Mike Murphy

Digital Video Producer, YouTube/Twitch Personality, Web Journalist, Sports Fan & Lover of Many Things

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GamerNode — The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 4 – Amid the Ruins Review

“Telltale Games is starting to develop an unhealthy pattern in the seasons of its adventure games. For some strange reason, the developer just can’t seem to put together a highly compelling fourth episode. Perhaps it’s just the unfortunate fact that this episode will always follow the high-intensity of the middle chapter and precede the climax that is the finale. But regardless of why it happens, The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 4 – Amid the Ruins has become its next victim.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/reviews/the-walking-dead-season-2-episode-4-amid-the-ruins-review/

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GamerNode — The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 – Cry Wolf Review

“It’s been a long, winding road for Bigby Wolf in The Wolf Among Us. Enduring the scrutiny of the entire Fabletown community in a case wrought with dramatic twists and turns, things have finally come to an end here in Cry Wolf. And while some may have been frightened by the lack of development in the previous episode, In Sheep’s Clothing, I can assure them that it merely served as the setup to a grand finale befitting the game’s comic book and noir influences.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/reviews/the-wolf-among-us-episode-5-cry-wolf-review/

GamerNode — Battlefield Hardline Hands-On Preview

“Over the last few years, EA has taken the Battlefield series and turned it into a fully-fledged yet stereotypical modern military shooter. Though successful, the fatigue that gamers are feeling thanks to a multitude of installments in this genre has EA believing that it’s time to change up the series once again. In a surprising twist, this change takes it into the realm of cops and robbers with Battlefield Hardline.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/battlefield-hardline-hands-on-preview/

GamerNode — The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 3 – In Harm’s Way Review

“It seems that Telltale Games always hits its stride and greatest excellence in The Walking Dead whenever a season’s third episode comes around. This was true last year with the incredibly depressing Long Road Ahead, and it makes sense, as these are the middle of each season’s overarching plot. And while In Harm’s Way doesn’t hit the emotional lows of last season’s third chapter, there are still plenty of other emotions amped up to 11 that make it yet another high watermark for the series.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/reviews/the-walking-dead-season-2-episode-3-in-harms-way-review/

GamerNode — VS Node 52: January Replay Show

“Eddie Inzauto is joined by Jason Fanelli, Mike Murphy, and Josh Robinson to talk about the games we’ve been playing in the early part of 2014 (and the last fleeting moments of 2013). It’s a wide range of game genres, and lots of interesting discussion.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/vs-node-52-january-replay-show/

VS Node 38: Games of the Generation

“Eddie Inzauto is joined by Mike Murphy, Greg Galiffa, Anthony LaBella, and Josh Robinson to talk about the greatest games of the last generation. This Xbox 360-, PlayStation 3-, and Wii-centric discussion rounds out the Versus Node series on the 7th Gen, and plants us squarely in the future of gaming. Enjoy the show, and welcome to the next gen.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/vs-node-38-games-of-the-generation/

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 1 – All That Remains Review

“Clementine has endured terrible hardships in the years since the dead began to rise in The Walking Dead. With her surrogate father and role model, Lee, now gone, those hardships are only getting worse in the first episode of the game’s second season,All That Remains, where I’m reunited with the child I’d fought so hard to protect in Season 1. After spending approximately two hours in the young girl’s shoes, I found Season 2’s beginning to provide a more memorable experience than its predecessor’s premiere, even if this season’s current narrative lacks as compelling a sense of purpose.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/reviews/the-walking-dead-season-2-episode-1-all-that-remains-review/

Battlefield 4 Review

“It’s become abundantly clear over recent years that modern or near-future military shooters of the first-person variety don’t place a high emphasis on story, especially when compared to their multiplayer components. In Battlefield 4, this trend hasn’t been bucked, only reinforced. But despite what I found to be yet another campaign lacking strong narrative, EA and DICE’s latest entry to the series takes its already addictive online action to new, awe-inspiring heights.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/reviews/battlefield-4-review/

Batman: Arkham Origins Review

“Bruce Wayne has been running around Gotham dressed as a bat for just two years when we encounter him in Batman: Arkham Origins. He’s young, brash, and a tad stubborn. It’s clear through the course of the story that he has some growing pains coming his way as the Caped Crusader; something that can also be said of developer Warner Bros. Montreal with regard to the game itself. While Arkham Origins is a solid addition to the series, some of the studio’s design choices can be found questionable and awkward, like a young man trying to find his way in the world by beating up criminals in a bat suit.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/reviews/batman-arkham-origins-review/

NHL 14 Review

“Despite innovations that have made it one of the best sports game franchises in history, EA Sports NHL has always played third fiddle to both Madden and FIFA. This is clearly evidenced by the fact that NHL 14, unlike Madden NFL 25 and FIFA 14, isn’t getting a next-gen crossover this year. And while this latest edition in the long-running and successful series makes some great improvements to the franchise as a whole, a lack of improvement or care in both the visual and audio departments compared to its sister franchises actually proves why.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/reviews/nhl-14-review/