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Katana ZERO Review

Katana Zero is a short but sweet experience that captures the stylistic flair of Hotline Miami mixed with a cyberpunk theme, while making a name for itself with its polished gameplay but without feeling tedious or overstaying its welcome.

Katana ZERO Review

Fate/EXTELLA LINK Review

Despite the general low budget feel and repetitive gameplay, I enjoyed my time with Fate/Extella Link. The game provides a solid, streamlined experience worth playing for fans of the series.

Fate/EXTELLA LINK Review

Overwhelm Review

Overwhelm takes the action platformer genre to extremes. Despite its borderline unfair camera, players willing to accept the challenge have quite a tense journey ahead of them.

Overwhelm Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Grand Caiman Review

I really enjoyed the level design of all the main parts of the mission - the crypt, the village and the tomb – as they were refreshingly different from most of the sights and tombs featured in the previous add-ons and more importantly, put Lara’s traversal abilities to a real test.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Grand Caiman Review

Hades' Star Review

Hades’ Star game is solidly built, the soundtrack is a bit boring, but there’s really nothing overly offensive about it. The question is whether or not you’re willing to put in the time. I’m concerned with how little there is for you to do during those sessions where you’re doing nothing more than trying to earn money but at the end of the day, it’s a nice way to take a break from computer work and video editing like I did during the making of this review.

Hades' Star Review

Trüberbrook Review

Trüberbrook has a lot going for it: a unique artistic approach, an interesting setting and story, and an evergreen genre that never feels oversaturated. Although it never quite lives up to its potential, Trüberbrook in its best moments at least reminds jaded players that creative developers can surprise them.

Trüberbrook Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Serpent’s Heart Review

Additional content for Shadow of the Tomb Raider keeps on coming at a rapid pace. It feels like it was only yesterday when I previously jotted down my thoughts of the latest additional tomb for Lara to raid. It’s okay, though, as with the DLC I have a regular reason to pop into my favorite game of the last year.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Serpent’s Heart Review

The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia Review

In The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia, there’s an attempt to tie the act of typing with real-time bullet hell dodging action in an arguably innovative manner. Whether it fails or succeeds really comes down to how well the player adapts to controls that came about through a notable design compromise.

The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia Review

Eastshade Review

RPGs so rarely explore gameplay approaches that don’t feature two-handed greatswords, grinding for better armor, and violence-filled encounters. There’s nothing wrong with any of that, of course, but happily there are games like Eastshade that provide satisfying and intriguing hours of exploration and story where the conclusion is not a battlefield littered with the dead.

Eastshade Review

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.

My Time at Portia Review

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.

Jon Shafer's At the Gates Review

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.

Medieval Kingdom Wars Review

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.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Nightmare Review

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal Review

In many ways, Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal presents a win-win situation; it’s undoubtedly the best game in the franchise and as it happens, also an excellent introduction to the wacky world of sexy shinobi girls.

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal Review

The Eternal Castle Review

Indie games come in all forms. Some try new and innovative ideas, some refine established formulas, and some call back to the past. The Eternal Castle is a bit different; it calls back to a past that actually never was. It’s a remaster of a game that only exists in the imaginations of its developers.

The Eternal Castle Review

Super X Chess Review

Still, there is an intimidation factor and a perception that beyond the basics, winning requires a lot of memorization and the ability to think many moves ahead. Super X Chess removes that particular barrier and although the Super X rules are not going to permanently revolutionize the game, they do serve to sweep the cobwebs off the dusty shelf of rote, memorized and uninspired play.

Super X Chess Review

DUSK Review

For an old nostalgic soul like myself, Dusk is great. It’s simple, elegant, and succeeds exactly in what it sets out to do. Gamers who grew up in the HD era with an entirely different set of mechanics and gaming conventions will likely find it archaic, perhaps excruciatingly so. However, for those yearning for their glory days, or those who want to see what gaming used to be like in the early 1990’s, Dusk is certainly for you.

DUSK Review