REVIEW: THE DARKNESS (PS3)

In 2004, developer Starbreeze impressed a lot of people with the release of the Xbox original exclusive The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. Launching alongside The Chronicles of Riddick film, it was a rare example of a game being much better received than the movie it was meant to support, something not really seen since GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo…

REVIEW: THE DARKNESS II (XBOX 360)

2007’s The Darkness was a commercial success for developer Starbreeze and publisher 2K Games, going on to sell over one million copies, which was a pretty good figure for a game based around an IP that wasn’t that well-known. Given that level of success, it was surprising that it would be close to four years before any…

HALLOWEEN CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT: MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE

Halloween is a time of year when a lot of people, both kids and adults, dress up like monsters and comic book characters so why not shine a spotlight (but not too brightly) at a character that reflects both: Morbius: The Living Vampire. Introduced as a villain in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man, Morbius has over…

HALLOWEEN REVIEW: DEAD SPACE (XBOX 360)

2008 was an interesting year for video game publishing giant Electronic Arts, other wise abbreviated to EA. The year started off with them releasing a big name sequel in the month of January that was far different from the games that had normally come from that franchise in Burnout Paradise. As the year went on, EA’s catalog…

REVIEW: SWAMP THING (GAME BOY)

Not only did THQ give us the displeasure of one bad Swamp Thing game, they decided to vomit another game based on the character for the Game Boy, courtesy of the developer of The Flash for the handheld, Equilibrium. The best thing that can be said about Swamp Thing on the Game Boy is that…

REVIEW: SWAMP THING (NES)

When it comes to tracking down retro games, normally the ones with higher price tags are the rare and treasured gems that are simply so good that those who own them either don’t want to part with them, or will only do so if a healthy profit is involved. Sometimes however, an older game will…

MIDNIGHT SONS MONTH: THE COLLECTED EDITION

As the month of October comes to a close, so does my look at some Marvel Comics horror themed videogames. Thanks for reading, for anyone coming in, here’s the link to all five issues. Happy Halloween everyone!: Review 1: Blade (PS1) Review 2: Blade (GBC) Review 3: Blade 2 (Xbox) Review 4: Ghost Rider (PSP)…