Nex Machina Review: Voxel Revolution

July 2nd, 2017 -

If there’s an arcade genre that has stood the test of time as fun, it’s the twin-stick shooter. You know the games: Robotron, Smash TV, Asteroids. While developer Housemarque has been creating THE twin-stick shooter experiences since the 90s, it wasn’t until the HD version of Super Stardust that people really started to take note. While they’ve put out some other fantastic games like Outland and Dead Nation, the next game that really took the genre to the next level was Resogun. Housemarque is here to redefine the genre once again. Read More »

Danger Zone Review: Life is a Highway

July 2nd, 2017 -

I’ve been playing my share of games with a focus on cars since Rad Racer 2 on the NES, and I’ve been off and on with them over the years. However, it doesn’t take much time to choose which my favorite is: Burnout Paradise. Between the races, the exploration, and the cars, it’s hard not to fall in love. One aspect reigns king over everything else though, and that’s the wrecks and explosions. So naturally, a game with a focus on creating the biggest wreck possible from the creators of Burnout can only be great. Read More »

Perception Review: The Sound of Madness

June 16th, 2017 -

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be blind? Let’s be honest, you can close your eyes and walk around your house bumping into shit and get a really good idea of what it’s like. Perception has come along to show us that being blind may not be that bad. The game follows a young woman named Cassie, who happens to be blind and on a journey to explore a mansion that has plagued her with nightmares.

Luckily, Cassie has a form of echo location, similar to dolphins or Marvel Comic’s Daredevil, so she can kind of see where she is. This doesn’t explain how the hell she found this mansion across the country – I couldn’t do this while having all of my senses. I am assuming she’s psychic, but the game never really clarifies this. Read More »

Everspace Review: Space Odyssey

June 16th, 2017 -

When I was handed Everspace for review, I was honestly terrified. In the past, I have avoided flight sim games like the plague. While I am perfectly fine playing Call of Duty or Destiny for hours on end without getting motion sick, flight sims make me want to throw up immediately. Ever since the space battle from Halo Reach, I haven’t been able to handle anything that remotely involves simulated flight; I would have to have my wife tap in to play. Go ahead, laugh, get it out of your system. Read More »

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series Episode 2 Review

June 14th, 2017 -

As someone who grew up in a dysfunctional family, the Guardians of the Galaxy hold a special place in my heart. While the team all consists of random misfits who would never cut it with the Justice League or The Avengers, they interact like a family of squabbling siblings. This has proven to be an interesting dynamic in both the comic book series, as well as both of James Gunn’s movie adaptations. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series tries to mimic the same interactions and relationships that the movies featured, with varying degrees of success. Read More »