Time Carnage VR Review

Have you ever dreamed of building a time machine and go into the far-flung future (or past) to marvel at the wonders of our planet’s existence? Actually, I misspoke. Replace the word “marvel” with “shoot the hell out of” and you’ve got an accurate description of Time Carnage VR, a wave-based shooter for the PlayStation VR.

Time Carnage VR Review

Fire Emblem Warriors DLC Season Pass Review

The Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass is divided into three packs: Fates, Shadow Dragon, and Awakening. Each contain three new characters with accompanying skills, three History Mode maps, and unlockable costumes. There are also extra items (notably the valuable Bond Charm which speeds up bonds between units), support conversations, and achievements. Each pack represents a different games in the series.

Fire Emblem Warriors DLC Season Pass Review

Manticore: Galaxy on Fire Review

If taking to space in a starfighter built to send murderous bandits into the cold vacuum of space is your idea of a good time, then Manticore: Galaxy on Fire is certainly worth considering. 

Manticore: Galaxy on Fire Review

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass Review

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a rare behemoth of a JRPG on the Nintendo Switch. It's staggeringly content-rich. One could spend hours upon hours exploring the world of Alrest, challenging optional bosses, collecting rare BLADES (basically the game’s Pokémon) and scouring every nook and cranny for hidden treasures. The game also features an expansion pass with a promise of updating the already astounding game with even more content throughout the year 2018. The question is: is it worth your time?

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass Review

TERA Review

When En Masse Entertainment's TERA was released for the PC in 2012, it entered an MMORPG market beset by World of Warcraft clones and contenders. Although incredibly grind-heavy and plagued by an uninspired story and quests, TERA distinguished itself through its action-based combat and - for its time - lush visuals. Six years later, TERA has made its way to current gen consoles. 

TERA Review

Sailaway: The Sailing Simulator Review

I’ve always wanted to sail off in a boat. Sailaway: The Sailing Simulator takes sailing towards a realistic approach and is one step closer to me living out my sailing aspirations. I was eager to play the game due to my positive memories of sailing the seas in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker in search of adventure. The game requires a lot of effort to fully grasp its systems. In a way, it’s exactly what it says on the tin as it is a sailing simulator through and through.

Sailaway: The Sailing Simulator Review

Rise of Insanity Review

There is no shortage of indie, first person, low budget horror titles available on Steam. It’s tough for a game to come into this environment and find a way to stand out from its peers. Rise of Insanity manages to do just that though, thanks to some clever story twists and the handful of new ideas that it brings to the table

Rise of Insanity Review

The Raven Remastered Review

If you're anything like me, it's hard to say no to a good old-fashioned mystery, so there's a good chance that The Raven: Remastered (based on the 2013 game The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief) may have caught your eye. And for good reason!

The Raven Remastered Review

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Review

The original Radiant Historia for the Nintendo DS was a hard-to-find game released near the end of the portable system’s life. The title has found a new home on the Nintendo 3DS as Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, adding a new what-if timeline, dungeon, and quality of life improvements. As a “definitive edition,” the game is well-suited for new players, but my big question was whether this upgrade was enough to warrant a replay.

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Review

Shadow Bug Review

The way you move around each zone in Shadow Bug is where the game differentiates itself. Instead of jumping, you use homing attacks on enemies to leap around. Your little ninja bug will sail towards the targeted foe, slicing them into pieces with ease, and putting you in the position to get around. These attacks can go through walls and obstacles, with no chance of failure. This allows for unique level designs that utilize the feature perfectly.

Shadow Bug Review

God of War Review

God of War is the perfect trifecta of innovative gameplay, gorgeous visuals and engrossing narrative. It’s a game that grabbed me from its opening moments and had me holding my breath for almost 30 hours. Like The Last of Us, God of War is able to connect you with its two main protagonists but not rushing the experience but instead letting it all marinate

God of War Review

Ghost of a Tale Review

To anyone weary of the pixel art/retro aesthetic that seems to characterize so many indie games, I simply say: go check out Ghost of a Tale. The beautifully rendered medieval fantasy world and its sometimes fanciful, sometimes frightening animal characters are gorgeous. It's worth the price of admission and easily pulled me through those frustrating and occasionally tedious stretches of actually playing the game.

