Weekly wrap-up 11/1/2012
Two things have buzzed by quite rapidly: Halloween and the past seven days. That’s right, it’s the end of the week, which means it’s time to look back at the latest content in the way of reviews and original gaming features. What’s new this week? Find out right here in our wrap-up. If you missed the latest video game and movie reviews or just want to scope out some opinionated content, you’ll find it all here.
Review: Fantasy Conflict will have you tapping your way to fantasy domination
This mobile strategy title isn’t without a few issues, but it’s still a pretty fun experience worth checking out.
Review: Silent Hill: Book of Memories Tries Something New ... And It Mostly Works
Genuinely creepy and plenty of fun, this Vita game almost makes up for the problematic mess that was Downpour.
Torchlight 2 video review
Torchlight is a hell of a game, and it doesn’t need to reinvent the action-RPG genre to provide a great thrill ride that’s polished and entertaining.
Review: Cloud Atlas weaves six tales into one beautiful image
This flick manages to create something that’s not only impressively unique, but also incredibly captivating.
Review: Virtue's Last Reward a more than rewarding experience
If you’re looking for a game that’s both an amazing puzzler and one of the best games on the Vita, you can’t go wrong with Virtue’s Last Reward.
Review: Scarface iOS is not very Scarface at all
What do you get when you mix the Scarface name with Farmville? A very, very bad game.
Review: Clan of Champions has a war going on, but you'd never know it
NIS America stumbles with this title and fails to deliver a worthwhile adventure for PC gamers.
Review: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is an adventurous and remarkable puzzle game in a charming world
Professor Layton’s latest romp proves that the series is still remarkably enjoyable and offers up an awesome 3DS puzzle adventure.
Review: Assassin's Creed 3 doesn't start a revolution, but still amazes
While Assassin’s Creed 3 may not exactly be an innovative new game, it’s still one hell of a ride that’s worthy of your attention. (Video review)
Walking Dead recap and review: 'Walk With Me' gives us a guided tour of Woodbury
The introduction of a new character and the return of an old antagonist build a strong foundation for the rest of this season of The Walking Dead.
Review: Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation is a satisfying side story, with some minor hiccups
It’s not at the same level as its console counterpart, but this Assassin’s Creed 3 spinoff is still a fun Vita title.
Review: Street Fighter X Tekken iOS is a step in the right direction for the mobile fighting genre
An affordable price tag, nice graphics, and surprisingly fun gameplay make this iteration of Capcom’s crossover fighter a worthwhile mobile experience.
Review: Need for Speed Most Wanted amps up the action, as well as the difficulty
Criterion reinvents Need for Speed and the results prove that this racer is most definitely a winner. (Video review)
Review: Liberation Maiden is weird, short, and fun
While it’s a departure from what developer Grasshopper Manufacture usually does, this 3DS eShop game is still fun and bizarre.
Review: Orgarhythm's unique gameplay will have you tapping to the beat
Prevalent issues notwithstanding, if you’re looking for a good rhythm game to play on your Vita, you can’t go wrong with Orgarhythm.
Review: Need For Speed: Most Wanted Vita puts the pedal to the metal
It may not be as impressive as the console version, but Need for Speed: Most Wanted on Vita is an outstanding racer.
Review: Eryi's Action is video game trolling at its best
Challenging, referential, and enjoyable, this 2D platformer isn’t just referential, it’s also a blast to play.
Review: Mugen Souls is a game without an audience
Mugen Souls offers absolutely nothing of value to fans of any types of RPGs. Stay away from this one.
Review: Video game reverence and infectious charm make Wreck-It Ralph a must-see
Simply put, if you dig video games and have a soft spot for referential humor, there’s no reason for you to skip Wreck-It Ralph.
Nitpick: Visual novel woes
If you’re going to play a visual novel, accept the fact that you’re at its mercy and will have to play by its rules, as hard as that may seem.
Zeroing in: Treating indie developers with kid gloves
When people look at a weak indie game and disregard its quality apologetically “because it’s indie,” they’re doing more of a disservice to the devs.
Borderlands 2 Class Breakdown: Gaige the Mechromancer
We take a look at yet another class in Borderlands 2, the Mechromancer.
A weekend with Windows 8 has made me a believer, but is it right for you?
GameZone gives you the details on Windows 8. Should you commit to Microsoft’s latest OS?
Interview: WWE '13 Lead Designer Bryan Williams
We get the inside scoop on WWE ’13 straight from the game’s lead designer. What’s different with this year’s installment?
Get your spook on with this Halloween 2012 roundup
We take a look at some of the latest creepy games and expansions released over the past couple of weeks.
10 games to play and help creep you out on Halloween
GameZone presents a list of 10 awesome titles worth playing if you’re looking for something a bit darker.
7 ways Disney can fix Star Wars
What does Disney need to do to make Star Wars awesome again?
Everyone should see ‘The Art of Video Games’ exhibit
GameZone takes an in-depth tour of the incredible "Art of Video Games" exhibit.
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