Reviews

Luftrausers Review: Sweet, Glorious Death from Above

Imagine you’re piloting an air fighter above the ocean. You sense you’re going to die out there amidst the clouds, and that thought becomes a reality the moment you spot an enemy fighter. Things only get more intense when you […]

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Review: Always Trust a Tie-Wearing Ape

I don’t say this often because it’s not something I genuinely feel when I play many games these days, but I sincerely hope that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is some four-year-old kid’s first game. Super Mario Bros. was my […]

Strider Review: Back and Better Than Ever

Strider was a pretty big deal when it first hit arcades and, ultimately, the NES and Genesis. While other versions of the game were also released, these particular editions are the ones most commonly remembered. Strider was subsequently followed up […]

Double Dragon: Neon Review: Mullets and High Fives All Day Long

Double Dragon: Neon originally launched on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in 2012. The game wasn’t perfect, nor was it for everyone. That said, it effortlessly captured the spirit of the ’80s and offered mind-gushingly joyous beat ’em up […]

Disney Infinity: Toy Story in Space Review: Ride ’em, Space Cowboy

It’s no secret that the Toy Story franchise is pretty rad, and it’s easily one of the greatest things to come from Disney and Pixar. If you don’t think so, it’s very likely that you don’t have a heart, because […]

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review: A Renewed Sense of Adventure

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past will forever be etched in Nintendo’s history as one of the company’s finest accomplishments. It’s the type of game that issued in a new era for the famed fantasy action-adventure series. […]

Disney Infinity: The Lone Ranger Review: Fun in Disney’s Wild West

Disney’s remake of The Lone Ranger wasn’t exactly received all that warmly when the company decided to bring the franchise back earlier this year. The film was critically panned and has been the source of much ridicule. In that sense, […]

Super Mario 3D World Review: A Cat-tastic Platforming Spectacle

Super Mario 3D World is the greatest Mario game to come along in quite some time. It’s important that you understand that right from the get-go, because there’s really no understating the sheer significance of this new game. After maybe […]

Final Exam Review: A D+ Effort

Beat ’em ups have the potential to be ridiculously cathartic and entertaining or ludicrously dull and uninspired. Final Exam is clearly meant to be the former, but sadly, it leans toward the latter. The game comes equipped with all the […]

Sonic Lost World Review: A New Kind of Sonic Game

Poor ol’ Sonic the Hedgehog has struggled to gain favor with video game players for nearly two decades now. It seems that no matter how good Sega’s intentions may be, the iconic blue critter just can’t seem to star in […]

AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match Review: A Surprisingly Accessible Niche Fighter

AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match is a weird game. It’s a weird game to play, and it’s most certainly a weird game to review. That’s not to say it’s a bad game, though. Quite the contrary. The fact of the matter […]

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Review: Save the Day One Map at a Time

For a lot of players, Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl may not be the best game in the series to come to North America in 2013. That’s due to the highly pleasant advancements introduced in Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends […]

Rayman Legends Review: A Shot of Joy Straight to Your Brain

When Rayman Origins launched back in 2011, it delivered loads upon loads of unbridled joy and cheery entertainment. It would go on to become quite the sleeper hit, so it only makes sense that Ubisoft decided to release a direct […]

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Review: Pretty Dumb, But Still Really Awesome

There’s an inherent dumbness in the fighting genre. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though; it’s just the direction that style of game has gone in. Truth be told, the idiotic themes of fighting games are what draw me and […]

Disney Infinity Review: More Like DisneyCraft

It’s hard to blame Disney Interactive for going the game-meets-toy route à la Skylanders. The fact of the matter is that there’s loads of money to be made there, and with properties as massively popular as Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy […]

Killzone: Mercenary Review (PS Vita)

The PlayStation Vita has been off to a rough start since it was released back in 2011. The system had a strong start with entries from the Uncharted, Wipeout, and Lumines series but has since yet to see a true […]

DuckTales: Remastered Review: Dive Into the Coin Vault

It’s important that I preface this review by letting you know that I never played much of the original DuckTales. Truth be told, I probably spent less than an hour playing that treasured NES title in my entire lifetime. I […]

Saints Row IV Review: A Stupidly Insane Good Time

Saints Row: The Third became notorious for breaking away from that Grand Theft Auto-inspired style of action-adventure games. By thinking outside the box – way outside the box – developer Volition managed to successfully create one of the wildest sandbox […]

Dragon’s Crown Review

First, I’d like to start off my review of Dragon’s Crown by stating that I am not, in fact, a fan of beat ‘em ups or button mashing fighting games in general. I am and will always be an RPG […]

Project X Zone Review: A Hell of a Crossover on the 3DS

There’s something to be said about a good ol’ fashioned crossover like Project X Zone. The game, which is published by Namco Bandai, is quite a winner, and it’s a great fit on the 3DS. Not only does this tactical […]