Reviews

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 Story, and Cars, it’s obvious that Disney Interactive can get you to raid your wallet and bank account and get […]

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 handheld masterpiece that has been exclusive to the PlayStation Vita. All of that is about to change with the release […]

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 did, however, spend hours upon hours watching the old DuckTales cartoon, and because of that, I feel I have a […]

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 titles this console generation. Saints Row IV continues that trend and even manages to go crazier, delivering a surreal adventure […]

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 guy. Thankfully, Dragon’s Crown is first and foremost an RPG. While on the surface it may present itself as a […]

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 RPG from developers Monolith Soft and Banpresto offer some good thrills and hearty laughs, but it’s also an inviting entry […]

Sacred Citadel Review: Arcade Brawling at Its Okay-est

There’s no shortage of beat ’em ups currently available across digital download platforms. Still, despite the genre’s profound availability, some games are definitely worth playing while others can be disregarded like an unwanted acquaintance. Sacred Citadel is an interesting brawler because it manages to straddle the line between exhilarating and routine. It’s not without its flaws, and it to call […]

Evoland Review: A Fitting Tribute to the RPG Genre

If you’ve ever invested hours upon hours of your life on classic RPGs, you should probably check out Evoland. Chances are you’ll really dig it and have a lot of fun with it. The game is by no means perfect — in fact, it’s quite far from perfect. That said, Evoland is most certainly a good game, and it’s a […]

Injustice: Gods Among Us Review: DC’s Finest and Baddest Kick Some Ass in This Stellar Fighter

When NetherRealm Studios developed Mortal Kombat in 2011, it delivered one of the best fighting game experiences in recent memory and arguably the best fighter of that year. The developer is now at the forefront of Injustice: Gods Among Us, a game that pits some of DC Comics’ greatest heroes and villains (as well as a few obscure characters) against […]

God of War: Ascension Review: An All Too Familiar Story of Redemption

Quick time events, gore, boobs, crazy camera angles, square-square-triangle. These are just five of the tropes that have been consistent in every God of War game to date. While normally you could argue that these elements are pretty awesome (though the boobs can certainly be a bit much), if you’ve been playing Sony’s Greek mythology-inspired first-party franchise consistently like I […]

Ni No Kuni Review: A Memorable, Charming JRPG Experience

From developer Level-5 and animation studio Studio Ghibli comes the collaboration of any JRPG fans dreams in the form of Ni No Kuni. A drop-dead gorgeous effort with some light hearted humor and a serious dose of adult themed issues that I must admit took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting the game to tug at my heart strings but […]

Tomb Raider Review: This Reboot Is Lara Croft’s Greatest Adventure Yet

Developer Crystal Dynamics had a lot riding on the new Tomb Raider. The studio was promoting the hell out of the reboot and told the fans that this would not only be a reimagining of the long-lasting franchise, but of the Lara Croft character, as well. The game was in development for quite some time, but did it succeed in […]

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review: Slice Away at Cyborgs in the Name of Justice

If there’s one thing Platinum Games is good at, it’s creating wonderfully insane action games that make you feel like you’re playing a wild anime. Thankfully, the Japan-based studio is also really good at a lot of other things. For example, Platinum is good at taking a revered franchise such as Metal Gear and developing a spin-off that just makes […]

Anarchy Reigns Review: Platinum Delivers Another Insane and Satisfying Beat ’em Up

First impressions are important, but they can also be deceiving. I’m not going to lie — I was a little worried when the first thing that popped up when I loaded up Anarchy Reigns was a screen with a wall of text feeding me the game’s plot. I was also a bit worried to think that online multiplayer was the […]

ZombiU Review: This Wii U Launch Title Offers Some Truly Intense Scares and Great Gameplay

Survival horror in its purest form has all but disappeared over the past several years. While certain games still have elements of horror and stylistically dark themes, it’s really difficult to find a game that makes you feel like you’ve lost all hope — like you’re going to die and you’re really only prolonging your gruesome, horrific fate. The reason […]

Wii U Hardware Review: Nintendo’s Latest Endeavor Hits the Scene with a Ton of Potential and Some Cool Features

The Wii U launched just about three weeks ago, and in that time it’s received its share of praise and skepticism. The fact of the matter is that Nintendo made a lot of promises as its latest console approached release. After playing around with some games as well as the system’s internal apps, it’s easy to see how the company […]

Papo & Yo Review

From developer Minority Media Inc. comes the emotional story of Papo & Yo. It is a dark autobiographical tale about a boy named Quico and his best friend, Monster, filled with heart-breaking symbolism describing the complicated relationship of a boy and his father who is battling alchoholism. The character Quico represents Minority Media Creative DirectorVander Caballero as a boy as he […]

Darksiders 2 Review: A Sequel Done Right

The original Darksiders was a fun romp, though for those well acquainted with the action RPG genre, most will agree that it didn’t exactly break new ground gameplay-wise. Compared to its predecessor, Darksiders 2 is a much more ambitious experience that goes beyond a mere improvement. This is not your typical sequel. Sure – plenty of comparisons to Zelda can […]

Blacklight: Retribution Review

  Over the past several years we have seen a prolific amount of free-to-play (F2P) games crop up, from your traditional Asia-based studio to one of gaming’s biggest giants, Valve. Free-to-play titles rely on the sale of in-game items rather than the sale of the game itself in order to create a profit. The business model has proven successful for […]

My Newest Obsession, My Favorite Addiction: A Review of Rainbow Moon

First, I would like to start off my review of Rainbow Moon by saying that I was addicted well before I had played the game. Actually playing it verified everything I had hoped the game would be. To be honest, I’m not sure I will do the game justice with my review, but I will try. My hope is simply […]