Cyberpunk

Seven: The Days Long Gone Review

Setting aside the bugs, a poorly considered fast travel system (which spawns players in sometimes dangerous locations) and fairly tepid combat, what I most missed in Seven was any sense of personal identification or relationship with the main character. To me, this is at the heart of any successful RPG...the role-playing part, something almost entirely absent from Seven. 

Seven: The Days Long Gone Review

JYDGE Review

With hardly any time having passed since the release of their last top-down shooter, Time Recoil, 10tons is back with another top-down twin-stick shooter boasting their trademark style. The ideas behind these games by the quirky Finnish developers may have born with tongue in cheek but as far as the gameplay mechanics are concerned, it’s all serious business.

JYDGE Review

>observer_ Review

>observer_ is one of the most immersive games I have had a privilege to play in recent memory. It grabs you by the collar and pulls deep into its twisted cyber mystery.

>observer_ Review

Void and Meddler Episode 1

It winds up having a look and bothering to introduce an idea, but doesn't pay it off or give a reason to come back for the next episode. There's no cliffhanger at the end, and not enough happened to give me a reason to want to sit and wait, for who knows how long, to learn Fyn's fate. Other characters littering the world are nothing but tools for her to use (despite her constant refrain of "I don't like to use people"); the world is pretty but nothing you haven't seen before, and really the best part of the game is the grinding, killer soundtrack. I'd definitely recommend you just get that instead of the game itself.

Void and Meddler Episode 1

Shadowrun: Hong Kong

It is because of its middling story and inconsistent mission quality that Shadowrun: Hong Kong lacks the atmosphere if its predecessors, especially Dragonfall.

Shadowrun: Hong Kong

Dreamfall Chapters: Book One: Reborn

Reborn is a beautiful but short-lived experience that continues building this interesting universe while introducing more questions than it answers.

Dreamfall Chapters: Book One: Reborn

Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns is enjoyable while it lasts, thanks in large part to its great writing and enthralling murder mystery. On the other hand, it is hard to not be disappointed by the overall package. The next question to ask is: “How representative is this game of what we are going to see out of Kickstarter RPGs?” Is this what $2 Million of funding gets you -- a toolset with a halfway decent, short adventure that acts somewhat as a tech demo? Perhaps simple economics dictates that the grass-roots funded, old-school RPG experience is a pipe dream. I am still very eager to see how Wasteland 2 and Obsidian’s Project Eternity turn out, but I am a little bit more apprehensive than I was before.

Shadowrun Returns

Remember Me

There are a lot of ideas packed into this game but I feel like if they would have cut back on a couple of the concepts to focus more on the story then this could have been a real stand out game. As it is now Remember Me is more appealing when it gets cheaper or if you have absolutely nothing to play. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a soundtrack release but the game itself is pretty forgettable and will only leave a memory of the visual art at best. I trust that Capcom can get some good games out there and Dontnod Entertainment can definitely make a good game, but Remember Me just isn't their best attempt.

Remember Me