Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory Review
Hacker’s Memory unfolds across the backdrop of a slightly more technology-enabled and dependent Tokyo. The residents are able to access a digital space called Eden, which acts as a sort of virtual world to hangout in. Eden itself is run by one of those omnipresent massive future corporations, and also serves as the virtual battlespace for numerous hacker teams
Playing through Fe, it's clear pretty early on what the developers were shooting for. With its pastel polygonal landscape, hippy-dippy story elements and anthropomorphic animal leading character, Fe is supposed to hit many of the same notes as Journey, Ori, or a half dozen other indie darlings that tug at the heartstrings while we overlook some of the more underdeveloped mechanics.
The Escapists 2 (Switch) Review
The Escapists 2, developed and published by Team17, offers the ability for players to orchestrate their own fantastical escape plans. Rooted firmly in the realm of fiction (because let's face it, no sane person would actually dream of going to prison), The Escapists 2 provides a novel and surprisingly cathartic "prison-simulation" experience.
Dynasty Warriors 9 Review
If you've played any of the previous Dynasty Warrior games, you're already familiar with the premise. All of the games are loosely based on the 14th century Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel. They combine engagingly early Chinese history, mythology and epic warfare, with a bit of magic and the supernatural tossed into the mix.
Crossing Souls Review
It’s 1986 and the summer vacation has just started in a small town of Tajinga, somewhere in the conceptual North America. Teenage boy Chris is eager to meet up with his friends and spend the sunny days equally frolicking and slacking. There’s a change in the plans when his kid brother Kevin informs him via walkie-talkie that he has found something super exciting that Chris & co. must immediately see.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review
Wildly ambitious in everything it does, you’ve got to have the patience and willingness to put in the time to learn a myriad of untraditional gameplay systems and buy into the realism it wants to establish. Do so, and I think you’ll find this to be one of the most enriching experiences of the year.
2064: Read Only Memories Review
It’s Christmas week in Neo-San Francisco in the year 2064. Unlike most cyberpunk worlds, it isn’t a drab and dreary dystopy. Well, municipal services like the police and fire department are privately owned, and human augmentations and gene therapy are commonplace, causing much social dispute.
Dragon Ball FighterZ Review
Dragon Ball FighterZ is definitely a popular topic in gaming today, but how does it actually hold up outside of the hype? Beyond all of the fans that scream at the top of their lungs and attempt to undergo a Super Saiyan transformation, the core of the game is pretty solid.
The Red Strings Club Review
The Red Stings Club may look like a point-and-click adventure with its beautiful retro pixel art, but it’s not exactly that. Although the game is story-driven, it’s not a narrative experience either. It nests somewhere in-between. The game is a mix of an interactive cyberpunk thriller and detective story told in three acts.
Essentially the passion project of one developer (David Szymanski) and his small team of compatriots, Dusk recreates the look, sound and playstyle of classic Build engine games. It would be unfair to say it does so with clinical precision, because that would deny the passion and enthusiasm that is clear in every low-poly frame.
InnerSpace (Switch) Review
InnerSpace is an exploratory adventure game that puts you in control of a survey drone designed to trace the hidden history of a long-dead civilization. Designed for an audience that holds quiet, exploratory games in high regard, it offers the freedom to explore unique worlds free from the annoyances of aggressive enemies, ticking clocks, and other invasive mechanics.