REVIEWS 28 Feb 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Legacy Edition)

There’s an awful lot of Call of Duty out right now, what with Infinity Ward offering up a remastered version of their runaway success in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and with a more modern take on the series, Infinite Warfare. There’s also a take on the Zombies formula, typically Treyarch’s domain, and plenty more…
REVIEWS 24 Feb 2017­ by L Coulsen

For Honor

When For Honor was first shown back at E3 2015, many a gamer was wowed and rapidly jumped it to the top of their most anticipated list. All the more so when the Alpha turned up a little over a year later. Already boasting a really solid, smooth, and beautiful looking experience that only seemed…
REVIEWS 01 Feb 2017­ by L Coulsen

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

Rise of the Tomb Raider has been around for a while now, so it might seem like an odd game to be looking back on. But it’s worth remembering that the 20th anniversary edition, which brought new content along with some much needed fixes (yay, Geothermal valley isn’t a slideshow anymore!) dropped much more recently.…
REVIEWS 19 Jan 2017­ by L Coulsen

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Ties That Bind – Part…

Actually released on the same day as the previous episode, and even sharing a part 1/part 2 title scheme. Conventional wisdom would seem to suggest treating Ties That Bind as a singular entity. However, though there are certainly a great many elements holding both together, they are still clearly distinct entities that, like any episodic…
REVIEWS 18 Jan 2017­ by L Coulsen

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Ties That Bind R…

And lo, the time did come to pass, when Clementine would return. Hardened by her travails, tempered by fire and reforged into the one who will lead us all to salvation. In other words, there’s a third (full) season of The Walking Dead by Telltale, and Clemetine is more badass than ever. Despite being only…
REVIEWS 11 Jan 2017­ by Sawyer Scherbenske

Dark Souls III – Ashes of Ariandel

While the Dark Souls III base game had you plundering the depths of Lothric Castle, exploring turgid swamps, and running away from crabs, the games first of two planned DLC’s, Ashes of Ariandel, returns players to the Painted World, and oh what a world it turned out to be. Ashes of Ariandel is good, there’s no…
REVIEWS 15 Nov 2016­ by Kyle Johnson

Titanfall 2

Born out of the Activision/Infinity Ward legal fiasco from several years ago, Respawn Entertainment has returned with another installment in their infantry/mech shooter series, Titanfall. Now with a few years under the belt of development time and lessons learned from the previous installment. So does Titanfall 2 wallrun and boost-jump its way to victory, or…
REVIEWS 08 Nov 2016­ by L Coulsen

Quantum Break

Remedy and I have an interesting relationship. On the one hand, their concepts are always rather intriguing, promising a great deal of potential for narratives and themes that I can really throw myself behind. With games created by a team that clearly have some genuine talent, with gloriously pretentious tastes that really tickle the self-indulgent…
REVIEWS 31 Oct 2016­ by Kyle Johnson

Battlefield 1

Oh, what a time when we were inundated with World War II games, and we clamored for modern military shooters. Setting a massive first-person shooter during the Great War seemed unthinkable not even five years ago, yet here we are, with an AAA publisher and developer producing such a game. Battlefield 1 is a stark…
REVIEWS 26 Oct 2016­ by L Coulsen

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan

Everybody move along, nothing to see here. No fun allowed! Wait, what, you mean you actually like fun? And you’re willing to do more than make a knee jerk reaction to something from your childhood, that would never be able to live up to the hype? Because even though you don’t know what you actually…
REVIEWS 06 Sep 2016­ by Jordan Fong

Project Highrise

Project Highrise is a game about what else, highrises, skyscrapers, and in general large buildings. Manage your tower’s ecosystem and keep your various tenants happy with different systems and implementations. Much like other “City” simulators of its genre, meet your populus’ needs, fulfill contracts, and overall improve your building over the course of the game.…
REVIEWS 02 Sep 2016­ by L Coulsen

Seasons After Fall

Focus have come a long way recently. Though they have been consistently publishing games for a significant number of years, the past five or so have been especially successful for them. Taking them from a relatively unknown, primarily niche affair, to a full blown…almost “AAA” grade powerhouse. Offering the development studios who work for them,…
REVIEWS 09 Jul 2016­ by Stephen Haselden

Space Run Galaxy

Space Run, the 2014 game by Passtech Games, filled a niche that no one knew existed. It took traditional tower defence mechanics and warped them into a spaceship building and race against time. Space Run is a unique game, a great experience, and it leaves you hungry for more. So the questions is: can the…
REVIEWS 05 Jul 2016­ by L Coulsen

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter

Widely accepted as the greatest detective, literary or otherwise, that ever lived. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes has won the hearts of every generation since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887. Reinvented and reimagined a multitude of times, the continuing video game series has become one of the most loved incarnations, with…