848 Published Reviews
Someday You'll ReturnPC
I actually streamed Someday You’ll Return for some friends as I played it, and had them hooked from the first jump scare. It’s not quite as scary as it is thrilling, though it does have some terrifying moments here and there that get your adrenaline flowing. After you see the monster for the first time, the tone of the story shifts from the suspense of being hunted by the unknown, to the suspense of finding your loved one, and in turn, finally finding yourself.
Maneater is just the type of game a shark enthusiast, such as myself, has been waiting for. The sharks get their revenge on humans and other predators as it grows. The combat and swimming systems work very well, and mix well with the blood and gore that gives a realistic feel to the title. I loved most aspects of the game and the story and will enjoy playing it through to completion to reach the ultimate evolution.
World War Z - GOTY EditionXbox One
World War Z GOTY Edition is a complete pack of a co-op based zombie-shooter that keeps you engaged for a long time if you don’t mind repeating a cycle of events again and again. You will get the most out of the game when you play it with your friends. Otherwise, World War Z will be a frustrating experience that has nothing new to offer.
STATIONflow provides the management sim enthusiast with a new environment to test their building mettle. The ever-evolving needs of new passengers and the accompanying facilities that need to be built come at a steady pace to provide increasing complexity to the station without overloading the player with too much at one time. Unfortunately, some glaring quality of life omissions paired with a lack of detailed data keeps STATIONflow from being a top tier game in the genre.
In Other WatersPC
In a world full of companies trying to push out the most realistic next-gen graphics, it’s a work of art that transcends what it means to experience a deeply-moving narrative in a video game and reminds us that you don’t have to rely on thousand-dollar video cards to be immersed in an incredible story. But, please don’t just take my word for it. Support your amazing Indie developer Jump Over the Age by trying out their game over on Steam for $14.99 USD.
Art like this challenges us to do something with the information that we have or that we have gained from our encounter with it. I would encourage you, if you are experiencing the fallout from trauma or have experienced traumatic loss, reach out to a professional and talk to them – whether it is seeking out a counselor or finding yourself sitting across a room from me.
Saints Row IV: Re-ElectedSwitch
The biggest take away from this Nintendo Switch port of Saints Row IV is the words "outright fun". The fun is enhanced with a chock full of humour, sometimes a bit lewd, and memorable laugh-out-loud scenarios, encounters and moments. Mix in some RPG elements that include fun "superpowers" and you have a game even fans new to the Saints Row franchise can enjoy! It's well worth the price tag of $39.99 USD!
In Arboria, players start a journey in this dark rogue-lite game as a warrior descending into the caverns to heal your life tree and pay tribute to the gods. Descend into the ever-changing Durnar and uncover the mysteries of your tribe. Fighting your way through some creepy crawlies with a variety of Symbiotic Weapons. There is potential in this game that, at least at this point in early access, is not yet fully realized.
Mask of MistsPC
The story is a bit shallow and leaves you with more questions as the game does not really try to provide answers, and the idyllic music gets somewhat repetitive as well, but altogether Mask of Mists is a little enjoyable journey. If you have a few hours to spend for a casual puzzle-solving, this might be the game for you.
Mount & Blade II: BannerlordPC
Overall Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is a great game. It’s a case of if it’s not broke, don’t fix it, but it’s been improved on with some beautiful graphics and refining of basic gameplay. TaleWorlds continues to polish it with patches and listen to their community about it. This is hands down one of the best games that let you charge with your cavalry archers while you charge ahead with your lance to end banditry in the area and everything in between.
Overall, I had a great time playing Fort Triumph and will continue to play more and more in the future. I would highly recommend it to everyone either looking for an entry into the world of turn-based tactics, to even the most battle-worn veterans looking for the new title to sink their claws into.
A fantastically charming mix of genres that, put together, produce a Metroidvania RPG that is utterly engaging. Even when Indivisible manages to misstep, the gorgeous aesthetic and oddball characters bring this adventure to life in a way that makes it an utter joy hold in your hands. If you can, take some time and grab Indivisible on Nintendo's handheld console.
When it comes to getting your bike around the track, Milestone has done an excellent job of creating a believable simulation of MotoGP racing. Since you aren’t able to physically feel the forces acting upon your body and bike, it is paramount to recreate those feelings through audio and visual cues in-game, and MotoGP 20 does this to great effect, especially when you play in one of the first-person views.
