The Outer Worlds Delivers on the Promise, But its Messaging is Messy

When the first trailer dropped for The Outer Worlds at The Game Awards, I was enamored with the idea of a Fallout-type game set in space, and the fact that the original team behind Fallout was making a brand new…

Sea Salt Re-Imagines Cosmic Horror and Real-Time Strategy with Mixed Results

H.P. Lovecraft was a horribly racist, bigoted shut in who was letdown by a lot of people in his youth. Stricken by night terrors, agoraphobia, and heavy depression, the world of the early 1900s was in no way prepared to…

WWE 2K20 Group Discussion

The knowledge of WWE2K20’s quality is not only the word on the street among wrestling fan circles, it has reached main stream audiences. In order to perhaps better understand how WWE2k20 is in the state that is, we have gathered…

How Dishonored Taught Me to Love the Immersive Sim

Hey y’all, I did an article read for this piece if you would prefer to hear it instead of reading it! It is also available on the Irrational Passions Presents feed, and on RSS feeds as well!  I remember that…

Digimon Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition is a Great Example of How Game Collections on Switch Should Be Done

The Nintendo Switch is no stranger to the video game collections market. With the likes of Final Fantasy X / X-2, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2, Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2, already on the system, I am thrilled to…

John Wick Hex is a Heavily Flawed and Necessary Concept

I don’t think there was a more solid pitch for a game in 2019 than “John Wick, but a tabletop game.” Attempting to put the revolutionary film series into a third-person shooter box feels bad just thinking about. A waist-high…

Dicey Dungeons is the Duolingo of Deck Builders

We’ve been down this path already. You start at the bottom of a tower or the beginning of a long road. You slay your way towards the goal, gaining new tools periodically on the way. Should you fail, you go…

Polymega Interview with Bryan Bernal

Recently, staff member Jurge Cruz and I, the retro enthusiasts of Irrational Passions, were set up with a unique opportunity. We got the chance chance to speak with Bryan Bernal, Co-founder and CEO of Playmaji, creators of of the upcoming…

My Return to Terraria

Back in 2011, a hot new crafting and exploration game started to spread across the interwebs. Adopting a 16-bit style, Terraria gave players a more action and adventure take on a genre that began in 2009 with its more blocky…

Nowhere Prophet is a Quintessential Deck Builder

Mega Crit games really struck a nerve back in 2017 when Slay the Spire hit Early Access on Steam. This January it would finally release in full (and port to Switch this July). Those two years were all that were…

Slay the Spire is a Magic Drafter’s Dream

My favorite memories of playing Magic the Gathering has always been drafting. You pay an entry fee that is about 3 packs worth of cards. These packs get opened, you take a card from the pile, and pass it around…

My Friend Pedro is More Clever Than it Looks

There’s something becoming ever so repellent about the edgy, irreverent aesthetic in the crop of indie games of the past few years. We get it. Your game, that features some lone wolf, tough-as-nails, probably silent type is violent for violence’s…