Video Game Review: Mad Max

Details: Played through the game for about thirty-three hours. More information can be found at https://avalanchestudios.com/games/mad-max

Score: 7/10

Mad Max is about as formulaic an open world game as any other. It doesn’t innovate within the genre at all and just regurgitates what already exists. With that said, it does a good job using this genre as a vehicle for a Mad Max story and a world that successfully emulates the feeling you’d get from a Mad Max movie.

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Video Game Review: Limbo

Details: Took my about three hours to play through. More information can be found at https://playdead.com/

Score: 7/10

Limbo is a puzzle platformer that takes about three hours to get through. There’s no real story to it. It’s mostly atmosphere and puzzles. Because it’s so short, there’s not much to say other than that it was fun. I got it for free off the Epiq Games Store so I can’t complain about the price either. It was a quick, fun game. If you can get it for free, I’d recommend giving it a play through. I probably wouldn’t buy it though. It’s not that great.

Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed: Rogue

Details: Played on PC for about thirteen hours. More information can be found at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/assassins-creed-rogue/

Score: 6.7/10

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is an interesting game in that it was released at the dawn of a new console generation. Assassin’s Creed: Unity was released at the same time for next generation consoles and stole much of any thunder Rogue would have received. Rogue was also a lesser game technically and also because it felt redundant as it just took visual assets and gameplay mechanics that have been done to death in Assassin’s Creed 3 and 4. I enjoyed my time with this game, but it offers nothing new. As such, this is a game you can skip without fear of missing out on anything in important in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

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Video Game Review: Hitman

Details: Only the campaign can be played offline, no challenges, unlocks, etc. As such, a substantial amount of this kind requires a constant internet connection. Initially released in 2016. Hitman is an episodic game with six episodes and some downloadable content. I bought all the episodes and downloadable content on Steam for about twelve dollars in a bundle. There was a sale in addition to getting episodes one and two for free during giveaways. Spent about twenty-two hours playing through it on the PC. Official site is https://hitman.com/

Score: 6.5/10

I would’ve given this game a 7/10, but the mandatory internet connection for a single player experience was just stupid. Otherwise, Hitman is a fun game that focuses on stealth and infiltration. The primary enjoyment a person will get from this game depends on whether they enjoy playing challenge maps over and over again. If you prefer story driven single player experiences, this is not the game for you.

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Video Game Review: Dishonored

Details: This is a review of the main game only, not of any of the downloadable content. Originally released in 2012. The Definitive Edition was released in 2015. I purchased Dishonored: Definitive Edition a long time ago for about $8.50 through bundlestars.com, who is now known as fanatical.com I think. The Definitive Edition comes with all the downloadable content. Beat the game in about eleven hours. Played on the PC through Steam.

Score: 7/10

Dishonored is a first person perspective stealth game. Think Assassin’s Creed from the first person perspective. While mostly fun, the game is a little bare and lacks the gameplay and narrative depth necessary to make this game more than satisfactory. It is still very fun despite its age.

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