Monthly Archives: May 2019

Castlevania Anniversary Collection Review

In an era of classics, minis, and collections where rewind buttons, remixed roms, and refined emulation have become common perks for people revisiting classics, old games are getting the royal treatment these days. Unfortunately, the Castlevania Anniversary Collection has none

Assassin's Creed III Remastered for Switch Review

The Nintendo Switch version of Assassin’s Creed III Remastered is the version I most wanted to play after hearing the initial announcement. The idea of taking a last-gen console Assassin’s Creed game and putting it on Switch sounded totally within

Layers of Fear 2 Review

Equal parts unsettling, moving, and eerily beautiful, Layers of Fear 2 is an astonishing feat of storytelling viewed through an off-kilter horror lens that consistently surprised me. It’s a marked improvement on the 2016 original; developer Bloober Team has created

Mordhau Review

I pull back my giant Zweihänder sword, ready for a stab, and then cancel my attack at the last second. My opponent falls for it, parrying a blow that never arrives. I haven’t dealt any damage yet, but in that

Observation Review

It would be obvious to refer to Observation as “2001: A Space Odyssey: The Game”. In fact, that’s how developer No Code has described it itself. But in truth, this sci-fi thriller melds so much more than that together: Alien’s

Team Sonic Racing Review

Boosted by its inventive new team-based system, Team Sonic Racing is a gorgeous arcade racer full of blistering races, mind-bending tracks, and new ideas that make cooperation fun.  While the story of its Adventure mode certainly leaves plenty to be

Total War: Three Kingdoms Review

A turn-based grand strategy game on the scale of Total War: Three Kingdoms often struggles to present a consistent and meaningful challenge across hundreds of turns and dozens of battles. With this foray into ancient China, however, Creative Assembly seems

Life Is Strange 2 – Episode 3 Review

The moments when Life is Strange leaves me asking myself “how did things get so crazy?” are when it shines brightest, and Life is Strange 2 Episode 3 knows this well. It takes the story to worthwhile extremes in its

A Plague Tale: Innocence Review

Blending fantasy with the Black Death, A Plague: Tale Innocence succeeds in telling the heartfelt survival story of two orphans, Amicia and Hugo. The dynamic between the siblings shines against a grim backdrop riddled with corpses, Inquisition soldiers out for

Rage 2 Review

I never felt any rage while playing Rage 2. Excitement from thrilling gunfights? Yes. The joy of unlocking a great new ability that changed the way I move or fight in interesting ways? Definitely. A small touch of tedium from