Jusant was a game that immediately and intensely caught my eye upon its announcement at the Xbox Games Showcase this year. The title’s visual style was undeniably a huge part of that initial eye catch, but its premise was what intrigued me most: traversing a towering monolith of stone and unearthing the stories of the
Back in April I’d covered a preview of The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood, and found myself immediately fascinated by it. Coming from an established publisher and developer and dealing with occult matters in a fleshed out fantasy world, it was just a taste of something that promised to be far greater. So how could I turn down checking out the finished deal?
As a reviewer, I tend to pick out games that I want to review based on one of three criteria. The first are games where either I had been following early development or just saw the trailer and thought that the game looked like a lot of fun. The second are games that are somehow
Back in 2021 I reviewed a rather well-made furry visual novel called Winds of Change, and I was immediately drawn in by its world building and characters. So, when the developer contacted me about reviewing their followup title Komorebi, how could I possibly say no? I knew that one way or another, I’d be in for an experience.
Rhythm games are basically my lifeblood. I own more than one person probably should, invested way too much money into an arcade style controller for one of them, and occasionally slack off from work by visiting the local Round 1 arcade to play some for an hour or two. With the state of the genre
Publisher and developer MY.GAMES is soon releasing its new extraction shooter Hawked and we were able to get an early look ahead of its Open Beta Test. The PC exclusive beta will go from August 3-17 and will release as a free-to-play title on both PC and PlayStation consoles at a later time. Hawked mixes
As someone who grew up with PC games in the mid-90s, I was quite familiar with…hang on, we just went through this didn't we? Yes, the remaster of Rise of the Triad that we did a preview for last month has finally released, and I had the opportunity to experience the full game. So, let's turn back the clock and give this another go exploring this classic FPS and how it holds up in the modern day.
One of the more consistent dilemmas that surface in whatever long-running property you feverishly consume is the problem of staving off becoming stale. For every book series that has tens of entries from the likes of James Patterson or Janet Evanovich, for every tired comparison to the MCU and its plethora of shows and movies,
If you’ve been reading my reviews for the past several years, you have probably been able to figure out certain things about me, and one of those things is that I am still pining for a sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics. The two that we technically got were both worse in terms of writing, mechanics,
Not for the first time, I find myself taking on the full version of a title that I have already previewed. Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – Definitive Edition already let me dip a toe into what the game had to offer, and I rather liked what it had on display. So I immediately
In 2019, Remnant: From The Ashes showed up on the scene with an interesting fusion of third-person cooperative shooting gameplay and the challenging, more exploratory emphasis of Soulslike games. While a novel blend in its own right, the first game’s rougher edges prevented it from really sinking its claws in me as much as I’d
Sometimes, a review opportunity presents itself that, despite my not having previously heard of the game, IP, or developer, makes me curious about it by its genre and description alone. After all, while I have reviewed titles from almost every genre over the years, I of course do have favorites. Today’s game, Testament, is one
There are only a few days left until the new patch release! Wondering what you need to prepare for? Here are some last-minute tips to help you prepare for new content dropping on July 18: Blue Mage The level cap for Blue Mage is increasing from 70 to 80, which means it’s time for another
So there’s an interesting thing that happens for me a lot as a game reviewer: I am handed a game that I do not personally like very much while I also recognize that it’s not doing anything wrong. A recurring theme in several of my reviews is that you have to evaluate games based on
I might not speak for everyone when I say this, but some would agree that the recent visibility of the beat-’em-up genre bodes well for fans of local multiplayer games. It’s a genre that I’ve found myself covering a lot in those same days, and I can’t say that I’m not enjoying its time in
Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV’s Patch 6.45 will be implemented with an All Worlds Maintenance announcement for July 17th – 18th. In terms of combat content, two major updates are coming. The first is the release of another criterion dungeon titled “Another Mount Rokkon / Another Mount Rokkon (Savage).” Based on the
Hoyoverse has just released a new trailer for Genshin Impact’s new region, Fontaine, and a handful of the region’s new characters. Based on this trailer, a previous teaser, and official livestreams, the new region will be set in an industrial/steampunk version of France. Although we do not have official news about the character’s kits yet,
Eternal Return is having its official 1.0 release on July 20th. Published by Kakao Games, Eternal Return is an isometric multiplayer online survival battle arena game. In the beta, it featured 64 characters, a loot-and-craft system, and both single and squad based modes. I was decently surprised to to see this press release email land
Not gonna lie, I was excited when I got the code for the Immerse Gamepack. The audio for Final Fantasy XIV is already great, with Soken constantly pumping out new, fabulous tracks and the devs behind the sound engineering always at the top of their game. It’s important to note, though, that the gamepack does
Endearingly strange games, and really just any weird media, are something I’m sure I enjoy more than most people. I’m always down to plop myself in front of something that some might find too out there, and some games meet these criteria in a way that I find endearing and entertaining. It’s part of the