Posts By John Cantees

Evil West Review – Devilishly Fun

Evil West Review – Devilishly Fun

Evil West’s outstanding combat and flashy graphics make it a worthwhile experience that burns fast but bright.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me Review – The Devil is in the Details

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me Review – The Devil is in the Details

The newest entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology takes a few risks but mostly sticks to the format to deliver another decent horror adventure.

WRC Generations Review – A Fitting Farewell

WRC Generations Review – A Fitting Farewell

WRC Generations shows how much the series has grown by combining the best elements from the past several games.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Review – Post-Modern

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Review – Post-Modern

Modern Warfare 2 doesn’t live up to its name in most ways, but by focusing on what worked best from the Modern Warfare era, it delivers a solid, well-rounded COD experience.

New Tales from the Borderlands Review – Out with the Old, in with the Old

New Tales from the Borderlands Review – Out with the Old, in with the Old

New Tales from the the Borderlands delivers an entertaining sequel worthy of the Borderlands name, but doesn’t take enough risks to evolve the format.

The Last Oricru Review – Souls-Boring

The Last Oricru Review – Souls-Boring

With so many Soulslikes to play, The Last Oricru struggles to make a case for itself.

Dakar Desert Rally Review – Almost Great

Dakar Desert Rally Review – Almost Great

Dakar Desert Rally combines a lot of modern features that great racing games need, but occasionally gets in its own way with technical issues.

Valkyrie Elysium Review – Change is Good

Valkyrie Elysium Review – Change is Good

Valkyrie Elysium trades in its classic gameplay in order to become a great hack ‘n slash RPG.

Soulstice Review – A Tale of Two Sisters

Soulstice Review – A Tale of Two Sisters

Soulstice has some shortcomings but it manages to deliver a great action game.

NBA 2K23 Review – Technical Foul

NBA 2K23 Review – Technical Foul

NBA 2K23 is a perfectly solid basketball game that drops the ball with too much emphasis on microtransactions and poorly-thought out design in its main mode.

Biomutant PS5 Review – Largely the Same

Biomutant PS5 Review – Largely the Same

Biomutant’s PS5 boost gives it a nice sheen but can’t help its mediocrity in other areas.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R Review – Flawed but Fun

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R Review – Flawed but Fun

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R polishes up the original game well, but fails to modernize its online functionality.

F1 Manager 2022 Review – Somehow It Manages

F1 Manager 2022 Review – Somehow It Manages

F1 Manager is a nice collection of elements that most manager sim fans would want, but rarely feels like more than the sum of those parts.

Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed Review – Probe-lem Solving

Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed Review – Probe-lem Solving

Reprobed’s performance stumbles often, sometimes weighing down an otherwise smartly-modernized version of a classic game.

Madden NFL 23 Review – A Little Maddening

Madden NFL 23 Review – A Little Maddening

Madden NFL 23 continues its long history of incremental improvements that don’t quite keep up with its audience while simultaneously giving us glimpses of how great it could really be.

Midnight Fight Express Review – Brawling on a Budget

Midnight Fight Express Review – Brawling on a Budget

Midnight Fight Express takes a cool look, great music, and fluid combat to the next level in one of this year's best beat-em-ups.

Rumbleverse Review – Royale Rumble

Rumbleverse Review – Royale Rumble

Rumbleverse’s decent combat does very little to differentiate itself in one of gaming’s most crowded genres.

Hard West 2 Review – Best Western

Hard West 2 Review – Best Western

Hard West 2 improves on its predecessor and delivers one of the best examples of its genre in recent years.

Loopmancer Review – Repeating History

Loopmancer Review – Repeating History

Loopmancer can pack a punch, but it falls short of its own goals too often to be particularly memorable.

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series Review – An Excellent Remaster

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series Review – An Excellent Remaster

Despite being light on extras, Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series delivers lovingly tuned-up remasters that honor and improve the source material.