My long-form critique of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country is live over at The Well-Red Mage!
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! Shortly after last weekend's wrap-up, I completed Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom on PS4. It was an incredibly well-made JRPG with an enjoyable action combat system, colorful world, a rewarding kingdom building mini-game, and storybook fantasy narrative. The final chapters did address last week's concerns about the game's lack … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?
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
Fri--er, oops. Saturday. Video games. Let's talk anyway! My family and I have been incredibly busy this week and we're having another garage sale this morning, so I completely spaced putting up a Freakin' Weekend post while it was actually Friday. Not a lot of free time this weekend, so what little I do have … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! Saturday Edition!
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! Friendly reminder that my girlfriend and I updated our list of video games that we're looking to sell. There are PSP, PS2, PS4, 360, Xbox One, Gamecube, and Wii games on the list, and if there's anything in there you're interested in just let me know here or on Twitter. … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! I haven't done much in the way of gaming this week since my girlfriend and I have been using our time to catch up on new movie releases via Red Box. We checked out Jumanji (way more fun than I expected), Thor Ragnarok (Guardians-levels of good), Justice League (watchable, but … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?
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
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
Few things in the gaming industry get me more excited than a Nintendo Direct. I'm 36, a bit jaded, and the feeling of elation often eludes me with game announcements... with the exception of Nintendo. Blind nostalgia? Sure. But hey, it makes me happy. Yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation spent a little over thirty minutes running … Continue reading So That Was One Hell of a Nintendo Direct, Yeah? Let’s Talk About It!
Outlast: Bundle of Terror Developer: Red Barrels Publisher: Red Barrels Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: February 27, 2018 Price: $24.99 USD Having already played Outlast on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, I was surprised by how excited I was to jump back in for a fourth go when developer Red Barrels stealthily released … Continue reading [REVIEW] Thanks to Handheld Mode, ‘Outlast’ is More Terrifying on Switch Than Anywhere Else