Evan Narcisse

If you need help and if you can find him, Evan Narcisse is a professional nerd-for-hire. After an awkward adolescence, he’s gone on to write about video games, comic books and pop culture for Essence, AOL, the Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly and Crispy Gamer. Beyond Good & Evil is one of his favorite games ever and he listens to the soundtrack from REZ just about once a week.

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10 Things You Need to Know About ‘Madden NFL 12′

Every year, people complain about EA’s Madden franchise. I know; I’ve been one of them. “It’s the same game every year. Nothing’s really different.”

But this year’s edition of the best-selling football sim actually does look significantly changed from its most recent predecessors. EA Sports developers gave us a rundown of the recent …

God Said Knock You Out: ‘El Shaddai’ Review

In 2011, the Rapture was supposed to come. It didn’t. Instead, we get a video game based on the Bible. Well, sort of.

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron takes its inspiration from the Book of Enoch, an apocryphal text authored centuries before the birth of Christ. Even though it isn’t considered canonical in most Judeo-Christian …

Excellence from the Machine: ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ Review

Deus Ex amounts to a sacred text for video game enthusiasts. The 2000 release designed by Warren Spector and Harvey Smith changed the way that people thought about playing through a video game story.

Playing as UN anti-terrorist agent JC Denton, you uncovered a vast and centuries-old conspiracy that threatened the geopolitical …

Going Commando: ‘Toy Soldiers: Cold War’ Review

The main message delivered by the current generation of mainstream war video games can be summed up with the words “War Is Not Fun.”

It’s not all that surprising, given the fact that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare games, Medal of Honor and Battlefield 3 all mimic ongoing conflicts with repercussions that hit close to home. But for …

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