news\ Feb 24, 2014 at 3:01 am

Weekly Wrap-Up: Thunder and Lightning


It's time to recap all of the gaming goodness! All of it! This time on GameZone's Weekly Wrap-Up, we're going to jump into a few new reviews, peel open a batch of previews, and unzip the pants of some GZ Originals. No idea what any of that means, but hey, if you missed any of our latest stories, you'll find 'em all right here!


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review: God's work

Wacky storyline notwithstanding, this is an excellent game through and through.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review: School’s out

This murder mystery visual novel consists of plenty of small parts that come together to create an overall solid package.

The LEGO Movie Videogame Review: Not everything is awesome

If you fancy yourself a LEGO fan, you're likely to have a good time with this game.

Rayman Legends PS4 Review: Gorgeous

If you've yet to play Rayman Legends, this is the version to get. Otherwise, there's no need to buy it all over again.

Strider Review: Twenty-five years has done Hiryu good

Strider is back, baby!

The Last of Us: Left Behind Review: Everybody come and play

If you want more of Naughty Dog's latest, this DLC is an excellent expansion to the main story.


Nekro Preview: Sometimes, deader is better

This action-RPG is both diverse and unique.

Indiecade East once again shows off the games you might be playing next

Here are some indie titles to watch out for.

Indiecade East showed why PS4 needs more 4 player games

Multiplayer awesomeness galore!

Hohokum preview: Hopefully more than an elaborate screensaver

This is one of those games that just give good ol' jolly feels.

Hands on with EVE Valkyrie & Oculus Rift

Here's some intriguing use of virtual reality for ya!

Metrico preview: Walk left or right, change the world

It's not the most visually interesting title, but there's something totally intriguing about this project.

Dr. David's Indie Spotlight: Orphan mixes touching storytelling and WarioWare-style mini-games

Narrative in games is evolving, and this upcoming title looks to provide its own touching tale.

GZ Originals

The Wolf Among Us: An adventure worth jumping into

If you're looking for a fairytale twist, check out this adventure series.

You shouldn’t be disappointed by Dark Souls 2’s T rating

The quality of a game shouldn't be relegated to its rating.

Sony's commitment to indies is saving PS Plus for PS4 owners

The PlayStation indie movement continues, and it's definitely a good thing.

Did EA patch in more microtransactions for Plants vs. Zombies 2?

What. The. Hell?!

Sonic Boom and the quest for more money

What will come of Sonic and friends?

Concerning the recent Watch Dogs delay

Delays aren't all bad, you know.

Interview: Talking Halo with the Chief himself, Steve Downes

GameZone chats it up with the voice of Master Chief.

GameZone's Valentine’s Day iOS and Android crushes

Here are some of our favorite iOS and Android apps.

Week in Mobile: How '10000000' update ‘You Must Build a Boat’ became a brand new game

This is more than just an extra update.

MMOs and You: Creating one million heroes of destiny

So about those fetch quests ...

Titanfall's beta is an excellent example of social media marketing

Now with moar Facebook.

PlayStation Now is a chance for gamers to find out what they might have missed from Sony's past

Getting the chance to revisit old classics, or perhaps visiting them for the first time ever, is always a great thing.

Up Up Down Down: New Super Mario Bros. 2

There's absolutely nothing creative about it, but this Mario game is plenty entertaining.

Is the lack of trials and demos on Xbox One something to be concerned about?

How important is it to be able to try a game before buying it?

Borderlands 2 on Vita will either be a miracle or a disaster

What can we expect of Gearbox Software's money-making franchise on the Vita?

D.I.C.E., is that really the best we have?

My, how this industry's changed.

If you said Telltale’s Walking Dead games are terrible I wouldn’t blame you...

Success is great, but what happens when a developer's games are filled to the brim with pesky bugs?

Dr. David's Indie Roundup: Treasurenauts, Kentucky Route Zero Act 3, and more

News on the latest and upcoming releases in the indie spectrum.

How Final Fantasy lost its magic -- and how it can get it back

This isn't the series so many fell in love with years ago.

Chroma returns Harmonix to its roots

This is music gaming at its purest.

Twitch Plays Pokemon was the most watched game on Twitch last night. It's not hard to see why


I bought an Xbox One for Titanfall. There, I said it

True story, dude!

Looking deeper into Twitch Plays Pokemon

More Pokemanz!

Week in Mobile: Exploring the layers of Tengami's Japanese paper pop-up world

We check out the artsy world buried in this title.

The Portal games make me want my gaming virginity back just so I can lose it again

What games do you wish you could play for the first time ever?

Up Up Down Down: New Super Mario Bros. U

Even though we've seen this style of game before, there's no denying that this particular Mario platformer is ridiculously fun.

Massively multiplayer is good for shooters, and Borderlands 3 could take that further

Seriously, just imagine a Borderlands MMO.

Want to talk about indie games, Kirby, or cheap pizza? Follow me on Twitter @dr_davidsanchez.

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