Battlefield V Review

Not quite sound and fury signifying and not quite the reinvention that fans hoped (or feared) it would be, Battlefield V rumbles and churns onto our PCs and consoles, leaving the smell of cordite in its wake. Although it will probably satisfy devotees of the series, Battlefield V is also curiously incomplete, like a painting not quite filled in, and the coming months may ultimately determine if the game is a must-play classic.

Battlefield V Review

Trine: Enchanted Edition (Switch) Review

There’s a chance that Trine: Enchanted Edition for the Nintendo Switch will be the first time playing the game for many, and they’ll find a fun and creative action adventure with puzzle elements, whether they’re by themselves or with friends.

Trine: Enchanted Edition (Switch) Review

Lucid Dream Review

Point-and-click adventures are great for presenting unique stories in video games. If you enjoy such an experience, then you may wish to dive into Lucid Dream, a surreal point-and-click adventure from the appropriately named Polish developer Dali Games.

Lucid Dream Review

Valiant Hearts Review

Valiant Hearts defies the traditional war game, featuring comical, fluidly animated visuals that tell a somber story about people caught in World War I.

Valiant Hearts Review

Marble It Up Review

The premise is quite simple — roll a marble from start to finish as quickly as possible. There’s little innovation to be found in the ‘marble rolling’ genre, and the game doesn’t look to change the formula in any way. It’s a clear homage to marble games of the past, and even the developers behind Marble It Up know it.

Marble It Up Review

Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe Review

 In many ways, Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe is a perfect video game. For starters, it looks like one instead of yet another movie wannabe. It teaches, entertains, challenges, stresses and eventually rewards you, like any true video game should.

Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe Review

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Review

It is rare that a multi-genre game can be successful in more than one of its mechanics, but Thronebreaker is simultaneously an excellently written story, an entertaining isometric RPG, and an addictive and engaging card game.

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Review

Tetris Effect Review

It’s not often I get to review a version of a game almost as old as I am. First playable in 1984, Tetris is the Russian grandfather of video game puzzlers, and there are likely more versions of it than there are Kardashians. The latest version, Tetris Effect, brought to us by Japanese developer Resonair, mixes the tried and true gameplay of Tetris with some amazing visuals and music, and while it doesn’t necessarily turn the world upside down, it’s Tetris, so it doesn’t really have to.

Tetris Effect Review

Armello Review

The part I appreciate the most about the game is the presentation – while I wish it was easier to see what other characters had, something you’d be able to in a real board game without having to dive multiple menus deep, all of the cards are gorgeous. Card art always feels like it’s underappreciated, but they really shine here, in no small part to the animation on them.

Armello Review

ZeroRanger Review

The shoot'em up genre has always been somewhat difficult for me to really get into. It’s often dedicated to pattern recognition, intense challenge, and repeatedly dying until you get it just right. The amount of devotion required to beating a lot of these games has resulted in a high barrier to entry. ZeroRanger bucks this trend in a manner suitable to its Buddhist themes.

ZeroRanger Review

Tied Together Review

Tied Together by Headup Games is the latest entry to Nintendo Switch’s ever-growing indie library. This unassuming title may not be a charmer among other, shinier games. However, it’s a solid cooperative puzzle-platformer with relatively interesting gameplay, provided that you have some friends to play together with, as the game is exclusively a couch co-op multiplayer.

Tied Together Review

The World Ends With You: Final Mix Review

By no means an unknown game, The World Ends With You: Final Remix was something I had always been intrigued by but was unable to find the time or chance to play it. Originally released on the Nintendo DS, this JRPG by Square Enix differs greatly from many of their better-known titles, and is heavily influenced by a Japanese youth culture.

The World Ends With You: Final Mix Review

Deracine Review

From Software’s games are built on non-traditional narratives that primarily involve sleuthing context and backstory from item descriptions, environmental design and hanging onto every word spoken by NPCs. Those who seek out clues will be rewarded with context, though none of that is necessary to enjoy the games. That’s why I was intrigued by Deracine, a first-person adventure game created exclusively for the PlayStation VR.

Deracine Review

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Review

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is not a great game. Though it has an entertaining character creator and some fantastic customization options, separate the game from the license for a second, and it becomes clear that Shinobi Striker is a sub-par action game and an even worse multiplayer experience.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Review

Smash Hit Plunder Review

What's better than breaking stuff? Breaking stuff without consequences! Smash Hit Plunder for PlayStation VR lets you break everything you can get your virtual hands on, and it definitely is as fun as it sounds. Roam around a castle alone or with friends, and smash everything you see in order to find all the coins you can.

Smash Hit Plunder Review

Call of Cthulhu Review

Although there are a few environments in the game that feel fully realized, and sections of story and dialogue that hint at a much more satisfying gameplay experience, Call of Cthulhu only sporadically engages with the imagination of Lovecraft and too often seems like a sketch that needs to be more completely filled in, shaped and polished.

Call of Cthulhu Review

Luigi's Mansion (3DS) Review

The core story and gameplay haven’t changed much from the original GameCube title. The plot follows Luigi, who wins a mansion from a contest that he never entered. If that isn’t suspicious enough, Mario has gone missing, so it’s up to Luigi to investigate this mysterious mansion, a home to a gaggle of ghosts.

Luigi's Mansion (3DS) Review

Marvel's Spider-Man DLC: The Heist Review

Released over a month ago, Marvel’s Spider-Man has been a permanent fixture on my PS4. I play it the way I played Spider-Man 2, which means there’s a lot of aimless swinging and random crime stoppage. Sure, I could have started a new game and gone through the five star story again (which, btw, I am doing right now on New Game+), but I wanted to make sure that my Spidey was pristine when the promised DLC was released.

Marvel's Spider-Man DLC: The Heist Review

Space Hulk: Tactics Review

Playing Space Hulk in the real life with local opponents is a true social occasion - something that Space Hulk: Tactics can’t achieve.

Space Hulk: Tactics Review