playstation 4

Transpose Review

As potentially confusing as the gameplay can sound like on paper, it’s easy to settle into a rhythm and really get into creating multiple copies of yourself running through different routines and movement patterns. Transpose is an attractive and creative PSVR puzzler that’s easily recommended.

Transpose Review

Tempest 4000 Review

Everyone has their go-to game when they enter an arcade. Personally, I am always looking for Asteroids and Tempest. While Donkey Kong, Centipede and other classics might be on the top of minds, the vector graphics of these two games cement an era of arcade history for me like no other. Tempest in particular was so unique because of its paddle controller, colored vector graphics and ability to restart at certain levels. The release of Tempest 4000 had me excited to relive the arcade experience for this generation and see what has been added to the game.

Tempest 4000 Review

Time Carnage VR Review

Have you ever dreamed of building a time machine and go into the far-flung future (or past) to marvel at the wonders of our planet’s existence? Actually, I misspoke. Replace the word “marvel” with “shoot the hell out of” and you’ve got an accurate description of Time Carnage VR, a wave-based shooter for the PlayStation VR.

Time Carnage VR Review

Island Time Review

Island Time, a PSVR game developed by Flight School, is not the idyllic island getaway I had expected. Instead of swinging lazily in a hammock while beautiful island girls feed me fruit, this virtual island adventure is a constant struggle for survival. Trapped on a small island with no rescue in sight, it’s up to you to craft tools to make your own meals in this inventive, good-humored VR experience.

Island Time Review

Moss Review

Quill is a young mouse with an adventurous spirit. Born with an explorer’s heart, she traverses the nooks and crannies of the Kingdom, a land that was once home to her proud race until it was usurped by the evil Sarffog, a fire breathing serpent. While exploring a forest, Quill comes in contact with a mysterious crystal that forges a connection between her and the game’s second major character: you

Moss Review

Gang Beasts Review

The concept of Gang Beasts is pretty easy to follow. You and three other local players, or seven for online play, are pitted against each other in a contest to see who can be the last one standing. There are no weapons with which to murder each other. Instead, each match challenges players to see who can be the best at punching someone’s lights out and tossing them out of the arena.

Gang Beasts Review

Skyrim VR Review

The day “virtual reality” became an idea, people clamored for immersive, interactive fantasy worlds with which to could escape the hardships of life. Virtual worlds have been a staple of science fiction stories and pop culture, from The Matrix to Sword Art Online. I remember when virtual reality reached its first fever pitch in the 1990s as something with a lot of promise but without the technological means to make it succeed. However, with the rise of consumer VR headsets, the dream of immersive virtual reality edges ever closer to, well, reality.

Skyrim VR Review

The Solus Project Review

The Solus Project kind of feels like No Man’s Sky without starships. The survival aspect is more robust and requires full attention to different health systems. The game could use a bit more polish in places but overall, The Solus Project is a pretty solid adventure that left me feeling surprised with how it hooks into at certain moments.

The Solus Project Review

Light Tracer Review

Light Tracer had a lot of promise. Playing as a faceless, nameless, and voiceless guardian angel of sorts, you use a magic wand to guide a diminutive princess as she climbs the mystical Tower of Bellbatis to commune with the gods.

Light Tracer Review

Assassin's Creed Origins Review

Assassin’s Creed Origins is representative of Ubisoft Montreal taking a good, long look at the franchise and mixing things up. By moving the game away from its unique structure and into something within Grand Theft Auto and Horizon’s sphere of influence, it succeeds in upsetting the apple cart.

Assassin's Creed Origins Review

Life Is Strange Before The Storm Episode 2: Brave New World Review

The emotional rigor of adolescent life continues to rage on in Chloe Price in Brave New World, the second episode of Before the Storm. Faced with the consequences of her actions in Awake, Chloe finds herself in dark places with no one to reach out to for help.

Life Is Strange Before The Storm Episode 2: Brave New World Review

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Review

Taking place sometime after the events of The Stick of Truth, the children of South Park cast off their fantasy costumes and replace them with their superhero alter egos. Eric Cartman, aka The Coon, has aspirations of turning his superhero group, Coon and Friends, into a marketable Marvel Cinematic Universe-style franchise and finds opportunity in a posting for a lost cat.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Review

Don't Knock Twice Review

Don’t Knock Twice is a short, play-it-once-and-forget kind of game whose purpose is to promote a film that might have flown below a radar or two. I enjoyed the genuinely unnerving moments of psychological terror that I thought brought the game within arms reach of Silent Hill.

Don't Knock Twice Review

Theseus Review

Adding to that, it fails to do anything meaningful with VR, using it only to create tension through a series of fixed camera angles whose transition are jarring and disorienting. It pains me to say that this is one game that should have been sacrificed to Hades.

Theseus Review

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 1: Awake Review

Life Is Strange was an episodic adventure game released in 2015 that took me completely by surprise. It came to me after I had grown weary of the format, popularized by the numerous releases from Telltale Games. Instead of adapting a popular media franchise, DONTNOD’s game told an original story about an eighteen-year-old Maxine Caulfield who, out of the blue, was given the power to control time.

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 1: Awake Review

Tiny Trax Review

There are a lot of talented and patience content creators out there in video game land, and I bet they could produce some stellar race tracks using in-game assets. Tiny Trax is a celebration of slot car racing, and with its great track design and worthy adversaries, I didn’t realize how much fun I was having until I stopped.

Tiny Trax Review

Sine Mora EX Review

I enjoyed the game more after playing it on a larger television screen because the game’s beauty and detail are done justice on a 55” screen as opposed to the smaller OLED on the Vita. Even if shmups are not your thing, passing on Sine Mora EX for that reason means missing out on a great, story driven side scrolling shooter that has style, maturity, and unexpected plot twists.

Sine Mora EX Review