"Just What I Needed!" | "Sword of Xolan" Mobile 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

Dying Light’s little brother | “Days Gone” PS4 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.

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‘Binding of Isaac meets Hearthstone’ | 'Slay the Spire' Video Game Review

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

A Poor, Disappointing Sequel That Overstayed its Welcome | 'Life is Strange 2' Game Review

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”

So Far, So Good | 'Apple Knight' Mobile/PC Game Review

I’m typically not a fan of early-access type mobile and PC games, as more often than not, the format is used to peddle broken and incomplete games, passing them off as complete products.  Limitless LLC’s action platformer “Apple Knight” is arguably still in that state, but the levels it does offer are tightly-crafted experiences reminiscent of good Super Nintendo levels rather than something that is unfit for consumers.  … Continue reading So Far, So Good | 'Apple Knight' Mobile/PC Game Review

A Grindy, But Unique Experience | Pokemon GO (2019) Mobile Game Review

I passed over Pokemon GO in 2016 when the game launched, mostly because I was already burnt out by the series’ main version games (I have early memories of playing Pokemon Yellow and Silver versions, but I have completed Pokemon FireRed [2004] though Black 2 [2014] versions). At the time of GO’s launch, I was simply Pokemon’d out, and the prospect of playing a watered … Continue reading A Grindy, But Unique Experience | Pokemon GO (2019) Mobile Game Review

More of a Fallout game than ‘Fallout 76’ | ‘The Outer Worlds’ PC Game Review

Intro: When it comes to creating RPG video games, Obsidian Entertainment has to be regarded as one of the titans in the industry. Founded in June 2003 by former Black Isle Studios employees, the company behind the original “Fallout” games,  Obsidian Entertainment has since developed some of the most well-written, inventive and acclaimed games such “Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith … Continue reading More of a Fallout game than ‘Fallout 76’ | ‘The Outer Worlds’ PC Game Review

Alto’s Popup Odyssey | ‘Alto’s Odyssey’ Mobile Game Review

There’s been this trend in the gaming world to praise minimalistic games for their innovation, beauty, and guts to not be as bad as mainstream games in their monetization — especially if they’re indies. I haven’t been a hardcore gamer since the early 2010s, mostly because I’ve been put off by the direction games have taken — call me crazy, but when I spend $60 … Continue reading Alto’s Popup Odyssey | ‘Alto’s Odyssey’ Mobile Game Review