About Niki Fisher

Niki Fisher is a former staff writer for Splitkick and former co-host of the Fall Damage podcast.

Stuck in a Gaming Rut

It falls upon me without warning and there is nothing I do can prevent it. Like writer’s block to a novelist or a knee injury to a soccer player, once again I am the victim of a gaming rut. Suddenly my favorite pastime has become a chore, and I am left browsing Netflix again. A new PS Vita in hand, Mass Effect 3 sitting on my shelf, and I still cannot bring myself to pick up a single game. Continue reading

NeverDead – Review

I wanted NeverDead to be good. I wanted it to be a romp of limb-losing fun. I wanted the capability to roll around as just a head to be a fun game mechanic. As soon as I read the description, I crossed my fingers and prayed to a few deities that NeverDead’s new take on gameplay would be successful, fun and all the things I have been looking for in a campy action shooter, but as the Rolling Stones say, “you can’t always get what you want”. Continue reading

Call of Juarez: The Cartel – Review

Why Ubisoft continues to put out Call of Juarez games, I do not know. The first two titles were met with okay reviews, though they were never a big hit. After playing the third in this series, Call of Juarez: The Cartel, I am left wondering if the developers thought that merely changing the time period to modern day would finally take the series from a luke warm to hot seller. With a plethora of first person shooters to choose from, this game comes across as nothing more than blah. Continue reading

F.3.A.R – Review

Let me start with saying this; F.3.A.R. is not scary. It is not even remotely unsettling, but then again I did not come into the game thinking it would be. Though it has been shoved uncomfortably into the thriller/horror genre, solely on the merits of the original F.E.A.R., the first play through of the game would be better classified as a military shooter. This being said, the title has accomplished quite a bit as a shooter, especially after having to live down the failure of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. Continue reading

L.A. Noire – Review

Fade in: 1940s Los Angeles, post WWII, a society in the process of rebuilding as young war veterans start coming home, back to their families and jobs, readjusting to a life free of war. Enter the protagonist, Cole Phelps; a war hero turned police officer, who always follows the rules and is loaded with promise. You, the player, follow Cole through his rise and fall in the L.A.P.D., from simple patrolman to top dog at the homicide desk Continue reading