21 Mar 2020

Preview: Curse of the Dead Gods

This past week I had the opportunity to sit down with Curse of the Dead Gods by Passtech Games. Out now in early access on Steam, it’s a rogue-lite game that puts you in the shoes of an adventurer exploring an ancient temple. Cursed by the gods, you’re now exploring both for loot and to
15 Mar 2020

Review: Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Blind Forest was one of my favorite games in recent memory. One of the few long, exploration-focused games I committed to beating a second time. The melancholy world that focused on themes such as loss and rebirth really spoke to me. And of course the main character was positively adorable.
25 Feb 2020

Review: Rune Factory 4 Special

I’ll always have fond memories of the original Harvest Moon and Harvest Moon 64. The peaceful routine of watering my crops each day, planning out my investments in advance, talking to my fellow townspeople to learn the ins and outs of their personalities and schedules…it scratched an itch that few other games really do.
26 Jan 2020

Review: Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX

I’ve noticed a trend of RPGs that take the classic formula and mix things up by making the focus of the game some job you’d usually foist off on an NPC. The Atelier series continues that trend, placing you in the shoes of an alchemist who must venture out into the world to acquire the
16 Jan 2020

Review: Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls

I've long been a fan of first person dungeon crawlers like Legend of Grimrock, Etrian Oddyssey, and Might and Magic. I'd also heard of the Wizardry series, but I'd never had a chance to play one of them before, so I was excited to give this game a shot.
11 Dec 2019

Review: Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York

Vampire: The Masquerade has always been a setting that’s fascinated me. An urban fantasy take on an old myth, wrapped in a considerable dose of conspiracy and secret societies. This week I was blessed with the opportunity to jump in with the visual novel Coteries of New York, out December 11th on Steam.
5 Dec 2019

Review: Interrogation – You Will Be Deceived

Again, I found a game sat across the table from me. It had answers, and I’d crack this nut one way or another. Sure, I’d start playing the way it wanted to be played, but if it refused to cooperate, well…I had ways of breaking it.
18 Nov 2019

Review: The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature

I always look forward to reviewing art games. Good or bad, the one thing I can guarantee is that it will be interesting, and an invitation to play with interpreting what’s being said by the narrative. A pleasant change of pace from simply taking what I’m given at face value.
1 Nov 2019

Review: Corpse Party: Blood Drive

It’s Halloween, and that means spooks, scares, blood, and gore! We’re sitting down with the latest entry in the Corpse Party series, Corpse Party: Blood Drive, which released earlier this month for PC, a vastly more accessible state than its earlier PS Vita release. Corpse Party: Blood Drive, developed by Team GrisGris and published by
9 Oct 2019

Preview: Ghoul Britannia

All art is political. I know a lot of people try to claim that games should strive to be apolitical, but anything they say will be flavored by the biases of their creators, and these biases are frequently political. Sometimes these biases are subtle, like Dead Rising’s (Or Dawn of the Dead’s) use of zombies
23 Sep 2019

Review: Cat Quest II

Those of you who have been with us for a while may remember a review a couple years back about a charming little kitty cat RPG. Well, developer The Gentlebros is back at it again with Cat Quest II, out on just about everything (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and iOS) on September 24th, 2019
12 Sep 2019

Review: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Monster Hunter World was one of the few games I've rated 9+. The series is second only to Final Fantasy in how many hours I've sunk into it. It's safe to say I've been looking forward to the new expansion for a while. At the same time, there's always that worry with change. Will I enjoy what's new, or will it take away what I love?
30 Aug 2019

Review: Catherine: Full Body

The original Catherine made waves when it came out with its unflinching approach to confronting the uncomfortable issues surrounding love and lust. Sure, there were plenty of games where sex happened, or where romance played a key role in the plot, but very few dealt with the consequences sex has, or dealt with the more stressful parts of maintaining a relationship. It asked the players themselves about how they felt concerning relationships.
29 Aug 2019

FFXIV Shadowbringers Guide: The Crown of the Immaculate (Extreme)

The Crown of the Immaculate (Extreme), also commonly referred to as Innocence EX, is one of the two initial Extreme Primal fights added in patch 5.0. It’s available at level 80 after finishing the sidequest Minstrel from Another Mother and telling the Minstreling Wanderer about Innocence. Rewards for completing this trial are ilvl 450 accessories,
14 Aug 2019

Review: Pawarumi

Let’s take a look at a fresh entry to a classic genre with Pawarumi by Manufacture 43, out now for Nintendo Switch.
16 Jul 2019

FFXIV Shadowbringers Guide: The Dancing Plague (Extreme)

The Dancing Plague (Extreme), also commonly referred to as Titania EX, is one of the two initial Extreme Primal fights added in patch 5.0. It’s available at level 80 after finishing the sidequest Minstrel from Another Mother and telling the Minstreling Wanderer about Titania. Rewards for completing this trial are ilvl 450 weapons, crafting materials,
4 Jun 2019

Review: Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

It’s time to grab your popcorn and find your seat for our latest review: Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth for the 3DS.
5 May 2019

Review: Dark Devotion

It's time to bolster your faith and do some temple delving in our review of Dark Devotion developed by Hibernian Workshop and published by The Arcade Crew for PC via Steam.
7 Apr 2019

Review: Skorecery

Breakout meets basketball in our latest review: Skorecery, by Grapplehook Studios for the PS4.
28 Feb 2019

Review: ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove

After ages away from the spotlight, Toejam & Earl are back in their newest title: ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, and it's about as retro as you can imagine!