PlayStation 4

Concrete Genie Review

As an allegory, bringing light to personal or cultural darkness through art isn’t terribly original but it’s still relatively surprising for any game to have a wider subtext, and besides, Concrete Genie’s deepest pleasures are aesthetic.

Concrete Genie Review

The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure Review

I came into The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure with a bit of a chip on my shoulder because I had to sit through a trailer that should have been relegated to an in-game menu option. However, I was captivated by the game’s charm and challenge to a degree I didn’t expect.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure Review

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review

Wolfenstein: Youngblood makes some very odd design choices that made me develop an active dislike for it. And because it brings little to the table storywise, unless it somehow gets referenced in Wolfenstein III, this is going to be one of those adventures that’s forgotten about in a month. 

Wolfenstein: Youngblood 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

A Fisherman's Tale Review

Nagging control issues aside, A Fisherman’s Tale is a charming PlayStation VR game that I found to be a total joy to experience - the same joy I felt playing Astro Bot: Rescue Mission. As far as first-person virtual reality experiences go, this makes the medium so worthwhile.

A Fisherman's Tale Review

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG Review

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG is built on a solid and intriguing premise, the idea of taking elements from traditional early RPGs and tossing out the trappings of cliche fantasy in favor of more timely elements. Unfortunately, the game that was built on this winning idea is a chore to play and not very funny or fun to experience.

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG Review

Beat Saber Review

Beat Saber comes at the end of a really important year for the PSVR, with games like Tetris Effect, Moss, and Astro Bot Rescue Mission giving renewed life to the two-year old device. These games — but especially Beat Saber — are the best evidence for VR being more than a promising but ultimately niche technology.

Beat Saber Review

The Last Remnant Remastered Review

In the end (as you can probably tell), The Last Remnant isn't really my cup of tea. I just can't get into the story here and the gameplay isn't exciting enough to hold my interest. I blame the dull characters and the repetitive hands-off approach to the battle system.

The Last Remnant Remastered Review