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Bloodborne Feature Gaming

Bloodborne

Lasting First Impressions I remember my first time trying to play 2009’s Demon’s Souls.  I died. A lot. Then promptly gave up and vowed to never play these types of games again.  Hardcore games like Demon’s Souls and its successors, the Dark Souls series, are for a very specific kind of gamer.  They are for the gamer […]

Ori Feature Gaming

Ori and the Blind Forest

Lasting First Impressions Ori and the Blind Forest was a game I knew I had to play when it debuted at an Xbox press conference sometime last year.  It is also the first game developed and released by Moon Studios, a collection of former AAA developers.  The experience of those who formed the studio is evident in this […]

The Order 1886 Feature Gaming

The Order 1886

Lasting First Impressions It was hard to ignore the announcement of The Order 1886 when it debuted during the PS4 announcement almost two years ago. Harder to ignore still, was the negative comments about Ready At Dawn‘s game when it finally released last week.  Complaints that it was too linear, that it was too short, […]

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Citizens of Earth

If you are a collector of video games then you likely know about Earthbound for the Super Nintendo as it was (and still is) one of the most valuable games for the system. If you are an RPG fan then you also likely know about that game and have probably been a bit disappointed that […]

Hand of Fate Feature Gaming

Hand of Fate

Lasting First Impressions When a game developer boasts that they are going to make a game that is a hybrid of several different genres, the chances of such a game going horribly wrong are great. Fortunately, this can’t be said about Defiant Development‘s Hand of Fate, the Kickstarter funded hybrid Rogue-like/Action RPG/Tabletop/Deck Builder game. That […]


 
 
 

 
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The Real Deal

Lasting First Impressions of Rocksmith from Ubisoft It was quite a while ago that I learned of Ubisoft’s plan to introduce their own entry into the music game genre.  It was right around the time that Activistion put the...
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Diesel Punk Justice

Lasting First Impressions of Sine Mora from Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality In this day and age of the ever popular First Person Shooter, where every new games seems to feel it needs to be next best FPS, Grasshopper...
by Sean
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The Call of the Dragonborn

Lasting First Impressions of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Softworks I think it goes without saying that any open world RPG from Bethesda is going to be revered and will be popular with many, many people.  With the...
by Sean
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Discover Your Legacy

Lasting First Impressions of Assassin’s Creed Revelations from Ubisoft The original Assassin’s Creed, first released in 2007, was a title most agreed was very repetitive and, at the time, most would have said that i...
by Sean
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You’ve Got an Hour to Impress Me

Welcome. Thanks for dropping by. I hope I have your undivided attention. Well, at least for the next little while. Let me start by telling you a bit about myself. I am a sci-fi fan, a tech geek, and a gamer and I have been most...
by Sean
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Summer of Arcade: Week Five

Lasting First Impressions of Toy Soldiers: Cold War from Signal Studios In 2010, Signal Studios released their first XBLA game, Toy Soldiers, to much fan response.  Personally, I couldn’t get into the game and I was ...
by Sean
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The OMG Hour Feature

The OMG! Hour: Episode 30

The One with Nintendo Killing Santa » Wow. Can you believe we’re at Episode 30 already? We can’t but we’re very thrilled that The OMG! Hour has come such a long way since we started this back in April.  We&#...
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Continuing the Tradition

Lasting First Impressions of "Fallout: New Vegas" from Bethesda Softworks In 2008, Bethesda presented the world with their vision of an alternative future in which a nuclear war devastated the Americas in the 1950s fo...
by Sean
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Monkey Business

Lasting First Impressions of “Enslaved: Odyssey to the West” from Namco Bandai It was just shortly before this game hit the market that I had even heard about it. It just sort of came out of no where and I had no id...
by Sean
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Deus Ex Human Revolution

The Bionic Man

Lasting First Impressions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution from SquareEnix August 23rd, 2011 was a great day for gamers.  It was a highly anticipated day long in the waiting.  It was the release date for the SquareEnix published ...
by Sean
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You Talkin’ to Me?

Lasting First Impressions of “Mafia II” from 2K Games Having been advertised and hyped for months before its release, Mafia II just seemed to be yet another open world GTA style game. I bought GTA IV on launch day a...
by Sean
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A Return to Roots

Lasting First Impressions of Ash from SRRN Games Classic games such as Final Fantasy, Ultima, Phantasy Star, and Dragon Quest forged the ever popular RPG genre laying the groundwork that would eventually bring us such modern hi...
by Sean
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Summer of Arcade: Week Two

Lasting First Impressions of From Dust from Ubisoft Xbox Live Arcade’s second week of Summer of Arcade continues with another unique entry from the mind of legendary creator, Eric Chahi (Out of this World/Another World) c...
by Sean
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The Most Impressive AWARDS 2011 – Retail

A Look at the retail games that impressed us most in 2011 Well, this is it.  The end of 2011 and the completion of Lasting First Impressions’ first full year online.  It’s been a great year for both new IPs and se...
by Sean
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Fast Forward: Orcs Must Die!

Looking Forward to Orcs Must Die! from Robot Entertainment Last week I had the pleasure of attending PAX East 2011 and seeing many new and upcoming games from several developers.  Over the next week I will post my thoughts...
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