PAX EAST 2024 Stand Outs

So…this should have been out a good bit ago. That was the goal, actually, but a steady rotation of illnesses through the family and wrestling with an 8-month-old who just wanted to move and explore the house got in the…

Hexopolis Review

Much like randomly walking around a bookshop, stumbling on a new book you’ve never heard of, and falling in love with it, I adore walking around conventions and stumbling on new board games and video games I have never heard…

SaGa Emerald Beyond Review

Having grown up in the 90s, the Golden Age of Square RPGs, I became incredibly familiar with many of the developer’s heavy hitters – the Mana, Chrono, and Final Fantasy franchises. The one that always eluded me was the SaGa…

Legend of Legacy HD Remastered Review

The Nintendo 3DS found itself home to a treasure trove of fantastic RPGs, even more so if you bring over the ones from the DS thanks to backward compatibility. Even within the genre, you could find old classics like Dragon…

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Review

Even though it was nearly four years ago now, watching the heroes take their first steps out into the bright new world Final Fantasy VII Remake created, I vividly recall the feelings of bewilderment, excitement, and wonder of what was…

Massive-Verse Fighting Card Game Review

I’m always on the lookout for board/card games that are small, fun, and quick – aka the perfect games to throw in my bag and take with me to the local brewery with friends or to bust out during lunch.…

Godsforge Boardgame Review

Thank you to Atlas Games for providing Scott with a copy of Godsforge and the expansions that were used for this review. The Godsforge – the final source of the precious Etherium resource – is dwindling and under a constant…

Alan Wake 2 Review Discussion

It’s finally here, after 13 years we can finally see what happens on the other end of Alan Wake’s story. Mike and Auri sit down to discuss the long awaited sequel, Remedy, and how far their games and storytelling have…

Wayfinder (Early Access) Review

After spending over 150 hours playing Wayfinder I believe it has a lot of potential to find its place even in the crowded live service games market. However, the team at Airship Syndicate has a long battle ahead of them…

Sea of Stars Review

Sabotage follows up The Messenger with an astounding RPG.

Deceit 2 Preview – Be careful who to trust

Whether it is in a digital video game format or played on a tabletop, I love hidden role/social deduction games. So when I had a chance to try out the upcoming Deceit 2 with members of the development team at…

Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate Brings Lore and Rogue-like Elements to Chess

I’m always telling anyone who will listen: “Chess is ok, but I think it should have lore!” Punkcake Delicieux, developers of Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate, heard my pleas around the middle of 2022 and launched their roguelike inspired by…