Far Cry New Dawn Review
Far Cry 5 was a satisfying adventure, from its vast open-world journey across the rural landscape of Hope County, Montana to its central conflict against maniacal cult leader Joseph Seed. However, its conclusion left the game open with dangling plot threads. Ubisoft has seized the opportunity for a resolution with a direct sequel Far Cry New Dawn.
Metro Exodus Review
Everything in Metro Exodus wants to kill you: the environment, the animals and many of your fellow humans. Coming out of the tunnels, you burst upon a brilliantly lit landscape and breathe a sigh of relief until your Geiger counter starts clicking like bebop drummer and you see the pack of irradiated wolves circling you.
My Time at Portia Review
In a gaming landscape littered with building/farming/life sims like Stardew Valley, Harvest Moon or Minecraft, is there a spot for another game eager to suck endless hours of grindy time from your life? Of course, that’s a matter of choice, but My Time at Portia would like it to be your time sink of choice.
Odallus: The Dark Call Review
Odallus may look like an NES game, but it plays and handles progression like contemporary titles, respecting the player’s time and offering numerous secrets in an exploration-based 2D world. I went into Odallus: The Dark Call looking for Castlevania and left with an engaging experience that pays tribute to both classic 8-bit titles and modern Metroidvania games.
Jon Shafer's At the Gates Review
Jon Shafer’s At the Gates is not a mass-market game. It decries the populist and dumbed down direction in which the Civilization franchise has moved, replacing it with a strategy title for the patient player that tolerates a measured pace, likes the challenge of long-range planning, can overlook some bugs, and finds satisfaction in a cerebral, hard-fought victory.
Resident Evil 2 Review
Remastering old games is relatively easy. Just spice up the graphics and perhaps smooth out controls a bit and that’s it. Remaking is another story, though, especially if it concerns such a classic video game as Resident Evil 2, something that’s loved and cherished by a whole generation of gamers who first experienced it over 20 years ago on PlayStation 1.
My Memory of Us Review
With a Steamboat Willie early cartoon aesthetic, My Memory of Us is an attention-grabbing curiosity. This puzzle platformer adventure is no lighthearted journey, however, but joins that small handful of video games willing to take on that heaviest of subject matter, the Holocaust and in this case, the subjugation of Polish Jews in WWII.
Medieval Kingdom Wars Review
Games that hybridize several genres often suffer from a confused identity, but Medieval Kingdom Wars succeeds in fusing the grand and real-time strategy genres in a way that makes sense. The problem is, both modes lack the kind of sophistication that a single genre game might be expected to have.
Genesis Alpha One Review
Genesis Alpha One by German indie developer Radiation Blue and published by Team17 covers the star trek to a place where our DNA can prosper once again. Mostly on-board an extensible starship, the game is a mix of resource management and 1st person shooter that almost downplays its most exciting aspects.
Like all games that stress art and atmosphere above all else, appraising Vane is difficult. Some will fall in love with it from the first scene, simply because they appreciate its visual style and engaging music. For me, it’s the game equivalent of tuning in to the fireplace channel on Christmas day. It’s oddly pleasant in its own way, but there’s little substance to it.
Mages of Mystralia Review
But I’ve really easily played over 15 hours of this game, and that’s worth something! The combat is fine enough, but the puzzles are the things I thought were the best parts of the game and the ones that really stand out as something I’d like to go back to. They were fun and engaging and by far the best part and if there was more focus on them, I’d be singing praises.
As potentially confusing as the gameplay can sound like on paper, it’s easy to settle into a rhythm and really get into creating multiple copies of yourself running through different routines and movement patterns. Transpose is an attractive and creative PSVR puzzler that’s easily recommended.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Nightmare Review
Challenge is once again nice and the visuals are consistently sumptuous with a bright sunlight highlighting magnificent features of the valley of the Monkey Gods. It’s a shame that for such an endearing endeavor the tomb is, it takes only some 1,5 hours to see the whole DLC through.
A Fisherman's Tale Review
Nagging control issues aside, A Fisherman’s Tale is a charming PlayStation VR game that I found to be a total joy to experience - the same joy I felt playing Astro Bot: Rescue Mission. As far as first-person virtual reality experiences go, this makes the medium so worthwhile.