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…

REVIEW: MEN IN BLACK: ALIEN CRISIS (XBOX 360)

Like the Men in Black film franchise, the steady release of video games across consoles and handhelds ceased after the release of Men in Black 2. Without a film or animated series in which to tie into, it seemed like there was little interest in keeping the brand alive in the video game space until a third movie rolled…

THE BEST MARVEL CONSOLE GAME EVER FINALE: SPIDER-MAN: SHATTERED DIMENSIONS (XBOX 360)

Spider-Man enjoyed a comeback in the video game world thanks to efforts from developers Neversoft, Vicarious Visions and Treyarch, but it was around the time that Spider-Man 3 arrived in both theatres and on consoles as well as handhelds that things started to once again trend downward for the web-slinger. Spider-Man 3 was nowhere near as good as either Spider-Man…

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…

TMNT AT THE MOVIES WEEK PART 1: TMNT (2007) (XBOX 360)

Up until 2007, all of the video games in the long running Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise we’re handled by Konami, but after a failed return to form with some mediocre games based on the 2003 animated series reboot, the Japanese publisher let the rights expire to be picked up by Ubisoft. Under the direction on Konami,…

NEXT WEEK IS TMNT AT THE MOVIES WEEK

Next Friday the sequel to 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, arrives and will interpret characters like Krang, Baxter Stockman, Bebop and Rocksteady for the first time in a movie as well as introduce a new Casey Jones played by Arrow’s Stephen Amell. Like this year’s Batman V. Superman, Prelude to Civil…