Get PackedGoogle Stadia
Get packed excels as a fun frolic through a town full of destructive multiplayer madness. It embodies the same sort of character and carnage that Overcooked excels at and I had a ton of fun chasing that last big job with my right-hand mover. The silly aesthetic, variety of scenarios, and surprisingly deep gameplay make get Packed a party game that will crack you up. Handled with care and played locally, this is the sort of game that can make a party, you remember what a party is right?
Animal Crossing: New HorizonsSwitch
Animal Crossing New Horizons is the best game that could have launched during this pandemic being so family friendly and compelling to all ages and personalities. Nintendo have delivered a jam packed adventure that is for the most fanatical player or someone who is new to this colorful series. Where Nintendo still have work to do is in the record keeping and planting side of the game while also letting the player learn more of their experience in the game itself.
Biped is a simple idea but executed with as much charm as Next could possibly muster. If you’ve ever wanted to save the world but the T800 was just a bit to shoot first and ask questions later, grab a buddy and try out Biped. The cute characters, lovingly crafted stages, and emotional range the mechanical cast show between your own screams of joy and despair will have you hooked on this title, and you can even play co-op without the couch via Remote Play.
Trials of ManaSwitch
Overall, I think Trials of Mana is a great remake. Square truly knocked it out of the park on this one. I never thought I’d see a game so faithful to the original recreated in beautiful 3D the way they did with Trials of Mana. Whether you’re a fan of the original, or new to the franchise, the remake is the definitive version to play.
A Fold ApartPC
A Fold Apart was a charming gaming experience with a story true to what being in a long-distance relationship can be like. I love its art style and graphics and its unique way of doing puzzles. I also loved the unexpected feature to choose the gender of your characters.
Streets of Rage 4PC
Feel like you need more of a challenge? Arcade mode expects you to do the entire story in one sitting with one life just like the "good old days." The art style is magnificent and the satisfaction you get when you do start to feel out the combo system and the enemies weaknesses is second to none. While there have been many great beat em' ups in the past 2 decades. None have had that Streets of Rage feel that is unique to those Sega fans. I can safely say, this has it.
Totally Reliable Delivery ServicePC
This game is a blast and suitable for all ages, the more people you have the greater the chaos you can create so the more laughs you'll have. There is variety in the different objects the game asks you to deliver, starting off simple and moving into crazy very quickly. You'll be delivering to the top of a blimp that flies around the island you are on via a helicopter in no time!
Element Space had choices that impacted the game like Mass Effect which I liked. Unfortunately, there were many bugs that caused the game time to be funny, frustrating, and annoying. A good game is there somewhere but the problems need to be fixed.
Final Fantasy VII RemakePS4
If you're new to the Final Fantasy VII series you'll have no trouble diving into this remake. On the flip side, if you're a fan of the original Playstation game you'll find a lot to love here and playing this version will definitely rekindle the flame! Final Fantasy VII Remake is certain to be on many "Game Of The Year" lists in 2020!
At first glance, Untold RPG looks to be a typical Choose Your Own Adventure story: read a little, pick a fork in the road, and see what happens next. In reality, Untold is a full-on RPG, complete with character progression, inventory management, and NPC interactions. There are some CYOA elements that detract from the story being told, the main culprit being immediate death. These deaths do nothing to advance or enrich the plot and instead work to break your immersion in an otherwise solid story. The character development and combat systems find that sweet spot between being too simplistic to matter and becoming a bloated distraction. Untold is the equivalent to just one or two pen and paper gaming sessions so spending any more time than needed in the character menus would just be a waste.
Alder's Blood is a tactical-strategy RPG with an incredibly rich story that will have you hooked from the tutorial. Where it lacks a little excitement in combat, it definitely makes up for it with the narrative twists and turns that grab at your collar and refuse to let go. The world of Alder's Blood is dark and unforgiving, but it promises a unique challenge that gives you a sense of accomplishment when you finally emerge on the other side.
Even in the Early Access phase, Gordian Quest is a polished, solid game. If you enjoy the genre, you will get a few hours of enthusiastic card-slinging in the first Act as your party of brave heroes struggles to remove the curse plaguing the land. The game already features plenty of content to keep players happy and manages to carve its own little niche by combining CCG gameplay with roguelite and RPG elements.