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God of War Review

God of War is the perfect trifecta of innovative gameplay, gorgeous visuals and engrossing narrative. It’s a game that grabbed me from its opening moments and had me holding my breath for almost 30 hours. Like The Last of Us, God of War is able to connect you with its two main protagonists but not rushing the experience but instead letting it all marinate

God of War Review

MLB The Show 18 Review

This might sound odd, but I love reviewing sports games. I really do. I’ve been doing it for over a decade and it’s an annual check in to see how some of my favorite video game franchises are doing. With the start of spring, it means it’s time to check out and review the latest baseball game from Sony San Diego, MLB The Show 18. In my review of MLB The Show 17 last year, I mentioned that I felt the franchise was beginning to feel a little long in the tooth. So, were there big changes in this year’s game?

MLB The Show 18 Review

Nioh Review

There are dozens of "Souls-like" games but Nioh is by far the most ambitious, polished and successful because it has taken Dark Souls' digital DNA and genuinely evolved it into something both recognizable and different. Nioh owes much to the spirit and mechanics of From's games but there is a lot of Diablo and Ninja Gaiden in there as well. It doesn't matter whether Nioh is derivative or wholly original, it just matters that the game is incredibly well made, challenging, complex and fun.

Nioh Review

Horizon Zero Dawn Review

I absolutely loved this game. I think it’s a fantastic adventure full of amazing experiences to be had and fully recommend it to anyone who owns a Playstation 4. And yet it does feel like the first game in a series that needs to discover its own unique identity to help it stand out amongst a vast array of open world games that it competes against. 

Horizon Zero Dawn Review

Gravity Rush 2 Review

Gravity Rush 2 is not a perfect game, but it undoubtedly expands upon its predecessor in nearly every conceivable way. There are some wonky camera moments along with a few narrative stumbles and problematic quest designs, but the flaws are quickly overshadowed by the triumphs, and just like its endearing protagonist, it lands firmly on its feet in the end.  

Gravity Rush 2 Review

inFamous: First Light

If you enjoyed any part of the previous inFamous games, there is enough in First Light for you to enjoy that makes its purchase a no brainer. It's gorgeous and fun, and another excellent example of the kind of things capable on new hardware. It still carries its direct predecessor's foibles, namely it's limited mission design, but the story and Fetch's brilliant neon abilities out weigh the eventual wear and tear you'll feel with the side quests. As a more focused experience, Sucker Punch continues to build a world worth investing in.

inFamous: First Light

Infamous: Second Son

Infamous: Second Son continues Sucker Punch's super hero/karmic choice formula well. While areas like enemies and missions show a lack of variety, the grounded story melds well enough with the amazing powers and “next gen” visuals to form a very solid experience from beginning to end. I can't help but wonder where the inevitable sequel with try and take us, but for now, I am more then happy to continue powering through this worthy installment.

Infamous: Second Son