Reviews

  • Shovel Knight Review: Everyday I’m Shovelin’

    24 Apr 2015

    In 2013, a small group of former WayForward employees built Yacht Club Games and pitched their first title to the public via Kickstarter: Shovel Knight. It originally launched June 26th (25th at some point if you backed it, I don’t recall when I was sent the code), 2014. The goal of YCG is “to make […]

  • Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today Review – Time Stand Still

    07 Apr 2015

    Adventure games have been around for years – for many, it was the first genre that got them into video games. I didn’t really fall in love (or play many) until I discovered LucasArts (don’t worry, I’ve repented for all the games I missed prior – can’t overstate my excitement for the new King’s Quest!). […]

  • Axiom Verge Review: Glitch in the System

    31 Mar 2015

    For years now, people have been asking Nintendo for a new Metroid title. Many have even insisted that a new one be a callback to the original series, meaning 2D. For all those fans that are in possession of a PS4, today is your lucky day, as Tom Happ has spent the past five years […]

  • Theatrhythm Curtain Call: Better Late Than Never!

    19 Mar 2015

      If you are a Final Fantasy fan, such as I, you may have snapped up Theatrhythm Final Fantasy back in July of 2012. If you did, you may also have dropped your jaw in a mixture of unending joy and mock outrage when Square-Enix announced that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call was to be […]

  • White Night Review: It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn

    11 Mar 2015

    Have you ever seen a game and decided you needed to play it based on the art direction? I’ve bought several games based on this over the years, and when I first saw OSome Studio’s White Night last year, I fell in love. Now that it’s out, I can verify if it’s all style and […]

  • Oblitus Review: You Only Live Once

    20 Feb 2015

      Can you remember the last time you played a game that was difficult but you thought it was fair? Do you remember a time when a game’s length wasn’t the determining factor of whether a game was worth your money or not? Do you remember when games didn’t have saves, and you had to […]

  • Hardware Review: New Nintendo 3DS XL

    16 Feb 2015

    Nintendo is no stranger to doing multiple hardware revisions for its handheld devices. The original Gameboy had the Pocket and Color; the GBA saw the Micro and SP with back lighting; even the DS got the Lite,  DSi, and DSi XL. It’s no surprise the 3DS is getting another one too. After the 3DS XL […]

  • Dying Light Review: It’s Getting Dark

    04 Feb 2015

    After several years of anticipation, Techland’s newest zombie game has finally released. With an open world, a day-night cycle that changes gameplay, and parkour mixed together, what could possibly go wrong?

  • Game of Thrones Iron from Ice Review: A Game Worth Playing

    05 Dec 2014

    Game of Thrones has become quite the sensation in the fantasy genre, both the books and the adapted television series. Sadly, the series has not had such success with the video game format, even though it seems it would be a perfect fit. Based on the dramatics of the IP, it seems only right that […]

  • Tales from the Borderlands Ep. 1 Review: Who Needs Guns?

    28 Nov 2014

    I’ve been a fan of Borderlands since it first launched. While the gameplay was what originally drew me in, once the first batch of DLC launched, I fell in love with the writing. And when I think of writing in games, I think of Telltale. While I wasn’t too sure how their recent formula would […]

  • Adventure Time The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Review: A Finn to the Past

    18 Nov 2014

    Another year, another Adventure Time game. Each release comes with so much hope, as the show seems so ripe with potential for a video game. Previous entries wore their inspiration on their sleeves, and Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is no different. From the get go, the game feels very much like Zelda: A Link […]

  • Styx – Master of Shadows Review: Enveloped by Darkness

    21 Oct 2014

    The first game I played that really pushed stealth mechanics was Metal Gear Solid. It was vastly different from my first experience with Metal Gear on the NES. Since ’98 I’ve always enjoyed delving into various stealth experiences, attempting to be undetected for as long as possible in games that don’t even focus on that […]

  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Review: A Risky Reward

    20 Oct 2014

    With sequels to games coming out on a yearly or bi-yearly schedule, it’s weird to say a trilogy is coming to an end after twelve years. However, that is the case with the release of Pirate’s Curse. Obviously it’s not the last game with Shantae, as Half-Genie Hero is due out in the near future. […]

  • Alien Isolation Review: Xenophile

    10 Oct 2014

    The Alien series has seen many games looking to bring the series to life in a way the movies couldn’t. Alien: Isolation is the 18th Alien game (not including all the Alien vs. Predator titles) to make an attempt, with The Creative Assembly in the developer seat this time around. If that name sounds familiar, […]