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Frostpunk Review: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

Frostpunk Review: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don'tHuddled together in a crater, they gather around their last hope against the cold–an aging steam generator. Fueled by coal, it can kick out just enough heat to give the last bastion of humanity a faint glimmer of hope. A moment like this illustrates the essence of Frostpunk, a survival-style city-builder where you must lead... Read More »

The Invisible Hours Review: From Every Angle

The Invisible Hours Review: From Every AngleSharing much of the style of Punchdrunk’s 2011 play Sleep No More, The Invisible Hours is more immersive theater than it is interactive fiction. You exist as a ghost in each scene, and you can follow any of the characters at any time, rewinding, fast-forwarding, and pausing as you please. But you don’t act on... Read More »

The Swords Of Ditto Review: One Good Turn Deserves Another

The Swords Of Ditto Review: One Good Turn Deserves AnotherAs games continue to grow in scope and complexity, there is something to be said about the light-hearted, compact RPG stylings of The Swords of Ditto. It mixes childlike cartoon visuals and a delightful soundtrack with light puzzles and simple-yet-challenging combat. And while it doesn’t offer anything particularly groundbreaking to seasoned RPG or roguelite fans... Read More »

The Alliance Alive Review: A Change Of Pace

The Alliance Alive Review: A Change Of PaceThe Alliance Alive wastes no time throwing you into a dark and oppressive world. As soon as you begin, you meet young Azura and her friend Galil. In their world, Daemons have sealed off continents from each other, forced humans to toil under Beastfolk masters, and covered up the sun for over a thousand years.... Read More »

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Review – Keep the Good Times Rolling

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Review – Keep the Good Times RollingIt’s rare that a prequel truly works, where a story can captivate despite the audience knowing what’s coming and where the path will lead. Life Is Strange: Before The Storm is one of those exceptional stories because it draws you in on its own terms. The only problem: You know it’s building you up just... Read More »

God Of War Review: Out With The Old, In With The New

God Of War Review: Out With The Old, In With The NewThe God of War series has, until now, stuck very close to the standards set in the original 2005 game. More than a decade (and many games) later, it makes sense that Sony would want to mix things up for the aged hack-and-slash series. Like so many popular franchises that have reinvented themselves in recent... Read More »

Penny-Punching Princess Review: In For A Pound

Penny-Punching Princess Review: In For A PoundPenny-Punching Princess opens by declaring that, in the age of capitalism, money is where real power comes from. This is a game about a princess who needs to accumulate wealth to get revenge on the Dragaloan Family, who sent her father into poverty and death with their harsh interest rates. It’s an intriguing, startling note... Read More »

God Of War Review: Divine Bloodshed

God Of War Review: Divine BloodshedThe God of War series has, until now, stuck very close to the standards set in the original 2005 game. More than a decade (and many games) later, it makes sense that Sony would want to mix things up for the aged hack-and-slash series. Like so many popular franchises that have reinvented themselves in recent... Read More »

Extinction Review – A Giant Mess

Extinction Review – A Giant MessDon’t let the AAA price tag fool you into thinking Extinction is a high-end product. It ain’t, and there’s nothing in the game–not even cutscenes–that come close to approaching the level of quality seen in its lavish, pre-launch cinematic trailer. Discovering Extinction’s sub-standard quality is frustrating because its premise is very enticing, and there are... Read More »

Fortnite: Battle Royale Review – Laying The Foundation

Fortnite: Battle Royale Review – Laying The FoundationFor a game that was long in development as a cooperative horde-based shooter, the conspicuous and relatively quick addition of battle royale to Fortnite seemed to be a move to capitalize on a trend. However, its seemingly simple building system and loose shooting mechanics not only set it apart from other games built on the... Read More »