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. Read More

Review: Whipseey and the Lost Atlas

These days, modern day and retro-styled platformers have seen quite a bit of a comeback. In between modern remakes and reimaginings of established franchises, indie titles that have made a serious impression on me (looking at you Cuphead), and new titles that feel comfortable in their own skin, I was feeling pretty good about the direction this genre is going. Read More

Hardware Review: GoCube

We are well into the age where everything is becoming internet-connected and "smart," whether it makes sense or not. We have room lights that can be controlled by voice and shift colors based on mood. Refrigerators that can keep track of what's inside them and reorder food automatically. Ovens that can be controlled from your smartphone. Read More

Hardware Review: Nanoleaf Rhythm & Nanoleaf Canvas

I do my best to keep up with the latest technology (when I can afford it), and one of the more recent bits of tech that I've been wanting to invest in is smart lights. Oh, how I long to be able to just walk into my apartment and have all the necessary lights turn on automatically, controlling the rest with my voice, maybe even changing hues depending on the time of day or my mood. Read More

Review: London Detective Mysteria

When designing a character, an author can only hope that their creation will be one to stand the test of time. A character that readers decades from now, maybe even centuries, will still be able to enjoy and relate to in a way. A character that even those who haven't read the works they were created for can still recognize. Read More

Hardware Review: Turtle Beach Recon Spark

For being someone with a pretty deep background in music, it's kind of odd that I've never really thought twice about the kind of headphones I use with my various consoles or devices. I've often been the kind of person that'll drop hundreds of dollars on some new electronic thing, but pair it with some cheapo $10 earbuds from the local drugstore. Read More

Review: Senran Kagura: Peach Ball

What we have here is something kind of special, and there's a story behind it (and in it!). I was browsing video games on Amazon, as I often do, when I stumbled upon something I thought was very odd: What appeared to be a pinball-type game with a Mature rating. "How could you make a Mature pinball game?" I asked myself. Read More

Review: Dragon Quest Builders 2

A few years back, there was a little crafting game that caught me by surprise: Dragon Quest Builders. As I have mentioned before, I initially thought the game was a late-to-the-party cash grab on the crafting genre when demoing it, but it turned out to be much more than I had anticipated when diving into the full game. Read More

Review: SolSeraph

I grew up back during the times of the Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64, and it's an era that I have much nostalgia for...despite never owning either system. Before I turned 13 or so, my parents did not allow any video games in our home ("They aren't educational."), so I got most of my gaming memories from time spent at friend's houses. Read More

Review: Judgment (PS4)

When something makes money, making more titles available to their audience only makes sense. Since Sega has been remaking and adding new entries to Kazuma Kiryu's story for modern consoles, players (including myself) were happy to see his gritty journey from low-ranking yakuza to makeshift father figure come to fruition midway through 2018. Read More