129 Reviews

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

PC
8.00
Andrew FarrellSep 10, 2019
Spyro Reignited Trilogy makes for a very compelling package. It contains three classic 3D platformers that are still just as fun to play as ever, but with a beautiful new coat of paint. The games aren’t long at all individually, but the whole shebang will likely take most people between 20-25 hours to get through, depending on their level of interest in getting 100%. Fans of the genre or people nostalgic for the original games will absolutely find a lot to like in these remakes.

GreedFall

PC
7.00
Andrew FarrellSep 09, 2019
While it's true that GreedFall has some serious problems with variety and bizarrely re-used assets, the story is great and the combat and game systems are quite good. Anyone willing to look past its problems and dig into the narrative will likely have a good time with it.

Blasphemous

PC
9.00
Andrew FarrellSep 09, 2019
Blasphemous might be derivative, but it's one of the best, if not the best Metroid-like I've played this year. Not only is it downright gorgeous, but the gameplay is uniformly excellent and hunting for its many secrets make it a puzzle well worth exploring.

NBA 2K20

PC
7.00
Jason RodriguezSep 08, 2019
There are noticeable flaws in MyCareer's story and in other modes. Combine these with controversial and divisive microtransactions that have been mixed in, and you might have some qualms. However, NBA 2K20 still remains on a league of its own. With loads of content, amazing core gameplay mechanics, and unrivaled presentation, it keeps you engaged whether you're playing casually or competitively.

Fantasy General II

PC
7.00
Jason RodriguezSep 05, 2019
Despite having a lengthy campaign and sound gameplay mechanics, a number of technical hiccups, randomized rewards, and egregious repetitiveness hold back Fantasy General 2. It tries to combine a unique fantasy RPG experience with wargaming strategy, but it falls just a little bit short on both counts.

Blair Witch

PC
7.00
Greg BargasSep 03, 2019
Blair Witch is impressive and cleverly designed in many ways. Although there are answers to the abundant amount of questions that start to stir up over the course of the game, the end result still leaves many of those to be unanswered. The visual and sound fidelity provides an excellent foundation to the story that is being told. For psychological horror fans, it will scratch that much-needed itch.

Children of Morta

PC
8.00
Tim McDonaldSep 02, 2019
Indeed, I have no hesitation in recommending this to any roguelite fans: it’s one of the best I’ve played in quite some time. Colossally different characters, breathtaking pixel art, and a surprising amount of heart help this solidly-built twin-stick roguelite stand out from the pack. Children of Morta is a solidly built action roguelite, but it's the family struggles and heart within that elevate it above the crowd.

Decay of Logos

PC
3.00
Andrew FarrellAug 30, 2019
Decay of Logos seemed like it could be a good game at first, but make no mistake, its deeply-flawed and badly-conceptualized in a way that few could pull off. Unless you're a masochist, I can't advise going anywhere near this atrocity.

The Dark Pictures Anthology - Man of Medan

PC
9.00
Jason RodriguezAug 28, 2019
While there are a few notable flaws, Man of Medan encapsulates the thrills and scares of the horror genre while offering numerous branching choices for the narrative. It's the perfect way to set the tone for the rest of The Dark Pictures Anthology series.

Minoria

PC
8.00
Andrew FarrellAug 27, 2019
Minoria is another strong game from Bombservice. Although it isn't necessarily better than their last, it's an enjoyable experience with great controls, good art, and an interesting story.

Control

PC
9.00
Steven WongAug 26, 2019
Control is a marvel both story-wise and technologically, with its extensive use of ray tracing technology. Although the gameplay has a few quirks, it's easily one of the best action games to release this year.

Ancestors: the Humankind Odyssey

PC
8.00
Jordan AslettAug 26, 2019
Ancestors is a great step forward for the survival genre. It has all the pieces you'd expect, including water and food requirements but also a few unique ones. All of these tie into the game in a much better way than in most other survival games. Plus, its narrative of guiding humankind through its early evolution in prehistoric Africa makes for a great story to play in a beautiful place to do it.

