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Infamous 2 Review

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If you watch the Giant Bomb Quick Look of Infamous 2 or listen to their 6/14/2011 Bombcast, you’ll hear them talk about Infamous in comparison with other modern triple-A third-person action games. To make a two-hour story short, Uncharted and Assassin’s Creed both had moderate or tepid initial offerings in their franchises (though I still think fondly of them both), but their sophomoric attempts were universally praised not just as relative improvements but also as game of the year contenders/winners. So then what about Infamous? Well, it’s generally accepted that…read more


Portal 2 Review

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I think I was disappointed with Portal 2, but not in a bad way (nor am I entirely sure it’s 100% accurate to say “disappointed”). I know this doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but just go with it for a second. The first Portal was a wholly revelatory experience, a quality that can be at least partially attributed to the fact that not much was known about it when it came out. As far as anyone knew, it was just a puzzle game that happened to be in…read more


Killzone 3 Review

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Truth be told, I finished playing Killzone 3 about two days after release, and I do mean finished; I haven’t played it again since then. It’s not a terribly difficult game if you’re not on Elite difficulty nor a notably lengthy one coming in at a shade under eight hours, but I also didn’t get hooked into the multiplayer like I did in Killzone 2. For all its faults and highlights and almost a month of reflection, I still can’t tell if this fourth installment of the franchise (don’t forget…read more