PC, Reviews

La-Mulana 2 proves that “X” never marks the spot

I’m always in awe when a game comes out in this day and age that manages to confound me as much as La-Mulana 2 has so far. Like its predecessor, developer Nigoro’s long in development puzzle-platformer is a game about discovery and having to work your ass off for it. It’s can be positively exhilarating… Continue reading La-Mulana 2 proves that “X” never marks the spot

PC, Reviews

A Rite from the Stars: A rite song and dance

Hawaii is a lovely place. Seriously, if you get a chance, you should go to Hawaii. Lovely islands, gorgeous weather, friendly people. It has it all. What it also has is a surprisingly long history. Before the British/American invasion, it had an almost thousand year old culture and heritage, one that was by and large… Continue reading A Rite from the Stars: A rite song and dance

Reviews, Switch

Please wake me up, I don’t want to Dream Alone

It’s a funny thing to comment on repeated game design notions when it comes to reviewing games. Even more so when the same notion can be used to either compliment or criticize any particular game. I always feel like I’m repeating myself when I talk about how trial and error is used as a gameplay… Continue reading Please wake me up, I don’t want to Dream Alone

PC, PS4, Reviews, XONE

Vampyr might have a lot of sharp teeth, but it lacks bite

There are times when “throwing the kitchen sink in” works extremely well in games. Examples of that method of game design are aplenty, but the same can be said about the opposite, when putting too many systems into a game without honing any of them particularly well only makes it a bloated mess. Vampyr sits… Continue reading Vampyr might have a lot of sharp teeth, but it lacks bite

Articles, E3 2018

E3 2018 – Team 17’s indie lineup continues to impress

Team 17's had one of the more consistent lineups year after year. Their electric mix of games always provides some fun surprises (such as the excellent Yoku's Island Express last year), which makes it a worthwhile visit year after year. Here's what we played: Overcooked 2 I love a good local multiplayer game, and Overcooked… Continue reading E3 2018 – Team 17’s indie lineup continues to impress

E3 2018, PC, Previews, PS4, XONE

With less assassinating and more plundering, Skull & Bones might as well be the next Black Flag

Regardless of what feelings you may hold in regards to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, you have to admit it shook things up somewhat for the series. Not nearly as big of an impact as Assassin’s Creed Origins eventually made last year, Black Flag threw in elements that were first introduced in the deeply flawed… Continue reading With less assassinating and more plundering, Skull & Bones might as well be the next Black Flag

E3 2018, PC, Previews, PS4, XONE

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey doesn’t stray from Origins’ formula, and I’m okay with that

Assassin’s Creed Origins was a refreshing take on Assassin’s Creed last year, and if the demo I’ve played at E3 is any indication, it looks like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will keep that streak going. Picking up about four hundred years before Origins, around 431 BC, Odyssey is currently the earliest Assassin’s Creed has ever gotten… Continue reading Assassin’s Creed Odyssey doesn’t stray from Origins’ formula, and I’m okay with that