Review

Ary and the Secret of Seasons Review: A Fun Zelda-Like with Rough Edges

Reviewed on PlayStation 4 It’s been a busy few weeks for fans of Zelda-like titles. Near the end of August, Phoenotopia: Awakening brought back fond memories of Zelda 2 while providing a well-received adventure of its own. Just last week, Windbound channeled its inner Wind Waker and Breath of the Wild, delivering a survival experience with some fun sailing mechanics. […]

Windbound Review: A Wonderful Seafaring Adventure That’s More Than Just a Wind Waker-Like

Reviewed on PlayStation 4 You wouldn’t be at fault for taking one look at Windbound and instantly making comparisons to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. The fact is this game is very reminiscent of Nintendo’s classic oceanic adventure. As you play Windbound, though, you’ll notice that while there may be some Wind Waker influence present, the game is […]

Eternal Hope Review: A Somber Puzzle-Platformer

Reviewed on PC Eternal Hope from Doublehit Games is one of those games that just has a lot of heart. One look at it and you’ll likely be reminded of titles like Limbo and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Like those titles, this puzzle-platformer is filled with artistic charm and thoughtful themes. It’s also a pretty solid gameplay […]

Post Void Review: A Frenzied, Stylized FPS

Reviewed on PC It’s safe to say that you’ve probably never played anything quite like Post Void. Sure, bits and pieces of the game may look and feel familiar, but this fast-paced FPS from YCJY Games is mostly unconventional. The end product is something that fills a very specific niche, but the gameplay is so smooth, and the entry fee […]

Nowhere Prophet Review: An Extremely Fun but Unforgiving Deck-Building Roguelike

Reviewed on Switch Imagine you’re traveling across a ravaged wasteland. Behind you are dozens of followers who idolize you. You’ve met with different townspeople, dealt with marauders, lost some of your people, and survived tough battles. You’re tired, you’re injured, and up ahead is yet another group of hostile enemies. You have a choice to make: fight and get potentially […]

Rock of Ages 3: Make and Break Review

Reviewed on Switch There aren’t enough ball-rolling games around. Personally, I miss the Katamari series. Then there’s that other series where you roll a ball. You know the one. Okay, I’ve got nothing. See? There really aren’t enough games where you get to roll a ball around a map. Thankfully, Rock of Ages 3: Make and Break not only scratches […]

Paper Mario: The Origami King Review: Another Shift for the Series but a Great Game Nonetheless

You learn a lot of things while playing Paper Mario: The Origami King. You learn that there’s a Toad who loves burritos. You find out that there’s a cult run by a sketchy Toad who’s out to make a few coins. Also, Luigi always parks his own car because he doesn’t like tipping the valet guy. While playing the game, […]

Blair Witch Review: Solid Slow-Burn Horror with Some Annoying Bugs

Reviewed on Switch The Blair Witch Project took moviegoers by storm when it first released in 1999. The film popularized the found footage genre, and while years later people remain divided over its actual quality, there’s no denying that it is an important part of horror history. Blair Witch from Layers of Fear developer Bloober Team fits right in with […]

Night Call Review: A Mostly Enjoyable Neo-Noir Murder Mystery

Reviewed on Switch There’s a lot to like about Night Call, a story-driven neo noir adventure game that puts you behind the wheel of a taxi cab in a dreary France setting. First available on PC, Night Call has just made its way to console. The Switch version is especially nice as it allows you to experience the story on […]

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (Switch) Review: Duke Is Back… Again

Reviewed on Switch There have been a lot of versions of 1996’s Duke Nukem 3D. It seems like the game is re-released in updated form or for new hardware every few years. The latest is Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour for Nintendo Switch. Previously released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, this version of the game is […]

Ruiner (Switch) Review: Heavy Action and Slick Cyberpunk Style

Reviewed on Switch Reikon Games’ Ruiner has been out on multiple platforms for a while now, but the game has finally found its way to Nintendo Switch. The Devolver Digital-published cyberpunk action game garnered its share of acclaim previously, and it’s great to see that the tough, rewarding action and superb cinematic style of the game have translated seamlessly onto […]

Edna and Harvey: The Breakout — Anniversary Edition

Reviewed on Nintendo Switch Daedalic Entertainment may be known for the acclaimed Deponia series of adventure games, but the publisher and developer’s humble beginnings date back to a little title called Edna and Harvey: The Breakout. Released in 2008, the game became a cult hit thanks to its silly characters and themes, as well as its old school adventure game […]

Shantae and the Seven Sirens Review: A Familiar Formula That’s Still Really Fun

Reviewed on PlayStation 4 The Shantae series is five installments deep, and it has proven to be among the most popular franchises to come from WayForward. Shantae and the Seven Sirens is the latest entry in the series, and while it’s starting to feel a bit too familiar, at this point the franchise still a lot of fun. As such, […]

Saints Row: The Third Remastered Review: An Irreverent Good Time Revisited

Reviewed on PS4 When Saints Row: The Third launched back in 2011, it managed to stand out amongst an incredible lineup of games that were released that same year. While the series had always been decent, it wasn’t until the third entry that the Saints Row franchise stepped out of the shadow of Grand Theft Auto. Saints Row: The Third […]

Coffee Crisis Review: Caffeinated Old School Brawling

Reviewed on PS4 The beat ‘em up genre has seen a revival of sorts the last few years. Games like Double Dragon: Neon and Streets of Rage 4 offered highly polished revivals of long-beloved series. Treachery in Beatdown City played more like an RPG with light brawler mechanics. Dungeon Punks and Dragon’s Crown infused upgrades and leveling into their adventures. […]

Daymare: 1998 Review: Revisiting 1990s Survival Horror

Reviewed on PS4 If the recent remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 are an indication of anything, it’s that old school survival horror is still rad. Both of those games delivered ‘90s-styled survival horror with all of the tweaks and refinements you’d expect out of a modern game, making them among the best in the genre. Daymare: […]

Treachery in Beatdown City Review: Beat ‘Em Up and Level Up

Reviewed on PC At first glance, Treachery in Beatdown City looks like a straight-up beat ‘em up. While it does feature some of that classic style of gameplay, the game also incorporates a really cool menu-based RPG battle system. The end result is a game that blends Double Dragon with Final Fantasy and even mixes in some wrestling moves. It’s […]

Resident Evil 3 Review: A Beautiful, Terrifying Experience

Reviewed on PlayStation 4 In Stanley Kubrick’s film rendition of The Shining, Jack Torrance famously said, “You set ‘em up, and I’ll knock ‘em back, Capcom.” Okay, so he didn’t quite direct his comment toward Capcom — it was a ghost bartender named Lloyd — but he very well could have if he was a Resident Evil fan in 2020. […]

Lenna’s Inception Review: A Little Co-Op and Random Maps in Your Zelda-Like?

Reviewed on PC Not too long ago, an unassuming Zelda-like titled Lenna’s Inception launched on PC. The game came out in January, to be specific, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t talk about just how… magical the whole thing really is. Mechanically, it works really well and is a lot of fun to play. But it’s the un-Zelda-like qualities […]

Freedom Finger Review: A Foul-Mouthed, Middle-Fingered Good Time

Reviewed on Xbox One There’s something great about a game that knows exactly what it is. Freedom Finger from Wide Right Games is a 2D arcade shoot ‘em up that takes cues from R-Type and Gradius. That said, it’s more than just a game inspired by classic space shooters. It’s also a funny, irreverent, foul-mouthed adventure that would feel right […]