Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD Review

In my humble opinion, it had been far too long since the Super Monkey Ball monkeys had a main entry on a major console. Now Aiai, Meemee, Gongon, and friends are back for an HD remaster of their Nintendo Wii…

Video Game Book Club: Vanquish – Episode 2

Every other week, members of Irrational Passions will play through a new game. From modern to retro, obscure to popular, games we’ve played and those we haven’t, we will be hitting checkpoints as we go, sharing our experiences. Play along…

Video Game Book Club: Sonic 06 – Episode 4

Every other week, members of Irrational Passions will play through a new game. From modern to retro, obscure to popular, games we’ve played and those we haven’t, we will be hitting checkpoints as we go, sharing our experiences. Play along…

Video Game Book Club: Sonic 06 – Episode 2

Every other week, members of Irrational Passions will play through a new game. From modern to retro, obscure to popular, games we’ve played and those we haven’t, we will be hitting checkpoints as we go, sharing our experiences. Play along…

SolSeraph Review

Being a child of the late ’80s, I have fond memories of the ’90s and the Super Nintendo. I vividly remember watching my older brother play all sorts of games, and me attempting to. One title of particular note was…

Judgement Review

A string of murders on Yakuza members has the city of Kamurocho on the brink of gang warfare. Takayuki Yagami, a disgraced lawyer turned private detective is now swept up in the murder cases leading him into the path of…

Streets of Rage 4 Preview Discussion

Jurge got to get hands-on with Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games’ Streets of Rage 4 at PAX East, a series very close to his heart. Alex O’Neill got to play at PAX West, so they deiced to sit down and…

Streets of Rage 4 Preview

A follow up coming years later from a new studio… How does it stack up?

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…

Yakuza 6 Impressions: My First Time in Kamurocho

Yakuza 6 just so happens to be my first trip to the Yakuza world, and it’s been an incredibly enlightening experience.

Sonic Forces Review

While the last ten years of Sonic the Hedgehog games have had many detours of varying quality, there had been a constant that, for the most part, had been welcomed by players. That constant were the games developed in the…