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Heave Ho Review

With its unique premise and simple yet challenging gameplay, Heave Ho is an easy recommendation for those looking for their next party hit.

Heave Ho Review

Metal Wolf Chaos XD Review

Metal Wolf Chaos XD is definitely a game that will appeal to fans of quirky, kooky comedy. It’s a janky budget title that lacks polish in level design and game mechanics, but makes up for it in the weirdness.

Metal Wolf Chaos XD Review

My Friend Pedro Review

My Friend Pedro is an action movie compressed into a 2D-sidescroller, complete with an oddball premise, unlikely heroes, and bullet-time cinematics. It manages to be both a fast run-and-gun à la Contra as well as a slow, thoughtful platformer like Metroid. The game may be short, but it’s an explosive, wild ride that is rarely boring and always bananas.

My Friend Pedro 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

Katana ZERO Review

Katana Zero is a short but sweet experience that captures the stylistic flair of Hotline Miami mixed with a cyberpunk theme, while making a name for itself with its polished gameplay but without feeling tedious or overstaying its welcome.

Katana ZERO Review

GRIS Review

Genuine artistry is hard to come by. Many developers pour their hearts and souls into their work and unfortunately, things often get lost in translation. However, with Nomada Studio’s Gris, everything just seems to fall into place, while brilliantly conveying a powerful message about dealing with loss and reconciling with the past.

GRIS Review

Minit Review

You would think a game where your progress and location are reset every 60 seconds would be the kind of thing that would drive you bonkers. After all, ask most people what their least favorite thing in games is, and one of the top things you'll hear is the time limits. Even if they're doable, they still add a layer of stress and rush that can mar a more fun experience. So, a game entirely based on that kind of idea should also be the kind of game that doesn't work at all, right?

Minit Review

Crossing Souls Review

It’s 1986 and the summer vacation has just started in a small town of Tajinga, somewhere in the conceptual North America. Teenage boy Chris is eager to meet up with his friends and spend the sunny days equally frolicking and slacking. There’s a change in the plans when his kid brother Kevin informs him via walkie-talkie that he has found something super exciting that Chris & co. must immediately see.

Crossing Souls Review

Shadow Warrior 2

Considering its mid-tier price point, Shadow Warrior 2 is a pretty astounding value, with a lengthy, breathless, and goofy campaign -- also playable in coop -- that provides an incredible amount of fun for less money than some of its full-priced shooter brethren. Though some of the characters could use a few more pixels and some may take offense at the incessantly jokey dialogue, Shadow Warrior 2 is a pure, old-school FPS that doesn't feel remotely retro.

Shadow Warrior 2

Mother Russia Bleeds

Most people will find something to enjoy in Mother Russia Bleeds, but unless they’re a die hard fan of beat ‘em up games, they probably won’t be booking a trip to Moscow anytime soon.

Mother Russia Bleeds

Enter the Gungeon

In fact, 30+ hours in, I still find myself riding the giant bullet elevator down its depths, struggling with my own skills to see if I can find the gun to kill the past. Hosting a bevy of secrets and an even greater number of items to find and unlock, there is nothing short of an army of gundead that could stop me from recommending this.

Enter the Gungeon

The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna

Its gameplay is still rock solid, the level design is impressive, and the highs that you get from solving a puzzle are still there. It's still a game that succeeds at a basic level. It just doesn’t provide the unforgettable, lasting, and profound experience that made The Talos Principle such an unforgettable experience.

The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna

Ronin

Rather than make you feel like an all-powerful ronin warrior, Ronin forces you to criticize every move then rewards you with abilities. When you finally have a full ninja arsenal at your disposal, the game picks up and starts to get fun. At it’s high points Ronin masters the art of platforming and turn-based strategy, but at it’s lows it drags to a crawl because you have to constantly think about ‘completing’ a level rather than finishing it. The game is rather short, so maybe going back and getting all the abilities would be fun but really there is no need too. There is even a new game plus, but it changes only the guards in each level. This game deserved to be full throttle from the very beginning, because of how awesome the tone and art direction is. It is not until you master your skills that Ronin actually becomes rewarding, but when it does you feel like a ninja master.

Ronin

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

lienating and somewhat disappointing as it may be, the game is still a relentlessly stylish, frighteningly addictive delivery system for visceral thrills, driven by a twisted but thoughtful narrative. What else can you hope for from a sequel to Hotline Miami?

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

The Talos Principle

The game prospers not only from immense creativity, but from a devotion to the unsexy fundamentals of great game design. That devotion pays off with a long, unforgettable experience that almost never fails to engage you and has virtually no weak points. It's a game that constantly entices you to see what the next puzzle or story bit has to offer. In that regard, it rarely disappoints, and the experience stays with you long after you finish it.

The Talos Principle