Video Game Reviews

Scholar’ offers great reward for those who endure
‘Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin’ — From Software Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 9.5 out of 10 By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP If you’ve heard anything about a “Souls” game, it’s most likely about its difficulty. The original “Dark Souls 2” offered easier gameplay to help curb new player’s fears, but in doing so made fans angry by offering a slightly easier…
‘Shadow of Mordor’ offers magnificent, original gameplay
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor”—Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment—for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. 9.5 out of 10. To put it simply, “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor” is a great game and you should definitely play it, “Lord of the Rings” fan or not. In “Shadow of Mordor” you play Talion, a ranger captain of Gondor, stationed at the…
‘Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare’ offers addictive, unique gameplay
8.5 out of 10. By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Though the specifics now elude me, I remember seeing “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare’s” trailer début at E3 2013 for the Xbox One, and I was actually a bit excited. It looked exactly like the kind of wacky, fun shooter that was severely needed in an industry dominated by ‘Call of Duty’ lookalikes, meaning the bland, homogenized first-person shooters…