Reviews

Concrete Genie Review

As an allegory, bringing light to personal or cultural darkness through art isn’t terribly original but it’s still relatively surprising for any game to have a wider subtext, and besides, Concrete Genie’s deepest pleasures are aesthetic.

Concrete Genie Review

Daemon X Machina Review

Daemon X Machina is an interesting game, and one I had some fun with, but the fun wears a bit thin fairly quickly. The mech customization is top notch, though, and if you can play against skilled human opponents, it could be a real treat.

Daemon X Machina Review

Dragon Quest I, II and III (Switch) Review

Dragon Quest I, II and III on the Switch are great picks, especially if you enjoyed the recent eleventh entry and wanted to experience the origins of this great series. However, these are ports of the mobile versions with some audio and visual enhancements.

Dragon Quest I, II and III (Switch) Review

John Wick Hex Review

On premise alone, John Wick Hex is definitely an interesting experiment, making for an experience that is tough-as-nails, fun to play and rewarding to learn. However, It’s also very much let down by its rather limited gameplay options and lack of scope.

John Wick Hex Review

Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns Review

Those willing to look past The Legend Returns' flaws are in store for a rich and rewarding experience. And for 15 bucks, where else are you going to get a sprawling RPG/puzzler like this?

Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns Review

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint Review

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint blurs the line between a singular, well-defined approach to the tactical shooter and a whole mess of other games, and the result is a loss of identity with little gained in the process.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint Review

Ancestors Legacy Review

Due to unfortunate design choices, I just wanted to rush through everything and couldn’t exactly enjoy my time with the game. In short, Ancestors Legacy felt too much like a chore to play. Saying this doesn’t bring me any joy because the Middle Ages setting and the presented factions were actually cool.

Ancestors Legacy Review

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Review

In many ways, the game was an eye-opening experience. It sets the bar high what comes to meaningful content and depicting an atmospheric game world and also reminds of what is still possible to achieve in its well-worn genre when given enough effort, heart and thought.

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Review

Headliner: NoviNews (Switch) Review

Headliner: NoviNews isn’t meant to dazzle people with super tight, unique, and revolutionary gameplay. It’s meant to provoke thought and test the player’s willingness to stay true to their own self in the face of ever growing moral quandaries.

Headliner: NoviNews (Switch) Review

Repressed Review

Delving into the repressed depths of the mind provides plenty of opportunities to tell an immensely profound and intriguing story. In practice, however, Repressed is actually quite bland and uninteresting.

Repressed Review

The Surge 2 Review

From its title screens to its combat mechanics, The Surge 2 copy/pastes a great deal from the two-year-old original and while it moves the franchise into a more open and populated world, I was hoping for a more dramatic evolutionary leap.

The Surge 2 Review

Psychotic's Agatha Knife Review

Maybe it’s better that Agatha Knife plays it safer because even the most straight-laced individual can enjoy the charm of Agatha’s sincere antics set against a strange world of (make)belief.

Psychotic's Agatha Knife Review

River City Girls Review

River City Girls is best experienced as a couch co-op. When played all alone, the game might feel like a soulless toil but when you have a friend to cover your butt, the progress is made more worthwhile.

River City Girls Review