Reviews

  • Nex Machina Review: Voxel Revolution

    02 Jul 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. […]

  • Danger Zone Review: Life is a Highway

    02 Jul 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 […]

  • Perception Review: The Sound of Madness

    16 Jun 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 […]

  • Everspace Review: Space Odyssey

    16 Jun 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 […]

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

    14 Jun 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 […]

  • Kholat Review: Dead in the Snow

    08 Jun 2017

    It takes a special game to teach the player valuable life skills. I actually had to Google how to use a compass to play this game, not because I really wanted to know or anything, but because Kholat literally gives the player no direction whatsoever. You begin your journey exploring the Kholat mountain region of […]

  • The Walking Dead – A New Frontier Review: New Beginnings

    05 Jun 2017

    Do you have an escape plan in place for the impending zombie apocalypse? If you don’t, you really should; even the CDC does, which can be found here if you don’t believe me. I personally have 1,326 of them, and 1,325 begin with tripping my mother-in-law. If you need help starting yours, or want to […]

  • Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator Review: Your Mom Goes To College

    02 Jun 2017

    When it comes to simulators, it seems games are either very serious, or completely ridiculous. After Goat Simulator came out, there was a fair amount of titles trying to cash in on the craze of the sim genre. It’s not often that a simulator goes for something as equally proper and silly as this though.

  • Cladun Returns – This is Sengoku! Review: No, This is Patrick!

    30 May 2017

    In case you weren’t aware, a new Cladun game is launching next Tuesday. We did you the favor of playing through, and thought we’d give you a taste of what the game looks like. Enjoy our video review of Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! If you want the score, feel free to just click on […]

  • Injustice 2 Review: Injustice for Harambe

    26 May 2017

    DC and Marvel comics’ competition is probably one of the biggest rivalries in recent history. From the comics themselves to the summer blockbuster movies, they have competed for fans’ attention and funds for more than 50 years. While both companies have had their ups and downs, Marvel has recently stolen the spotlight due to the […]

  • Deliriant Review: Purple Haze

    22 May 2017

    It’s not very often you look through the new week’s launch titles and see a game from a class of students. It’s even weirder to see that game self-published. However, that is the case with Manic Interactive’s debut title on PlayStation this week. Wearing its inspiration of Gone Home on its sleeve, can it live […]

  • Old Man’s Journey Review: Up and Away

    18 May 2017

    When you think of a journey in a video game, chances are you go down the path of traversing the entire planet, fighting monsters, saving lives, and eventually saving the world When you think of what an elderly person is capable of, you probably have a different take on what their journey will be. While […]

  • Seasons After Fall Review: The Winds of Change

    15 May 2017

    If you ask someone how they feel about Metroidvanias, chances are they either really like them, or they feel indifferent; it’s rare to find someone that actually dislikes games made in that style. They have elements that are undeniably fun, such as revisiting old areas with new powers to explore regions that were inaccesible, and […]

  • Narcosis Review: Drowning in Fear

    13 May 2017

    Before I start this review, I would like to bring to your attention the terrifying true story of the Spidercrab; God or evolution’s idea of a sick joke. I currently imagine Darwin and God smoking a fatty, joking about giving a spider thick armor and letting it grow as big as Prius. If someone figures […]

  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Review: A Shot in the Dark

    10 May 2017

    As someone who grew up during the glory days of the Sega Genesis, I have a pretty deeply seated love/hate relationship with updates. This was a time that developers were limited to the final product being released in a finished state and what you got was what you got. If a broken game was released, […]

  • Birthdays the Beginning Review: The Great Beyond

    05 May 2017

    God games aren’t too popular these days, especially when they are limited to a cube. That being said, Birthdays the Beginning had a bit of an intriguing nature just from the title. Birthdays the beginning of what, exactly? And as this is a new IP from Yasuhiro Wada, the creator of Harvest Moon, there’s a lot […]

  • GNOG Review: Head Games

    04 May 2017

    At what I believe was the very first Day of the Devs several years ago, there were a few wonderful moments that have stayed with me, outside of the wonder that is Tim Schafer. It’s where we got to see the beautiful Firewatch, we witnessed Phil Fish DJ his heart out, and I saw a […]

  • Little Nightmares Review: A Dream Cruise on Dark Waters

    03 May 2017

    At first glance, Little Nightmares appears to be nothing more than a cutesy horror game aimed at the Nightmare Before Christmas crowd. Part Tim Burton, part City of Lost Children, with some Silent Hill and Limbo mixed in for good measure, Little Nightmares puts its influences center stage and it works. Tarsier Studios managed to […]

  • The Caligula Effect Review: Show Me Your True Form

    02 May 2017

    Picture it, just another boring day in high school. You are giving a speech, and suddenly you begin to see your classmates and the faculty around you change. Not in the usual “I’m unique and am deciding to be Goth today” kind of change either. Think more of a digitized face glitching out to the […]

  • Dead Rising 4 Frank Rising DLC Review: Dead Repetitive Anger Rising

    28 Apr 2017

    Capcom has what most would call a clusterfuck of an idea when it comes to what DLC should be, by containing locked content on the disc, overcharging for content they release a month later on the Super Mega Hyper Limited ADD Remix edition, or locking the full ending behind the DLC pay wall. While unlike […]

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy The Telltale Series Ep: 1 Playthrough and Review: A Farewell to Kings

    21 Apr 2017

    Good news! We played through the first episode of Telltale’s new series. Bad news! Our commentary was way too quiet and hard to hear compared to the game audio. This was absolutely my fault for not doing QA on our end. However, above is our playthrough of the first episode; Monica had the reigns for […]

  • Full Throttle Remastered Review: A Brutal Legend

    17 Apr 2017

    The leader of the Polecats is forced into an offer that he attempts to refuse, and is soon tasked with saving those he cares for: his biker gang. This is an adventure game with some Road Rash thrown in for good measure. You play the role of Ben, and you’re out for blood. No one […]

  • The Franz Kafka Videogame Review: Betrachtung

    14 Apr 2017

    Think back to when you were going to school, in whatever the highest level of math was that you attempted, and think about that problem you stared at for hours without understanding. Now think of the teacher showing how to find the answer, and being completely lost still. That’s not really what this game is […]

  • The Sexy Brutale Review: House of Horrors

    11 Apr 2017

    Sweat begins to drip down your brow, you open your eyes to the dusty coldness of a floor, yet your face is radiating heat. You realize you have a mask on, and you see a figure in the distance as you roll on your side, regaining consciousness. It appears human, but is covered in an […]

  • Yooka-Laylee Review: For the Hoard(ers)

    08 Apr 2017

    Hearken back to the days when Rare was one of the biggest developers in the industry, with the likes of GoldenEye, Perfect Dark, and the Banjo-Kazooie games. Now that you’re thinking of Banjo-Kazooie, when’s the last time you played a collect-a-thon game like that? Been a while since one has come out, huh? The last […]