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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Review
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse doesn’t revolutionize adventure games, nor will it particularly appeal to players who aren’t used to slower point-and-click gameplay. However, it succeeds in following the developer’s vision for the series: a modern update in the style of the original.
Downward Spiral: Horus Station Review
Downward Spiral: Horus Station is an atmospheric game that feels like the video game equivalent of Aram Khachaturian’s exceptionally melancholic Adagio from the Gayane Ballet Suite used during the Discovery montage from 2001: A Space Odyssey. I never knew exploring and interacting with derelict space vessel in VR was my jam - and it totally is now.
Titan Quest (Switch) Review
The first thing you notice about Titan Quest is its similarity to Diablo. Keeping the God’s eye view point, you move around a bleak-looking world taking out mythical and religiously inspired enemies. The religion of choice here is Greek mythology, featuring satyrs, centaurs, harpies, and... more satyrs.