634 Published Reviews
Warhammer 40,000: BattlesectorPC
There are plenty of other better tactics games, such as the previously mentioned Sanctus Reach, as well as Black Labs’ own Battlestar Galactica game. Warhammer fans should definitely check the game out at least for the voice acting and interesting Tyranid tactics, while strategy fans might want to wait for significant content updates before jumping in.
While the game has interesting concepts and ideas, some odd design choices and an atrocious tutorial hamper Old World’s ambition.
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video GameXbox One
Ditching the simulation-heavy gameplay of previous Olympic games is a smart move that creates a more enjoyable experience, especially in multiplayer, but there’s still a lack of lasting replay value.
While there are gameplay hiccups and under-utilized systems, Scarlet Nexus has enough exciting combat and brain-twisting story to find its audience, and deliver major fun for those who enjoy its acquired taste.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DXPC
Miracle World DX is a game that will appeal to fans of the original game, as well as those who enjoy modern indie platformer darlings. I must admit that the game doesn’t feel as hard as it did as a child and hardcore players will overcome its 17 stages without a whole lot of issue. Despite this, it’s still a challenging game that never manages to tip into being fully frustrating, and most players will find it a fun and enjoyable romp.
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark AlliancePS5
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is a fun game with a ton of fanservice for the dedicated D&D fan. This is backed up by solid combat that feels rewarding to pull off, since certain big-damage attacks need to be set up before you can execute them.
Red Solstice 2: SurvivorsPC
While the multiplayer is where Red Solstice 2: Survivors shines, fundamental design clashes, lack of single-player focus, and poor information presentation make the game a highly inconsistent experience.
Chivalry 2Xbox Series X
Chivalry 2’s approach to medieval combat is equal parts satisfying and silly, creating a raucous multiplayer experience that begs to be played with friends.
Final Fantasy VII Remake IntergradePS5
Though Intermission reuses assets from the base game, it offers enough new and exciting material to more than justify the price of admission for Final Fantasy fans.
NINJA GAIDEN: Master CollectionPS4
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection is an enjoyable look at two and a half great games, but not in their best forms. It has much of the DLC and extra bits thrown in, but nothing new that makes this collection worthwhile, except to new fans.
Umurangi Generation Special EditionSwitch
Umurangi Generation: Special Edition is a thrilling dive into a world on the brink of collapse, and a singular gaming experience that will stick with you long after you put it down, made only better by the included DLC and quality of life upgrades on the Switch.
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD RemasterPS4
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster is an unforgiving, borderline nihilistic tale of ruin that doesn’t even let me have fun when I try. The updates to this fourth different version are not enough to justify the price. You either see it as iconic or moronic. Either way, you would be right.
Stonefly is a game with big insects and a bigger heart. Despite some clunky aspects in its combat and some repetitive sections, the game’s visual style, relaxing exploration, and rewarding customization system make it a game worth crawling around in.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm GroundPC
Though the mediocre UI makes the game needlessly intimidating, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground is an engaging tactics game that successfully mixes systems from multiple genres.
Solasta: Crown of the MagisterPC
The excellent dungeon editor is easy to use and understand, offering even more replayability. For those looking for a more gameplay-focused take on the tactical turn-based RPG, this game is not to be missed.
King of SeasXbox One
King of Seas looks great and has some great ship-to-ship combat but is let down by its underwhelming exploration and basic story.
Turning the usual “human hunts animal” expectation on its head, Maneater is much more than a simple shark simulator, and provides an fun open world RPG that you can really sink your teeth into.
Biomutant has a lot of issues that more lenient players might be willing to look past for its fantastic strengths, but the overall package is a tough sell.
Subnautica: Below ZeroPC
Subnautica: Below Zero makes you feel like arctic explorers as you traverse the icy climate of planet 4546B. If you are able to stick with it and continue to move forward to find ways to dive deeper, Below Zero has plenty of discoveries to uncover.
Resident Evil VillagePS4
Those going in not caring that it might not feel exactly like Resident Evil or who understand that sometimes the cracks will show are going to have the most enjoyment from the game. Finish it, enjoy the Mercenaries mode, unlock bonuses, and play it again. That’s exactly what I’ll be doing.
Total War: ROME REMASTEREDPC
Total War: Rome Remastered is a solid technical remaster of a classic game, but fails to legitimately improve and adapt for modern sensibilities.
Buildings Have Feelings Too!PC
A charming facade can’t save Buildings Have Feelings Too from its own poor technical framework, gameplay design issues, and lack of player accessibility options.
Sons of RaPC
Sons of Ra is a tight and fast-paced competitive game with a neat setting and flavorful presentation, though does suffer from some balancing issues.
OutridersXbox Series X
Outriders is one of those “rough-around-the-edges” games that’s brilliant in its core, but is dulled around the edges by some less than stellar elements. In this case, it’s the weak story and issues with the launch build of the game. While the story can’t exactly be patched, some additional work and updates to the game should help Outriders to truly shine.
Say No! MorePC
Say No! More is a casual experience with a lot of heart. It’s got a ton of laugh-out-loud moments, whether they’re from the hilarious dialogue or the results of a hard-hitting “no” that will have you smiling until the very end.