Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Review

Modern CRPGs quite often walk the line between “piece of gaming individual of itself” and “living monument to history.” Almost all of them take heavy inspiration from games that have come before them. Many of them bathe in this reverence…

God of War Review

How does digging up Kratos past hold up?

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey REDUX Review

Demons, Angels, and humans oh my! Shin Megami Tensei returns once again to Nintendo’s immortal handheld platform the 3DS! This time we get a remastered version of the Nintendo DS title Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey that was originally released…

Stay Review

Stay by developer Appnormals is a complicated and at times messy experience. A truly haunting, cerebral, and taut, tensely realized story in the vain of the early 2000’s film Phonebooth it is a endlessly gripping title with a protagonist in…

Trailblazers Review

I’ve always found myself attracted to the racing game genre by the entries that attempt something different than the popular simulation racer, games like Bizarre Creations’ Blur, Black Rock Studio’s Split/Second, and Criterion Software’s Burnout series of games. These games…

Wizard of Legend Review

The Chaos Trials haven’t seem like a pretty big deal. Your first glimpse into this wild world of wizardry is a walking tour through a museum built to educate visitors about the importance and power of arcana, the awe-inspiring Council…

Omensight Review

Omensight is a reminder of how much I love the character action game genre, but also shows that the genre has come a long way from the era this game takes its inspiration from. Brace yourself for action that’s visually…

Dragon’s Crown Pro Review

George Kamitani’s career in video games runs parallel to the second movement of 2D beat-em ups in the 90’s. Post-Golden Axe, Capcom had the Dungeons and Dragons license in their portfolio, and blasted arcades with iconic genre offerings Hillsfar, Tower…

City of Brass Review

You find yourself in front of a magical portal; something straight out of legend. The Fabled “City of Brass”, where the citizens got so greedy that they began to stockpile gold, exploiting the local genies, who would turn against the…

The Shrouded Isle Review

As my fellow neighbor Zoya Efferson cracked a whip upon the back of those unfaithful to the black god Chernobog, I as a player had a slight moment of reflection and realization. It dawned on me that I had a…

The Swords of Ditto Review

The Swords of Ditto beautifully meshes classic isometric gameplay with modern Role Playing and Roguelike mechanics. This makes for an adventure both fulfilling and challenging, letting you decide how you want to discover the world and save the day.   …

The Dragon of Dojima—Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Review

I should preface this by saying: I’ve never played a Yakuza game before. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is my first foray into the story of Kazuma Kiryu, the hero and centerpiece of the Yakuza mythology. An older, former…