Ghost of a Tale Review

Northgard Review

Northgard, a new RTS from Shiro Games, is not about building vast armies of Viking berserkers or fleets of longships or a thriving northern metropolis. Instead, it is a deliberately paced strategy game about the inexorable march of spring to winter and the thousand little ways in which poor planning and hastily made decisions can mean the demise of of struggling little band of villagers.

Northgard Review

Frantics Review

 Frantics is the latest party game entry for Sony’s Playlink and it is exactly what you would expect from a party game in the vein of a Mario Party - a combination of several mini-games that a group of friends could casually play together. However, unlike other titles, Frantics does not require any additional gaming peripherals to be able to play multiplayer.

Frantics Review

Assassin's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC Review

As the final piece of DLC, The Curse of the Pharaohs rounds out an attractive and full-featured edition of a bold new direction for Assassin’s Creed. Not only does the new content add hours of new gear and things to see and do, I was really enamored by its thematic departure from the main game and its first expansion, The Hidden Ones.

Assassin's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC Review

Alaska Review

From top to bottom, Alaska fails to inspire any sense of wonder, mystery, or excitement. That last one might sound strange - how can life in the Alaskan wilderness be “fun?” It kind of isn't and instead of trying to find your own fun out of the mundane, the developers at Wreck Tangle Games trap you inside a fiercely linear story punctuated by the most oddly designed mini-games I have ever experienced.

Alaska Review

Extinction Review

From its very first moments, Extinction wants you to know that the Ravenii are the real deal. Frighteningly large, each monstrous, muscular ogre is a roaring mishmash of Japanese Kaiju and medieval fantasy. Magically teleporting into an idyllic countryside, there would be little surprise in seeing an army try and oppose the monstrosity, only to be smashed and scattered like the ants they are in comparison.

Extinction Review

Detective Pikachu Review

Detective Pikachu is a strangely refreshing departure from the Pokémon formula that I cannot help but recommend to those looking for a change of pace, even if it is remarkably easy. This isn't a regular Pokémon game, but the franchise is strong enough for experimentation.

Detective Pikachu Review

Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered Review

I like to think of Rogue as Assassin’s Creed’s first true lore story. Set between Black Flag and the woeful Assassin’s Creed 3, Rogue tells the story of Shay Patrick Cormac, an Assassin turned Templar who turns against his former allies in a desperate bid to save the world. One of the shortest main storylines in the whole series, Shay’s journey wastes no time engaging in most of the standard AC tropes like tailing/eavesdropping, and gets right to the good stuff, which means pirating and skulking about in a very dramatic coat.

Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered Review

Owlboy Review

Years in the making, the love-child of a small Norwegian development team D-Pad Studio, a retro-platform adventure Owlboy, finally premiered on PC two years ago to good reviews. Now that the game has landed on three major consoles, how does it fare at its true home soil? After all, it pays a substantial homage to the 16-bit era platformers, both in the gameplay and presentation with its lovely pixel art. After seeing Owlboy through and leaving me with a major headache, I have advice to any indie developer: not everything in the old games is worth remembering for, let alone copying.

Owlboy Review

Titan Quest Review

Twelve years have passed since the original release of Titan Quest on PC, a forever span of time in the rapidly evolving landscape of gaming. In 2006, Titan Quest was a refreshing take on the isometric action-RPG genre dominated by dungeon crawlers like Diablo and its many clones and wannabes. A mashup of Greek, Asian, and Egyptian mythology, Titan Quest's setting and monsters made it stand out, even while its gameplay didn't do much to innovate on that of its peers.

Titan Quest Review

Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala Review

No matter how seasoned hardcore adventure game veteran you think you are (like me), you have to admit that Artifex Mundi’s casual adventures are welcome break to daily activities.

Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala Review