Following its initial announcement in 2023, I was positively jonesing to get my hands on Foamstars. Here was a game that was not only tackling its own interpretation of an established big player in the competitive multiplayer scene, but also doing so with flashy character designs and an aesthetic all its own. Fast-forward nine months
So here we are, back to dealing with the Planet all over again. Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth is a game that has a complicated history to deal with and a complicated set of fan desires to assuage. It’s not a stretch to say that the first game in the remake series was well-received, but it’s
One thing I like about video games today is their range. And by that I mean you can find titles that fully cater to adult players, and the themes found within these games can open you to new perspectives. A great example of this the game we are looking at today: Idea Factory’s new otome
With Honkai Star Rail‘s Patch 2.0 in full swing, there’s a lot of content out there to do. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, Gamer Escape is here to help out with a quick guide of what to do in-game. Claim Your Free Dr. Ratio If you haven’t been playing for a while, or have not checked
When I saw the initial trailers and pictures for Palworld back in 2021, I and many others had a similar reaction: “This can’t be real. This has to be a troll or something.” After all, we had just seen creatures that looked eerily similar to Pokémon engaging in gun fights and slave labor assembly lines,
When it comes to upcoming games in February, one would be hard pressed to find a title with more eyes on it than Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Coming hot off the heels of July’s Final Fantasy XVI, the second installment of the Final Fantasy VII remake trilogy has been leaving onlookers with no shortage of
Sometimes being a video game reviewer is pretty fun. I mean, no matter what the situation is, it’s a job; you are primarily judged by the quality of your work and your dedication to your craft. But sometimes you’re playing new games well before other people get to, and sometimes those games are just really
If I’m being honest, as a reviewer, it’s often difficult for a game to wow me. It’s not that there aren’t good games out there, but it sometimes feels rare to come across unique titles in this industry. Luckily, I think I found something that fits the bill in Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open.
I mentioned in the intro to my previous review for Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising that when you see the title “Granblue Fantasy” attached to something, you are seeing a game based upon what is a long-running mobile title that has stretched the concept of a browser game based on JRPG combat about as far as
So, who’s up for a little co-op arcade action? You? Alright, just be sure to bring a drink to wash it down with! Coming at us from Mune Studio, we had the chance to have a quick look at Brews & Bastards, a slightly tipsy twin-stick take on the classic co-op arcade beat/shoot-em-up formula popularized
Hoyoverse has just announced a new character in Honkai Star Rail named Gallagher. “A security officer of the Bloodhound Family at Penacony. He is also a slovenly and indolent mixologist. Though unorganized in apparel and casual in how he makes his drinks, he is always courteous toward guests but keeps his vigilance about him. He
Some of the games I review on this site are like nesting dolls, and each time you think you have a handle on what the game is, you find yourself diving down another layer deeper. Other games are exactly what they appear to be. I mentioned this during a recent review, but I think this
On some level, Reigns is a concept that you are either on board with or not. It’s a pretty simple game in concept, at least; you are presented with an ongoing slew of decisions, and for each one you either swipe left or swipe right. There’s more to it than that, but it’s at once
New Year’s Eve, 2023. You’re preparing to ring in what is sure to be another great year to come. You have bottles of your sparkling beverage of choice lined up and ready to go. Perhaps you have a stream of the Times Square ball drop up on your monitor or television. Maybe you’re still trying
“Steam from boiling waters percolates upon brows, as a light flame roasts to a backdrop of embroidered pillows and strands of luscious hair. In an oven does a letter crackle burn, its substance rich in mass, poor in emotion. With brushes come strokes, branches, and emerald waters. With a swipe of a finger she runs
Gaming can be a real adventure in and of itself. So many genres, themes, and styles to choose from, with different people having different needs they fill by gaming. And as a game reviewer, while I don’t like every genre or game style (and that’s fine), I’m doing this job for the benefit of others.
As the gamut of Metroidvania games continues to expand at an exponential rate, so too does the need for them to somehow delineate themselves from their contemporaries. Be it through unique game mechanics, a slick visual style, or quality of content, a certain je ne sais quoi is required to really engage the player in
Time is a circle, and what’s old is new again. There’s been plenty of aesthetic throwbacks in recent years, most typically to the 64-bit era, following along the 16-bit nostalgia wave previously. But poking in at the margins here and there is a growing trend of games imitating the early PC games of the 80s.
Granblue Fantasy is a mobile browser-based gacha JRPG that has probably already provoked some reactions in you just by placing those words adjacent to one another. What is slightly more surprising, however, is that this is a game that has been running since 2014 with a dedicated fanbase and a design ethos that has even
HoYoverse has just officially announced the release of Black Swan for a future Honkai Star Rail patch cycle. This character announcement has generated a lot of excitement, as we’ve been teased to her presence as the narrator of many of the game’s previous promotional materials, going all the way back to some of the first