Reviews

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

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Review

Overall, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is a decent spin-off. The hack-and-slash gets tiresome, but it works in small bursts and is a fine fit for the Switch's handheld mode. The graphical genre shifts and peppered-in minigames provide good variety, thematically feeding into Travis’ love for games.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes 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

Nidhogg 2 (Switch) Review

It's a shame that the single-player and online components of Nidhogg 2 are so underwhelming, because the local multiplayer itself is quite fun. As a party game, the game has a lot to offer, especially when passing the controllers around and playing the game in small doses.

Nidhogg 2 (Switch) Review

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Review

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics feels, looks and sounds like something that’s been developed with a really tight budget. The game has certain old-fashioned charm to it, and the close quarters turn-based action evokes amusing vibes of gentleman’s rules.

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Review

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.

Beat Saber Review

Knights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition Review

Overall, Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is a light-hearted turn-based RPG with some novel concepts attached to it. Still, the magic wears thin pretty fast as there is not much strategy and variation involved in the combat, while side quests are mostly glorified fetch jobs.

Knights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition Review

Rain World Review

For its beautiful presentation and for all of the ponderous ruminations about life that it might invoke within the player, it’s a crying shame that Rain World just doesn't feel very fun to play. While there is nothing wrong with sluggishness and weight as intentional designs, the options given to the player feel totally at odds with the sheer relentlessness and urgency of the systems at work.

Rain World Review

Viviette Review

I didn’t have fun with Viviette. The puzzles lacked any logical answers, and there was little motivation to explore. The story lacked emphatic moments and failed to entice me to struggle through the rough points. There was an effective crafting of terror, but no pay off with that lone success either.

Viviette Review

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.

The Last Remnant Remastered Review

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.

Marvel's Spider-Man DLC: Silver Linings Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Pillar Review

I can’t get enough of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, I really can’t, and it couldn’t make me any happier that with The Forge and now The Pillar, the quality curve of the DLC is pointing in a good direction, promising a lot for the five remaining challenge tombs to come!

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Pillar Review

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Review

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is cracker of a game with a quirky outlook, exciting exploration, punctual tactical combat and a sublime atmosphere.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Review

911 Operator Review

911 Operator is about as solid as it could be. It’s a simulation game doing its best to depict a real job, and at the end of the day could only get so close to what a real life 911 Operator does on a daily basis.

911 Operator Review

Ashen Review

Although Ashen is one of the better Souls-like games, its strengths emerge the more it deviates from the template. With a distinctive art style and approach to co-op, base-building and character interaction, Ashen suffers in those areas in which its Souls model outshines it: fluid and varied combat being the most obvious area. Taken apart from its inspiration, though, Ashen is still an entertaining and elegant experience.

Ashen Review

Red Matter Review

In space, comrade, no one can hear your praise the Motherland. Vertical Robot makes its debut on the PlayStation VR with Red Matter, an awesome first-person adventure game about wandering through a moon base left abandoned by its crew. With its evocative environmental storytelling and chilling atmosphere, Red Matter comes off as the beautiful love child between BioShock and Singularity.

Red Matter Review

ARK: Survival Evolved (Switch) Review

ARK: Survival Evolved is a solid survival adventure with unique mechanics, an intriguing mystery and lore, and plenty of years of development in its past to show for it. However, there are just too many issues on the Switch version right now to enjoy it to its fullest.

ARK: Survival Evolved (Switch) Review

Katamari Damacy Reroll Review

Katamari Damacy is a delightful puzzle game that’s fueled by Japanese quirk, much of it front-loaded by a wild and wooly title sequence involving singing ducks, dancing pandas, rainbows, and giant mushrooms moving to the rhythm of a shockingly catchy theme song.

Katamari Damacy Reroll Review