8 Jul 2020

Review: Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Running away to a remote town and maintaining a farm might not be a viable option for you at the moment, but if it’s something you’ve ever considered doing then Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is here for you. This self-proclaimed “expanded remake,” developed and published by XSEED Games and Marvelous USA, releases
22 Jun 2020

Review: Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated

All of the Bikini Bottom locals are back in action to destroy robots and save the sea from Plankton’s schemes gone awry in Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated. This remake comes seventeen years after the original made its way to the Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, and more. Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for
17 Jun 2020

Review: Edna & Harvey: The Breakout

Point-and-click adventure games can take on a wide array of puzzle-solving and storytelling journeys. While this style may appear simple at first, many find that the format allows for an immensely enjoyable experience. In Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, this style is used to integrate puzzle-solving features with comedic writing and mysterious storytelling. This game
20 May 2020

Review: Neversong

Tackling the death of youthfulness and mental health through the lens of an eerie physiological narrative might seem like a tall task for any game. But it’s something that the teams at Serenity Forge and Atmos Games decided to tackle head-on with their new title, Neversong, launching on May 20th, 2020 on Steam. This side-scrolling
27 Apr 2020

Review: Sakura Wars

A trip to Japan accompanied by demon-fighting mechanical suits and an all-female theatre revue just became a lot easier for the first time in around ten years thanks to Sakura Wars.
21 Mar 2020

Review: Yakuza 5 Remastered

When we think about a remaster of our favorite games, what comes to mind is probably the obvious – enhanced graphics and quality of life fixes. The reality is, without a total remake, there isn’t much more you can do to make a story more impactful, characters feel more alive, or the world feel more
17 Mar 2020

Review: Persona 5 Royal

It’s time to get behind the mask and head back into the Metaverse with your favorite Shujin Academy students. Since its original worldwide release in 2017, fans of Persona 5 have been whispering of the day the Phantom Thieves would get their re-release treatment similar to Persona 4 Golden, a game that brought many new
20 Feb 2020

Review: SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo 2

Arcade classics have been making the great voyage to the Nintendo Switch for what feels like forever at this point. In fact, you’d probably have better luck at guessing which popular arcade titles aren’t on the Switch than listing those with ports, or off-shoot battle royale remakes.
19 Feb 2020

Preview: World of Horror

Things aren’t quite right in this 1980s seaside Japanese town. If that simple introduction rings any bells for you then this game, self-described as a love letter to Junji Ito’s revolutionary Japanese horror stories, might be for you. World of Horror is a text-based, retro-style adventure with a 1-bit or 2-bit style as a tribute
4 Feb 2020

Review: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics

Reboots of classic stories, franchises, and characters have been popping up everywhere in recent years. I was beyond excited when one of my favorite films, The Dark Crystal, was being adapted into a Netflix series. Much like others who were raised on Labyrinth, Gremlins, and The Neverending Story, it’s exciting to see a new adaptation
3 Dec 2019

Review: Simulacra

An increasing interest in alternate reality games, or ARGs, has led to a surge in titles focused on using items such as our own phones to uncover secrets. A Normal Lost Phone is a great example of storytelling through the use of a mobile phone to uncover more information about the fictional phone’s missing owner.
16 Oct 2019

Review: Stela

There is something to be said about a game without dialogue, narration, or text of any kind. It’s a tall task, one that not many games have been able to master. But Stela from SkyBox Labs is the perfect example of a game that can tell a story and pull you into its world, all