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Jurassic World Evolution Review: Life Finds A Way

Jurassic World Evolution Review: Life Finds A WayWhether you’re reminded of vicious raptors hunting terrified children, placid Brachiosaurus strolling verdant hills, or a scientist reaching elbow-deep into a mound of Triceratops dung, the words “Jurassic Park” can evoke some pretty powerful memories. Jurassic World Evolution reinforces these associations with its take on dino-park management, and all the good and bad that comes... Read More »

Mario Tennis Aces Review In Progress: Aim High

Mario Tennis Aces Review In Progress: Aim HighWhen the credits rolled on Mario Tennis Aces‘ Adventure Mode, I vowed to never again laugh at a tennis player having an ugly meltdown on the court. I had felt the volcanic surge of adrenaline that comes when a rally has gone too long. I knew the sense of high alert while trying to suss... Read More »

Unravel 2 Review: Partners In Twine

Unravel 2 Review: Partners In TwineWith its warm, rustic setting, and an instantly endearing protagonist, the first Unravel had the outward appearance of a happily nostalgic adventure. That initial fuzzy feeling, however, gave way to a series of frustrating puzzles and a story that took some unexpectedly dark turns. In the game’s final hours, the poor little hero Yarny was... Read More »

Moonlighter Review: Open For Business

Moonlighter Review: Open For BusinessDulcet tones and somber notes played in time represent the curious duality of Moonlight. It is, at once, a heroic adventure and the name of the subdued storefront that you alone run. Centered in the heart of a once-bustling town, all the greats, the audacious plunderers of dungeons that were sealed long ago, have died... Read More »

Sushi Striker: The Way Of Sushido Review – Cartoon Cuisine Combat

Sushi Striker: The Way Of Sushido Review – Cartoon Cuisine CombatLike many of Nintendo’s most memorable video games, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido takes a seemingly mundane fixture of life and extrapolates it into a novel gameplay idea. In this case, co-developer Indieszero (Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, NES Remix) has built an action-puzzle game around conveyor-belt sushi, which serves as a vehicle for its match-three-style... Read More »

West Of Loathing Review: Wild, Wild West

West Of Loathing Review: Wild, Wild WestWest of Loathing is not as simple as its art style might lead you to believe. Its black and white color palette, stick-figure characters, and crude hand-drawn art might appear to be devoid of personality. But in practice, its visual simplicity acts as a malleable canvas for its imagination to run away with reckless abandon.... Read More »

Onrush Review: Push It To The Limit

Onrush Review: Push It To The LimitCalling Onrush a racing game is a tad reductive and maybe even a little disingenuous. Sure, there are two- and four-wheeled vehicles careening around a track with reckless abandon. But with no finishing lines in sight, achieving victory in Onrush is about much more than simply seeing who can reach a chequered flag first. This... Read More »

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Review – The Tag Team Dream

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Review – The Tag Team Dream2D anime fighters like the BlazBlue series are often intimidating for their elaborate movesets and demand for precise execution. However, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle breaks from tradition by simplifying its gameplay systems, and bringing in characters from three other franchises to join the fight. By no means does the simplification make Cross Tag shallow–the dynamic... Read More »

Golem Review: Hidden In Plain Sight

Golem Review: Hidden In Plain SightGolem often feels at odds with itself. This gorgeous puzzle-filled adventure successfully wraps you in a mystical world, where bright hues and cheerful melodies set the mood. But beneath this inviting exterior lie disjointed challenges that no amount of whimsy can sugarcoat. Even with smart mechanics that are introduced at a sensible pace, Golem’s rhythm... Read More »

Yoku’s Island Express Review: A Breath of Fresh Air

Yoku’s Island Express Review: A Breath of Fresh AirMetroid-style platformers have become more common recently, which makes standing out from the pack a daunting task for new games in that style. Yoku’s Island Express overcomes this hurdle by creatively combining both Metroid-style exploration and pinball mechanics into one unique product. This combination sounds unusual at first, but the final result is a charming,... Read More »