Zenith Review: Writing First, Gameplay Later

September 29th, 2016 -

There certainly are a lot of adventurers that are tasked with saving the world in games. Ever think that maybe those adventurers are the cause of the issues, and are only solving problems that they created in the first place? Argus Windell has lived the life and knows the fate some young adventurers will end up uncovering, and he hopes to put a stop to it before the world unravels. But he’s also retired, and not really wanting to do any of that, so… Read More »

RIVE Review: A Tear Filled Goodbye

September 27th, 2016 -

It’s not often that games are made with people knowing ahead of time it is the last for the company. Usually a company closes because profits are not high enough, or some undisclosed event shuts them down. RIVE was announced in 2014, and on March 10th, 2016 a trailer noted that this would be the final game from Two Tribes. This announcement was made six months before the game actually released. While it’s not a certainty the team won’t ever make games again, under another name or with other people, it’s always sad to say goodbye. But at least it was on their terms, and they went out with a hell of a game. Read More »

Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas Review: A Hero of our Time

September 22nd, 2016 -

Over the years there have been lots of games that copied one another’s formulas, some being more successful than others. Every holiday now you can expect to get competing military shooters. Turn on Steam and look at the greenlit games and I’m sure you’ll find plenty that gimp one another frame for frame after only a few moments. There was a time when Collect-a-Thon games were big, but Nintendo held the crowning champs with Mario 64 and Banjo Kazooie. Games like Vexx and the 3D Gex entries, while fun, don’t hold memories for people that Nintendo’s titles do (though A Hat in Time is shaping up nicely, and the upcoming Yooka-Laylee should be amazing and probably the new standard for the genre).

One of Nintendo’s most beloved series stars a princess in the title that you see very little of in the game. While there are plenty of action/adventure games that come out every year, very few if any get compared to the Zelda games. The last I recall really getting remarks like that was Darksiders. Well, if you enjoyed Wind Waker or The Phantom Hourglass mixed in with the older top down titles, chances are you’ll be interested in Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas. Read More »

Pit People Preview – Sweet Gluttony of Gluten

September 10th, 2016 -

The Behemoth’s newest game Pit People is in closed beta now, and as you’d expect, it’s a hilarious romp that is much deeper than you’d first imagine. In terms of genre, it’s a hex based strategy game. In practice, it’s so much more than that. Read More »

The Final Station Review: All Aboard

September 3rd, 2016 -

A world is at its end, a single train travels the Earth, and an unknown threat appears out of nowhere. You are the conductor of the train. You are to travel the world. You are the last hope for humanity. Are you up to the challenge? Is it worth it? Read More »