It’s that time once again! A brand new comic book licensed movie has hit theaters, and with it comes the obligatory game based off the movie that’s based off the comic series/franchise that just happens to be the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Like usual, Activision has enlisted Beenox, the team behind all the recent console adaptations of the web slinger’s recent adventures, to put together a new game like their previous offering for the first film in this line of motion picture reboots. But does this film create a unique enough plot to not intrude on the film itself, or is it just an quickly designed cash grab?
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 took much of the gaming world by surprise. Many didn’t expect a follow-up to the first entry in the series, and with the gameplay footage and artwork made available over time, it was clear this was going to far surpass the initial entry. Prior to its launch, a demo of the game’s opening battle had been made available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 console marketplaces everywhere, and both the fan and critic acceptance was almost immediately clear. Just the concept of playing as Dracula this time around made many a hearts flutter with anticipation. But is this entry to the level of a suitable sequel, or have we been given something far worse than what we were initially sold?
Wordament has been a largely popular Word based game for the internet community for quite a while before it was finally ported over to Windows 8 operating system, as well as the Windows Phone. It was a simple little Boggle knock-off that was as quick to pick up and play as it was addictingly fun for someone who likes to play with languages. While the popularity of the title hasn’t faded much, Microsoft Studios has ushered out a new take on it with Wordament: Snap Attack. While a free download like its predecessor, does this new approach grab gamers the same way, or does it simply pale in comparison?
Warface originally premiered on the PC in October of 2013. Since then, Crytek has been working on a freemium version of the title for the Xbox Live Arcade. After a good deal of private beta development, the title went into public beta on the console’s digital marketplace, joining the ranks of other free-to-play games like Happy Wars and World Series of Poker: Full House Pro. But is the title really ready to make it’s public debut, or should Crytek have kept it in the shadows just a little bit longer?
Secrets and Treasure: The Lost Cities is a new entry to the Windows Game Story from Microsoft Studios that initially found a soft release in Canada. It’s one of those newer entries that requires the Windows 8.1 upgrade in order to even be downloaded. But, in it’s defence, it is a free title that boasts an additional fifty gamerscore points to those Xbox gamers patient enough to tackle it. But is it worth eating up the over two hundred and fifty megabytes of memory, or can it be used for something more important like cat memes?