Balan Wonderworld Review

The pitch for Balan Wonderworld sounds promising. Square Enix gave the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, Yuji Naka, a whole development team to make a new 3D platformer franchise. But the actual product rapidly becomes a slog of an adventure…

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Review – Adol the Red is Back!

Adol and his blue-haired pal Dogi are back, and this time there are no boats or amnesia in-sight. Instead, Adol just finds himself in chains and a prison cell. Set in the fortress-turned-prison city of Balduq in Gllia, Ys IX:…

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Review

Destiny 2’s latest expansion, Beyond Light, finally brings the Darkness to the forefront to tempt you with new powers and abilities to master. Alongside that, it brings stories of redemption, revenge, and a dark future for humanity to face. While…

Crash 4 Its About Time Review

It’s been nearly a decade and some freaks decided to make a new Crash Bandicoot game. I was admittingly not a big fan of the original Crash trilogy when I was a young kid playing PS1 games. I never enjoyed…

No Straight Roads Review

Grab your electric guitar because it’s time for a rock and roll revolution. No Straight Roads from developers Metronomik blends a music-fueled world full of personality with interesting gameplay mechanics that make for a memorable experience that doesn’t overstay its…

Granblue Fantasy Versus Review

The fighting game genre can be a daunting one for many people, especially when you layer on dense systems and a whole lot of anime. Granblue Fantasy Versus challenges the notion that anime fighters need to be complex to keep…

The Pathless Preview Discussion – Pax East 2020

The editors of Irrational Passions once again descend on Boston for Pax East! This time around the editors chose to highlight or have a deeper dive into a particular game they felt spoke to them after having played it on…

Genshin Impact Preview Discussion – PAX East 2020

The editors of Irrational Passions once again descend on Boston for PAX East! This time around the editors chose to highlight or have a deeper dive into a particular game they felt spoke to them after having played it on…

I Was Wrong About Bayonetta

Spotify | iTunes – I’ve dedicated plenty of internet ink to why Hideki Kamyia is a goddamn genius/madman. The creator of Dante the devil slayer has a legacy of being an auteur of a exploitative sort of vision of games…

Indie Highlights 2019 Round Up Special!

Indie Highlights is a video series where we’ll highlight awesome indie games we’re playing or you might have missed and are worth checking out. In this special episode, we take a look back through ALL of 2019 and highlight some…

SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays Review

With its first release back in January of 1988, the long-running strategy series of SD Gundam has finally made its triumphant official debut in the west with SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays on Steam. In the convening 30+ years,…

Indie Highlights November 2019: Superliminal, Lost Ember, The Touryst

Indie Highlights is a video series where we’ll highlight awesome indie games we’re playing or you might have missed and are worth checking out. These are our picks for November 2019! Edited by: Mike Burgess (@MikeIP_) Indie Highlights is a…