Game reviews 2017

These reviews were written by Hobart College students in 2017.

  • Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4) -Game Review-
    Dark Souls II is an action-RPG released on the 11th March 2014, developed by From Software and published by Bandai Namco Games. It is the third instalment in the Souls games, following the first, Demon Souls and the second, Dark Souls. The original Dark Souls II was made for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and…
  • Super Mario Odyssey: Review
    Super Mario Odyssey is a 3D platformer mixed up with open world sandbox elements. It was released worldwide for the Nintendo Switch on October the 27, 2017. Its development started in late 2013 following the release of Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U. The game consists of many different worlds that can be…
  • MassEffect: Andromeda
    Mass Effect: Andromeda is a third-person action role playing game and is the fourth game in the Mass Effect series. The game was released by BioWare in March 2017, five years after the release of Mass Effect 3. There was a lot of hype around this release as many fans of the game wanted to…
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Game Review
    Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It is the twelfth entry in the Call of Duty series and the sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Black Ops III is a single player and multiplayer game. With most of its players…
  • Batman Arkham Knight Game review
    Batman Arkham Knight presents itself as the final in a series of Batman games with “This is how the Batman dies” as its moral of the game. While Arkham Knight has a polished setup offered to the table it however disappoints with its hit and miss story, gameplay and general experience. If you are buying…
  • Destiny 2 Game Review
    Destiny 2 is an online-only multiplayer shooter set in a futuristic version of our solar system. It was released in September 2017, developed by Bungie and published by Activision. Gameplay and Controls When you start the game, the first thing you do is create a character. You have to choose between the three classes which…
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
    Before this game came out, I was looking forward to it because of the play style. This game is like COD but you have to work with your team more. I chose to review this game because it's a good game. Fun factor The game is fun, but it’s not about the story. There’s no…
  • Call of Duty Black Ops: Zombies review
    Call of Duty: Black Ops is a multiplayer first person shooter that is very popular among both Xbox and PlayStation users. Black Ops has a side mode called Zombies. This mode was in a previous CoD but in Black Ops is where it became big. In the Zombies mode, you start in a small room…
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 Review
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a turn based fantasy RPG developed and published by Larian Studios that came out on the 14th of September 2017, as the sequel to Divinity: Original Sin. The game can be played either alone, or with a co-op party up to three other players. When you start a new game,…
  • Pokémon Game Review
    Pokémon is a turn-based RPG game series created by Nintendo where you, a Pokémon trainer, are given a creature called a Pokémon. You can use this Pokémon to battle wild Pokémon, weaken and have a chance at catching that Pokémon for your own use or defeating it to let your own Pokémon gain experience to…
  • Bad Piggies HD
    Bad Piggies HD is a scrolling, driving game. After the software has loaded the first task is to build your vehicle and then driving through the obstacle course. Fun factor. This game is good fun and it’s fun to play. You start by building a very simple vehicle on level 1 and, as you go…
  • Tanki Online Review
    Tanki Online is a 3D browser based tank game. It is a free-to-play MMO-shooter with real-time PvP-battles built on Flash technology. Players fight each other online in a fully 3D arena, earning in-game currency and advancing their tanks to better their armour and weapons. The games features are close to real physics so tanks can…
  • Destiny 1 game review/rant
    Destiny 1 (released September 2014) has many genres entwined into it, including First Person Shooter, Role Playing Game and a semi-Massive Multiplayer Online experience. Bungie, the company that built the game, gained many followers/gamers through their successful game franchise Halo. With their knowledge of making an astounding FPS, they then went with a more open…
  • Game Review - Battlefield 1
    Battlefield 1 by Electronic Arts DICE is the latest game in the Battlefield series. Released in 2016, this game had very positive feedback regarding the trailer. On release, gamers responded well, however there were some bugs that people encountered. The game is based on the battles fought during WW1. The game focuses more on online…
  • War Thunder
    War Thunder is developed by Gaijin Entertainment, and was released on 21 December 2016. It is a multi-player war game that’s based in WWII. You play as a either a plane or a tank in a massive battle for research points to unlock new planes and tanks. Your tank/plane has a realistic damage resistance and…
  • Fallout 4 Review
    Fallout 4 is an action roleplaying game. Although as the name might suggest there are quite a few Fallout games other than 1-4 of which are all great in their own way. One of such, Fallout New Vegas was made by Obsidian and licenced by Bethesda (Owners of the series) I’m reviewing fallout 4 because…
  • Fire Emblem Fates: What Path Will You Choose?
    Fire Emblem Fates is a turn-based strategy game where you play a major part in a war between the two nations, Hoshido and Nohr. It is a brilliant game for creating a strategy and putting it into action. It comes with an enjoyable story as well as a great jumping on point for people looking…
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
    Dragon Age: Inquisition is the third entry in BioWare’s fantasy role-playing game series, released in 2014 on PS3, PS4, X-Box 360, X-Box 1 and PC. It starts during a war across the continent of Thedas between the oppressed Mages and their jailers, the Templar Order. A peace conference is called at a holy temple by…