Video game Review

New ‘Smash Bros.’ embraces competitive scene, offers new niche
New ‘Smash Bros.’ embraces competitive scene, offers new niche By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP “Super Smash Brothers for 3DS” – Nintendo 8.5 out of 10 When I first heard news of a new “Smash Brothers” game my heart was torn. I was excited for it because I loved the series, but I didn’t own a Wii U so I couldn’t get the game. Then they announced that there would…
‘Killzone Shadow Fall’ proves to be bold, brilliant successor
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP  8.5 out of 10. Make no mistake when I say I was genuinely and pleasantly surprised by “Killzone Shadow Fall.” It was just like finding a $5 bill on the sidewalk—completely unexpected, but pleasant nonetheless. Developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, “Killzone Shadow Fall” is a first-person shooter for the PlayStation 4. It recounts the events following the previous…
Don’t let ‘Thief’ steal money from your pocket
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP  6.5 out of 10 In a dark, Victorian, steampunk city, a plague runs rampant through the streets. The rich prosper in peaceful isolation, free from infection, while the poor struggle suffer the yoke of oppressive guardsmen and a tyrant. Enter “Dishonored” by Arcane Studios. I mean, “Thief” developed by Eidos Montreal, published by Square Enix—a first-person stealth game for the PC, PlayStation 3,…
‘PS4’ boasts promising innovation despite slow start
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP 8 out of 10 The PlayStation 4 was released Nov.  15 to great reviews and promises of incredible innovation. The PlayStation 4 is similar to the PlayStation 3 in many ways except for the power of the system. Game graphics are the best of any generation; they are cleaner and the movements of character models are smoother. One can see the difference from the…
‘Xbox One’ makes dreams nightmares of console gaming realities
Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP 8/10 Microsoft released the much anticipated, and criticized, Xbox One in November of 2013. The launch was a huge success, leaving video game stores and shops empty of Microsoft’s next generation console. Out of the box, the Xbox One comes with the console itself, power chords, HDMI cable, the new Kinect system, one wireless controller with batteries and the new default headset. Just like last…