Posts Written ByNathan Sutherland

Ticket to Ride: Board Game Review

Ticket to Ride: A board game for every player

Ticket to Ride: A great game for any age People are always looking for a family activity where they can uplug from the t.v., cell phones, video games, and activities that draw us apart, and do something together. Board games are a great option, and Ticket to Ride is a crowd pleaser that fits well with any number of playing environments. family game night kids playing with friends board game nights with adult friends board game club at a junior high (I’ve done it. It’s awesome.) trying to win Uncle of the Year award with nieces and nephews (done that too) This…

DOOM (2016): Game Review

Doom: Game Review. Is it worth the gore?

So what is  DOOM? DOOM (2016) is part first-person shooter, part survival-horror. Their tag-line says a lot: “Fight like hell”. The game premise is simple: You are a space marine stranded on Mars.  Aportal has been opened to hell and you are the only one who can stop it. I said it was simple, not logical. There is very little problem-s0lving in the game beyond how and when to evicerate the demon hordes. Players have a host of weapons at their disposal: pistols shotguns rocket launchers the ever-famous chainsaw The goal is to kill a variety of demons and purge the…

Crash Course: First Person Shooters

An Itchy Trigger Finger There are plenty of reasons to have concern regarding First Person Shooters (FPS). As I wrote in Parents fear First Person Shooters, these games often have fast-paced, immersive violence with plenty of content that should be concerning to an engaged parent. Yet is it fair to just write them off completely? Is there any redeeming value in this genre? First Person Shooters as Action Movies FPS are one of the most-played game genres because of their ability to draw a wide audience. If we were to compare video games to movies, great FPS games would be like…