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.
Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Review
If you love Spyro, and like what you see and hear of the game, then there'll be no catches to disappoint you. What you see is what you get, and what you get is a blast from the past, with an amazing and impressive passion put into bringing the games back, better than ever.
Dark Souls Remastered Review
Having spent over a thousand hours playing Dark Souls on the PC - and dozens of hours on the original console versions - it would be fair to say I have a special relationship to the game. Dark Souls is my Mario and Zelda all rolled into one, a transformative experience that at this point in my life has become more ritual than entertainment, a series of moments and tasks that produce a Zen-like state of mind.
Burnout Paradise Remastered Review
In ten years since its initial release, there's never been another game like Burnout Paradise. Even the other open-world racing games developed by Criterion, like Need for Speed: Most Wanted back in 2012, just never quite captured the sheer joy and excitement of racing around a city, freely parkouring through malls and over freeways and train tracks - that wonderful feeling of just DRIVING.
L.A. Noire Review
The perpetrator had just gunned down a woman in front of me and fled immediately. I gave chase, following him through the streets as he ducked between buildings, trying to escape. I trained my gun on him to fire a warning shot but couldn't get a bead on him long enough. He dodged into a fenced area, grabbed a woman, and held her hostage, threatening to kill her.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Review
Everything I had ever expected from a modern day JRPG is still present in Final Fantasy XII - the open-ended exploration, well-designed interconnected areas, sprawling cities with various NPCs which change as the story progresses on, and seemingly endless side-quests and optional enemies, dungeons and hidden treasures. Final Fantasy XII is nothing short of a timeless masterpiece that I cannot recommend enough.
That's the gist of it really. Ducktales Remastered looks great and sounds great, but at the end of the day, it's tired and repetitive. Does it color my perception of the older classic? Not in the least. But it will make me wary in the future, when a developer trudges out an old memory in new clothing, whispering the sweet siren's call in my ear, telling me it will all feel the same. It might, sure, but it rarely ever does.