32 Reviews

Darkest Dungeon Review – Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

There I was, about to kill a Necromancer with four powerful characters. Two had recently wandered to my estate seeking fortune; the other two battle-ready veterans of past forays in the depths of the dungeon. All of ...Read More

on September 28, 2016 4:27 PM
8 Reviews

Destiny: Rise of Iron Review – Playing to the Fans

I want to start this review with a bit of a disclosure: my name is Lou Contaldi, and I'm a Destiny addict. I'm one of those hopeless junkies that haven't left the game since the Loot Cave ...Read More

on September 28, 2016 9:55 AM
2 Reviews

Lichtspeer Review — Old School Cool

Lichthund's Lichtspeer is the game I didn't know I needed. Oozing with 80's flair, the game is one of the most simply constructed yet absolutely addictive titles I've played in recent memory. The high score-chasing action and ...Read More

on September 27, 2016 11:55 AM
7 Reviews

God Eater 2: Rage Burst Review — Despite All My Rage…

Monster hunting has been featured in plenty of games recently; while many companies try adding new mechanics and story elements, it’s difficult to say which IP does it best. Bandai Namco’s God Eater series is no exception. ...Read More

on September 27, 2016 11:00 AM
1 Reviews

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Review — Top Speed

The Sonic Boom license, and to an extent the entire Sonic the Hedgehog series in general, has a lot of negative stigma surrounding it. The undeveloped and poor releases of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic ...Read More

on September 27, 2016 8:55 AM
9 Reviews

Virginia Review — Ambition Obscured by Abstraction

Virginia is a game about a recent inductee named Anne Tarver into the FBI as a special agent. Assigned to investigate into a fellow operative, Maria Halperin, you are partnered up with said subject to also look ...Read More

on September 26, 2016 2:40 PM
12 Reviews

Harmonia Review — Why Must I Cry?

Developer Key has gifted visual novel lovers 15 years of tear jerking and heart warming stories including Clannad, Rewrite, and Planetarian. Now, after a few delays, their newest visual novel Harmonia is available in the West on ...Read More

on September 23, 2016 2:43 PM
0 Reviews

Jazzpunk Director’s Cut Review — Absurdist Humor

Jazzpunk is a game that solely focuses on great style. From the bombastic use of music, the high gag-per-second speed, and its use of warped-reality visuals very easily transport the player into developer Necrophones' world. ...Read More

on September 23, 2016 2:11 PM
12 Reviews

Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors Review — Party Over Here

Sex sells and everybody knows it.  That’s why the fan service heavy Japanese games have always seemed so refreshing to me. If you know people want it and will pay for it, why not go whole ...Read More

on September 22, 2016 12:56 PM
4 Reviews

The Bunker Review — Horror Beneath the Surface

Despite being a rarity since the the 1990s, the FMV (full motion video) subgenre of games (if you want to refer to it as that) has made a semi-resurgance in the past few years and, often, in ...Read More

on September 21, 2016 2:54 PM
3 Reviews

Dead Rising Triple Pack Review: Stay Dead

Joining the ranks of remastered titles being sold once again is Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. Each game can be purchased separately (currently going for $19.99), or as part ...Read More

on September 21, 2016 8:55 AM
84 Reviews

Forza Horizon 3 Review — Uninhibited Fun

From the moment you pick up the controller, Forza Horizon 3 and Playground Games wants to instill one thing in you: the sense of adventure. Following a picturesque opener showcasing the beauty of the land down under,  ...Read More

on September 20, 2016 8:56 AM
21 Reviews

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Review — A Past Not Worth Exploring

I'm no stranger to short games, nor am I overly antagonistic to first-person experience titles (often derided as "walking simulators"). When listing out some of my favorite title recommendations, I often suggest FirewatchGone Home, or The ...Read More

on September 20, 2016 4:00 AM
9 Reviews

The Witness Review — We’re All Witnesses

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” If you’ve ever taken a passing interest in philosophy, you’ve likely come across this ubiquitous quote from Socrates. But how often do we apply such a standard to the ...Read More

on September 19, 2016 4:47 PM
0 Reviews

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Review — The Power Pellet the Pac-Man Series Needed

