[REVIEW] ‘The Fall Part 2: Unbound’ is a Disappointing Sequel to One of the Best Sci-fi Games I’ve Ever Played

A few years ago I had the opportunity to freelance a review for The Fall's Xbox One launch, where I referred to it as "a 2D sci-fi point and click adventure game that feels like a cross between Limbo, Blackthorne, and Monkey Island if they were all written by Philip K. Dick." It was a fantastically written sci-fi tale... Continue Reading →

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It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?

Friday! Video games! Let's talk! I finished up Night in the Woods on the Switch last night, which is a 2D adventure game that plays out like those between-mission segments in Mass Effect 2 where you run around the Normandy and talk with all of your squadmates. Featuring an entire cast of bipedal animals, it... Continue Reading →

Celeste Was a Rewarding Journey Through My Own Mental Health Struggles

Matt Makes Games' 2D platformer Celeste stars Madeline, a girl who arrives at Celeste Mountain and plans to climb all the way to the summit. The only thing getting in the way isn't the harsh weather or required stamina, but herself. Madeline doesn't just want to climb Celeste; she needs to. She uses the experience... Continue Reading →

Square Enix Improving Project Octopath Traveler Based on Demo Feedback is Great News

Square Enix's upcoming 2D/3D retro hybrid role-playing game Project Octopath Traveler (working title) received a playable demo on the Nintendo Switch last year, and it appears they're taking the 45,000+ pieces of feedback they received quite seriously. A developer vlog was published earlier today on the official Nintendo YouTube channel detailing the changes, which center on... Continue Reading →

[BITE-SIZED REVIEW] Slain: Back from Hell

Slain: Back from Hell Developer(s): Andrew Gilmour, Stage Clear Studios Publisher: Digerati Distribution Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release Date: December 7th, 2017 Price: $19.99 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.... Continue Reading →

[BITE-SIZED REVIEW] Morphite

Morphite Developer(s): Crescent Moon Games, Blowfish Studios, We're Five Games Publisher: Level 77 Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: November 2, 2017 Retail price: $14.99 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... Continue Reading →

[REVIEW] Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive Developer: Mages Inc. Publisher: Mages Inc. Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Price: $9.99 *a digital copy of this game was provided for the purpose of this review. As a beat-em-up spin-off to the fighting game Phantom Breaker, Battle Grounds Overdrive has an eye-catching art style that mostly serves as its standout... Continue Reading →

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