Unforgettable: The Ending of Halo: Reach

Most stories follow a similar pattern.  Certain rules are rarely broken.  One such rule is that the good guys don’t usually die.  It happens, but most of the time when our heroes are in danger, there is no real need for concern because we know the main characters typically have a way of surviving their…

I’m Not Sold on Destiny 2…Yet.

So we’ve finally gotten a look behind the curtain for Destiny 2. Bungie revealed quite a lot at their Twitch reveal on Thursday and answered many of the questions that’ve been burning in our minds since the game was announced. Initially it was exciting to see the changes made to the Destiny formula and the new…

To the Lighthouse!

Image by Flickr User: Ferino Design (cc) I once wrote a post lamenting how unlockable content has largely become a thing of the past. Rewards that were once challenges to find and fun to show off to your friends are now just extras to buy. Where once we might have had to do something special to unlock Jason Voorhees in…

A Major Improvement

Image Captured by Hatm0nster I thought I was more or less done with Destiny at this point. I’d long ago maxed out my favorite class, acquired all the weapons and armor I’d wanted, grown tired of the bounties, detested the story missions, and had had my fill of the Raids (even though they were quite…

A Possible Destiny

Image captured by Hatmonster. The release of Destiny is important. It is. Whether you love the game or hate the game, our general reaction to its release has made it important. Many of us, while definitely enjoying the game, have found ourselves disappointed with everything surrounding the core gameplay: the story, the characters, the by-the-numbers…

Onward To Destiny!: Lessons of the Beta

All images captured by Hatm0nstar It’s kind of hard to believe that the Destiny beta has already come and gone; it seems like just the other day we were all gearing up to see all the the Crucible and Cosmodrome had to offer, which turned out to be quite a bit! The long wait following…

Destiny: How The Alpha Totally Changed My Mind

Screenshot captured by Hatm0nster (yours truly) I’ve never been happier to be wrong about a game. Never. I was all set and ready to write-off Destiny as a game I wasn’t going to like. Aside from its universe and setting, it seemed like most everything else coming out about the game was giving me reason…

UWG Top 10: #6 – Why is Halo 3 so Good?

That phrasing really isn’t appropriate. A more suiting question might be, why isn’t halo 3 so good? Halo 3 offers a stunning campaign with refreshing storytelling and a competitive yet ludicrously fun multiplayer element. That is what I  salivate over when it comes to first-person shooters, and I think I speak for a large portion of…

Unforgettable: The Appearance of the Flood

Not so long ago, in a room possibly far away and possibly not so much, depending on where you live, I mentally face-palmed myself.  Because I had just realized that I had somehow managed to forget a particular moment in my gaming history where I just said to myself, “Wow, now that was one of…