147 Published Reviews

Cyberpunk 2077

PC
8.00
LG18Jan 10, 2021
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: Hivebusters

Xbox Series X
8.50
GrayshadowDec 16, 2020
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 2077

Xbox Series X
8.00
GrayshadowDec 16, 2020
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 Sin

PS4
7.00
RONDec 14, 2020
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 11

PS5
9.50
GrayshadowDec 10, 2020
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 Tale

PC
7.50
LG18Dec 09, 2020
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.

Suzerain

PC
7.50
FragnarokDec 08, 2020
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 Valhalla

Xbox Series X
9.20
GrayshadowDec 02, 2020
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
8.50
FragnarokNov 28, 2020
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!

PS4
5.50
FragnarokNov 25, 2020
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 War

Xbox Series X
3.50
GrayshadowNov 18, 2020
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 Redux

PC
9.00
LG18Nov 15, 2020
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 Morales

PS5
8.50
GrayshadowNov 13, 2020
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.

DOOM 64

Switch
7.30
LG18Nov 03, 2020
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 Hope

Xbox One
7.50
GrayshadowNov 01, 2020
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 Hell

PS4
4.50
RONOct 30, 2020
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 Legion

Xbox One
7.00
GrayshadowOct 30, 2020
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 Deluxe

Switch
8.50
GrayshadowOct 30, 2020
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.

Horace

Switch
8.50
GrayshadowOct 21, 2020
The platforming and Metroidvania elements are fantastic but they’re constantly hindered by lots of backtracking and punishingly hard situations that could’ve been addressed with small improvements. Shortcuts, removing certain obstacles after a room has been completed, or offering a fast travel system would’ve gone a long way. Horace is an indie gem that will test even the most seasoned gamer’s skill and a story full of touching moments.

Projection: First Light

PS4
7.50
RONOct 19, 2020
Visually, Projection: First Light is a delight. Its faultless detail in the presentation is praiseworthy. The characters are well-drawn and its animations gives contribute to its eclectic atmosphere. Every character moves as one would expect the puppets to move with sticks controlling their motions. The only thing that feels missing is the presence of voice acting or even written dialogs.

The Signifier

PC
7.80
LG18Oct 15, 2020
The Signifier is an undeniably clever and thought-provoking game, with a lot of unique elements and some seamlessly integrated concepts. Politics, economics, technology and what it is to be a human being during the turbulence this trichotomy creates, are components amalgamated in a way that’s poignant and absorbing.

Against The Moon

PC
7.00
FragnarokOct 07, 2020
Against the Moon is a competent but not overly amazing card battler. Many encounters can wind up more frustrating than fun from unlucky draws and seemingly overpowered foes. The story is short, leaving only a single mode left to keep players busy. Hardcore fans of both deck building and endless rogue-likes may be enticed enough to grab the game at its full $19.99 USD price tag.

Half-Life: Alyx

PC
10.0
LG18Oct 06, 2020
As a true representative of the excitingly surreal experience of VR and the added immersion it brings, alongside brilliant pacing, narrative and visuals, the game takes the player to another world in a way no other has. It’s a fantastic achievement, and if there was one title to convince someone that games can stand on their own unique artistic merit, this is surely it.

NBA 2K21

PS4
8.00
RONSep 20, 2020
Overall, 2K21 may feel a bit too daunting for casual players. The differences between the pro and casual players somewhat feel larger than before in Playground matches, as it's easy for highly ranked players with several badges to break you down. By the time you've managed to unlock some badges, pro players too have unlocked some more.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Switch
9.00
GrayshadowSep 19, 2020
Super Mario 3D All-Stars delivers some of Mario's best adventures into 1 package but without any notable improvements. The core games alone are amazing, each one is worth the asking price but as a re-release Super Mario 3D All-Stars is lacking. There's little in terms of improved quality or gameplay elements that makes these titles distinguished from the original versions.