Monday, April 15, 2013

Review: Tomb Raider (PS3)

Survive, Lara.

Courtesy of Wikipedia.

First and foremost, I'd like to state that my previous experience with the Tomb Raider franchise is limited to watching the Angelina Jolie films when they came out, and running around Lara's mansion for all of five minutes in the original game. That being said, I'm all for games featuring female leads, and I've been itching
for a new, fun action game.

Tomb Raider is that game. Developed by Crystal Dynamics, who have created titles such as Legacy of Kain and the more-recent Tomb Raider: Underworld and Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, and published by Square-Enix, Tomb Raider is a reboot of the franchise, chronicling Lara's first adventure in the Dragon's Triangle.

Read on for the full review...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


After a lot of thought, several friends and I have decided to add a new imprint to Beyond the Joystick: Desumation. Desumation will focus on Let's Plays, with a core group of three people: Kenze, Lini, and me.

The imprint began as a simple idea in our heads. We tried out the beginning of Slender: The Arrival and freaked out, and decided it'd be potentially hilarious to stream our reactions to the game.
Kenze's logo. We're all ashamed.

Lini came up with the name, a tongue-in-cheek reference to our Japanophile pasts.

Desumation's a lot less formal than the rest of Beyond the Joystick. As it's our real reactions to what we're playing, there will be general cursing and dumb jokes.

Hit the jump for our bios...