Resident Evil 2 Review
Remastering old games is relatively easy. Just spice up the graphics and perhaps smooth out controls a bit and that’s it. Remaking is another story, though, especially if it concerns such a classic video game as Resident Evil 2, something that’s loved and cherished by a whole generation of gamers who first experienced it over 20 years ago on PlayStation 1.
Yomawari: Midnight Shadows Review
If you enjoy survival horror games which rely on atmospheric and subtle visuals and audio cues instead of cheap jump-scares, you will definitely love Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. It's an extremely creative game with an adorable outlook and incredibly dark undertones.
The Evil Within 2 Review
The Evil Within 2 is a patchwork quilt of jumbled ideas and engaging combat in a world that postulates what it would be like to cross The Evil Dead with Inception. Within the context of the game's storyline, the limit to what the writers can do is really only limited by their imaginations.
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.
Resident Evil Revelations Review
Games like Resident Evil Revelations that serve as a reminder of how far this series has gone since its debut in 1996. The Xbox One version of Revelations is a good transfer of the 3DS copy though you can still see the concessions made for the mobile version (the story plays out in different episodes with each being anywhere from twenty to thirty minutes long depending on difficulty and there are “previously…” recap cutscenes).
Uncanny Valley Review
It's a crying shame that Uncanny Valley spends so much of its time crippling your play time with contrivances and strict time limits. Once you learn how to make progress, you'll enjoy a second half akin to what the entire game should have been, but then its endings get less memorable. Uncanny Valley wants to be an engaging survival horror romp, and sometimes it gets to be, but it's ultimately an experience that can be best described as mediocre.