739 Published Reviews
SuperEpic: The Entertainment WarSwitch
SuperEpic has nowhere to go after it comes screaming out of the gate. Its engaging initial gameplay never really evolves past button-mashing. Decent sprite work is derailed by environments that are so bland as to defy recollection. Its own commentary on the bereftness of mobile games ends up being a commentary on itself, and leaves you a lonely, wandering shell, questioning your gaming habits, your existence...everything.
Tracks - The Toy Train Set GameXbox One
Overall, it was a fun game for what it is. It is a basic train builder, with fairly simple controls and a huge canvas for you to take creative control over. For the low price of $19.99 USD, you can play the game as you wish, and you will have the chance to relive moments from building the train tracks from your youth.
Shovel Knight ShowdownPC
Yacht Club Games has added two new additions to the PC version of their popular Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. Shovel Knight: Showdown is an enjoyable 2D arena-battler that provides a fun local multiplayer experience, but lacks a true online multiplayer feature that would catapult this title into an exceptional 4-person party-battle. Shovel Knight: King of Cards diverts little from the original Shovel Knights modus operandi.
WRATH: Aeon of RuinPC
Overall, my feelings about the game are pretty high. I like the old-school feeling that the game gives you with the Quake engine. It brings me back to my childhood of learning to play first-person shooters, and those were good times. As of right now Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is listed for $24.99 USD on Steam and it will be available on launch for Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox.
Jurassic World Evolution: Return To Jurassic ParkPC
Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park is not just for Jurassic Park movie fans or those who get a non-physical kick out of dinosaurs but is also for those who enjoy realism and watching their map grow and flow. Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park has all the ingredients to keep a player engaged but seems stuck in the past with game mechanics not just story-line.
SONG OF HORROR Episode 3PC
After seeing three episodes of Song Of Horror we still stand by our original assessment that this game has all the components of a strong horror adventure game rivalling those that many of us grew up with. Its puzzles won't wear you down with frustration, some of the real-time mini-game mechanics might. Nevertheless, the horror environments are sure to deliver a scare and an interesting mystery story.
Story of a GladiatorPS4
Story of a Gladiator is an action beat'em up from Brain Seal Entertainment that puts the player in the boots of a gladiator that has lost everything. While the title "Story of a Gladiator" may be a misnomer as the actual story is short, with no real impact on much of what you do, Story of a Gladiator manages to pull off a fun action title that will keep players invested for several hours as they bash, slice, and skewer their way to the top.
Narcos: Rise of the CartelsPC
An inadequate tie-in game for the Netflix series Narcos that pales in comparison to its source material.
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced EditionSwitch
Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition brings a classic game to a more modern look while retaining everything which made the original a classic in the first place. It's worth playing for anyone who hasn't ever played it and a fun trip through memory lane for those of us who have loved it. Unfortunately, the Switch version suffers from not having the touchscreen-enabled for navigating menus and in-game.
Nancy Drew: Midnight in SalemPC
Midnight in Salem feels slightly rushed, and for a five year wait it really shouldn't have been, but it is still very enjoyable for both new and old players of the series. The story and characters are just as engaging as they've always been, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to the end. The problems that have arisen will most likely be fixed in the next game if HerInteractive chooses to stick with the Unity platform. But, this doesn't feel like the end of our series. Rather, it's just a really bumpy beginning.
So is Riverbond worth your time? If you have kids I would say that they couch coop experience is great. It introduces them to a great genre with a family-friendly filter. If you’re looking for the next dungeon crawler for yourself I worry that there just isn’t enough here to keep you interested for any length of time.
Detroit: Become HumanPC
Almost two years after its PlayStation 4 debut, developer Quantic Dream has brought Detroit: Become Human to the PC via the Epic Games Store. With beautiful graphics and a complex branching story line, be prepared to make tough choices as you live the life of three androids as they shape the events of the days prior to the android uprising.
DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2PC
Dragon Quest Builders II is a game that provides the tools for one to craft some fascinating and detailed fantasy creations. The story is what drew me in, however. Dragon Quest Builders II is ultimately a game about fate and whether we are bound to our natures that hearkens to lore from the early Dragon Quest stories. Although rife with annoyances, the overall experience is worth it.
