Wednesday 22nd October 2014,
Darkstation

All posts by

Mercenary Kings PS4 Review

Mercenary Kings

There's a fair bit to like about Mercenary Kings, but it's tough to ignore the fact that a lot of its competition is more stable and substantial (including more exciting ways to play with others). While its 8-bit action RPG [...]

June 3, 2014 Playstation 4, Reviews
Trials Fusion PS4 Review

Trials Fusion

Trials Fusion isn't a bad game at its core, but its design doesn't take advantage of the best parts of the series well enough, and the technical issues surrounding it all are a bummer. Hopefully a series of fixes are [...]

May 30, 2014 Playstation 4, Reviews
mario golf 4

The Backlog: Mario Golf (GBC)

Welcome back to The Backlog. The Backlog is space where we talk about games from our piles of shame: the game we’ve had for some time and are just now playing. This week, it’s Mario Gold for the GBC. You can [...]

May 7, 2014 Features, Nintendo 3DS
Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn PS4 Review

Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn

There's little about Final Fantasy XIV that renovates the MMO's basic form, but it tackles that addictive paradigm with zeal and emerges with an engrossing world and fluid combat system all its own. The PS4 version looks and plays great, [...]

April 17, 2014 Playstation 4, Reviews
Star Horizon iOS Logo

Star Horizon

Star Horizon is an on-rails shooter that looks great on the iPad and offers one of the better control schemes I've come across in a touchscreen game, but its shallow and breezy action fall flat before its brief campaign ends. [...]

April 10, 2014 iOS, Reviews
chronovolt vita feat img

Into the Red: Chronovolt

This is a fundamentally flawed release with nothing to offer even a longtime marble-man like myself, and in my mind it's earned its rightful place on the Metacrtic scale. [...]

March 21, 2014 Features
Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes Review

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

It took me a further four or so hours to clear all the missions while messing around a little along the way, but I still want to keep experimenting with the game's enticing ecosystem. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes [...]

March 21, 2014 Playstation 4, Reviews
Strider PS4 Logo

Strider

I had a great time with Strider in the beginning, but that satisfaction went on a steady and disappointing decline from the start. There's a great-looking game with some compelling exploration elements here, albeit a flawed one that almost always [...]

March 10, 2014 Playstation 4, Reviews
Jazzpunk PC Review

Jazzpunk

That free and energetic personality is the heart of the game, but it also conspires against its lasting power. After plumbing the areas fairly thoroughly the first time, I saw no real reason to return, but those initial couple of [...]

February 20, 2014 PC, Reviews
Tomb Raider Definitive Edition PS4 Review

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

If you're interested in a return tour or want to see it all for the first time, though, consider the Definitive Edition a great way to play a great game. [...]

February 13, 2014 Playstation 4, Reviews