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Star Control: Origins Review – Space Oddity

Star Control: Origins Review – Space OddityStar Control II was released in 1992 and remains notable for its bold amalgam of seemingly disparate ideas. It combined space exploration, arcade combat, resource management, trading, questing and chatting with aliens in a way that suggested its creators were still eagerly discovering what a game could be. This reboot, from strategy game developer Stardock,... Read More »

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Review

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse ReviewEditor’s note: Almost five years after its PC debut, Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse has come to the Nintendo Switch, bringing its challenging variety of point-and-click adventure puzzles and complex but compelling narrative to the portable system. With it comes some elegant touch screen controls that make poking around the beautifully drawn and detailed... Read More »

The Gardens Between Review – Dance Among The Stars

The Gardens Between Review – Dance Among The StarsA game that can be completed in a single sitting is an opportunity to experience an idea from start to finish without external factors getting in the way. It could be a boss rush that’s just a gauntlet of the meanest brutes around, or it could be a touching tale that makes the most of... Read More »

Destiny 2: Forsaken Review In Progress – Update 2

Update 2: After hitting a bit of a roadblock the faulty challenge reset, I’ve worked my way to 530 power, completing the Blind Well and Ascendant Challenge in the Dreaming City (as well as the Nightfall and other weekly challenges). After this week’s reset, I should be able to try the Raid. Look for my... Read More »

Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Nintendo Switch Review

Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Nintendo Switch ReviewOne of the most beautiful facets of Wasteland 2 is its wistful, austere writing. Taking lots of inspiration from tabletop RPGs, Wasteland 2 masterfully brings the best bits of open-ended roleplaying games to the digital realm, bringing the genre’s hallmark nuanced scenarios, deep roleplaying, and rich, atmospheric description along. Several years after its release, it’s... Read More »

Zone Of The Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS Review

Zone Of The Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS ReviewZone of the Enders got a bit of a bum rap as a series overall, being more famous as the game that came with the Metal Gear Solid 2 demo than anything else. Those with the patience, however, would discover one of the most distinct mech games of the day, with more than a heaping... Read More »

Undertale Review – Nintendo Switch Update

Editor’s note: Three years after its initial release on PC, Undertale has found its way to the Nintendo Switch–and of course, the game is every bit as charming, challenging, and harrowing as it was the first time around. Undertale may seem like a straightforward retro-style RPG, but it subverts player expectations every chance it gets,... Read More »

Destiny 2: Forsaken Review In Progress – Story Time

Destiny 2: Forsaken Review In Progress – Story TimeA year after Destiny 2‘s launch, its third expansion, Forsaken, is now live. I’ve played around 12 hours so far, completing the story missions, trying the new Strikes, and messing around in the new Gambit mode. Like with the base game–and unlike with the previous two expansions, Curse of Osiris and Warmind–there’s a lot to... Read More »

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Review – Definitive Edition Update

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Review – Definitive Edition UpdateEditor’s note: We originally reviewed Divinity: Original Sin II in September 2017, when it received a 10/10. This review has been amended to reflect our experience with the Definitive Edition on PS4, which is (unsurprisingly) also a 10. You can find our impressions of the new content, console controls, and more at the bottom of... Read More »

World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth Review In Progress

World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth Review In ProgressTeldrassil has been burned to the ground. Sylvanas Windrunner steps over the corpses of slain rangers and civilians alike who were impetuous enough to get in her way, only to seal the fate of more innocents in fire and blood as her lithe frame is backlit by an inferno of destruction. The tone of your... Read More »

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