Resident Evil 0 HD Review 1

Resident Evil 0 HD Review

After the success of last year's Resident Evil HD Remaster comes Resident Evil 0 HD. It's a prequel to the game in a series, that for the longest time, codified the horror genre as we know it. And while it might not have the same sense of uneasiness and tension that typified the first game, it's well worth playing all the same.
Resident Evil 0 HD starts off much like a slasher flick. Except a summer vacation home is replaced with a train, a bunch of naive teens is substituted with special operatives, and a serial killer with a slew of zombies. It's has a corny, almost satirical feel to the proceedings not too dissimilar to B-grade horror flicks. The overall tone harkens back to a time when the horror genre didn't take it too seriously.
The low rent vibe extends to the level design as well. It's rare to find yourself squared up against legions of the newly contaminated. Instead, interactions are limited to just a few enemies on screen at best. With ammo b..

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen PC Review 2

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen PC Review

Nearly four years after Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen released on the PS3 and the Xbox 360, Capcom, the company behind hits like Resident Evil and Street Fighter, has finally released the game for the PC. Has it been worth the wait? Although four years have passed, not much has changed since then, except for technical fixes. In case you didn't play Dragon's Dogma when it first came out, here's what you should know.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen isn't your typical Capcom game. What this means is, it's not an instalment in one of the company's famous franchises. Instead, it's a new IP with a fantasy setting that has more in common with Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. That's surprising considering that Capcom was notorious for rolling out multiple variants of games based on older IPs with only minor changes.
(Also see: Capcom Discusses Dragon's Dogma PC Port, Possible Sequel)
The game puts you in the role of an Arisen, a being fated to due..

Resident Evil HD Remaster Review: Monster's Ball 3

Resident Evil HD Remaster Review: Monster’s Ball

Resident Evil is a long-running video game franchise with a dedicated audience that's known even outside gaming circles thanks to a series of (mostly awful) movies starring Milla Jovovich. Resident Evil HD Remaster is a recent remake of a 2002 Nintendo GameCube game, which was a remake of a 1996 game for the original PlayStation, Sega Saturn and PC. There's a lot of history in this title, and it's a very faithful remake that helps highlight just how much the series – and gaming in general – has changed in nearly two decades.
For a game that's based on code that's 13 years old, Resident Evil HD Remaster looks stellar. It might not have the eye candy of remasters of last generation games such as Metro Redux or The Last of Us, but it is significantly better looking than the Resident Evil 4 remaster, which looked just a shade above the GameCube original. Playing on a PC with anti-aliasing enabled further improves the graphics, with the game still being capable of ..