10 months ago

Review: Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 has walked quite the rocky path. Following a launch burdened by myriad technical issues and negative player reception, the game has nevertheless soldiered on and steadily improved. I was lucky enough to miss out on a lot of egregious technical issues in my initial playthrough, and thus enjoyed my time
10 months ago

Review: Nacon RIG 600 PRO HS Headset

A while back, I wrote a review covering the rather excellent RIG 800 PRO HX gaming headset, and about the only negative thing I could come up with is it’s rather difficult-to-activate power button. With that being the worst thing about it, it sets my expectations high for their next-generation headsets. The 600 PRO has
10 months ago

Review: Gunbrella

Christopher Hastings created the character of Dr. McNinja when he just chose that as a forum user name on the Something Awful forums, and then he did art of the character stating that he was available for anyone who needed the services of a doctor or a ninja. Later, he had to give the character
11 months ago

Hands-On: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – Dimension Shellshock

Throwing in additional content for any game can be a gamble from time to time. Sometimes it can be an experiment that turns into a new title, such as Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands being presented as DLC for a prior game turned into its own adventure later on. Other times it ends up being a simple
11 months ago

Review: The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood

Back in April I’d covered a preview of The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood, and found myself immediately fascinated by it. Coming from an established publisher and developer and dealing with occult matters in a fleshed out fantasy world, it was just a taste of something that promised to be far greater. So how could I turn down checking out the finished deal?
11 months ago

Review: Affogato

As a reviewer, I tend to pick out games that I want to review based on one of three criteria. The first are games where either I had been following early development or just saw the trailer and thought that the game looked like a lot of fun. The second are games that are somehow
12 months ago

Review: Komorebi

Back in 2021 I reviewed a rather well-made furry visual novel called Winds of Change, and I was immediately drawn in by its world building and characters. So, when the developer contacted me about reviewing their followup title Komorebi, how could I possibly say no? I knew that one way or another, I’d be in for an experience.
12 months ago

Review: Invector: Rhythm Galaxy

Rhythm games are basically my lifeblood. I own more than one person probably should, invested way too much money into an arcade style controller for one of them, and occasionally slack off from work by visiting the local Round 1 arcade to play some for an hour or two. With the state of the genre
12 months ago

Review: Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition

As someone who grew up with PC games in the mid-90s, I was quite familiar with…hang on, we just went through this didn't we? Yes, the remaster of Rise of the Triad that we did a preview for last month has finally released, and I had the opportunity to experience the full game. So, let's turn back the clock and give this another go exploring this classic FPS and how it holds up in the modern day.
12 months ago

Review: Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons

One of the more consistent dilemmas that surface in whatever long-running property you feverishly consume is the problem of staving off becoming stale. For every book series that has tens of entries from the likes of James Patterson or Janet Evanovich, for every tired comparison to the MCU and its plethora of shows and movies,
12 months ago

Review: Arcadian Atlas

If you’ve been reading my reviews for the past several years, you have probably been able to figure out certain things about me, and one of those things is that I am still pining for a sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics. The two that we technically got were both worse in terms of writing, mechanics,
12 months ago

Review: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – Definitive Edition

Not for the first time, I find myself taking on the full version of a title that I have already previewed. Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – Definitive Edition already let me dip a toe into what the game had to offer, and I rather liked what it had on display. So I immediately
12 months ago

Review: Remnant II

In 2019, Remnant: From The Ashes showed up on the scene with an interesting fusion of third-person cooperative shooting gameplay and the challenging, more exploratory emphasis of Soulslike games. While a novel blend in its own right, the first game’s rougher edges prevented it from really sinking its claws in me as much as I’d
1 year ago

Review: Testament: The Order of High Human

Sometimes, a review opportunity presents itself that, despite my not having previously heard of the game, IP, or developer, makes me curious about it by its genre and description alone. After all, while I have reviewed titles from almost every genre over the years, I of course do have favorites. Today’s game, Testament, is one
1 year ago

Review: Final Fantasy XIV Immerse Gamepack

Not gonna lie, I was excited when I got the code for the Immerse Gamepack. The audio for Final Fantasy XIV is already great, with Soken constantly pumping out new, fabulous tracks and the devs behind the sound engineering always at the top of their game. It’s important to note, though, that the gamepack does
1 year ago

Review: Sludge Life 2

Endearingly strange games, and really just any weird media, are something I’m sure I enjoy more than most people. I’m always down to plop myself in front of something that some might find too out there, and some games meet these criteria in a way that I find endearing and entertaining. It’s part of the
1 year ago

Review: Final Fantasy XVI

I can hardly remember a time that an upcoming game has had simultaneously as much hype and hesitancy amongst its fanbase than Final Fantasy XVI. On one hand, we have the first mainline release in the series in over five years, being helmed by the oft lauded producers and designers behind Final Fantasy XIV. A
1 year ago

Review: Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Patch 6.4 The Dark Throne

As the Endwalker patch cycle continues, we finally find ourselves at the confrontation with Golbez! How do events unfold, and what kind of things are Square Enix giving us to hold us over while we wait for more content to drop in 6.45? This review was conducted by the four hosts of our Final Fantasy
1 year ago

Review: Bleak Sword DX

Earlier this year I was pleased to preview Bleak Sword DX. Now it’s out, I finally got a chance to sit down with the finished game. With a striking aesthetic and dark fantasy vibe, it left a strong impression back then, and I was super eager to see where it went from there. Let’s see
1 year ago

Review: We Love Katamari REROLL+ Royal Reverie

Sometimes, it’s hard to believe that a franchise like Katamari Damacy has been with us for nearly 20 years. Then again, its quirky style and easy-to-understand gameplay may have something to say for its longevity. While certain games from the PS2 era wore their Japanese weirdness on their sleeve in ways that didn’t click with