Tag Archives: Electronic Arts

Games Review: NBA Live 18 (PS4, 2017) is a step forward for a series overshadowed by the competition

Do you remember the last time you played an entry in the NBA Live series? Me either. More or less off the radar for about a decade at this point, the series is back in the public eye this year with NBA Live 18, a basketball sim with a clear desire to leave the series’ average reputation behind. Continue reading Games Review: NBA Live 18 (PS4, 2017) is a step forward for a series overshadowed by the competition

Video Games Review: Madden NFL 18 (PS4, 2017) is somehow both the same game and a very different one

As of this filing, I will have now reviewed fully three instalments of the Madden NFL series for this website. Reviewing sports titles, as I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, is one of the easier aspects of the gig as a games critic — the games don’t change much year-to-year and they are, by and large, quite enjoyable. This is why, when Madden NFL 18 decided to alter the thrust of its entire experience this year, it came as a bit of a surprise. Continue reading Video Games Review: Madden NFL 18 (PS4, 2017) is somehow both the same game and a very different one

EA officially announces Star Wars Battlefront II

Though its existence has been something of an open secret for a while now, Electronic Arts have formally announced the follow-up to their 2015 shooter Star Wars Battlefront. Moreover, Star Wars Battlefront II will have its first official showing at Star Wars Celebration 2017. Continue reading EA officially announces Star Wars Battlefront II

Video Games Review: Mass Effect: Andromeda (PS4, 2016) isn’t great, it’s just good and that’s okay

Mass Effect has been a series on my personal review Bucket List for quite some time. I wasn’t yet working as a journalist and critic when Mass Effect 3 was released in 2012 and so Bioware’s big post-Shepard return to the series, Mass Effect: Andromeda, was in my sights. Having finally crossed this particular item off my bucket list, I wish I had nicer things to say about it. I have some nice things to say about it, just not as many as I would like. Mass Effect: Andromeda is uneven in some respects, downright disappointing in others and a real triumph in others still. After a five year wait, it’s hard to admit that it’s merely good, not great. But that’s okay, and I want to talk about why it’s okay. Continue reading Video Games Review: Mass Effect: Andromeda (PS4, 2016) isn’t great, it’s just good and that’s okay

Video Games Preview: Space Politics and Alien Sex Make A Grand Return In Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda is going to be one hell of a game. From the moment I was introduced to the space-bound crew of the Ark Hyperion, hurtling as we were to realms unknown, I knew I was in this for the long haul. I will admit to having little prior experience with the Mass Effect franchise, but the strong opening had me hooked from the start. As a member of the Ark crew, you find yourself cryogenically frozen, and travelling towards a distant planet 600 years away in the hopes of finding habitable land upon which to build your new colony. You, and those you journey with, have a one-way ticket, and there’s no turning back. Of course, once you awaken, everything goes wrong, and it’s here that Scott or Sara Ryder’s true mission starts. Continue reading Video Games Preview: Space Politics and Alien Sex Make A Grand Return In Mass Effect: Andromeda

Here’s the new Mass Effect: Andromeda teaser direct from CES 2017

Bioware general manager Aaryn Flynn took the stage during Nvidia’s press conference during CES 2017 today to debut the latest look at the hotly anticipated sci-fi RPG, Mass Effect: Andromeda. You can check out the new trailer, running on Nvidia’s very latest GTX graphics hardware, after the jump. Continue reading Here’s the new Mass Effect: Andromeda teaser direct from CES 2017

New Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay trailer demo’s the fight for a new home

The wait for footage from Bioware’s space-faring role-player Mass Effect Andromeda has been an excruciatingly long one, but it seems the gates are slowly beginning to open. The latest gameplay trailer debuted during The Game Awards last night and takes us on a guided tour of some the galaxy’s most hostile planets. Continue reading New Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay trailer demo’s the fight for a new home

“You’re the new Pathfinder.” Mass Effect Andromeda‘s new trailer is here!

Following yesterday’s announcement of a new Mass Effect Andromeda trailer, EA and Bioware have delivered on their promise. The new cinematic trailer times in with a number of other Mass Effect related announcements for N7 Day. You can check out the trailer in full below the jump. Continue reading “You’re the new Pathfinder.” Mass Effect Andromeda‘s new trailer is here!