[REVIEW] Punch Line (PS4)

Punch Line Developer: 5pb (Steins;Gate, Corpse Party) Publisher: PQube Available on: PS4 (reviewed), Vita Price: $49.99 USD (PS4), $39.99 USD (Vita) From the writer of such acclaimed adventure visual novels as 999, Zero Escape, and Zero Time Dilemma comes Kotaro Uchikoshi's latest tale of... a hero that threatens the extinction of humanity every time they … Continue reading [REVIEW] Punch Line (PS4)

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[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

[REVIEW] Ride the Narrative Rails of the ‘Subsurface Circular’

Subsurface Circular Developer: Mike Bithell Games (Switch port by Ant Workshop) Publisher: Mike Bithell Games Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: March 1, 2018 Price: $5.99 In a future where humans have turned to the development of robots to handle their workforce, Subsurface Circular takes places entirely aboard the titular subway system below the surface. … Continue reading [REVIEW] Ride the Narrative Rails of the ‘Subsurface Circular’

[REVIEW] ‘A Normal Lost Phone’ is More Than Just a Novel Detective Story on the Switch

A Normal Lost Phone Developer: Accidental Queens (ported by Seaven Studio) Publisher: Plug In Digital Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: March 1, 2018 Price: $5.99 If you found an unlocked cellular phone on the street, what lengths would you go to discover the owner? Would you check their emails and messages, or even take … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘A Normal Lost Phone’ is More Than Just a Novel Detective Story on the Switch

[REVIEW] The Poignant Puzzler ‘Old Man’s Journey’ Should Not Be Slept On

Although it began life as a Game Awards-nominated mobile title in 2017, Broken Rules' silent narrative puzzle game Old Man's Journey has just made its official console debut on the Nintendo Switch. It's a unique gem that successfully combines environmental puzzle solving and narrative storytelling, and the end result is something truly special that shouldn't … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Poignant Puzzler ‘Old Man’s Journey’ Should Not Be Slept On

[REVIEW] The Journey Down: Chapter Two

The Journey Down: Chapter Two Developer: Skygoblin Publisher: Skygoblin Reviewed on: PC Price: $19.99 USD For fans of: Grim Fandango or the thought of a West-African inspired Caribbean noir adventure. *This review is notably shorter than Chapter One's, simply because I didn't want to spend more time than necessary repeating myself on gameplay elements and … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Journey Down: Chapter Two

[REVIEW] Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park Developer: Terrible Toybox Publisher: Terrible Toybox Available on: PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Linux, Mac via Steam & Mac App Store, Android (coming Oct. 7th), iOS Price: $19.99 USD Those of you who grew up gaming during the point-and-click adventure boom in the 80s and 90s likely have fond memories of … Continue reading [REVIEW] Thimbleweed Park

[REVIEW] Syberia 2 Brings Closure to an Incredible Adventure

*This review will likely contain plot spoilers for the original Syberia, which I've already reviewed here. If you'd like to play the first two games on your own, you can pick them up as a bundle on Steam for $2.99 during the Summer Sale until July 5th. Of course, if you'd rather watch the story … Continue reading [REVIEW] Syberia 2 Brings Closure to an Incredible Adventure

REVIEW: Severed

Severed Developer: Drinkbox Studios (Guacamelee, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack) Release Date: April 26, 2016 Price: $14.99 Available on: PlayStation Vita (reviewed) In a Nutshell: Fruit Ninja, if it were made by Guillermo del Toro. While many on social media are convinced that the Vita is dead, developer Drinkbox doesn't seem to think so. After their … Continue reading REVIEW: Severed

A Long Overdue Romp with a Great RPG, and Another with the Most Heartbreaking Game in the History of Gaming.

Hey guys, long time no post! I've been pretty busy writing for What's Your Tag? lately and haven't had much to update about over here, but I've recently played through a few games in my backlog that aren't new enough to warrant reviews over there. The Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale Day 6 should start … Continue reading A Long Overdue Romp with a Great RPG, and Another with the Most Heartbreaking Game in the History of Gaming.