803 Published Reviews
Evil Dead: The GamePC
Evil Dead: The Game is surprisingly fully featured, which will help keep it from getting stale too quickly.
Eiyuden Chronicle: RisingPC
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is an enjoyable game overall. But the familiarity and grind can get boring, especially if you want to gun through sidequests for stamps. Regardless, this is a colorful, well-made RPG with detailed 3D backgrounds and vibrant character artwork, even if the chibi nature of the designs can feel somewhat wanting.
Salt and SacrificePC
The last point of contention I have when discussing Salt and Sacrifice is that it didn’t feel engaging. Gone are the days when boss fights truly delivered. Instead, they’re merely thrown at you as you’re roaming around. It leads to a bland and somewhat tedious affair, which I normally don’t experience when playing Souls-like Metroidvanias.
Trek to YomiPC
I really do appreciate the quality of the game’s presentation and, really, the aesthetic is handled very well. But I simply find the game to be an obnoxiously repetitive slog that I have zero interest in replaying for the other routes.
Rogue Legacy 2PC
So naturally, Rogue Legacy 2 ups the boss variety by taking advantage of the new movement mechanics introduced through heirlooms.
Galactic Civilizations IVPC
Truth be told, I really wanted to enjoy what Galactic Civilizations IV has to offer, and I do think that the Prestige Victory and Galactic Challenges should make playthroughs more refreshing. Unfortunately, the poor UI, lack of informative tooltips, and odd queueing problems caused unnecessary headaches.
The game is fortunate to be blessed with an amazing art style and sound design, which helps carry the game through much of its more disappointing parts. The gameplay is smooth and refined, but not particularly inspired or complex. And while the HP-as-currency mechanic is unique and (in my opinion) fun, a lot of the gameplay doesn’t really support this inspired design choice.
TAPE: Unveil the MemoriesPC
The video tape mechanics are so clumsy and irritating that I never got any enjoyment from them. And the monster is even worse. It adds nothing to the game but an imitation of what better titles have offered. If the premise of Tape: Unveil the Memories intrigues you, I recommend you just watch a playthrough instead.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker SagaPC
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga can be quite annoying when you’re playing through the storyline of a movie you really don’t like, but the presentation, gameplay, and level design are all so enjoyable that even the most ardent detractors of whichever trilogy you think is worse can still find plenty to enjoy. This isn’t just another really good Lego game, but one of the best Star Wars games we’ve ever seen.
Sephonie is something all fans of 3D platformers should play. It might look like a GameCube title and the story is contrived and not nearly as profound or likeable as it tries to be, but it’s well worth slogging through the odd, overlong visual novel sections to get to the good stuff.
Tiny Tina's WonderlandsPC
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a good spin-off that Borderlands fans should be happy with. It takes the gameplay aspects of Borderlands 3 that were popular while mostly amending the writing issues. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t as good as Borderlands 2. But after everything we’ve been through, I’ll take it.
All in all, Weird West provides a rather unorthodox romp that kept me interested as I continued to play. Then again, be forewarned that you could encounter frustrating issues, whether technical or by design.
Captivating and highly entertaining despite how limited and aggravating the combat can be, Ghostwire: Tokyo is stays appealing thanks to its strong open world and dedication to spirit exorcism.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of RagnarokPC
While Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok has some brilliant ideas, it's far from the epic expansion that you'd want it to be. It's hampered by reused mechanics and a story that's woefully disconnected from your main character's arc.
Syberia: The World BeforePC
Visually wondrous and full of logical, fair puzzles and likable characters, this is a worthy entry in the series, despite a jarring conclusion and some rather poor performance.
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 5PC
Now five entries into the Monster Energy Supercross series, the latest is running on fumes. While the sim-like mechanics of its driving model are nice, the overall package is bland, repetitive, and shows barely any progression from past entries.
Submerged: Hidden DepthsPC
Relaxing and lovely, Submerged: Hidden Depth doesn't have much in the way of gameplay, but it's still a nice experience for anyone who wants to explore its sunken world.
Persona 4 Arena UltimaxPC
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax on PC is a port with some questionable drawbacks, like the lack of a lobby mode and no rollback netcode on launch. But it's still the same great fighting game beloved by many.
Gorgeous and aided by satisfying combat mechanics, Young Souls is damaged by inconsistent difficulty, balance issues, bugs, and cheap boss encounters.
WWE 2K22 does have some notable problems, such as modes that feel lacking or tacked on. Thankfully, it manages to excel in other departments, including visuals, controls, and performance. Although its predecessors set a very low bar, WWE 2K22 still cleared it and exceeded expectations.
Guild Wars 2: End of DragonsPC
There was a lot riding on the return to Cantha in Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons. It's an iconic location steeped in the franchise's history. Fortunately, the latest expansion delivers an experience worthy of the hype. The end of the Dragon Cycle narrative will challenge you, teach you exciting new skills, and leave you feeling content. The story isn't overly long, but there are plenty of activities to keep you busy for many hours around Cantha.
Aztech Forgotten GodsPC
Although it has enjoyable movement and a solid story, Aztech Forgotten Gods feels like a shell of a game that's been stitched together.
Babylon's Fall has fast, flashy combat and a generally enjoyable structure, but is packed with issues, ranging from its limited co-op function to live service elements, which appear to have sealed its fate.
Ghostrunner - Project_HelPC
Carrying a decent amount of extra content with an enjoyable new character, Project_Hel makes Ghostrunner worth returning to for fans eager for more.
Shadow Warrior 3PC
Pretty, action-packed, and fun while it lasts, Shadow Warrior 3 is well made as long as there isn't any dialogue, but there's so little content that the price tag makes it truly hard to recommend.