Iconoclasts Review: A Fun Time When You Skip the Story

Reviewed on PlayStation 4 and Vita Note: Iconoclasts launched digitally in January 2018. This review is meant to coincide with the game’s physical disc release this month, but it is a review of the digital version of the game. Iconoclasts […]

Below Review: Death and Discovery Await

Reviewed on PC The fine people at Capybara Games are known experimenters. The studio doesn’t stick to one genre when making games, which is why Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP is so different from Super Time Force. Released at the […]

Darksiders 3 Review: Presented by Dark Souls

Reviewed on PlayStation 4 For a long time, folks considered the Darksiders series the “M-rated Zelda.” This was due to the dungeon design, game flow, and special abilities. The series is back with its third installment, this time developed by […]

Runner3 Review: Die to the Music

Reviewed on PlayStation 4 It’s crazy to think that it’s been five whole years since the release of Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. When that game launched in 2013, it quickly found a spot in my top favorites list. […]

Dead Cells Review: Beautiful Death

Reviewed on PlayStation 4 Dead Cells is a beautiful game. It looks great. It sounds great. It plays great. Hell, playing it makes you feel great, too. Beauty aside, Dead Cells is also a vicious game, brutal to its very […]

Earthfall Review: An Enjoyable, Albeit Imperfect, Alien Invasion

Reviewed on PlayStation 4 Earthfall is a fun game. Earthfall is also a flawed game. It conjures up those fun vibes of cooperative games like Killing Floor 2 and Left 4 Dead, where the goal is to squad up with […]

Sonic Mania Plus Review: A Superb Encore

Reviewed on PlayStation 4 Sonic Mania is one of the greatest Sonic the Hedgehog games of all time. That is, without a doubt, a fact. When the game launched last year, it brought a lot of positive attention back to […]

Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Review: See That Building? You Can Blow It Up!

Reviewed on PlayStation 4 I’m trying to figure out exactly why a Red Faction: Guerrilla remaster exists. Sure, the game was kind of underrated when it launched in 2009, but even then, it was pretty clunky and had a few […]

A Hat in Time PS4 Review: The Good Times Are Back

Just like we saw a resurgence of 2D platformers at the start of the indie game boom, it would appear that we’re now witnessing a 3D platformer revival. As someone who grew up with the genre, I’m glad to see […]

De Blob PS4 Review: Kind of a Mess, But Still Fun

When de Blob launched for the Wii all the way back in 2008, it quickly became one of the most beloved third-party offerings on the console. I missed out on the game back then, and I always felt like it […]

A Pixel Story PS4 Review: A Few Pixels Too Late

When A Pixel Story launched last year on PC, review scores were all over the place. The game received just about as many high marks as it did average reviews and low scores. Here we are one year later, and […]

Galak-Z: The Dimensional Review: Mechs in Space

It’s great when a developer tries new and interesting things with a familiar genre. Developer 17-Bit set out to create something special with Galak-Z: The Dimensional, its anime-inspired space shoot ’em up for the PlayStation 4. In a lot of […]

Axiom Verge PC Review: About Time We Got a New Metroid

It felt strange playing Axiom Verge on my computer and not on the Wii U. Though there are a few things that separate developer Tom Happ’s indie title from Nintendo’s Metroid franchise, the core concepts are all present. That’s not […]

Donkey Kong 64 Wii U Virtual Console Review

Nintendo 64 owners went nuts in 1999 when commercials for Donkey Kong 64 began airing on television. These advertisements featured live-action “footage” of people up in arms after seeing their city covered in fruit and nuts at the hands of […]

Shovel Knight (PSN) Review: Zelda II-Like

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link showcased Nintendo’s ability to try new things in the ’80s. Though the game has its detractors, it remains a massively unique entry in the Zelda series and just a fine game on top of […]

Super Mario 64 Wii U eShop Review: An Old Friend

There’s no debating that Super Mario 64 is one of the most groundbreaking titles in the gaming medium. Not only did the game mark a massive shift for the Mario franchise and for Nintendo, but it also helped inspire future […]

Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork PC Review: Saturday Morning Galaga

Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork has a shaky history. Though it’s one of the earlier titles to achieve Kickstarter success, developer Pixeljam Games ultimately needed more funds and was unable to deliver the game as expected. After taking on […]

Citizens of Earth 3DS Review: Excuse Me, Mr. Vice President!

After spending time with two different versions of Citizens of Earth, Exophase has the final word on Eden Industries’ quirky RPG. For more on the game, check out our previous review in progress. It’s worth noting that the Wii U […]

Citizens of Earth: Review in Progress (Wii U, 3DS)

As an EarthBound fan, it’s only natural that I jump at the opportunity to check out the latest RPGs influenced by Ness and company’s grand SNES adventure. Games like Cthulhu Saves the World and Boot Hill Heroes instantly spring to […]

Wrack Review: Based on a Doom Story

Before there were perks and skill trees in shooters, there was just straight-up, in-your-face action. Developer Final Boss Entertainment is very clearly a fan of the genre’s retro roots, opting to create an FPS that’s simple to grasp and filled […]