Monthly Archives: January 2019

Wargroove Review

Someone at Chucklefish clearly got tired of waiting for Nintendo to bring back Advance Wars, because Wargroove’s turn-based tactics combat is as close to a modern, fantasy-themed revival as you’ll find. But this isn’t a game that relies only on

Alien: Blackout Review

A mobile game in the style of Five Nights at Freddy’s probably isn’t what most people had in mind when excitement for a new Alien game started to stir. As a consolation, Alien: Blackout packs decent thrills for a quick

My Time at Portia Review

As my tiny boat sailed into the equally tiny port of the city-state of Portia, I couldn’t help but look beyond the small town and toward a decrepit tower looming over its peaceful villagers; I wanted to go there, and

Slay the Spire Review

Slay the Spire is one of those games where I found myself sitting alone at my desk just giggling as I played. Not because it’s exceptionally funny – though its well-written encounters can be that – but because some combo

Kingdom Hearts 3 Review

Some of my fondest childhood gaming memories are of being wowed by the first Kingdom Hearts and its recreation of Disney worlds I knew from my favorite animated movies and shows. But even viewed through the rose-tinted glasses of 17

The Hong Kong Massacre Review

The Hong Kong Massacre is Hotline Miami meets Max Payne on the set of a John Woo movie, and for the most part it’s every bit as violent and thrilling as that combination sounds. While the minimalist story presentation and

At the Gates Review

Imagine sitting down in a concept car that has all kinds of awesome extras and amenities – things you’ve wished cars had for ages! But then you try to take it for a spin and a lot of the basic

Resident Evil 2 Review

I have fond memories of playing the original Resident Evil 2 in my dorm room at the University of Kansas back in 1998 and thinking the CGI cutscenes looked incredibly realistic. (Oh, 1998 Daemon, you had so much to learn!)

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Review

How long has it been since we’ve had a chance to jump into a cool fighter jet, get into an intense dogfight, and just blow up stuff up without having to memorize a thick flight manual? Ace Combat 7: Skies

Atlas Early Access Review

In large part thanks to its dreadful imbalances and instability, setting sail in Atlas is, in its own way, extremely tense. The high-stakes excitement of leaving the relative safety of my base to explore the watery unknown is definitely perilous: