Reviews, Switch

Armello marches on to Switch and it shines ever bright

Australian studio League of Geeks’ Armello was already an excellent game to begin with back when it came out in 2015, and now, as it follows the trend of indie games being ported to Nintendo’s wonderful little portable/console mishmash, it shines on the Switch. That’s partly thanks to just how unique Armello is to begin… Continue reading Armello marches on to Switch and it shines ever bright

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PC, PS4, Reviews, Switch, XONE

Overcooked 2 heads to the beach with its Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC

After finishing Overcooked 2 proper, I didn't think it could get any more ridiculous. In retrospect, I should have known better, as the Surf 'n' Turf DLC that came out last week effortlessly demonstrates Overcooked 2 still has plenty of ideas left in store. Surf 'n' Turf adds 12 new levels and three new chefs… Continue reading Overcooked 2 heads to the beach with its Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC

PC, PS4, Reviews, Switch, XONE

Valkyria Chronicles 4 does the impossible and makes war beautiful

It might sound ridiculous to you, but it was only until this fourth entry in Valkyria Chronicles that the very first one finally got a true sequel. Up until now, ever since 2008’s Valkyria Chronicles for the PlayStation 3, the series has seemingly done its best to distance itself from what made that game so… Continue reading Valkyria Chronicles 4 does the impossible and makes war beautiful

PC, PS4, Reviews, Switch, XONE

Mega Man 11’s a tough nut to crack, and I wouldn’t want it any other way

After nearly a decade without any actual new titles to call his own, and having to rely of appearances on two Marvel vs. Capcom fighters, the Blue Bomber is finally back in a game to call his own. The demand has been high for a new entry in the franchise ever since the latest release,… Continue reading Mega Man 11’s a tough nut to crack, and I wouldn’t want it any other way

PS4, Reviews, XONE

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a bittersweet piece of dumb fun

After decades riding on the absurdity train, ranging from fighting dinosaurs inside pyramids to being portrayed by Brad Pitt's ex in two so-bad-they're-good films, Eidos and Crystal Dynamics' brand new take on the Tomb Raider franchise brought Ms. Lara Croft to the pantheon of serious and down-to-earth videogame characters of the decade, thanks to two… Continue reading Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a bittersweet piece of dumb fun

PC, PS4, Reviews, XONE

Episode One is a tense start to the long road that’s ahead for Life is Strange 2

If there’s one thing to be said about the original Life is Strange is that it slowly built up the stakes as the season developed. You didn’t know just how bad things would get, and outside of quick flashes in early episodes to what potently would happen later on, the twists and turns were surprisingly… Continue reading Episode One is a tense start to the long road that’s ahead for Life is Strange 2

PC, Reviews

Putting on a Clinic with Two Point Hospital

I am, I will admit, a Theme Hospital child. Theme Hospital was one of the games I played to death back in the 1990s, always making it roughly halfway through the campaign before failing miserably at one scenario or another, normally the level that had regular earthquakes which damaged all your machinery. Despite Theme Hospital’s… Continue reading Putting on a Clinic with Two Point Hospital

PC, Reviews, Switch

The Messenger plays with game design conventions in exciting ways

It is easy to understand why the team behind The Messenger was so reluctant to show the 8-bit/16-bit environment mechanics in the trailers. It’s a very well executed twist: you travel through time and this is represented by an aesthetic evolution between two gaming generations. That’s not exactly a new idea -- 2007’s Super Paper… Continue reading The Messenger plays with game design conventions in exciting ways

PC, Reviews

Sword Legacy Omen is an enjoyable budget tactics game set in pre-Arthurian times

Sword Legacy Omen is the newest attempt at borrowing the tactical gameplay that made the XCOM, Jagged Alliance, Shadowrun, The Banner Saga series so much fun and applying it to another theme. This time, we’re joining up with King Arthur’s dad Uther during his younger days, as he fought to reunite with his merry band… Continue reading Sword Legacy Omen is an enjoyable budget tactics game set in pre-Arthurian times

PC, PS4, Reviews, Switch

The Gardens Between is a breezy time travelling journey that’s well worth taking

Games that reward your time are few and far between nowadays. With a mountain of grind-heavy collect-a-ton experiences out there, so when a short but extremely sweet game like The Gardens Between comes along, it’s bound to raise some eyebrows. It’s a puzzler that plays with time travelling and doesn’t go too out of its… Continue reading The Gardens Between is a breezy time travelling journey that’s well worth taking