988 Published Reviews
Immortals Fenyx Rising: Myths Of The EasternPC
Immortals: Fenyx Rising - Myths of the Eastern Realm marks the return of the game back to the more open-world adventuring as opposed to the instanced puzzle-solving of A New God. However, the DLC does not manage to differentiate itself enough to stand tall.
ARIDA: Backland's AwakeningPC
At it's core ARIDA is a narrative experience and if you keep that mind going in I fail to see how you won't find enjoyment in this short, but sweet, indie game.
3 out of 10: Season TwoPC
Overall, 3 out of 10 Season Two, is a fun-filled title with mini-games to keep you busy in between story scenes that are full of laughs from beginning to end. Finding out what is going to happen to this company as they work on their game is what pushes everything forward. How will it end? This game is free on the Epic Store now so go play it and have a great time with it.
Overall, #Drive is one of those feel-good runners where you just have to lose yourself to the gameplay and have a good time. Available now on the Nintendo Switch for $12.99 and available later on for android systems. My son and I enjoyed this title and we will continue to enjoy it trying to beat each other’s records.
Immortals Fenyx Rising: A new godPC
If you are someone who enjoyed the puzzles and the dad joke-like humor of Immortals: Fenyx Rising, A New God DLC is for you. The Vaults will challenge your approach to the game mechanics with the addition of new and expanded mechanics. However, if you are not a fan of trials and get easily frustrated, the DLC might be a miserable experience.
The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff PackPC
The Sims 4: Paranormal Stuff Pack is a nice, niche addition to the game that feels like it should always have been here. It was not obvious on how to start your journey as a Medium, but once you get in you're guaranteed some spooky fun.
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.
Assassin's Creed ValhallaPC
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla refined the new RPG formula started in Origins and improved in Odyssey. However, in an attempt to fix Odyssey’s shortcomings, the developers went too far to the opposite extreme in terms of progression.
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.