The hardest thing when adapting a story from another medium into a video game is to ensure that the very essence of that the gameplay perfectly syncs up with the story the developers are trying to tell. With The Walking Dead, the plot is heavy on character development, so the run-and-gun…
Added by C.H. Gorog on May 19, 2012 at 3:30pm —
Blending movie genres is an incredibly tricky endeavor. Movies like Back to the Future succeed by perfectly juggling genres like sci-fi, comedy, drama, romance, and adventure while giving the audience a cast of unforgettable characters. Cowboys and Aliens is no Back to the Future.
Added by C.H. Gorog on August 13, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Alright, I concede a point. Cutscenes are sometimes used too frequently. A staggering amount of the Metal Gear Solid
quadrilogy consists of overly dramatic short films making one wonder if Hideo Kojima actually wanted to be a Spielberg instead of a Miyamoto. Recently, however, there has been a trend of bashing games with cutscenes in the video game industry, even to the point of calling cutscenes as a total crutch for a video game. Simply put, many practitioners in playing games… Continue
Added by C.H. Gorog on April 3, 2011 at 12:41pm —
is like one of those guys you sort of know at a frat party - drunkenly whooping and hollering and hitting on every girl he sees just so that he can get some attention, whether or not it's positive. Sure, he's in great shape and, from afar, it seems like he has a lot to offer, but when you start engaging him in conversation, you realize that there's not much on his mind. Then you find him an hour and a half later passed out half-naked over a toilet… Continue
Added by C.H. Gorog on March 25, 2011 at 4:30pm —
Oh, what a surprisingly great year this has been for gaming. From refreshing new IPs to great AAA titles, it looks like it's another victorious year for Synergistic Novels (video games). That being said, however, there were noticeable smoldering rocks that were ejected from Mount Fail.
5. Alan Wake
: Alan Wake
is in no way a bad game, in fact I rather… Continue
Added by C.H. Gorog on December 3, 2010 at 12:00pm —
I understand the hesitancy of some developers to create action games in this day and age where we (Americans) are actually at war with a very real enemy instead of cartoonish portrayals of Nazis (see Raiders of the Lost Arc
for more details on that matter). It's an easy way to have a enemy that everyone can agree on being a bunch of jerks.
As you may or may not know, different video games have… Continue
Added by C.H. Gorog on October 24, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Bloody Thumbs Podcast Reviews: Deadly Premonition
Finally, C.H. has finished the game and now we are here to first, review Deadly Premonition and go into spoiler talk. Also, those who haven't played it you guys can definitely listen to our review
and if you're really interested in buying it I would recommend you not
to listen to our spoiler discussion after… Continue
Added by Splinter47 on October 14, 2010 at 8:30pm —
"Episode 39", we discuss the greatness that is Ning, gaming news, ps3 commercials, and questions
Check us out on iTunes
Please drop us a comment about this… Continue
Added by Splinter47 on October 8, 2010 at 7:16pm —
Here it is "Episode 37"
, on this episode we discuss old TV shows, VHS, Old Spice and Axe commercials, gaming news, and finally, questions.
Check us out on iTunes
Please drop us a comment about this episode.
Be sure to check out C.H.'s review of… Continue
Added by Splinter47 on September 25, 2010 at 1:30am —
If you call me out for being overly sentimental to the point of zealotry, I wouldn't care. This franchise is near and dear to me. Once in a while, there comes along a story that ingrains itself in a generation. For mine, it's Halo
. Released back in November 15, 2001, Halo
took the gaming world by storm. It was a sprawling Sci-Fi epic that gave players the mysteries of a dead alien race, a bloody war, and some of the… Continue
Added by C.H. Gorog on September 19, 2010 at 10:00pm —
You know me, anything that Tim Schafer touched makes it good enough for me to buy it. So, you can imagine my excitement when the first game in the fabled point-and-click adventure game that Tim Schafer helped design from the Monkey Island series, The Secret of Monkey Island
, was getting a next gen makeover. I loved playing through the game as it also incorporated a much needed hint system for a genre… Continue
Added by C.H. Gorog on July 15, 2010 at 11:00am —
The Western has been a pretty difficult genre for video games. Part of the reason why so many people love the genre is because the vast expanse in a Western movie invokes the sense of freedom, as well as makes one feel overwhelmed by the beauty and power of the environment. Because of limiting hardware, video game Westerns have been usually reduced to serving up spaghetti-western style justice through disguised corridor shooting - this fails… Continue
Added by C.H. Gorog on May 21, 2010 at 2:00pm —
How are you doing? Good? How's your mum? Oh, sorry to hear about that. I hear there's a cream for that now. Anyway, this is my second installment of my overrated games guide.
To say 2009 was a strong year for video games would be like saying that 2009 was a strong year the global economy - in short, it wasn't. If it wasn't a sequel, then it was a poorly done reboot. If it wasn't a reboot, then it was a bland copy-cat of another superior game. While the year unfortunately couldn't… Continue
Added by C.H. Gorog on March 25, 2010 at 10:30pm —
It's really no secret that video games can be over the top in terms of style. You have games where you absorb bullets like a sponge (much like 50 Cent, who is actually a video game character disguised as a rapper) without breaking a sweat, or games where you shoot fireballs out of your hand into walking mushrooms. That being said, Bayonetta
is one of the craziest, absolutely ridiculous, and all out insane experiences I have ever had playing… Continue
Added by C.H. Gorog on January 24, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Man, this review is going to look like crap in comparison to Predator's Batman vs. The Terminator blog.
While everyone knew the first Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
would do well in sales, it's hard to say if anyone could have predicted the epic sales of the game. With a well done single-player and a multiplayer experience that rivaled even the mighty Halo 3
, Infinity Ward gave the proverbial middle finger to Treyarch, who took over their role for developers on Call… Continue
Added by C.H. Gorog on November 14, 2009 at 5:30pm —
With the somewhat downbeat stories of Grand Theft Auto IV
and The Lost and Damned
, it's nice to see Rockstar opt for a lighter-toned (although not by much given that this is still a GTA IV game) installment to cap off the GTA IV downloadable episodic content with a celebration of explosions and wackos.
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
has the player filling the shoes of Luis Lopez, a criminal turned… Continue
Added by C.H. Gorog on November 3, 2009 at 9:00pm —