Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! Review

Snipperclips is an absolute delight that should not go overlooked. This charming title had the ability to pull me away from Breath of the Wild, while still providing truly innovative puzzle design. This game works better as a multiplayer experience, inviting others to join in with its cartoonish designs and side-splitting gameplay. Snipperclips isn’t a long game, but it’ll still provide hours of head-scratching, gut-busting, body-snipping fun.

Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! Review

Riptide GP: Renegade Review

Simply put Riptide GP: Renegade is the best arcade-style racer I've played in quite a while. For a measly tenner, it should be a no-brainer to jump on the waves.

Riptide GP: Renegade Review

Punch Club Review

Punch Club is only for the most hardcore micromanagers who don’t mind the long, grueling road to fighter stardom. It’s challenging, but it manages to replicate the hardships of real fighters, who constantly toil against vicious diminished growths, but then achieve amazing feats in the ring.

Punch Club Review

Uncanny Valley Review

It's a crying shame that Uncanny Valley spends so much of its time crippling your play time with contrivances and strict time limits. Once you learn how to make progress, you'll enjoy a second half akin to what the entire game should have been, but then its endings get less memorable. Uncanny Valley wants to be an engaging survival horror romp, and sometimes it gets to be, but it's ultimately an experience that can be best described as mediocre. 

Uncanny Valley Review

8DAYS Review

here's only one question you should ask yourself: do you give up easily in games? If your answer is yes, steer clear of 8DAYS. But if you have a masochist bone somewhere in your body, then enroll in G.O.D by all means and face the challenge. There's nothing quite like that sweet feeling when you overcome the dangers the game throws at you, especially when you have a co-op partner to share joys and hardships with.

8DAYS Review

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Review

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is one of the best launch games the Nintendo Switch currently has to offer. As far as platformers go, the only better option would be to plop money down and get the full Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove experience, which bundles this in. Specter of Torment is such a solid feature-filled game on its own that you wouldn’t guess it was a DLC expansion. Yacht Club Games has outdone itself retooling an already excellent game with new satisfying acrobatic thrills.

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

It has been a long time since exploring, fighting, and adventuring has so consistently brought a smile to my face.  Breath of the Wild is such a wonderful experience that once you play it, you will likely never look at open world games the same again. 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

Rebirth, change of direction, or coming of age -- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most mature game in the series' long history. It is a difficult game from a combat and survival perspective, and a challenging game in the amount of information that players have been trusted to figure out for themselves.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

Siegecraft Commander Review

Unfortunately, unless you happen to have those real-life friends that want to play something really different and are willing to buy Siegecraft Commander with you, the rest of this title isn't something I can recommend.

Siegecraft Commander Review

Unearthing Mars Review

Unearthing Mars begins as a serious expedition to Mars only to transform into a laughably bad science fiction space opera about angry aliens and partying pig dog beasts. It won’t leave you with anything to remember it by, except for how laughably bad it is. The experience of Unearthing Mars is a lot like being EPCOT Center’s Spaceship Earth while riding high on bad weed.

Unearthing Mars Review

Alone With You Review

Whereas most “space disaster” games feature scary aliens, action, and explosions, Alone with You features realistic human tragedy.  It is a unique approach to this genre of fiction that I have never experienced in video games.  It is for this reason that this game can still be considered an overall success, despite its overly simplistic and deeply flawed gameplay.

Alone With You Review

The Flame in the Flood Review

More often than not, the game is an exercise in frustration, which unfortunately characterizes The Flame in the Flood most accurately:  a promising, interesting survival game that is ultimately left to drown in the waters of mediocrity by its own core mechanics.

The Flame in the Flood Review

Rise & Shine Review

Trying to get through a level is a daunting experience, and I found myself rage quitting more and more. In the end, I made the decision to stop playing because my time is more valuable than slamming my head against a brick wall of a game. Your mileage may vary, of course, though be aware that Rise & Shine hides an unforgiving game underneath its gorgeous exterior.

Rise & Shine Review

Torment: Tides of Numenera Review

if you have enjoyed the wave of Kickstarter PC RPGs so far, then you will enjoy Torment: Tides of Numenera too.  It will likely be a game that you want to finish, but it likely won’t be one that calls you back for a second or third journey.

Torment: Tides of Numenera Review

For Honor Review

Distilled way down to one-on-one medieval combat, For Honor is both instinctual and smart. It's bloody and entertainingly over-the-top, but much more than a button-masher. It's a game that repays thoughtful practice. It looks impressive, with believably gritty textures and tons of detail in the armor, weapons, and environment. It's a shame, then, that so much good will was squandered on the less appealing margins of the game, with pay-to-win systems, poor match making, and a throwaway single player campaign. With lots of time -- or cash -- to spare, playing For Honor is a rewarding action experience that doesn't feel like anything else on the market right now.

For Honor Review

Beholder Review

Still, after my first few hours in the game, it did feel repetitive.  While there is a lot to do, and it is an interesting concept, it does boil down to the same thing.  While the stories are interesting, after a few times I don’t have any desire to try and experience all of them.  I enjoyed my time playing Beholder.  Everything comes together well, and the initial experience is fun.  It is missing that hook to keep me interested in playing for an extended period. That is the only complaint I have about Beholder.  It will give you an enjoyable experience, even if it is for a short time. If you’re looking for a game that you can play for a couple days, Beholder fits that bill.

Beholder Review