PS4 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

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

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

The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode 4 Review

All that aside, I feel like as an ending for the franchise, as an end to Clementine’s story, we’ve gone out as well as it could have. This is The Walking Dead, after all, so any hope we are left with is automatically tempered against the death and despair of the world, and the fact that we are, as we always have been, the true walkers in a dead world.  But for an ending, I think one will do.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode 4 Review

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Review

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is cracker of a game with a quirky outlook, exciting exploration, punctual tactical combat and a sublime atmosphere.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden 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

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

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

Castaway Paradise Review

Castaway Village’s successes and unique twists aren’t enough to make it a title that’s going to stick around for a long time.

Castaway Paradise Review

True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1 Review

Overall, True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1 is a solid addition to the hidden object genre with a horror twist to it, so if you enjoy the genre already, you are likely going to enjoy this game as well

True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1 Review

North Review

Right off the bat, North throws a curveball at you. There is no saving or pausing. The game is built to be a short session, completed in about an hour. I admire this honest opening, and agree that the game would not have worked had it been cut up in multiple play sessions. But whether or not the content on display justifies the choice is one I find myself struggling with.

North Review

Fragments of Him Review

If you can forgive the technical faux pas, the somewhat creepy mannequin people, the absence of any memorable music and the bare bones gameplay, there's a fantastic story buried underneath the rubble.

Fragments of Him Review

Last Day of June Review

Imagine yourself being caught inside a lovely impressionist watercolor painting, where the denizens wordlessly tell a heart wrenching, emotionally charged story. With that in mind, you get the basic premise of The Last of June, a narrative-focused adventure game from the developers Ovosonico.

Last Day of June Review

Morphite Review

Morphite definitely has its place on the PS4. While its shortage of depth discourages extended play sessions, the game fulfills its desired role as an escape - not just from the real world, but the explosiveness of other games.

Morphite Review

Echoes of the Fey: The Fox’s Trail Review

Echoes of the Fey: The Fox’s Trail was an enjoyable surprise. I wasn’t expecting the sheer amount of ending variations and deep themes that unfolded within this three-hour mystery. I appreciated that despite this being the first episode, it was a complete tale. Woodsy Studios has proven the worth of the intriguing fantasy world of Oraz, and hopefully, they can continue to improve in developing the second part of this magical tale.

Echoes of the Fey: The Fox’s Trail Review

What Remains of Edith Finch Review

What Remains of Edith Finch is a strong contender for my Top 5 Games of 2017, and even if you might not consider yourself a fan of the genre, I would still strongly encourage you to give this game a shot. 

What Remains of Edith Finch Review