They should really call this the HD PVR Pocket, because of its compact size, you can literally store it in your pocket. The Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket then becomes the ultimate in portability and quality. However, “Rocket” is equally as apt, as it is an expeditious way of recording gameplay.
I want you to take a minute and think of the best looking game on the Xbox One. Go ahead, I’ll give you a minute. Waiting… Waiting… Did you come up with one? Ok. Now, move that game down a peg because you’ve just found your new number one.
Abraham Van Helsing, the son of the famous Van Helsing has travelled to Borgovia to investigate the town as some mysterious things are aloft. Van Helsing travels across the land to reach Borgovia battling creatures, villains, and mythical monsters. As he travels, he is aided by his, mostly annoying yet quick witted, ghostly apparition Katarina who will provide back up when Van Helsing runs into spots of troube. Traveling through the forest taking down werewolves and other crazy creatures of forgotten folklore, Van Helsing and Katarina subdue them all to in their quest to reach the town of Mordova, just outside of Borgovia. Mordova is where the end of the intro and the start the “Incrededible Adventure” begins.
In a world of entertainment rapidly shifting from vampires to zombie apocalypses, “The Last of Us” at first seemed like white noise—another shooter, another mindless corpse, another attempt not to have your brains devoured. Still, with the Naughty Dog name and years of “Uncharted” nostalgia, it was a game to buy out of loyalty if nothing else. Like its predecessor, however, the post-apocalyptic tale grabs you from the beginning and refuses to let go, thankfully leaving your brain intact to enjoy the amazing ride. Naughty Dog once again knocks it out of the park in every sense of the phrase, spinning a story and providing a gameplay experience that can only be described as “epic.”
Rush Bros is a music infused Platform Racing Game that blends music with challenging 2d platforming. When I say challenging, think of something along the lines of Super Meat Boy; still with me? Good. The concept isn’t much different than other players in this genre, make your way to the end of the level in the fastest time possible with the least amount of deaths. The game features a brief story that sets the whole tone for the game. Bass and Treble, two big time music DJs, split their successful duo to become independent artists. Both DJs become successful in their own right and of course if there are two of something, we all have to know which is better. So to determine the better DJ, they take the obvious route and decide to race against one another.
Coming into Sacred Citadel, I was unaware that it was actually a spin off of the popular Sacred series. Luckily for me, and those who love a good beat’em up, you don’t have to be familiar with the lore of Sacred Citadel to enjoy this game. It’s a fun RPG progression based beat’em up similar to another modern beat’em up, Castle Crashers. The game is gorgeous, it has a cartoony style with bright colors, and everyone has big exaggerated movements. The art stands out and looking at the different scenery is almost as enjoyable as the game is itself.