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Conan Exiles Review: Dull And Dense

Conan Exiles Review: Dull And DenseFor a game that’s based on the world of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Conan Exiles has remarkably little to do with any part of that universe. It’s a big, open-world survival sim that sticks true to its initial hardcore vision to a fault. When you combine the steep learning curve of a deep... Read More »

Detroit: Become Human Review – To Err Is Human

Detroit: Become Human Review – To Err Is HumanDetroit: Become Human posits a well-worn future, when androids have become so lifelike and so deeply integrated into human society that surely it’s only a matter of time and circumstance until they break through to the other side and achieve consciousness. There isn’t much time spent examining how such a seemingly preventable event might be... Read More »

Runner 3 Review: A Bit Of A Trip

Runner 3 Review: A Bit Of A TripOut of the numerous games to spring up under the Bit.Trip umbrella, it’s not exactly a surprise that the most accessible of the bunch, Bit.Trip Runner, would be the one to transcend its retro-styled roots. In bringing the Runner games’ mechanics to a fancier playground on the Switch, developer Choice Provisions has made its most... Read More »

State Of Decay 2 Review: The Limping Dead

State Of Decay 2 Review: The Limping DeadState of Decay 2 sometimes feels like a far-too-real representation of the mundane reality that comes with surviving a zombie apocalypse. Consistently being on the hunt for food, resources to craft ammunition, and survivors to bolster your ranks doesn’t always translate into a captivating gameplay loop–especially when you’re faced with horrors other than the countless... Read More »

Framed Collection Review – Worth A Thousand Words

Framed Collection Review – Worth A Thousand WordsWhen it first released in 2014, Framed was declared game of the year by no less than Hideo Kojima. In the years since, this has been the game’s enduring legacy–it’s not just a good game, but one that inspired an industry heavyweight with its inventiveness. It’s a fundamentally robust, unique idea executed well. Framed Collection... Read More »

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Review – The Great Zelda Spin-Off Is Back

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Review – The Great Zelda Spin-Off Is BackHyrule Warriors is a beautiful, chaotic mess of a game. It’s got all the glossy rupees, imaginative monsters, and fashionable characters you’d expect from the Zelda series (and plenty you wouldn’t), topped off with some nods to the medieval hack-and-slash Dynasty Warriors series. In place of puzzles and elaborate levels or side-quests, you’re here to... Read More »

Battle Chasers Nightwar Review: Switch It Up

Battle Chasers Nightwar Review: Switch It UpBased on a hit comic book series from the late ’90s, Battle Chasers: Nightwar successfully translates the look and feel of a comic into a turn-based RPG. The mesmerizing animated intro shows exactly what you’re in for: a wild world where steampunk meets Dungeons & Dragons, rendered in beautiful, deep-shaded colors. It was a spell... Read More »

FAR: Lone Sails Review: Come Sail Away

FAR: Lone Sails Review: Come Sail AwayFAR: Lone Sails, the debut title of Swiss developer Okomotive, opens with your character–an unnamed, ambiguous figure in red–wordlessly paying their final respects at a grave behind their home. As you guide them from left to right, through their residence and out the front door, you leave it behind and set out on an unclear... Read More »

Destiny 2: Warmind Review – Back To Work

Destiny 2: Warmind Review – Back To WorkDestiny 2 has been struggling to keep its players invested for a while now. Going into its second expansion, Warmind, the biggest question was whether or not Destiny 2 can entice people to come back to it. This expansion is geared more toward the hardcore players, offering difficult endgame activities and a slower, more demanding... Read More »

Pillars Of Eternity 2: Deadfire Review – A Pirate's Life For Me

Pillars Of Eternity 2: Deadfire Review – A Pirate's Life For MePillars of Eternity was something of a herald for the second golden age of classic computer role-playing games. It was an inspiration, and was quickly followed by games like Torment: Tides of Numenera and Tyranny, and plenty more have filled in the gaps since then. And that’s before we even get to the reboots and... Read More »