981 Published Reviews
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarPC
Overall, I love the old-school feels of Black Ops in Cold War and I love the storyline. All of the modes are fun to play and offer a lot for old players and new players alike. It is fun to get back into the action with players from all consoles and on PC to make the action that much better with cross-play.
The game has some of the most innovative puzzles we've seen in a game on any platform! Couple the innovation that uses objects in the light and shadow worlds with some spectacular animation and you have a clear cut winner for one of the best puzzle games ever on the Nintendo Switch platform!
The plot, such as it is, doesn’t have what makes the Life Is Strange series so gripping: well-developed characters that we genuinely care about. It’s doubly disappointing because I genuinely love most of what Dontnod puts out as a studio and I’m sad to say I can’t really recommend this game.
Overall, Airborne Kingdom is a new style city-builder aimed at the casual player who wants to just try and build the best floating kingdom that they can. This title is currently $19.99 USD but is normally $24.99 USD, so it is a fairly cheap pickup for a nice relaxed time playing a city-builder.
The repetitive reuse of the mechanics, a complete lack of any narrative, and a soundscape that feels distinctly mono makes this title feel adequate, but probably better suited as a mobile escapade. All in, Neoverse is an adequate distraction to pick up and put down but if you want something truly engaging then wait for this one to roll out a few more updates first.
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of MemoryPS4
Despite being a strong rhythm action game, the game’s biggest point is reliving memories that already have an emotional impact with its audience. While it might ease newcomers into the franchise and provide delight with a follow-up more detailed exploration of other games, it is clearly aimed at long-time fans.
Sam & Max Save the WorldSwitch
The visuals are satisfying, the music and voice-overs are crisp and the controls are impeccable. And hopefully, the Season Two and Season Three teases on Skunkape Games' website become reality for the Nintendo Switch and other systems!
El Hijo - A Wild West TalePC
El Hijo is just downright fun to play. It doesn't take a tremendous amount of thought to get through levels and the game is forgiving when you do get "caught". The inspiring of in-game children is a great motivational system that will entice you to replay levels to get 100% completion!
As a follow-up, Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 does manage to add the occasional extra twist, some tweaked timing, and a whole new round of puns but this enjoyable puzzle game doesn't add enough to the core gameplay to justify a sequel, however charming it is.
DOOM Eternal on Nintendo Switch is a mechanically smooth experience to play. Combat feels tight, controls are decent and it runs smoothly. It’s one of the most impressive shooters of this generation and the fact that I can play it on a handheld device is exceptionally impressive.
Immortals: Fenyx RisingPC
Immortals: Fenyx Rising takes Ubisoft in a new direction, different from that of Assassin’s Creed. The game still utilizes an open-world, the way it goes about it is very different. While it doesn’t bring anything new or innovative to the table of action-adventures, Immortals is a short and charming colorful journey into Greek mythology.
Cyberpunk entices you to dive into a gorgeous new world, until you get up close and spot the imperfections. There’s a lot to like about Cybperunk 2077 and just as many problems with the way it’s been put together. For now, consider this purchase carefully if you're a console owner.
Chronos: Before the AshesPC
Chronos: Before the Ashes entails stalking through ancient corridors in alien worlds, and an innovative death mechanic, to boot. There are puzzles a-plenty, and boss fights, just as one would expect from an adventure like this. Nevertheless, Gunfire Games’ latest offering is an action RPG that forgets to deliver on the fun.
The Sims 4 Snowy Escape Expansion PackPC
If you are looking for something that revolutionizes the gameplay of The Sims 4, Snowy Escape will not provide you with what you seek. The latest expansion builds on what is already present in the game and, for some players, it will feel like more of the same.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit RemasteredPC
Overall, my first impressions of this remaster is a good one and it just keeps getting better the more I play it. I have streamed it a couple of times not because tons of people have been watching but simply because I want to share my love for the game with others.
Wildfire is a challenging 2D stealth platformer that does stealth well. Wildfire is also co-op so if you want to experience it with a friend you can. The graphics are great and really make the flames pop when you are setting a bush on fire. Aiming can be hard but it doesn’t stop Wildfire from being fun. I really enjoyed my time with Wildfire. It’s out now on the Nintendo Switch for $14.99.
WRC 9 FIA World Rally ChampionshipPC
Overall, WRC 9 is one of the most realistic racers that I have had the fortune of playing recently. It is full of great graphics and a level of realism I would want for many of my other games. Be careful as you drive down these back roads and paths as you race against the time of other drivers and have fun with it. It is available now for $49.99 USD and is purchasable on every major platform.
If you are looking for a small-sized game coming in at a whopping 400MB that can provide hours of enjoyment for you are even other guests, well this title is one that I would highly recommend. The price is also very reasonable $14.99. With smooth graphics and a wonderful ability to be picked up and played at any given time this makes Pure Pool a valued purchase.
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete EditionSwitch
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition on the Nintendo Switch is a surprisingly pleasurable port of a rather hefty console game. Whether you're a dinosaur fan or not there is plenty of fun here for fans and newcomers to the sim genre.
If you have time for the most adorable new friends you’ll make during the holidays then grab Phogs when it arrives on Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Playstation 4, Steam and Stadia. Check out when and where you can meet these two puppers over on the official Phogs website.
SpellForce 3: Fallen GodPC
SpellForce 3: Fallen God provides players with more SF3 goodness. The story, told from an unusual perspective, shows you a gripping tale of a dwindling tribe trying to survive as opposed to previous instances of Saving The World.
G.I. Joe: Operation BlackoutPS4
If you're a sentimental fan of G.I. Joe, then you are the most likely to truly enjoy this game. G.I. Joe fans will enjoy the characters, the things to collect, the Saturday morning cartoon-ish visuals, as well as the campy cartoony storyline. For all others, this will just come across as a run-of-the-mill third-person shooter game that will require some patience to find a control scheme setting you can work with.
The Red LanternPC
I was a bit disappointed with the ending because I think I was hoping that there was a twist or something more meaningful to find at the lodge. With that said, I still enjoyed the theme and gameplay and loved seeing how the relationships with the sled dogs played out and progressed on the journey.
Seven Knights -Time Wanderer-Switch
Overall, I give a lot of credit to Netmarble for a very good RPG especially since it was originally designed for mobile and then had to be changed up to meet the needs of the traditional console game. I have enjoyed playing it for hours on end and it is worth every penny of the $19.99 USD that is being charged for it on the Switch. It is simple to learn and play through and fun for anyone who likes RPGs.
There's a lot to love about Ikenfell: its characters, charming narrative, and polished strategic combat all come together to create something truly unique and magical. While it calls on themes from other pop culture titles, the story within is all its own. Slow at first, Ikenfell's true narrative starts to unravel as you meet new friends and unlock clues behind Maritte's sister's disappearance.