story to date. 
+The Batmobile is a blast and makes getting around the expansive game map a breeze. 
+Rocksteady has the balls to pull the trigger on a bunch of major story changes.
+Gotham has never looked sexier.

The Cons: 

-Constant additions to the fight mechanics make brawls a little cluttered. 
-Overuse of the "Bat Tank" ruins what would have otherwise been one of the best evolutions of the franchise.
-Bat Tank fights feel out of place and constantly grind the story to a hault.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
8

One of the biggest issues that I’ve had with the gaming experience, especially within the last few years, is the fact that very few developers are willing to take risks. Rocksteady, with their latest installment of the Batman/Arkham franchise, has just proven that they have some of the biggest balls in the industry to date.

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PAX Video Shows 7 Minute Wyvern Fight

Looking for more Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? Well of course you are, who isn't at this point? The game appears to be a beautiful blend of everything that made the original games great and Monster Hunter so wildly addictive.

Thankfully the fine people over at CD Projekt Red have released their PAX Gameplay Video, a full 7 minutes of new footage, via their YouTube channel this morning. The section of gameplay, featuring our hero Geralt fighting a "Royal Wyvern," is narrated by Peter Gelencser, Senior Level Designer on the game.

Mortal Kombat X Mobile Announced

There was a time where the concept of mobile based tie-ins was something that disgusted me. Actually, it would be fair to say there was a time when mobile gaming in general disgusted me. However, I have come around on the concept and there's a collection of games on my smartphone that I play daily.

For a while, one of those games was the Injustice Mobile game. It looked good and because I'm a fan of collecting, the card-based character collection appealed to me.

New Arkham Knight Trailer Features The Scarecrow

As mentioned on the Radial Dialogue Podcast (is that what I'm calling it?) Arkham Knight got a new trailer this morning.

Batman: Arkham Knight Receives M Rating

It seems as though the next Rocksteady/Arkham game is going to be a little mature than the previous chapters. It was revealed today that the ESRB has slapped the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight with an "M" rating, according to the developer.

Batman: Arkham Origins [REVIEW]

Overall Feeling: 

The prequel to Rocksteady's ace series, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, arrives to an overwhelming amount of expectations. So it's really no surprise that Arkham Origins doesn't quite live up to them all. WB Games has everything needed you think would add up to a great success for this franchise. All of Gotham is now open to explore, the enemy roster has never been deeper, and the animations and combat flow with such a graceful ease that it will be hard to go back to any other combat system ever again. However, something feels off. The exploration of the city doesn't feel as fluid, the story comes across as lacking compared to the previous games, and the worst of it, Arkham Origins is plagued with glitches. There is a lot of good to experience here, just know that you could always be replaying Arkham City, and probably having a better time in doing so.

The Pros: 

+ Combat feels better than ever.
+ The Animations are spot on.
+ Enemy roster is fantastic.
+ Voice acting (even though missing fan favorites) is solid.

The Cons: 

- Free roaming across the city feels clumsy.
- Story feels less important than it actually is.
- Sometimes suffers from game breaking glitches.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
6

Five years before Batman had his troubles with the inmates of Arkham Asylum, when he was only a couple years into donning the cowl and terrorizing the streets of Gotham, he had one very bad Christmas Eve. A night full of assassins trying to kill him, new enemies popping up all over Gotham, and one terrible nuisance that plagues him with riddles and challenges all over the damn city. This brings us to Batman: Arkham Origins.

Rumors Surface For Batman: Arkham Origins (Grain of Salt Time)

Holy contradictory news Batman!  Some interesting details have arisen concerning the future of the Batman: Arkham video game franchise that could be legit or simply a case of wires being crossed. 

New Batman Arkham Game Scheduled For 2013, Potential Developer Swtich Inbound [Rumor]

This may be a case of shocking and not so shocking news, but the Batman Arkham series is poised for a return once again.  After the release of Batman: Arkham City in 2011, gamers eagerly anticipated the continuation of the series, even given the shocking ending, and now they’ll receive their wish but there could be a catch to it.

Latest Injustice: Gods Among Us Trailer Ratchets Up The Tension

The tone of Injustice: Gods Among Us is hammered down in this new story centric trailer that is so damn serious that it’s worthy of the ever terrific “Just Got Real” Bad Boys gif.  What exactly has caused such a feeling amidst and otherwise arcade driven fighting game? Well how does the destruction of Metropolis sound along with Superman and Wonder Woman getting all high and mighty with a rather intrusive form of justice?

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