287 Published Reviews

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

PS4
7.40
A.J. MaciejewskiOct 20, 2019
Online shooters don't get much more charming than Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. So, if you want a simple game to wind down with for a few hours then you won't regret giving it a try but just keep its downsides in mind before taking the plunge.

Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers Time Capsule Edition

Switch
6.30
Mary BillingtonOct 19, 2019
Destiny Connect is a charming JRPG that's full of creativity. However, it's too small and doesn't do much to break from the most basic formulas. If a short but interesting storyline is enough to keep you interested then you may get some enjoyment out of this but those looking for distinct and engaging gameplay should definitely look elsewhere.

The Jackbox Party Pack 6

PS4
6.10
A.J. MaciejewskiOct 19, 2019
After playing this latest offering from Jackbox Games, I hope they go back to the drawing board for next year's collection. This one is full of rehashes of their previous games as well as a popular board game genre yet nothing clearly stands out.

Mary Skelter 2

Switch
8.40
A.J. MaciejewskiOct 17, 2019
Very few dungeon crawlers are as rewarding as Mary Skelter 2. Even with its few easily forgivable flaws, its supremely satisfying gameplay shines through while its cast of characters remains charming even though they inhabit such a twisted world.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

PS4
8.80
A.J. MaciejewskiOct 16, 2019
Trails of Cold Steel III is a phenomenal RPG that genre fans need to play. After completing it and watching how it ends, I absolutely cannot wait to play the fourth and final game in this incredible series.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint

PS4
3.00
Trey GriffethOct 15, 2019
In the end, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint is just a mess. Between its technical issues, repetitive gameplay, subpar gear system, and sinister microtransactions; this is probably the worst open-world live service game so far. Hopefully, its technical issues will be patched soon but the base game will still remain one of the most soulless experiences that I've played this console generation.

Valfaris

Switch
9.00
A.J. MaciejewskiOct 09, 2019
Valfaris is a straight-up indie masterpiece. If you're a fan of 2D action games then you'd be a goof not to play it.

GRID

PS4
6.20
Mary BillingtonOct 08, 2019
Motorsport fans will have fun with this reboot, especially if they are looking to race some popular vehicles on well-known real-life circuits. However, the poor quality graphics, lack of local multiplayer, and limited appeal of the Nemesis system makes it harder to recommend.

BurgerTime Party!

Switch
7.70
A.J. MaciejewskiOct 08, 2019
Gamers looking for rewarding arcade fun will love BurgerTime Party! The classic gameplay holds up beautifully and when you factor in all of the new mechanics, silly visual style, and array of content; how could you not enjoy this arcade throwback?

Concrete Genie

PS4
7.80
A.J. MaciejewskiOct 07, 2019
Concrete Genie is one of the most imaginative games ever created. Although it's short and super-easy, you're bound to love your time in Denska then down the road, you'll think fondly back on Ash and his genies' lovely adventure.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

PS4
9.10
A.J. MaciejewskiOct 07, 2019
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is a masterclass in 2D puzzle platforming. From its beautifully fantastical world to its mind-bending scenarios, you're bound to love every minute of this lighthearted adventure.

The Alliance Alive HD Remastered

Switch
8.40
Mary BillingtonOct 04, 2019
The Alliance Alive is a wonderful and easy to recommend JRPG. This Switch version offers updated graphics and a reworked menu but not much else to make it worth double-dipping if you already own it on 3DS.

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition

Switch
8.20
A.J. MaciejewskiOct 03, 2019
Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition is a classic so it's great to see it on Switch, especially because it runs so well on it. If you enjoy 3D action adventure games then you should definitely sharpen your scythes and give it a try.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

PS4
8.50
A.J. MaciejewskiOct 03, 2019
As a huge fan of the original game, I'm amazed by how much more fun Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is. It's a wonderful 2D platformer that provides plenty of challenge and completionists will spend a long time trying to unlock everything.

Castle Crashers Remastered

PS4
8.00
A.J. MaciejewskiOct 01, 2019
Castle Crashers Remastered takes an already great game and makes it even better by improving its performance and adding a new mini-game. It may not go as far as some remasters but it's still worth purchasing, especially if you haven't played it before.

LEGO Jurassic World

Switch
8.30
A.J. MaciejewskiOct 01, 2019
When it comes to the classic-style Lego formula that TT Games is famous for, Lego Jurassic World really captures the magic fantastically. From the charming world to the variety of fun gameplay scenarios, you're bound to enjoy your stay in Lego Jurassic World.

Devil May Cry 2

Switch
6.10
A.J. MaciejewskiSep 30, 2019
The lack of difficulty is a huge problem as you can mostly button mash your way through any situation so there's rarely a need to develop any strategies or learn enemy attack patters. A few of the bosses may trip you up but once you snap out of the lull that the game puts you in, you'll likely beat them on your second attempt. Finally, the setting of Devil May Cry 2 feels weird and out of place. The first game was set within a Castlevania-like haunted mansion and the atmosphere was spot-on as it constantly kept you on edge.

Star Wars™ Pinball

Switch
8.30
Charlie JacksonSep 29, 2019
While I don't have much pinball experience, Star Wars Pinball is easily my favorite game in the genre. It isn't just a love letter to Star Wars; it's an anthology of love poetry that spans the breadth of a galaxy long ago and far, far away.

Borderlands 3

Xbox One
8.10
A.J. MaciejewskiSep 29, 2019
Borderlands 3 definitely feels like a Borderlands game. Although it isn't a huge departure for the franchise, what's here still provides plenty of off-the-wall fun that should be very familiar to anyone who has previously dabbled in the series.

Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne

Xbox One
9.00
Alex LegardSep 28, 2019
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne takes what was great about the base game and provides more of it. There are so many weapons and gear choices that it feels like you are your character. Plus, the battles are epic and the new areas look amazing.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series

PS4
7.00
Trey GriffethSep 26, 2019
Ultimately, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series is a mixed bag. If you haven't yet played through these seasons and are interested in taking the plunge, this offers a good way to do so as long as you're aware that the series eventually runs out of steam.

Dragon Quest X

SwitchSwitchSwitch
7.40
A.J. MaciejewskiSep 26, 2019
The Erdrick Trilogy of Dragon Quest games marks the origins of console RPGs in a truly epic way. Although not every game has held up perfectly over the years, what's here should definitely be in a museum somewhere.

Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX

Switch
8.80
A.J. MaciejewskiSep 26, 2019
When it comes to 2D action games, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying experience than Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX. From its spot-on presentation to its high-octane action, it's a prime example of 2D action done right.

Contra: Rogue Corps

PS4
7.30
A.J. MaciejewskiSep 24, 2019
Of course, not everyone will enjoy Contra: Rogue Corps but I certainly did. Between its crazy presentation and challenging gameplay, it's definitely a tough game to put down. If you're looking for a more classic Contra formula then play Blazing Chrome instead.

The Surge 2

PS4
7.60
A.J. MaciejewskiSep 23, 2019
Although The Surge 2 is certainly a better game than its predecessor, it still has a long way to go to reach the highs of similar titles.

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