City of the Shroud Review

City of the Shroud is not primarily a comic game. It is a semi-turn-based tactical fantasy RPG in the same gameplay ballpark as The Banner Saga or X-Com. Unlike those games, however, City of the Shroud almost immediately breaks the reality logic wall, with characters telling each other what to do in terms of using controller inputs.

City of the Shroud Review

State of Mind Review

From the gameplay point of view, State of Mind may stagger but for cyberpunk lovers its story and clean-cut visual design demand to be experienced. Sure, it’s derivative and predictable too, but it’s there where the game gets its strong footing

State of Mind Review

Overcooked! 2 Review

Overcooked 2 is fun, exciting, and keeps the joy of couch co-op alive. The formula and flow of the game are fantastic and I was constantly delighted by the challenges posed by unconventional kitchen layouts modeled around different themes and mechanics.

Overcooked! 2 Review

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Review

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 exists in a sub-genre that I wish was more popular. While there are some co-op focused games with linear levels, they’ve largely given way to the dominant modern design that focuses on competition and open worlds. Vermintide 2 still retains some contemporary elements, but carves out its own niche nonetheless.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Review

Thief of Thieves: Season One Review

If a game like Hitman but involving no killing, presented in a comic book art and told through a Telltale-like episodic narrative arc sounds intriguing, Thief of Thieves is right up your alley. The game succeeds because it works within given framework.

Thief of Thieves: Season One Review

Detached Review

I couldn’t be more disappointed with Detached if I tried. For the first forty minutes or so, I thought it had nowhere to go but up. I even put together a Spotify playlist from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey for background music to maximize the effect being a lonely astronaut charged with getting things back in working order. Then to spend the next half hour flying around in search of batteries to turn on computers made me think that the developers ran out of ideas.

Detached Review

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is not just a good game, it’s a great game. The port to the Switch was brilliantly executed, taking full advantage of the console’s portability.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

Tempest 4000 Review

Everyone has their go-to game when they enter an arcade. Personally, I am always looking for Asteroids and Tempest. While Donkey Kong, Centipede and other classics might be on the top of minds, the vector graphics of these two games cement an era of arcade history for me like no other. Tempest in particular was so unique because of its paddle controller, colored vector graphics and ability to restart at certain levels. The release of Tempest 4000 had me excited to relive the arcade experience for this generation and see what has been added to the game.

Tempest 4000 Review

Another World Review

The game was on a whole new visual level the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog and Golden Axe didn’t reach. With it’s strong emphasis on creating a cinematic experience, a minimalist plot, and frustrating difficulty, it was like nothing I had ever played or seen before.

Another World Review

Castaway Paradise Review

Castaway Village’s successes and unique twists aren’t enough to make it a title that’s going to stick around for a long time.

Castaway Paradise Review

Inside (Switch) Review

Inside, a critically acclaimed masterpiece, has finally made it to the ever-growing list of indie games on Nintendo’s latest console. I was one of the unfortunate folks who had never played this game by Playdead when it was first released in 2016. Naturally, I knew nothing about the game and went into it with huge expectations, yet the game not only exceeded my expectations but also left an everlasting impression.

Inside (Switch) Review