Darksiders Warmastered Review: Apocalyptic Remaster

February 18th, 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 keep getting rereleased. One of the more recent games to get that treatment is the original Darksiders with its Warmastered Edition. This comes off the heels of the Deathfinitive Edition of 2 – but is the apocalypse really worth surviving again? Read More »

Vampyr’s Darkness Within Trailer

December 22nd, 2016 -

The new title from Dontnod Entertainment (Remember Me, Life is Strange) gets another trailer. No gameplay per se, but a bit of background on the game itself. You excited to play as a creature of the night?

Silence Review: Don’t Even Whisper

December 17th, 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 the past decade, with games like Deponia, Edna & Harvey, and the much lauded Whispered World. After seven years, the last one finally got a sequel, and a gorgeous makeover. Read More »

Mekazoo Review: Rabid Animals

November 15th, 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 has several animal friends with different powers. Mekazoo definitely takes hints from Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as Donkey Kong Country, and really from platformers in general twenty years ago. This game is something you would play in the 80s and 90s, but does it hold up? Read More »

Small Radios Big Televisions Review: Seeing Sounds

November 14th, 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 in your TD-525 tape deck will do much more than just play music for you – it’ll transport you to another place entirely. From the solid colors of a 2.5D world for pointing and clicking to a 3D world that once was. What exactly are these tapes, and what are they for? Read More »