Fall Asleep at Your Own Peril | ‘Catherine: Full Body’ Review (PS4)

By Darnell Henriquez Intro After attending a video game-themed burlesque show at a bar in Jamaica Plains, Boston last month, I managed to acquire a copy of the game “Catherine: Full Body” from the event organizer as part of a prize for winning an online contest which also paid for my cover fee to the show in the first place. The original 2011 game, “Catherine”, … Continue reading Fall Asleep at Your Own Peril | ‘Catherine: Full Body’ Review (PS4)

Kill the Bad Guys | ‘Mr Bullet’ Mobile Game Review

It’s been a while since I reviewed a mobile game, and so far, Lion Studios’s “Mr Bullet” is the only one I’ve played that is worth talking about.  “Mr Bullet” is simple but addicting. You’re an assassin/secret agent (story isn’t very important with this game) and you must defeat slews of enemies by either ricocheting your bullets off the walls of the game, or do … Continue reading Kill the Bad Guys | ‘Mr Bullet’ Mobile Game Review

A slow start to a promising anthology | ‘The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan’ Review

Recently, Supermassive Games, developers of the masterful “Until Dawn”, released their next award winning hopeful “Man of Medan.” This single selection is meant to be the first of a six part anthology, where the company will release a new game every six months. Continue reading “A slow start to a promising anthology | ‘The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan’ Review”

Best of 2019… So Far | Staff Picks

With 2019 more than half way over, we decided to select our best movies and video games picks of 2019… so far. Best Movies ‘Toy Story 4’ Full review “Toy Story 4” is a film no one asked for and could’ve easily been a soulless sequel in the same vein as “Cars 2” and “The Incredibles 2,” but it managed to tell a story unique … Continue reading Best of 2019… So Far | Staff Picks

The Ultimate Storybook Game | ‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Review

Recently, Nintendo released the latest Fire Emblem game. Three Houses, a simple yet wonderfully intricate game reaching the Switch just a few days ago at the time of writing this. Like many before it, this game offers chock-loaded content in the form of frequent combat, plenty of roleplay and oodles of interactive, customizable decision making on and off the battlefield. How has this game fared … Continue reading The Ultimate Storybook Game | ‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Review

Dead by Daylight- a good, cheap, way to ‘kill’ time

The horror genre and video gaming have always had a finnicky relationship. On paper, directly involving the player in a horror story might seem to be a great way to give them a good, memorable, thrilling and scary experience, this doesn’t always work in practice. This has been evidenced time and time again by numerous terrible Resident Evil video games, and a lot of other attempts- such as Call of Duty’s famous Zombies mode- have given up on trying to scare the player altogether- preferring a more action packed, intricate plot to simply trying to scare the player.

In lieu of this, Behavior Entertainment’s Dead by Daylight is a refreshing, fun, and unique game. Continue reading “Dead by Daylight- a good, cheap, way to ‘kill’ time”

South Park: The Stick of Truth- quality, polarizing, entertainment

The following goes in-depth on a very adult-rated video game, with sensitive and potentially offensive depictions of various facets of it. Viewer discretion is advised.

When people think of the popular TV show “South Park”, numerous things likely come to mind. Silly, unforgiving, sometimes blatantly (maybe intentionally) offensive. It is not for the faint of heart. Yet, it has been appealing enough on TV to survive- and thrive- for over twenty years. In 2014, Trey Parker and Matt Stone elected to take South Park into the video game spectrum with the Stick of Truth. And boy is it a doozy. Continue reading “South Park: The Stick of Truth- quality, polarizing, entertainment”

Five Months later: A Smash Ultimate review

At the time of writing this, Super Smash Bros Ultimate has been out for just under five months, ample time to have been able to play the game thoroughly, inside and out. This is a game which had been hyped up a lot before its launch. Competitively, it was supposed to be the most balanced roster yet with excellent, structurally healthy and mentally stimulating changes … Continue reading Five Months later: A Smash Ultimate review

“Happy Glass” an addicting ad-stuffed tragedy of a game

Some will look at a glass as being half-full. Others will see it as being half-empty. For the mobile puzzle game “Happy Glass,” neither really matter, as its water is polluted by pop ups ads and premium memberships.

I want to preface this by the fact that I like Lion Studio’s 2018 free-to-play puzzle game “Happy Glass” purely from the perspective of it as a game. In fact, had it been published on a traditional gaming platform like the Nintendo eShop, where monetization practices are better regulated, I would absolutely love it. Continue reading ““Happy Glass” an addicting ad-stuffed tragedy of a game”

“Path of Exile:” A new take on MMORPGs

The title may read “new take on MMORPGs”, but it is very interesting to note that Path of Exile is actually almost ten years old! Well, at least, the PC version is. The PS4 version was released on March 26, 2019, while XBox users have had access to the game since 2017. It seems to have been catching more fire on the PS4 version, as … Continue reading “Path of Exile:” A new take on MMORPGs