1622 Published Reviews
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About TimePS5
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time may not be the biggest upgrade over its last-generation release, but for a game that just came out a year prior, it does what it needs to do and presents the best console version of an already well-polished game for players to enjoy.
Empire of SinPC
I honestly don’t think Empire of Sin knows what it wants to be. It seems like it wants to be something like Mafia or even Grand Theft Auto, but assumed a game about micromanaging criminal enterprises needed to play like X-Com.
While Cyber Shadow is fundamentally a solid game, it does go to show that some robot Ninjas aren’t built as well as others.
BRAVELY DEFAULT IISwitch
At the end of the day, Bravely Default 2 is a classic JRPG with coats of new paint. It doesn’t necessarily push the cutting edge of the genre forward, but it does highlight that there’s still a lot of life left in an older form. Along the way it tells a compelling and charming story with a few curveballs and an equally robust battle experience.
Ghost ‘n Goblins ResurrectionSwitch
Honestly, I know it seems weird to spend an entire review gushing over a game that I haven’t even gotten past the first level of, but that’s Ghosts N’ Goblins Resurrection—hell, that’s Ghosts N’ Goblins in general. The game is ruthless fun that will rake you over the coals over and over, and keep you coming back for more.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret FairySwitch
At its core, it’s a fairly typical narrative for an anime-styled JRPG, with the usual conventions like standard personality types, stock expressions, and an occasional objectifying camera angle.
Capcom Arcade StadiumSwitch
Capcom Arcade Stadium is a staggeringly good port of many solid games, breathing new life into them with unique challenges and through a robust suite of difficulty options. It’s a great way to experience these games no matter your skill level, and offers so much variety that I just kept coming back for more.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s FurySwitch
I don’t think Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury annoys me as much as it did on the Wii U, since the Switch already has the best Mario ever made on it; and I do think there is fun to be had with these games, even though I find them to be fairly frustrating.
Overall Little Nightmares 2 does everything the original did but bigger and better. What’s keeping me from being more positive about the game is it’s still very much the same. I didn’t find myself falling in love with the game like I did the first time around.
The Nioh CollectionPS5
The Nioh Collection brings together two excellent and instant classics in one well polished and tough experience that will give new console owners something to sink their teeth into for the foreseeable future.
If you’re looking for a mindless action game that feels like it came out 15 years ago then you should check out Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood. If you’re looking for anything new and exciting or a decent story, look elsewhere.
Control: Ultimate EditionPS5
Control Ultimate Editon is a fairly standard upgrade over its previous release. Still, one that feels welcome and justified in giving new console players the best way to experience the game, minus the performance hitches that stilted last-gen iterations.
With a brand new 1080p60 facelift, a reasonable MSRP and the opportunity for anyone with an Xbox Game Pass subscription to play all three included titles for free, there’s no excuse for anyone with an Xbox and even a passing interest in the Yakuza franchise to not check out this collection.
I want to like this game. On paper, it looks like a pretty good idea, and some of the designs are exactly the kinds of things I want to see in a horror game, but, as a whole, there are too many issues here.
HITMAN 3Xbox Series X
Hitman 3’s worst and only true offense is that it offers up gameplay that is mostly more of the same, but as the conclusion to the trilogy it is the perfect send-off to both Agent 47 and the franchise in its presentation, tone, and content.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete EditionPS4
At its heart, Scott Pilgrim is a simple beat ‘em up that struggles with pacing. But once it gets going, it reveals itself to be a colourful and engaging throwback to an era of video games long gone.
Phogs! is an imaginative puzzle-adventure that offers a creative, nonviolent alternative for kids of all ages, or a new way to put friendships to the test in co-op.
Katamari Damacy REROLLPS4
Katamari Damacy REROLL is a delightful game that I highly recommend. It’s quirky, charming, extremely fun, and much deeper than it initially appears. I know it may sound cliché, but there really isn’t anything else like it and with it’s wide availability on modern consoles, it’s a game that you should definitely play if you haven’t experienced it yet.
Super Meat Boy ForeverSwitch
It’s a great game that for me did a few to many changes for the worse. I really miss perfecting each level with the grace of a gold medal Olympian. On a side note, I will give Super Meat Boy Forever an extra point for including a parody to Super Mario RPG. Enjoy that one!
On the one hand, due to its repetitive gameplay and failed attempts at shaking up the open-world game formula, The Pathless is a disappointing spiritual successor to Journey and ABZÛ.
Night City still shines with a wide cast of memorable characters and beautifully executed atmosphere that demonstrates just how good CD Projekt Red is at story telling, it’s just a shame so much of the overall experience of Cyberpunk 2077 is all held together by pieces of scotch tape.
Medal of Honor: Above and BeyondPC
Medal of Honor Above and Beyond is VR’s much-needed WWII shooter but technical bugs, underwhelming controls and mediocre campaign ruin the series’ epic return.
Call of the SeaPC
Call of the Sea is a well-executed Adventure game that feels both familiar and distinct, with imagery evocative of both Monkey Island and H.P. Lovecraft that comes together in a fun and concise adventure game.
World Of Warcraft: ShadowlandsPC
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is a solid experience all the way around but really finds its best footing in the endgame.
Doom Eternal rips & tears up its quality for worse on Nintendo Switch, but grants an incredible wish by letting players take the highly addictive FPS anywhere.