Playstation 4

Effie Review

If Effie’s combat and camera were a little more tightly refined and its open world a little more full of interesting content, the game would be a real winner. As it stands, Effie is fun and charming, and its flaws and frustrations don’t entirely ruin the experience.

Effie Review

Observation Review

After tediously fiddling through all the menial puzzles, the ending just made me shrug my shoulders instead of giving me shivers that I was supposed to have felt. It’s too bad that the promising premise fizzled as soon as the gameplay showed its true colors, watering down the prevailing mystery in the process.

Observation Review

Fade to Silence Review

Fade to Silence is a true survival game that I want to like a lot more than I do. A passionate team has cooked up some tasty scraps in this frozen hell, but I’m forced to share the meal with irritating company. The ideas are great in theory, but too many elements end up in the realm of mediocrity.

Fade to Silence Review

Giga Wrecker Alt. Review

Giga Wrecker’s mishmash graphics, wonky gameplay and erratic physics make it like a parody of an indie game. It could have been a really well-made puzzle-platformer but somehow, the developer decided to settle with less, even though the console version is a second take on the game.

Giga Wrecker Alt. Review

A Plague Tale: Innocence Review

The way the narrative and gameplay fit together to make Amicia and Hugo’s journey both compelling and emotional is an impressive accomplishment that put A Plague Tale up there with the best of them. If you are in the market for a somber, story-driven experience, I cannot recommend A Plague Tale enough.

A Plague Tale: Innocence Review

Dick Wilde 2 Review

Dick Wilde 2 is an interestingly bizarre game. It has a nice visual style, the music is catchy, and some of its elements are so bizarre that I want to love it. The problem is that the game is never more fun than it’s frustrating.

Dick Wilde 2 Review

Days Gone Review

Before I got my hands on Days Gone, I questioned whether or not there would be any new on offer or if it would end up as just another property trying to provide those Walking Dead moments of either gratuitous violence or unneeded sadness. What I played instead was a game that wanted to push past the darkness and see if there was anything left for humanity to live for beyond just surviving.

Days Gone Review

Sword & Fairy 6 Review

Sword & Fairy 6 felt like I had binge-watched 64 half an hour-long episodes of a Chinese fantasy drama TV series. Productions values may have been low and effects cheesy but the actors and actresses were beautiful and the story so gripping that I couldn’t stop myself.

Sword & Fairy 6 Review

Where The Bees Make Honey Review

Where The Bees Make Honey has some interesting ideas with presentation and puzzles. However, the persistent high level of frustration I felt with trying to navigate the majority of the adventure because of issues out of my control completely overshadowed any of the good stuff.

Where The Bees Make Honey Review

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Review

One could argue it’s therapeutic to blast and hack insects into smithereens and hammy presentation ensures it’s not too scary either – until you find your thoughts wandering to entirely something else.

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Review