Stellaris: Console Edition Review
"Civilization in Space" would definitely be my immediate summary of what Stellaris is, and hey, if that sounds like something you need in your life, this may very well be the shortest review you've ever read. "Civ in Space, 4X players are going to have a good time". Done.
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.
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.
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.
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.
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG Review
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG is built on a solid and intriguing premise, the idea of taking elements from traditional early RPGs and tossing out the trappings of cliche fantasy in favor of more timely elements. Unfortunately, the game that was built on this winning idea is a chore to play and not very funny or fun to experience.
Beat Saber Review
Beat Saber comes at the end of a really important year for the PSVR, with games like Tetris Effect, Moss, and Astro Bot Rescue Mission giving renewed life to the two-year old device. These games — but especially Beat Saber — are the best evidence for VR being more than a promising but ultimately niche technology.
The Last Remnant Remastered Review
In the end (as you can probably tell), The Last Remnant isn't really my cup of tea. I just can't get into the story here and the gameplay isn't exciting enough to hold my interest. I blame the dull characters and the repetitive hands-off approach to the battle system.
Marvel's Spider-Man DLC: Silver Linings Review
According to an old saying, every cloud is supposed to have a silver lining, and as Spider-Man, you often have to look for the good in a whole sea of bad. Thankfully, the Silver Linings DLC for Marvel’s Spider-Man has a whole lot of good to it, so searching for the proverbial good part wasn’t that hard.