Sheppard’s Video Game Pie

  • An Extraordinarily Late Review of Skyrim We Forgot to Put Up Last Week (Sorry)

    "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" is the reason I'm upgrading my computer this weekend.

  • Dark Souls

    The great virtue of "Dark Souls" is the sense of ownership it bestows on those who master it.

  • Batman: Arkham City

    "Batman: Arkham City" is a worthy followup to 2009's "Batman: Arhkam Asylum," but not quite the perfect supergame I was hoping for.

  • Gears of War 3

    "Gears 3" plays like a polished "Gears 2," which played like a polished "Gears 1." It's popcorn gaming, but I think that's exactly what they were going for.

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    I've logged 60 hours on Deus Ex: Human Revolution so far, and I've enjoyed every second

  • Catherine

    Vincent is 32 years old and living in a rut. He’s been going out with his girlfriend, Katherine, for five years, but they still live apart.

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  • Resistance 3

    In "Resistance 3," 90 percent of humanity is dead, and the survivors are living in squalor underground, evading human-alien hybrid death squads.

  • Bodycount

    "Bodycount" is an FPS. I am tempted to make the preceding sentence, and the legally-mandated italic paragraph way down at the end of this thing, my whole review.

  • El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is a beautiful little art game with brawler mechanics.

  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    Amnesia is a first-person horror game with no combat, which is not to say no danger. You play a man named Daniel with no memory of who he is, who wakes up next to a note and an empty bottle in a largely abandoned, collapsing castle.

  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

    Michael Gagné did a series of MTV shorts called Insanely Twisted Shadow Puppets, and now he's done the visual design for a video game.

  • From Dust

    From Dust is a decent short god sim that would really benefit from being much larger and running on the next generation of game hardware.