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Oh My Godheads: Party Edition Review

It's not a party without some friendship-testing competition, and that's exactly what Oh My Godheads: Party Edition brings to the table on the Nintendo Switch. This hectic brawler is the perfect game for anyone looking to jump into some quick and accessible gameplay with friends, whether you're into gaming or not. With a variety of modes and colorful environments to battle in, you'll find yourself loading up the game every time you have friends over.

Oh My Godheads: Party Edition Review

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Review

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 exists in a sub-genre that I wish was more popular. While there are some co-op focused games with linear levels, they’ve largely given way to the dominant modern design that focuses on competition and open worlds. Vermintide 2 still retains some contemporary elements, but carves out its own niche nonetheless.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Review

Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-MARS-tered Review

Finding new and creative ways to topple buildings is really the only thing I needed out of the game, both now and in 2009. Another thing the remaster has going for it is the price. Thirty dollars is a respectable amount to ask for an updated version of a video game that excels at doing one cool thing really well.

Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-MARS-tered Review

Jurassic World Evolution Review

While there have been Jurassic Park video games in the past, Jurassic World Evolution by Frontier Developments is the best logical design choice for a game based on the Michael Crichton series. A fun twist on the amusement park management genre, the game lets you channel your inner Hammond to spit in the eye of God as you manufacture dinosaurs with all the cold efficiency of an automated assembly line.

Jurassic World Evolution Review

State of Decay 2 Review

How do you think you’ll handle a zombie apocalypse? Will you see the march of the undead as an opportunity to take advantage of a lawless, broken society? Will you find compassion in the human spirit and work together with other survivors to keep calm and carry on? Go alone or find safety in numbers? Whatever the choice, you’ll get the chance to test your mettle against the zombie menace in State of Decay 2.

State of Decay 2 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

Cuphead Review

It is surprising then to see a video game in 2017, an era marked by companies vying to create the “world’s most powerful console,” forgo intense photorealism for muted colors and film scratches (then again, it’s not uncommon for indie titles to employ striking art styles). Cuphead, developed by Studio MDHR Studios, exists on a whole other level as a lovingly crafted homage to an animation pioneer.

Cuphead Review

Knock-Knock Review

Knock Knock is driven by a neat idea and an evocative presentation. It’s a shame, then, that its goodwill is hampered by gameplay that feels a little broken. To give it the benefit of the doubt, the issues I ran into seem to be a result of the game not going far enough to give the player a proper explanation outside a few needlessly cryptic notes in between stages.

Knock-Knock 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

Arizona Sunshine Review

Take away the novelty of VR and free aiming, and you’ll find there is nothing to differentiate Arizona Sunshine from any other run-of-the-mill first person shooter. Wait for a sale or, if the urge to play a VR shooter compels you, consider Farpoint instead.

Arizona Sunshine Review