The Columbia Chronicle

‘Lords of the Fallen’ only falls flat

By Colin McInerney

November 17, 2014

“Lords of the Fallen” takes the refined action-RPG style of its inspirations, the “Dark Souls” and “Demons’ Souls” games, and attempts to build on it, but completely misses the mark on all the good points of the series.The “Souls” series has been called many things by critics and fans alike: difficult, intriguing, genre-defining, and occasionally, the pinnacle of game design. It earned these titles by being i...

‘Hack ‘n’ Slash’as niche as they come

By Colin McInerney

October 2, 2014

“Hack ‘n’ Slash” is as rough around the edges as expected for a game that lets players change its variables, but it allows for an unparalleled kind of expressive freedom and tinkering not often seen in puzzle or adventure games where players can tackle situations in any way they see fit. Regardless, its intricacies and flaws may be enough to turn away the average gamer.The hack-and-slash game genre is well establishe...

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