Eli Ross

Eli Ross

Eli Ross is an eccentric dude who enjoys entirely too much horror. Photographer, YouTuber, gamer, maker of many random things at random times. He'll be just as likely to mix up an improvised cocktail as he is to tell you that his spoon is too big or that he lives in a giant bucket. He also cares not whether you get his references - he'll only silently judge you if you don't.

In the end, Michonne Episode 1 feels too short, too shallow, and too eager to put pressure on the player. I think it would have benefited from a bit of extra downtime to let me get a feel for things, and get close to the characters. After all, i don't play something that's supposed to be all about a story, only to have it skip over most of the depth in favor of qtes and timed conversations.

There's another new assassination in this year's HITMAN: Marrakesh (aka a Gilded Cage).

Maybe I was the wrong audience, playing something that wasn't intended for me. I think I'll go with that, since it at least sounds a little more sensible than the company not caring enough to make something good. And young kids would probably like it better than I do.

Monday, 02 May 2016 00:00

Hitman Episode Two: Sapienza Review

Hitman is shaping up to be a great new addition to the franchise. And the episodic method is working surprisingly well for it. There's still a pretty limited set of content, but it's so much easier to focus on all the many little things in any given stage when I'm not simply moving on to the next and the next to get to the end of the game. I'm thoroughly enjoying the challenges they've set up.

After playing through episodes 1 and 2 of The Walking Dead: Michonne, I had my expectations set pretty low for the story in episode 3. Needless to say, I was expecting much the same for the final installment. Luckily, it did get a little bit better, but not a whole lot.

Sadly, Episode 2 proved to be more predictable, poorly made, paced and designed than Episode 1. I was already disappointed with the first, and now I find that it's moved further in the wrong direction... I miss Telltale's old Walking Dead games. Maybe I'll go back and play as Lee again.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 00:00

Hitman Episode One: Paris Review

The new Hitman, following after Absolution, goes back to its open-ended roots, while still working to spin a tale alongside the contracts. It starts off with a tutorial that's supposed to be a prequel to the entire series, while the rest is a sequel to the existing series.