Pac-Man is still one of the most influential games of all time. The game's simplistic design, coupled with its approachable protagonist and rewarding game structure, continues to win over the hearts of many. When one is able ...Read More

on September 19, 2016 1:30 PM
10 Reviews

Resident Evil 4 HD Review — A Classic Reborn

With the Resident Evil series about to see a radical reinvention of the franchise with next year's Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, players on PS4 and Xbox One have the opportunity to revisit one of the series' previous ...Read More

on September 19, 2016 9:53 AM
2 Reviews

Verdun Review — The True Glamour of War

Verdun is a great reenactment of World War I combat, which is both its strength and a detriment. Sprinting towards the enemy trenches, slipping on a gas mask, and slowly crawling through with your pistol can be ...Read More

on September 16, 2016 3:00 PM
14 Reviews

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Review — Don’t Call it a Comeback

After wowing gamers with 2013’s Shin Megami Tensei IV, Atlus is back with the latest entry in the celebrated series, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Not quite a sequel but much more than just a simple expansion, ...Read More

on September 15, 2016 11:55 AM
8 Reviews

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Review — Scattered Memories

Compared to the legions of JRPGs that have been brought over to Western territories and found their own audiences (from those that dive deep into Final Fantasy or have discovered Persona), the Dragon Quest (or Dragon Warrior) ...Read More

on September 15, 2016 9:00 AM
8 Reviews

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice Review — Same Game, Exotic Setting

I've always had an emotional attachment to the Ace Attorney titles. Maybe it's because it happens to be the only game that prominently features my profession (legal) in an interesting light. Perhaps it is the sheer ridiculousness ...Read More

on September 13, 2016 8:53 AM
1 Reviews

NHL 17 Review — Back in the Game

EA's NHL series has been fighting an uphill battle since multiple modes and features were stripped away during the generational console jump with NHL 15. EA Canada has worked hard since then to bring the games back ...Read More

on September 12, 2016 2:04 PM
81 Reviews

ReCore Review — A Little Help from My (Robot) Friends

Compared to mainstays like Nintendo or Sony, Microsoft's entry into the console space has been relatively shorter. However, since entering the console market in 2001 with the original Xbox, Microsoft has managed to craft a stable of ...Read More

on September 12, 2016 8:13 AM
10 Reviews

Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics Review — Run Like Hell

What happens when the world is slowly coming to an end and the only way to avoid it is by running to the right? Well, Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics attempts to tell the story of a ...Read More

on September 10, 2016 12:55 PM
20 Reviews

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Review — A Dark and Thrilling Visual Novel Experience

In the future, a citizen’s mental state will be periodically monitored by a government AI known as Sibyl. In an effort to limit potential crimes before they happen, Sibyl will check a person’s Hue. The citizen will  ...Read More

on September 9, 2016 12:55 PM
1 Reviews

Champions of Anteria Review — Shaking Up Real-Time Strategy

Blue Byte's Champions of Anteria is certainly an imperfect beast. Equal parts Divinity: Original Sin and Civilzation, the game liberally experiments with an age-old genre to various degrees of success. And while it is by no means ...Read More

on September 8, 2016 12:30 PM
4 Reviews

INSIDE Review — The Art of the Game

Immediately after picking up Playdead's Inside, I was instantly reminded of Limbo – a game six years Inside's senior. And while saying a game feels similar to its far-older predecessor is generally a slight against a new ...Read More

on September 8, 2016 8:00 AM
6 Reviews

MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death Review — No Life After Death

Idea Factory and Compile Heart are names that have become synonymous with the Hyperdimension moniker. Despite consistently blundering from a critical standpoint, the series defies all naysayers with near constant releases coming out in Japan and not-too-long-thereafter ...Read More

on September 6, 2016 3:31 PM
0 Reviews

Drinkbox Vita Collection Review: Portable and Refreshing

These days, reliable and steady exclusives and titles for the PS Vita are hard to come by. With first-party support for the device all but cutoff by Sony, the Vita has established itself in the following years ...Read More

on September 6, 2016 2:55 PM
10 Reviews

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Review — A Call to Arms

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is the latest title to expand the already vast JRPG libraries of the PS3 and PS Vita. From darling developer Nihon Falcom and known in Japan as The ...Read More

on September 6, 2016 8:57 AM
3 Reviews

Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet Review — Cute Girls and Lots of Bullets

When NIS America announced that they will be localizing Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet for PlayStation 4, there was a large number of excited gamers. Being a fan-made game and with limited amounts of Touhou titles released ...Read More

on August 30, 2016 12:57 PM