[REVIEW] Even With its Familiar Flaws, ‘Detroit: Become Human’ is Quantic Dream’s Best, Most Ambitious Game Yet

I mostly enjoyed Heavy Rain but loathed Beyond: Two Souls, so Quantic Dreams’ games have been hit or miss for me. Needless to say, I wasn’t exactly excited to play Detroit. However, I found a copy for rent at a local Red Box kiosk and since I wasn’t in the middle of anything else (having … Continue reading [REVIEW] Even With its Familiar Flaws, ‘Detroit: Become Human’ is Quantic Dream’s Best, Most Ambitious Game Yet

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[REVIEW] ‘Gal*Gun 2’ is a Proudly Shimapandering Rail Shooter that’s More Above Average than Orgasmic

Gal*Gun 2 Developer: Inti Creates Publisher: PQube Reviewed on: PS4 (also available on Nintendo Switch) Price: $59.99 USD *a copy of the game was provided by the developer for the purpose of this review. 2016's Gal*Gun: Double Peace for the PlayStation 4 and Vita consoles topped the tried-and-true rail shooter genre with a hot glob … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘Gal*Gun 2’ is a Proudly Shimapandering Rail Shooter that’s More Above Average than Orgasmic

[REVIEW] Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Developer: Otomate Publisher: Idea Factory Reviewed on: PlayStation Vita Price: $39.99 I began playing and reviewing otome over the last few years and one of the first to really grab my attention was last year's supernatural samurai tale Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds. You can read all about it here in my review, but … Continue reading [REVIEW] Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms

[BITE-SIZED REVIEW] ‘Metropolis: Lux Obscura’ is an Equally Stylish and Disappointing Match-Three/Visual Novel Hybrid

Metropolis: Lux Obscura Developer: Sometimes You Publisher: Sometimes You Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Price: $7.99 USD Bite-sized Reviews differ from our more traditional, full-length reviews in that they’re restricted to smaller titles and, as the name implies, trims the fat in favor of getting straight to the point. What is this game and why should you … Continue reading [BITE-SIZED REVIEW] ‘Metropolis: Lux Obscura’ is an Equally Stylish and Disappointing Match-Three/Visual Novel Hybrid

[REVIEW] ‘Outlast 2’ Makes a Few Adjustments and Remains Absolutely Terrifying on the Switch

Outlast 2 Developer: Red Barrels Publisher: Red Barrels Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release Date: March 27, 2018 Price: $29.99 Red Barrels' terrifying first-person horror adventure Outlast 2 arrived a month after the original game and its accompanied DLC stealthily released onto the Switch's eShop. While Outlast and its Whistleblower chapter have been available elsewhere for … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘Outlast 2’ Makes a Few Adjustments and Remains Absolutely Terrifying on the Switch

[REVIEW] Use Science to Defeat the Deep Ones in ‘Tesla vs. Lovecraft’

Developer 10tons Ltd. has been rabidly supporting the Nintendo Switch, but it's safe to say that originality isn't their strong suit. Recently, they've put forth a slew of top-down twin-stick shooters in JYDGE, Time Recoil, Neon Chrome, and Crimsonland. And while their latest, most ambitious release Tesla vs. Lovecraft certainly falls into that category as well, … Continue reading [REVIEW] Use Science to Defeat the Deep Ones in ‘Tesla vs. Lovecraft’

[NOT QUITE A REVIEW] ‘Earthlock’ is a Fine RPG, But For This Genre, That’s Not Always Good Enough

What is a 'Not Quite a Review'? Simply put, it's a mild critique of a game that I've played and haven't finished. Tons of new games release each and every week and they're all vying for the most precious of resources: not our money, but our time. I give everything a handful of hours at minimum, … Continue reading [NOT QUITE A REVIEW] ‘Earthlock’ is a Fine RPG, But For This Genre, That’s Not Always Good Enough

‘World NeverLand: Daily Life in the Elnea Kingdom’ Has a LOT Going On and I May Be Dating a Cult Leader

Japanese life-sim series World NeverLand has been around since 1997, but it's never been localized in English until now. Daily Life in the Elnea Kingdom for the Nintendo Switch allows you to create a new resident, take on hours of tutorial quests, make friends, battle monsters, and plenty more, albeit it's not pretty to look at … Continue reading ‘World NeverLand: Daily Life in the Elnea Kingdom’ Has a LOT Going On and I May Be Dating a Cult Leader

[REVIEW] ‘The Trail: Frontier Challenge’ is a Fine Game That Caters to a Specific Audience

The Trail: Frontier Challenge Developer: 22cans Publisher: Kongregate Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: March 8, 2018 Price: $14.99 USD (same as Steam) My girlfriend has been completely obsessed with The Trail on her mobile device, having devoted well over 100 hours to the free-to-play Editor's Choice award-winner. If she has free time, chances are … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘The Trail: Frontier Challenge’ is a Fine Game That Caters to a Specific Audience

[REVIEW] ‘Fear Effect: Sedna’ Drowns in a Sea of Technical Missteps

Back in 2016, the 10-man development team at Sushee announced that they'd be crowdfunding a new entry in the Fear Effect series after being given the green light by Square Enix. Unlike the two third-person action-adventure games back on the PlayStation, which featured cel-shaded graphics and risque advertisements (because lesbians), this new venture was inspired … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘Fear Effect: Sedna’ Drowns in a Sea of Technical Missteps