Playstation 4

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

The Padre Review

The Padre is a voxel-style take on horror with callbacks to various elements from the golden age of survival horror games. Anyone growing up with games like Resident Evil or Silent Hill will feel right at home with The Padre as it attempts to emulate fixed camera angles and blocky visuals of the past.

The Padre Review

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Review

Impatient gamers looking for immediate gratification may have a struggle with Age of Wonders: Planetfall’s leisurely, semi-opaque early game and mildly vertiginous learning curve but the pace picks up and patience pays off as the game evolves into a challenging mixture of combat and civ-building.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall 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

KILL la KILL The Game: IF Review

KILL la KILL The Game: IF features exciting arena fighting action and silly yet engaging yarn that together form an exclusive episode for the quirky franchise. The presentation is big, bold and in-your-face, creating a handsome package you really want to dig into.

KILL la KILL The Game: IF Review

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle Review

The Final Battle is a very divided experience. On one hand, the Territory Recovery mode features the same blisteringly fast and thrilling action which made Attack on Titan 2 so great. On the other hand, though, the top billing of the expansion is a big disappointment.

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle Review

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review

When all is said and done, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night delivers on its promise of bringing Castlevania back. Though I had various issues with the game, it still manages to provide that distinct Metroidvania experience.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review

Mini-Mech Mayhem Review

With its surprising level of complexity and depth, Mini-Mech Mayhem is a game that could have a wider appeal were it not crippled by its PSVR exclusivity. I don’t see why the game was engineered for the VR platform because there’s nothing here that made me think “Wow! I feel so immersed!”. After all, this is a game where you consistently stare at a table.

Mini-Mech Mayhem Review

Super Neptunia RPG Review

Brace yourself for almost immediate disappointment. The platforming, combat and quests have all been done much better by many other games and while the game references are cute and marginally unexpected, they aren’t enough to balance the scales in Super Neptunia RPG’s favor.

Super Neptunia RPG Review

Judgment Review

Judgment is an absolute roller coaster of an experience that I can wholeheartedly recommend. It’s an intense investigative adventure full of drama, action, and heart. If this is the direction where the Yakuza series is headed to, I have high hopes for the future.

Judgment Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Review

Overall, if you've played and enjoyed the first game in the series, getting Trails of Cold Steel II is a no-brainer. You're going to love it. It's pretty easy to say that the PS4 port is the definitive version with enhanced graphics, sounds, and all DLC included with it.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Review

Effie Review

If Effie’s combat and camera were a little more tightly refined and its open world a little more full of interesting content, the game would be a real winner. As it stands, Effie is fun and charming, and its flaws and frustrations don’t entirely ruin the experience.

Effie Review

Observation Review

After tediously fiddling through all the menial puzzles, the ending just made me shrug my shoulders instead of giving me shivers that I was supposed to have felt. It’s too bad that the promising premise fizzled as soon as the gameplay showed its true colors, watering down the prevailing mystery in the process.

Observation Review