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
Our team at Gamer Escape is finally getting over the Nisi debuff that was passed around at the recent North American Fan Festival- otherwise known as post-convention illness for those of you less familiar with endgame raiding terminology. We’re just now wrapping up our coverage of the event, including this summary of the Crystalline Conflict
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.
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
The North American Fan Festival is over and while FFXIV players (im)patiently await Patch 6.5 and the newly announced expansion, Dawntrail, we still more news to report on from the event in Las Vegas. During a press conference Friday evening, Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida answered a handful of questions from the
Day 2 of the North American Fan Fest is underway and while some players are still in awe about yesterday’s first details on the Dawntrail expansion announcement, there’s a lot that still stands between today and the release of 7.0. Some of that was shown off during today’s Letter from the Producer LIVE 78. As
Warriors of Light are looking to the future as the first day of the North American Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival brought the official announcement of the newest expansion, Dawntrail, due next summer. However, day one of the event also included an in-depth panel featuring members of the development team looking back on the creation
The North American FFXIV Fan Fest kicked off things in Las Vegas this morning with the reveal of the next expansion, Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail releasing Summer 2024. FFXIV Producer and Directory Naoki Yoshida led the presentation, saying that he hopes to release earlier in that Summer window. The trailer showed the Warrior of Light
Publisher and developer MY.GAMES is soon releasing its new extraction shooter Hawked and we were able to get an early look ahead of its Open Beta Test. The PC exclusive beta will go from August 3-17 and will release as a free-to-play title on both PC and PlayStation consoles at a later time. Hawked mixes
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.
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,
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,
It's the Fan Fest Count Down~♪ And we're here with our predictions on what we might see along with a little sum out of the latest game additions from Patch 6.5.
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
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
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
Our heroes return in our FFXIV themed D&D game! They're back to check on the local Grey Draco population for a worried researcher... Eventually- but before that, we need a proper dwarven send-off. A battle of Dwarf vs. Dwarf for the title of our favorite foulmouthed adventurer and beverage enthusiast!
There are only a few days left until the new patch release! Wondering what you need to prepare for? Here are some last-minute tips to help you prepare for new content dropping on July 18: Blue Mage The level cap for Blue Mage is increasing from 70 to 80, which means it’s time for another
So there’s an interesting thing that happens for me a lot as a game reviewer: I am handed a game that I do not personally like very much while I also recognize that it’s not doing anything wrong. A recurring theme in several of my reviews is that you have to evaluate games based on
I might not speak for everyone when I say this, but some would agree that the recent visibility of the beat-’em-up genre bodes well for fans of local multiplayer games. It’s a genre that I’ve found myself covering a lot in those same days, and I can’t say that I’m not enjoying its time in