Adventure

L. A. Noire: The VR Case Files Review

The VR Case Files, though technically well-adapted to the platform, is a novelty, a carnival rendition of a game I hold a huge amount of personal respect for. If nothing else, I thank L. A. Noire: The VR Case Files for reaffirming my love and respect for the original game.

L. A. Noire: The VR Case Files Review

Headliner: NoviNews (Switch) Review

Headliner: NoviNews isn’t meant to dazzle people with super tight, unique, and revolutionary gameplay. It’s meant to provoke thought and test the player’s willingness to stay true to their own self in the face of ever growing moral quandaries.

Headliner: NoviNews (Switch) Review

Omega Labyrinth Life Review

Omega Labyrinth Life attempts to combine genres quite daringly, as it mixes a rougelike dungeon crawler with a story-heavy JRPG, folding in a light life simulation. The game doesn’t do enough to make each fit together well enough, though. The inclusion of each hampered the others, creating a title that felt disjointed and confused.

Omega Labyrinth Life Review

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda Review

Cadence of Hyrule is a miracle project, birthed from an indie developer given the keys to Hyrule Castle and surpassing everyone’s expectations. Brace Yourself Games has managed to compose its own worthy Zelda adventure, incorporating its own rhythmic roguelike gameplay with fantastic remixes.

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda Review

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 3, "Wastelands" Review

We’ve reached the climax of Life Is Strange 2 and the rollercoaster ride down is liable to be a rocky one. This is definitely one of the better episodes in the game because there’s real danger here. Sean and Daniel have been doing pretty OK for themselves but this is the first time things felt truly unpredictable.

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 3, "Wastelands" Review

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 2, "Rules" Review

Life Is Strange 2 is a road movie where the journey is more important than the destination, which is still kind of up in the air. There are a lot of miles between the Diaz boys and Mexico, leaving open ample opportunities for things to go hideously sideways. It’s early yet so I can’t discern where the story will take these two boys. A solid entry despite its off-key finale.

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 2, "Rules" 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

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

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

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the Lost Blade, Episode 1 - Hunted Review

The added lore is a welcome addition in the episode but what Hunted boils down to is this: if what you want is to spend three more hours doing the same things you did for sixty hours, then Legacy of the Lost Blade’s first episode is a success on all fronts.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the Lost Blade, Episode 1 - Hunted Review

Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure Review

Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure mainly appeals to a specific subset of point-and-click game fans that like crude comedy. However, the jokes don’t always land, and the story with its unlikable characters fails to compel.

Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure Review

Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition Review

When it comes down to it, Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition is an ambitious game that failed to ultimately capture me. Early on it discouraged me from continuous play, and while I eventually got into a rhythm, the barriers of entry still gated off levels of enjoyment.

Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition Review

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee Review

 Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee is not a total reboot of Pokémon, nor is it entirely the console experience that many fans have asked for, but it goes a long way to making a very familiar game feel at least momentarily fresh.

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee 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

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

Flood of Light Review

Set in the lonely and abandoned metropolis of Hope City, Irisloft’s Flood of Light is a 2D-puzzle game all about uncovering the mysteries of where you came from, and where everyone else has gone. Accompanied by some friendly robots and a beautiful score, you set out to reduce the flood that has swallowed the city thus far, all the while piecing together the history of Hope City and its downfall.

Flood of Light Review

Transference Review

What is the cost of a scientific breakthrough? What sacrifices must be made in the name of human progress? How many eggs must you break to create that omelette? These are the questions that hound Raymond Hayes as you explore his life through the eyes of his family.

Transference Review