Mable & The Wood

PC
4.00
Cameron WoolseyAug 22, 2019
Mable & The Wood comes with an interesting take on combat, but shoddy controls, bugs, and odd storytelling prevent it from being an enjoyable journey through the game's cursed kingdom.

Pagan Online

PC
7.00
Steven WongAug 21, 2019
Pagan Online's fast-paced action is weighed down by its disappointing lack of depth. If you want the thrill of being trapped in a barrel full of monsters all day, this game is for you. If not, then it's best to look elsewhere.

ONINAKI

PC
7.00
Andrew FarrellAug 21, 2019
I enjoyed Oninaki as a whole. The story has some really strong moments and is generally quite fun, but it doesn’t offer a compelling story the whole way through. The combat isn’t strong enough to make up for that, either. Its shorter length for a JRPG might turn off genre fans as well. If you keep your expectations in check, though, there’s an enjoyable game made up of standout ingredients. But I can’t help but wish it went further with its story and put some more effort into the combat and level design. You can file this one under good-but-disappointing.

RAD

PC
7.00
Andrew FarrellAug 16, 2019
RAD has excellent gameplay and great visuals but is very, very difficult. Fans of extremely hard games will likely get a kick out of it, but people looking to slowly power up in order to make their rogue-lites easier should stay away.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Winds of Magic

PC
5.00
Jason RodriguezAug 14, 2019
Ridiculously lacking in new content and with a Weave game mode that feels like a parlor trick you've seen before, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Winds of Magic's only saving grace is the introduction of the Beastmen. Even then, it's still a mediocre expansion for a once-promising game.

Ion Fury

PC
9.00
Andrew FarrellAug 14, 2019
Ion Fury may look like it plays it safe, but it delivers an exemplary first-person shooter that's better than many of the games that inspired it. Genre fans will be missing out if they choose to pass this one up.

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw

PC
7.00
Alex JohnsonAug 13, 2019
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw successfully builds upon the first game by introducing an entirely new combat system. This change is a major step forward, and it shows that the developers are putting their resources towards bettering this series. Overall, the rich RPG mechanics mixed with classic space flight gameplay make for some deep and engaging gameplay.

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Eight Princes

PC
7.00
Jason RodriguezAug 07, 2019
Total War: Three Kingdoms - Eight Princes feels familiar, although, sadly, also a repeat of what you've already gone through in the past. Although you can choose from eight princes, your overall experience (especially if you've put in hundreds of hours into the base game) would be more like a "7" instead.

Subdivision Infinity DX

PC
6.00
Jordan AslettAug 07, 2019
Subdivision Infinity DX is not a particularly deep game due to its mobile roots. While someone looking for systems to master and economies to micromanage may find this a deal-breaker, it makes it very easy for newcomers to pick up. If you’re looking for your first 3D space shooter, Subdivision Infinity DX is a great place to start. If the story is a big selling point for you on a game, don’t expect too much here. You’ll know where you’ll need to head, who you’ll need to shoot, and what you’ll need to do after.

Metal Wolf Chaos XD

PC
7.00
Andrew FarrellAug 06, 2019
Metal Wolf Chaos XD isn't particularly lengthy or challenging, but it's very entertaining and downright hilarious. As long as you're okay with playing what's mostly a straight port of an Xbox game from 2004, there's a good time to be had here.

Silver Chains

PC
5.00
Andrew FarrellAug 06, 2019
Silver Chains has a spooky atmosphere and an interesting, if typical, narrative. But its horrifying performance issues and the completely horrible final sequence put a pretty big damper on the game as a whole.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

PC
8.00
Jason RodriguezAug 05, 2019
A number of flaws such as a disappointing campaign, a rigid tech tree, and a couple of bugs hamper Age of Wonders: Planetfall. However, it more than makes up for these flaws with its refreshing charm, tactical battles, and customization choices for the avid 4X player.

The Church in the Darkness

PC
6.00
Tim McDonaldAug 02, 2019
You’ll enjoy The Church in the Darkness for a few hours, for sure. The setting, tone, and varying nature of the game makes the initial plays interesting and incredibly uncertain. Once you know what to look for, though, you’re left with a pretty bare-bones stealth game with some ambitious ideas that only really hold up for a short period of time.

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