The Beachcomber

Build an Empire, Face a Climate Crisis in Endless Legend

Endless Legend presents a vibrant range of colors, with imaginative fantastical creatures.

Joey Lewis, Staff Writer

September 7, 2019

With the recent announcement of Amplitude’s so-called magnum opus Humankind, which appears to be a spiritual successor to Endless Legend, it seems appropriate to visit this game of exploration, expansion, exploitation and extermination.

Metro Exodus Review

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Joey Lewis, Arts & Life Editor

March 11, 2019

I’m standing amidst a jumble of abandoned cars on a crumbling highway. Most of the surrounding skyscrapers, fallen into severe disrepair, no longer kiss the heavens as they once did. At my feet is a manhole cover, which I open, and I promptly climb down a ladder into the inky black. I click on my...

Ubisoft Offers More of the Same With Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

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Joey Lewis, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 26, 2018

Ancient Greek culture contributed myths, mathematics, architecture and democratic ideas that are essential in our modern world. This makes ancient Greece a pretty neat setting for Ubisoft’s prestigious franchise Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. The game designers did a great deal of research and us...

‘We Happy Few’ Disappoints

The world of Wellington Wells feels like the 60’s vision of the future from The Jetsons mixed with Bioshock’s sinister background and Overwatch’s cartoony character design.
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Joey Lewis, Staff Writer

September 1, 2018

Game play fails to produce joy

Sea of Thieves: a Chest Not Laden With Gold

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Joey Lewis, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

Have you ever heard of Rare? I certainly had not, until Sea of Thieves was revealed in 2015 with its eye-catching trailer that got everyone talking. Rare churned out masterpieces during the 1990s: Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark and GoldenEye 007, among others. In 2002, Rare was acquired by Microsoft. Then, after a ...

Ubisoft Makes Improvements With Assassin’s Creed Origins

Players can explore old temples, civilian locations and military outposts for treasure. Tombs have even more treasure, and ancient stone tablets that offer even more reward. Image source: assassinscreed.ubisoft.com

Joey Lewis, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

About two years back, game corporation Ubisoft announced that their biggest money maker, the Assassin’s Creed franchise, would be taking one year off to improve. This is quite surprising as AC previously had a yearly release schedule.. Why would a leviathan publisher such as Ubisoft go out of their ...

Dunk From Your Couch With ‘NBA Playgrounds’

Jared Zullig, Editor-at-Large

May 13, 2017

Imagine LeBron James doing a double backflip off the rim and slamming the ball into the hoop... This would be awesome to witness in real life, but is only possible in the new game NBA Playgrounds by Saber Interactive. The game features several modes, such as tournament and exhibition, but all are ce...

‘Fallout 4’ Designers Appeal to Mass Audience, Lose Artistry

In the first 30 minutes, the player agrees to go into an underground nuclear shelter, is cryogenically frozen, then almost immediately fights a Deathclaw, pictured here. Image source: http://bethsoft.com.

Alexander Robison, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015

Due to the immense amount of content in Bethesda Games’ Fallout 4, 1,000 words may not seem enough for an adequate discussion. However, it is actually difficult for me to write about the game at all, as it doesn’t present any new ideas worth covering. It can be effectively summarized as a poor re...