Welcome to CrossGame

This is a video game review site with a sprinkle of other technology things.

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 »

Far Cry 5 Review: The Land Of Plenty

Far Cry 5 Review: The Land Of PlentyIf you’re familiar with the premise of Far Cry–the idea of a one-person army taking on overwhelming hostile forces in large, unpredictable surroundings–then you know exactly what Far Cry 5 feels like. You’ll engage in different styles of offensive conflict; attempt to tame the wild, natural environment to your advantage; and slowly build a guerilla... Read More »

Minit Review – Gone In 60 Seconds

Minit Review – Gone In 60 SecondsTime is not often a resource that you need to think about when going on an adventure. Zelda patiently waits in Hyrule Castle while Link finishes up shrines in Breath of the Wild, the religious zealots in Far Cry 5 let you fish in peace, and even the merry band of travelling friends in Final... Read More »

Kerbal Space Program: Making History Review – Shoot For The Mun

Kerbal Space Program: Making History Review – Shoot For The MunThe famous Einstein quote that “science is never finished” has never been more perfectly exemplified in a video game than in Kerbal Space Program. After four years in official release, and what felt like a lifetime in early access, the game has provided a deeply impressive set of tools to experiment with, explore, and imagine... Read More »

Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength Review – Staunch Surveillance

Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength Review – Staunch Surveillance2016’s Orwell tapped into our collective fears about online surveillance, the manipulation of information, and our fast-eroding sense of personal privacy in the digital age. In 2018, these problems are more pronounced and have manifested in new ways. Orwell: Ignorance is Strength has launched upon a world where the term “fake news” carries very specific... Read More »