Blair Witch is a good homage to the film but stands on its own as a spooky, lost-in-the-woods, romp that doesn't go far enough with some of its story beats.
SuperMash is a unique concept – what do you get when you smush together two different genres of games? In this case, a mixed bag. SuperMash, a game where two of six classic console genres are combined for something new and different, comes across as a brilliant idea with mediocre implementation – with some revisions to and improvements of existing content, the experience could be much more enjoyable.
An ambitious new open world adventure from Netease that straddles the boundaries of VR and traditional desktop MMORPG. Nostos is a magical experience that ultimately has some way to go before it hits its lofty goals
It's hard to believe that Phoenix Labs pulled off a miraculous feat such as implementing a flawless cross-save, cross-play sub-system on the four major gaming systems! Other than needing some performance tweaking on the Nintendo Switch Dauntless is a great F2P addition to Nintendo's growing Switch library. Dauntless' design of being able to jump into a quick 4-player collaborative team-up to hunt a monster is a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch's "on-the-go" philosophy.
SD GUNDAM G GENERATION CROSS RAYSPC
Do not get me wrong I am not saying SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays is not fun. In fact, it is the opposite. I found the game very enjoyable in short game-play sessions. The drawn-out missions did play a part in the playability of the game but as luck would have it, I am such a huge Gundam fan I stuck with it. This title does feature Partial Controller support but as the interactions were limited, I found using the mouse and keyboard quicker and more fluid.
Woven is the poster child for cozy gaming that makes you want to just slow down and savor precious moments. What makes this game even more remarkable though is how ingenious solving puzzles are. The idea of soft toys being like Transformers that convert into superhero's (disguised as other stuffed animals, not cars) is just brilliant. I hope Alterego Games merchandise actual toys that can be interchangeable in this way, that sounds like a gold mine waiting to be discovered just like this game.
AeternoBlade 2 is a continuance of AeternoBlade, an action time-puzzler by CORECELL Technology. This action-puzzle game implements multiple styles of combat with an interesting time manipulation mechanic. While the puzzles are mostly enjoyable, the combat is largely uninspired, leading to tedious boss encounters and aggravating 3D battles that quickly neutralizes the fantastic points of AeternoBlade 2's design.
140 on the Nintendo Switch is still the same award winning rhythmic platformer, now on the Switch! 140 provides simplistic controls in conjunction with challenging beat-based puzzle-platformer action that will take players only a few hours of their time to beat. The experience is definitely worth the cost of admission.
Jamestown+ is a strange trip through space-age colonial times. Take control of several ships with dozens of optional load outs and protect Roanoke and Jamestown alongside John Smith from the allied forces of the Spanish and the Martians. While the premise may seem weird and hokey, the gameplay is solid, fun, and is sure to satisfy shoot'em up fans for hours with multiple difficulties, unlockable game modes, and additional challenge tiers.
WarpThrough is an indie arcade gem. The restriction to stop moving in order to attack is deceptive in that, it's the attacks and the characters themselves that define the skill required to complete levels. The short story mode and lack of lobby based online multiplayer may dissuade some players from giving this a try, but the online leaderboard will go a long way to making WarpThrough a game worth a cult following.
Farming Simulator 20Switch
Farming Simulator 20 drives smoothly on the Nintendo Switch. Mainly being a game where you are only basically in the cockpit of your vehicle it isn't difficult in anyway to navigate especially since you can touch your screen to move your camera however draw distance on the Nintendo Switch seems very limited. It is difficult to enjoy a simulator if I am unable to see where my next task is turning my sessions of Farming Simulator 20 into a guessing game fairly quickly which is no fun at all.
Phoenix Point is an entertaining experience for all of those who interested in the tactical-strategy genre. It mostly uses the same elements that we’d seen in the XCOM series, but thanks to several new features, the gameplay distinguishes itself from XCOM. However, you have to get along with some disappointing technical issues.