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28 Apr 2020
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Hands-On: Paradise Killer

When I read the broad summary of Paradise Killer, I wasn’t actually sure what to expect from it. Having sat down and played the game for an hour as part of the LudoNarraCon online experience… I still don’t. This is not an accident.
12 Apr 2020
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Hands-On: Stronghold: Warlords

It can be really hard to show off a strategy game in any sort of demo form, simply because strategy games are usually lengthy affairs that require elaborate tutorials just to get you up to speed. That’s not a bad thing, but it means that most of these games rather defy the ability to just
12 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Disjunction

Developers Ape Tribe Games set out with a mission: evoke the feeling of classic RPGs while allowing players true agency of choice and strategy. This focus became the heart of their upcoming Cyberpunk title, Disjunction, set to release summer 2020 and published by Sold Out. The year is 2048 and the city of New York
10 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Disc Room

What kills you only makes you stronger. The above words set the stage for Digital Devolver’s latest project Disc Room, a collaboration between Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Terri Vellmann and Doseone coming to PC and unspecified consoles in 2020. I had the pleasure of trying the Disc Room demo at PAX East 2020 this
10 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Streets of Rage 4

Developers Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games are reviving the renowned Streets of Rage series in a beautifully animated fourth installment. Published by Dotemu, Streets of Rage 4 is coming to PC and major consoles in Spring 2020. I was able to sit down for some co-op with developer Cyrille Lagarigue of Guard Crush at PAX
10 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Ghostrunner

Ghostrunner, the new Cyberpunk title from developers One More Level and publishers All In! Games is redefining what makes for a satisfying challenge in the action-platformer genre. At PAX East 2020, I had the chance to take up the sword and launch myself through the fast-paced, no holds barred demo, and I have to say,
9 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: A Fold Apart

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Yet, even with technology making communication easier than ever, long distance relationships are rife with their own complications, joy, and heartache. Lightning Rod Games is seeking to explore love from this perspective in their imminent 2020 release A Fold Apart. I had the pleasure of playing through the demo
9 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Radical Rabbit Stew

Radical Rabbit Stew is a wacky, nostalgia packed homage to old school games releasing July 16th from developer’s Pugstorm and publisher Sold Out. I was able to play the demo at PAX East 2020 on the Switch, which felt like a natural choice for this easily digestible romp of a game. The premise is simple:
9 Mar 2020
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PAX East 2020 Hands-on: Key We

The first ever Kiwi employees have been hired at the Bungalow Basin Post Office and it’s up to you to help them make a good impression. Key We is a charming new two-player co-op title coming next year from developers Stonewheat & Sons and published by Sold Out. Both Joel and myself were able to
19 Feb 2020
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Preview: World of Horror

Things aren’t quite right in this 1980s seaside Japanese town. If that simple introduction rings any bells for you then this game, self-described as a love letter to Junji Ito’s revolutionary Japanese horror stories, might be for you. World of Horror is a text-based, retro-style adventure with a 1-bit or 2-bit style as a tribute
21 Jan 2014
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Unsure about Lightning Returns? Well, Try Before Buying and get a DLC Outfit!

Final Fantasy XIII as a franchise title has been a bit dodgy. Despite the success of Lightning as a character, the games themselves aren’t exactly stellar. So if you’re one of those FF buffs who are skeptical about the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, that is not exactly hard to understand. However, Square