451 Published Reviews

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

Xbox One
4.70
A.J. MaciejewskiAug 06, 2020
I'm sure it has its niche but if you're simply an RPG fan looking for a new game to sink some time into, you can do a lot better than Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris. Its lack of respect for the player's time and unforgivable performance issues are downright ridiculous.

Fairy Tail

PS4
5.90
A.J. MaciejewskiAug 05, 2020
After playing Fairy Tail for a handful of hours, you'll look at your accumulated time and wonder what else you could have done with it. For example, you could have been playing something much more enjoyable, I can guarantee that much.

void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium

PS4
8.10
A.J. MaciejewskiAug 04, 2020
After having played many Mystery Dungeon style games, it's clear that void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium is in the top-tier of what the genre is capable of. Add in oodles of heart and a lovely presentation and you're left with one exceptional formula.

Escape Game Fort Boyard

Switch
7.00
A.J. MaciejewskiAug 02, 2020
Whether you're familiar with the game show or not, there's no denying that Escape Game Fort Boyard is bursting with goofy multiplayer fun that a couch full of chums can easily have a few laughs with.

Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection

Xbox One
8.00
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 30, 2020
Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection is a prime example of how to create a video game compilation. With oodles of extras and 7 fantastic fighting games in one comprehensive package, this is a must-have for any fan of 2D fighters.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS. MaxiBoost ON

PS4
8.30
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 30, 2020
Arena fighters simply don't get much better than Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. MaxiBoost ON. Challenging pilots from around the world is so much fun that once you start playing; it's hard to stop so you'll boot this up whenever you want an online fighting fix.

Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break

Xbox One
8.10
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 29, 2020
Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is the best in the series yet so if you enjoy smashing things by rolling a giant boulder around and setting up traps to mess with your foes then you'll have a blast making and breaking in this fun-filled sequel.

Othercide

Xbox One
7.60
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 29, 2020
As a huge fan of turn-based SRPGs, I can easily say that Othercide is one of the most unique and rewarding games that I've ever played. Even though repetition rears its ugly head after a while, there's no denying that Othercide pushes the boundaries of the genre.

Destroy All Humans!

PS4
5.00
Trey GriffethJul 27, 2020
If you played Destroy All Humans! when it originally released and have some nostalgia for it then this might be worth playing but for the rest of us, this is a game that should have stayed locked away in Area 51.

Megadimension Neptunia VII

Switch
7.20
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 26, 2020
Megadimension Neptunia VII is a brilliant game that's worth playing through for any fan of quirky JRPGs. That being said, this Switch version currently performs poorly and it's definitely not the best version of Nep-Nep's grandest adventure.

Tannenberg

Xbox One
7.30
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 24, 2020
You really can't go wrong with playing Tannenberg, especially if you just want a quick online shooting fix after a hard day's work. The authenticity factor is fantastic and the constant push-and-pull of its Maneuver mode will keep you thoroughly engaged.

Rocket Arena

PS4
6.50
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 23, 2020
As I played Rocket Arena, my enthusiasm for its gameplay drained while the sterile nature of it all gradually reared its ugly head. There's certainly some fun to be had but you likely won't enjoy it for as long as its genre competitors.

Panzer Paladin

Switch
8.00
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 21, 2020
Panzer Paladin is one of the best retro-inspired games to be released recently so if you love 8-bit 2D action then you'll definitely want to play it as it masterfully combines existing and novel concepts into one cohesive and enjoyable formula.

Tower of Time

Xbox One
6.00
Alex LegardJul 19, 2020
I want to give Tower of Time a thumbs-up as I enjoyed the gear and leveling systems and the story has a strong impact. Unfortunately, it's not well-optimised for console and suffers from too many fundamental problems so pick it up for PC if you're feeling adventurous.

Dungeons 3 - Complete Collection

PS4
8.20
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 19, 2020
Dungeons 3 is simply one of the most underrated games in recent years and now that you can enjoy dozens of hours of bonus content via this Complete Collection, I highly recommend it to any real-time strategy fan, especially those with a dark sense of humour.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

Switch
9.00
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 17, 2020
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is one of the best JRPGs ever made and this Thors Academy Edition is a wonderful treat for fans of the franchise so if you enjoy adventuring with Rean then you'll treasure this very special package.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Switch
9.00
Mary BillingtonJul 15, 2020
Paper Mario: The Origami King is a hilarious game with a ton of variety in its world and a clever new puzzle-based battle system. There's so much fun to be had that if you don't already own a Switch, this will act as a fantastic reason to go out and get one.

Ghost of Tsushima

PS4
9.60
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 14, 2020
Undoubtedly, Ghost of Tsushima is the greatest game of the generation. With perfect storytelling, supremely satisfying combat, and an astounding world that's packed with content and gorgeous sights, it raises the bar for open world games.

SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE

Xbox One
7.80
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 11, 2020
Superhot: Mind Control Delete retains the classic's gameplay while offering plenty of fantastic twists and turns. However, that core gameplay simply doesn't cut the mustard like it did a few years ago.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

Switch
8.00
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 10, 2020
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is a worthy successor to the original and I'm very happy that Inti Creates and Koji Igarashi decided to make this sequel. With a cool co-op mode and a wonderful new cast of playable characters, it's one fun retro-inspired game.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Switch
7.00
Mary BillingtonJul 08, 2020
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a faithful remake of its previous iterations. However, there's simply too much missing when it comes to story and gameplay which holds it back from being a must-have game in the series.

Mafia III: Definitive Edition

Xbox One
7.10
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 07, 2020
Mafia III may still have a ridiculous amount of glitches yet its plot is fantastically gripping from start to finish. So, if you enjoy character-driven stories set in open worlds then you'll be impressed with what it has to offer.

CrossCode

Xbox One
8.40
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 05, 2020
CrossCode is one of the best indie games out there. Its blend of old-school and contemporary gameplay elements is phenomenal and the wonderful cast of characters and distinct story are the icing on the cake. I highly recommend it.

Alphadia Genesis

Xbox One
7.50
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 03, 2020
Alphadia Genesis is an old-school story-driven RPG through and through so if that's your cup of tea then you'll thoroughly enjoy what it has to offer. Plus, its charming cast of characters are sure to delight from start to finish.

Marvel's Iron Man VR

PS4
8.20
A.J. MaciejewskiJul 02, 2020
Marvel's Iron Man VR provides some of the most enjoyable action-packed missions ever available in a virtual reality game. You may have to lollygag around for a while before being able to actually play these missions but they're definitely worth the wait.