Intro: I’ve been a fan of Greek mythology since I was a little kid in the 2000s. I’ve also been a fan of Supergiant Games since “Bastion” first came out in 2011. Now it’s 2020, and I just learned that there’s an early release build for “Hades,” a rogue-like dungeon crawler video game centered around Greek mythology that’s been in development by Supergiant since 2018. … Continue reading Hell, Gods and Father Issues | “Hades” Early Access Video Game Review
After talking about a remade game-to-be, it would be fitting to talk about another popular, remade version of an old game which was recently released in “Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Edition” for the Nintendo Switch.
Its original was the first of the Mystery Dungeon spin-off series, and it kicked it off on a high note. Did its remake rekindle those fond flames?
While THQ Nordic themselves haven’t officially made an announcement about the matter, a Nintendo infographic might have inadvertently revealed that the previously-announced game, “SpongeBob Suarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated”, is due for a May 2020 release for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and XBox One. The stunning decision to remake the masterful 2003 cult classic comes to the delight of fans, children and adults worldwide. It is fair to say that the “Rehydrated” remake has big shoes to fill.
How big are those shoes? Let’s do the usual, and have a look at how the original fared when it released 17 years ago:
Intro: To quote Mitchell Chapman’s Review of “Terminator: Dark Fate”; “The Terminator franchise has become the equivalent of coming back to an abusive relationship, hoping things will change and be as good as they were in the beginning of the relationship, only to have them display the same toxic behavior that pushed you away in the first place.” Now take that sentiment and here comes … Continue reading Buggy and By the Numbers but Decent, Cheap, and Kinda Fun | “Terminator Resistance” Video Game Review
The action platformer has been around arguably as long as the Atari, but really swept the gaming industry when a little game called “Super Mario Bros.” landed on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1983. For years, it was the dominant genre in the industry, though it was replaced unceremoniously with the first person shooter when 1993’s “Doom” shook up the industry. Today, the dominant genre of … Continue reading “Just What I Needed!” | “Sword of Xolan” Mobile Game Review
The heavily criticized, open world zombie survival game “Days Gone” hit the shelves back in April 2019. It has been looked at rather negatively by popular video game critics, receiving a 5/10 from Gamespot, a 6.5/10 score from IGN and a 7.1/10 from Meta Critic. The game received a lot of hype over the course of its lengthy development timeline, and if you were to believe these scores, you might say it was all for naught.
Intro: If you’ve read Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” book series (or seen the horrible movie) then you already know the general concept of a lone hero having to travel towards the top of a mysterious tower. Well in “Slay the Spire” you do just that, over and over again. Gameplay: “Slay the Spire” is a rogue-like much like games such as “The Binding of Isaac” … Continue reading ‘Binding of Isaac meets Hearthstone’ | ‘Slay the Spire’ Video Game Review
Born from the same cloth of many different interactive story games, “Erica” is an underrated treasure that is short, sweet, oozing with replay value, and is more than anything else, thrilling.
On social media, how someone looked ten years ago has gone viral. So, if we may play off that theme here, let’s have a look at how gaming has come along since a decade ago, remarking on the best of the 2010s. Continue reading “Best of the Decade: Our Gaming Editor’s Top Picks for the Best Games of the 2010s”
Recently, Dontnod put the finishing touches on their initially hyped sequel of the “Life is Strange” interactive video game. After watching their only rivals at Telltale Games fall, this game was Dontnod’s chance to firmly establish themselves as the undisputed titans of the interactive story-telling industry. So, how did it go? Continue reading “A Poor, Disappointing Sequel That Overstayed its Welcome | ‘Life is Strange 2’ Game Review”