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PC Game Review: Batman – The Telltale Series - Season 1

As a lifelong fan of all things Batman and an admirer of some of Telltale Games‘ previous series, I was more than a little excited to experience its take on the Batman universe. When Telltale’s Batman launched a few months ago I was initially enamored with its vision of Bruce Wayne and Batman and felt the series started strong.


Unfortunately as the episodes progressed some of the casting and design choices as well as some story points fell very flat and the series lagged. The fifth and final episode is now here and I can say that Batman – the Telltale Series has more lows than highs, despite ending with a fairly strong episode.

The premise of Batman – The Telltale Series is to show both sides of the character, giving equal focus to Bruce Wayne and Batman in. As the series progressed choices and actions were carried out as either Bruce or Batman; in fact in a few instances you could choose who would solve the next challenge. I like this twist. If a gentle personal touch were needed, Bruc…
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Too many Games!

It is a bad problem to have, but right now I am in a bit of a pickle trying to actually find time to play any game let alone actually roll through one with some intensity.  Here are the ones I am in the progress of playing right now, some are old, same are new, all are great.


Destiny 2 - I have a review in progress for this one and I can easily say this game is absolutely amazing and a drastic improvement over the original in every way possible.  The loot, the tons of stuff to do and the sheer enjoyable nature of the game make this a game of the year for me.  I dropped dozens of hours into the original, but always grudgingly because I felt a need to, not because I really enjoyed the grind.  In the sequel I am just plain having fun.

Divinity Original Sin 2 - A stellar followup to one of the best RPG's of the last decade.  This game is huge, complex and needs way more time then I am devoting to it.  In a neat twist there are pre-canned 'Origin' characters that have a very deep…

Dad Plays Games at Lunch: Tyranny

I love me some RPG's and I especially love isometric RPG's.  We are in a renaissance right now with Pillars of Eternity, Divinity Original Sin 1 & 2, Wasteland 2 and of course Tyranny.

Tyranny is from Obsidian Studios and is a fairly unique experience where you play the bad guys.  It is a great experience if one that ends fairly oddly.  I really enjoyed it though and did a review as well as this Let's Play.  Enjoy checking it out to see how fun it is to be the bad guys!

PlayStation 4 Review: Yakuza 0

The Yakuza franchise is one that has fascinated me for some time, but I never dove into it until the promising Yakuza 0was released.  This game promised to be a great introduction to the Yakuza universe – newcomer-friendly and filled to the brim with side activities as well as a detailed series of storylines. Having invested many, many hours into the serious but also often wacky universe of Yakuza 0 I can say that the game delivers all of that and more.
Yakuza 0 is a prequel to the main series of titles. It features separate storylines looking at how Goro Majima and Kazuma Kiryu rise to infamy as they navigate the perils of Tokyo on the wrong side of the Yakuza they once called family. The game alternates between the characters every couple of chapters and allows you to play as each character as you explore their very different lives and experiences.
Kiryu is an up-and-coming Yakuza who is framed for murder and forced to make hard decisions as he walks away from the only family he knew.…

Dad Plays Games at Lunch - Thumper

Thumper is an amazingly fun Rhythm Violence shooter from Drool studios.  I had a chance to meet some of the team at PAX East as well as try the game in VR and it is a hell of an experience.  One of the best VR games on PSVR for sure.  I take the 2D version of the game for a spin in this episode and as you can see it is terrific even without the virtual reality component.

Dad Plays Games at Lunch - Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

This episode of my Let's Play channel focused on one of my favorite games of all time - Enslaved: Odyssey to the West - This is by the amazingly talented studio Ninja Theory and features voice and mo-cap work by Andy Serkis.  If you have never tried it the game can be found cheaply on Steam.

Adding another of my Dad Plays Games at Lunch videos - this time it is the great Doom!  This was a truly unexpected surprise as this game is epic, violent and fun as hell.  I have played through the game twice and could do it again.  Check out my Let's Play to see it in action: