Tag: GameSpot

Life Is Strange 2: Episode 5 Review – Beyond Good Or Evil

Life Is Strange 2: Episode 5 Review – Beyond Good Or EvilIt’s been some time since the explosive events of Haven Point, and even longer since Sean and Daniel Diaz’s journey first began in Seattle, but the end of Life Is Strange 2 has finally arrived, and with it a satisfying conclusion to the tumultuous and emotional story we’ve witnessed thus far. Episode 5 abandons the... Read More »

Audica Review – Electronic Gun Music

Audica Review – Electronic Gun MusicBefore it made games that just dropped the pretense altogether and used plastic instruments, Harmonix was already the master at turning your average, run-of-the-mill controller into an instrument of musical chaos in Frequency and Amplitude. That same ethos is the engine driving Audica, which seeks to do the same for VR motion controllers. It’s a... Read More »

Shenmue 3 Review – From A Forgotten Time

Shenmue 3 Review – From A Forgotten TimeShenmue III is an anomaly, a game that feels like it doesn’t really exist. It’s as though it was beamed here from a parallel universe where the Dreamcast was an ongoing success and early-aughts game design remained the norm decades later. The truth is much more banal, of course: It’s the result of a (sometimes... Read More »

Blacksad: Under The Skin Review – Dog Days

Blacksad: Under The Skin Review – Dog DaysIt is to damn with faint praise to admit my favourite part of Blacksad: Under the Skin happens within the pause menu. Specifically, the menu option called “Progress.” Here you can browse a comic book that tells the story so far, its speech bubbles and illustrated frames altered to reflect the choices you’ve made. The... Read More »

Planet Zoo Review – Spreadsheet Safari

Planet Zoo Review – Spreadsheet SafariPlanet Zoo is a beautifully detailed and mechanically rich management sim that sometimes stumbles under the weight of its own systems. The diverse lineup of exquisitely rendered animals is utterly delightful, and the tools you’re given to build your dream zoo with are mostly intuitive, though there are exceptions. Though hampered by slow progression and... Read More »

Sparklite Review – Shine A Light

Sparklite Review – Shine A LightThe premise for Sparklite sees a world where constant earthquakes shake up environments and the only true refuge is in the sky. Everytime you drop to the world below it’s both familiar and different; the environments are made up of different tiles, and like a game of Catan, they’re shuffled anew on every trip. It’s... Read More »

Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle And The Millionaire's Conspiracy Review – Merry Old England

Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle And The Millionaire's Conspiracy Review – Merry Old EnglandSo much of the appeal of the original Professor Layton games on Nintendo DS comes from the sheer warmth. It’s a mahogany-toned warm blanket of a series of detective games. The puzzles might be non-sequitur brain-busters, but when it’s all over, you’re welcomed back into the game’s world with all the comfort of a cup... Read More »

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Review – A Boy And His Droid

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Review – A Boy And His DroidStar Wars games often feel estranged from the franchise that spawned them. Video games have gotten very good at capturing the aesthetic of Star Wars–the cold metallic angles of Imperial architecture, the powerful hum of a lightsaber, the electric snap of a blaster bolt hitting home–but can struggle to get beneath the surface. It’s the... Read More »

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Review – Never Tell Me The Odds

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Review – Never Tell Me The OddsStar Wars games often feel estranged from the franchise that spawned them. Video games have gotten very good at capturing the aesthetic of Star Wars–the cold metallic angles of Imperial architecture, the powerful hum of a lightsaber, the electric snap of a blaster bolt hitting home–but can struggle to get beneath the surface. It’s the... Read More »

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Review – A Good Feeling About This

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Review – A Good Feeling About ThisStar Wars games often feel estranged from the franchise that spawned them. Video games have gotten very good at capturing the aesthetic of Star Wars–the cold metallic angles of Imperial architecture, the powerful hum of a lightsaber, the electric snap of a blaster bolt hitting home–but can struggle to get beneath the surface. It’s the... Read More »

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