155 Published Reviews
OutridersXbox Series X
Outriders is has a lot of potential with great looting options and boss fights but everything between starts to showcase the many problems within the game. The massive disconnect between lore and gameplay, the unbalance difficulty that swings in both directions, extremely poor network issues, and bland characters are is too much to ignore. Outriders could become a fantastic experience once certain things are tuned correctly but in the state now it's unacceptable and should be considered early access at best. Outriders drops the ball on something that had a lot of promise but fails to live up to it.
Evil Genius 2: World DominationPC
Unfortunately, EG2 is a game that drops off before it has a chance to really get going, suffocating its cool ideas with an old-fashioned UI and an arduous upgrade system. There are certainly several hours of fun to be had here, and there are moments when everything clicks, but the game usually fails to instill the degree of intricate management players want.
DOOM EternalXbox Series X
The Ancient Gods is an outstanding expansion that gives players more quality DOOM Eternal fights. The story answers lingering questions from the core campaign and the 2016 game, highlighting how everything has been leading up to this final fight. It's just disappointing that the boss encounters are more about fighting the demons around the boss than the boss itself.
Devotion is a special game that tells a deeply disturbing story with many themes within its 2 hour journey. It's hard to discuss them without going into spoilers but the events that transpire paint a sad narrative with no happy ending.
Little Nightmares IIPS5
Little Nightmares 2 doesn't attempt to fix what isn't broken. The incredible setpieces and atmosphere still provide that uneasy tension. Navigating the unknown and hiding from monstrous humans is still a thrill. The combat is lacking and can be frustrating at times, wishing that Mono could just swing a little faster.
Infliction: Extended CutPS5
You'll need to take chances when exploring to find out what happened truly and often that means dealing with the vexing mobility system. Despite this Infliction is a terrifying adventure that will keep you from walking into dark places for a long time.
The MediumXbox Series X
The Medium is an incredible title that has its fair share of thrills, chills, and somber moments. While the gameplay is simple and basic the narrative, presentation, and performances create an incredible sense of immersion. There's a lot of potential here for a great series considering the interesting lore dropped during this adventure.
Cyberpunk is an impressive game in many ways, no doubt. The game is frequently a thoroughly enjoyable title set in a graphically stunning world, even in spite of its major shortcomings.
Gears 5: HivebustersXbox Series X
Gears 5 Hivebusters is a worthy expansion for this beloved franchise. Highlighting a new squad of characters fighting in this war while connecting them to the core game. It doesn't rely on it and allows Keegan, Mac, and Lahni to stand on their own.
Cyberpunk 2077Xbox Series X
Cyberpunk 2077 is a good game with a lot of positive features. The incredibly layered characters are brilliantly crafted and the visuals, when working correctly, are amazing. Night City is full of activities to take part in and you're given ample ways to customize and build V into your own cybernetic warrior.
Empire of SinPS4
The Empire of Sin has great ideas, but the game seems to require more development time. It may be worth fixing the patch or the sequel may have to be perfect. Despite the negative aspects, if you're a fan of gangster genres, strategy, and management, the Empire of Sin will make an undeniable offer to you.
Mortal Kombat 11PS5
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is a bloody fun time that provides an extensive amount of quality reasons to keep coming back. The massive roster of fighters, the brilliantly brutal fatalities, and the wonderful tutorial system gives newcomers a chance to learn how to play. The campaign is hard to follow if you're new but once you understand the lore you'll see this series has more to offer than just blood-soaked attacks. Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is everything you could ever hope for from a fighting game and more.
El Hijo - A Wild West TalePC
In spite of a couple of control and AI issues, El Hijo is a fulfilling love letter to the stealth genre. It doesn’t provide anything in the way of innovation and it’s simplicity does get the better of it sometimes, but it does, for the most part, manage to capture the inherent thrill stealth games are known for. Where the usual convention for the genre entails a complex and multi-layered approach, El Hijo excels at boiling down stealth's gratifying core mechanics into an enjoyable pick up and play, with a collection of relatively simple, but clever levels.
Overall, Suzerain’s four chapters can be completed in just a few hours. With so many choices the fate of Rayne, his family, Sorland, and other nations can be drastically different. While a single journey might be an interesting tale, what makes Suzerain compelling is the varying personalities of Anton Rayne.
Assassin's Creed ValhallaXbox Series X
Assassin's Creed Valhalla does require a great deal of dedication to obtain the best gear and experience the best stories but it's all worth it. This is a Viking adventure that burns slowly and benefits for it. Assassin's Creed Valhalla is exactly what this franchise needed and takes vast leaps forward for this franchise.
Chicken Police – Paint it RED!PC
The mystery surrounding Natasha’s troubles may be the focus of the main plot, but side conversations and lore will be the bulk of the game’s playability. Those that take time to explore Clawville and talk to everyone will find a richly detailed world. The banter between Sonny, Marty, and others is the game’s biggest highlight.
Shing! teeters between generic and irritating. The unique controls never feel exactly right for the situations, most of which can be overwhelming and challenging the first time through. The game fails to fully click and finally become fun. The setting and humor further detract from the experience. Only dedicated beat’em players should pick this up, for the rest there are far more superior options available on PlayStation 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarXbox Series X
Going back to the original titles and those of us who experienced those games when they first released shows how far this franchise has fallen. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveals how greatly this franchise has declined, from a historic multiplayer shooter to a buggy mess.
Observer: System ReduxPC
The title homes in to what cyberpunk does best - a peek into what the future may, but hopefully will not, hold, prompting us to consider where exponentially increasing technological advancement is taking humanity. As you catch yourself staring at photorealistic light rhythmically chinking through a fan, marvelling at the game’s next generation graphics; you can’t help but wonder, what’s next?
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesPS5
The story has holes in it when you look closer, especially when it comes to civilian causalities during tremulously destructive situations. The Tinkerer just not as interesting as the previous villains as her reasons for causing havoc, while understandable, doesn't have the same impact when you look closer at her actions. Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales provides another breathtaking superhero adventure that will delight both adventure fans and Spidey fans alike.
Those who are fans of the original Doom games will no doubt have a blast with the game, even if the shortcomings can be aggravating at times. There are flaws, but there’s no doubt this is a fun game that captures the essence of what made those early FPS games so addictively fun. Just don’t expect it to hold your hand in the way modern shooters do.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little HopeXbox One
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope provides thrills, chills, and a great finale. The adventure has a lot of complicated turns and twists that kept me on my toes while at the same time encouraged me to try again. I just wished there was a way to skip to the parts I wanted to alter instead of having to play through entire sections.
Neighbours back From HellPS4
I remember having a lot of laughs back in the day, but, somehow, Neighbours back From Hell failed to be humorous. At some point in the game, I honestly started to feel bad for Mr. Rottweiler's family. It could be that I’ve grown up or the game felt dated. Perhaps, in this case, a sequel focusing on new features and a new story would have been better than a simple remaster.
Watch Dogs LegionXbox One
The story does have some profound moments with the antagonists but these are fleeting. Watch Dogs Legion fell into the same holes that the first game suffered from and while small improvements to the open-world formula are here this latest adventure of DedSec doesn't have the same fire that the previous game lit.
Angry Video Game Nerd 1 & 2 DeluxeSwitch
It sticks to what works and benefits for it, using the Nerd’s personality to help amplify the experience as you control him through his hell of being part of bad video games. The Angry Video Game Nerd 1 and 2 Deluxe is a great platformer and an excellent game for fans of the Angry Video Game Nerd.