Reviews

  • 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 […]

  • Rain World Review: Monsoon Season

    27 Mar 2017

    Darkness begins to surround you, a drip here and there hits your body in quicker succession, and soon the torrential downpour is so strong you feel the weight of your body increase twenty-fold and you can’t see your own hands right in front of your face. You quickly succumb to the rain and are swallowed by […]

  • 2Dark Review: 2Slow, 2Infuriating

    21 Mar 2017

    This review was written by my colleague Chad. We’re looking into creating an account for his future content. Every now and then, a game comes along that is praised for being painfully difficult. It is a badge of honor; one that games like Dark Souls, Hotline Miami and many others wear proudly. While these games […]

  • Everything Review: What If I Told You You’re Everything Around You

    20 Mar 2017

    What if I told you there was a game that you could play as a wooly mammoth one moment, and then a blade of grass the next? What if you could see the world through the size of atoms, and then become so small you are on the other end of space with galaxies? Does […]

  • Rise & Shine Review: Saturday Morning Masochism

    18 Feb 2017

    Every now and then you’ll see an article talking about the graphics in games and how they don’t matter. Hell, I even took at stab at writing about graphics eight years ago, which is so long I don’t know how I even managed to bother – and it’s obvious when you start to see where […]

  • Darksiders Warmastered Review: Apocalyptic Remaster

    18 Feb 2017

    There’s an appeal to games that utilize the same areas over and over, and it’s partially because people love familiarity. What else do people love the same of? Well, that would be remasters of games that came out on the previous console. Or at least, that’s what the game developers seem to think as games […]

  • Silence Review: Don’t Even Whisper

    17 Dec 2016

    One of the most beloved genres of PC players from the 80s and 90s was the adventure titles. Today, while there are more than one might think, there aren’t a lot of companies that devote themselves almost entirely to the genre. Enter Daedalic, creators of some of the better known entries in the genre for […]

  • Mekazoo Review: Rabid Animals

    15 Nov 2016

    So I just played a platformer that puts you in control of several animals, all with different abilities. That sounds a bit like something I’ve played before somewhere. Was it on the NES? No, no… The Atari Jaguar? I don’t think so. Oh right, Sega has a popular series that follows a blue hedgehog who […]

  • Small Radios Big Televisions Review: Seeing Sounds

    14 Nov 2016

    In the course of the past year, virtual reality has become more than just a pipedream. The Rift, Vive, and PSVR are heavy hitters in the gaming world, and many others from companies like Google and Samsung exist on a much lower tier. But have you ever thought of a virtual audioverse? Putting a cassette […]

  • Saturday Morning RPG Review: I HAVE THE POWER

    03 Nov 2016

    If you grew up in the 80s and 90s, you no doubt spent some Saturdays waking up and watching cartoons. The phrase Saturday Morning Cartoons was something thrown around every week by friends and family, following the heroic efforts of your favorite characters. Well take those experiences and throw them into a game that plays […]

  • Ginger: Beyond the Crystal Review – A Flawed Stone

    22 Oct 2016

    There was a time when games were big into platforming. To many, it was the pinnacle of games. They still exist of course, but where it more or less began, it’s stayed – Nintendo. There have been exceptions over the years; there are always exceptions. Cue Drakhar Studios, with a new entry into the genre […]

  • Ninja Pizza Girl Review: Hot and Ready

    14 Oct 2016

    Pizza and ninjas – need I say more?