Tag: GameSpot

Mortal Kombat 11 Review In Progress

Mortal Kombat 11 Review In ProgressThe new big bad in Mortal Kombat is named Kronika, and she’s causing a ruckus by messing with time and rewriting history. Characters are getting erased or colliding with their past selves, while alliances are reverting and new ones are being made–it’s the kind of chaos that’s ripe for conflict. Nothing that happened with Mortal... Read More »

Katana Zero Review – Slow-Motion Samurai

Katana Zero Review – Slow-Motion SamuraiThe neon-soaked hallways and dirty streets of Katana Zero do a great job of sucking you into its broken world. Gangsters operate unhindered as society is still reeling from a devastating war, one whose loss has littered the streets with homeless war veterans and bars with resentful and drunken citizens looking for a fight. You... Read More »

Katana Zero Review – Slow-Motion For Me

Katana Zero Review – Slow-Motion For MeThe neon-soaked hallways and dirty streets of Katana Zero do a great job of sucking you into its broken world. Gangsters operate unhindered as society is still reeling from a devastating war, one whose loss has littered the streets with homeless war veterans and bars with resentful and drunken citizens looking for a fight. You... Read More »

Falcon Age Review – High Flying

Falcon Age Review – High FlyingHaving an animal retrieve something at your command is one of the great joys of being a pet owner. It’s difficult to put into words. My girlfriend’s daschund hardly listens and doesn’t know any tricks, but when you ask him to fetch his plum-sized orange ball, he finds it, wherever it is, and brings it... Read More »

Pathway Review – Pulp Friction

Pathway Review – Pulp FrictionWhen you’re struggling, Pathway sends you a dog to help out. It’s that kind of game. You might have seen your squad massacred in the North African desert, but look! Here’s a cute puppy called Donut. He’s even got sharp teeth and the “Anti-Fascist” character trait that means he does +20% damage against Nazis. In... Read More »

Heaven's Vault Review – Come Sail Away

Heaven's Vault Review – Come Sail AwayOn the face of it, Heaven’s Vault sounds like chaos: It’s a planet-surfing science-fiction adventure game in which you play as an archaeologist who gets caught up in a doomsday prophecy. But it’s a much calmer experience than you might expect–you play as Aliyah, an archaeologist employed by a university on Iox, the wealthiest, most... Read More »

My Time At Portia Review – Crop Circles

My Time At Portia Review – Crop CirclesMy Time at Portia starts off predictably when you disembark into its expanse of rolling hills and curious ruins. Like the Marvelous Interactive titles it clearly draws inspiration from (namely Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons), it sets you up with the holy trinity of prologues: a father, a child, and a ripe plot of... Read More »

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Review – The Power Of Empathy

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Review – The Power Of EmpathyIn Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, the struggle of coming to terms with past trauma and guilt comes out in a number of surprising ways. Developer Ninja Theory channels its talents for narrative and presentation to tell a personal story that has more to say than it initially lets on, and will likely leave you wondering what’s... Read More »

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Review – Infantry Does The Dying

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Review – Infantry Does The DyingOnce again, there is an Earth Defense Force game out there. Once again, it is not good. And once again, I couldn’t stop playing it. Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain isn’t good in the same way eating an entire bag of Cheetos in one sitting isn’t good. There is very little your gaming life needs... Read More »

Nintendo Labo: Toy-Con 04 VR Kit Review – Cardboard Magic

Nintendo Labo: Toy-Con 04 VR Kit Review – Cardboard MagicWith all the high-end hardware requirements typical of VR gaming, you’d think of the Nintendo Switch as the least likely candidate to adopt it. But one of the many things Nintendo is unequivocally good at is making the most of its tech and working within its limitations. The new Labo VR Kit is yet another... Read More »

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