Video Game Reviews
The DioField Chronicle deserves praise for some of its fresh ideas, but it's got more than a few issues that drag down the experience.
Lackluster story mode and bland visual presentation drags down the experience offered by Session: Skate Sim.
Quite a few games let us play as badass killers. Serial Cleaners, however, wants to give us a glimpse of the life of the people who have to clean up the mess left behind by these killers.
Shovel Knight is almost an entire decade old, but Yacht Club Games keeps figuring out new ways to play the game. How well does its latest attempt do at capturing the classic Shovel Knight feeling?
Arkane Studios' shooter is finally available on Xbox Series consoles with a large new update, but it's still very much the same middling experience.
The Crossbell saga finally comes West after almost 12 years since its original launch. If you're a fan of the series, it's a must-have title.
Soulstice has some shortcomings but it manages to deliver a great action game.
This series’ return comes as a mixed bag.
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.
Splatoon 3 is simultaneously brilliant and frustrating.
Biomutant’s PS5 boost gives it a nice sheen but can’t help its mediocrity in other areas.
Metal: Hellsinger is a new rhythm-based first-person shooter that tries to basically make a game out of heavy metal album art. How well does it manage this feat?
An ultra-thin gameplay loop, stingy progression systems, and little variety during gameplay makes LEGO Brawls a shallow package.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R polishes up the original game well, but fails to modernize its online functionality.
Spiders' latest action RPG is a dedicated tribute to Bloodborne and its like, and a solid one at that.
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.
The Last of Us Part 1 doesn’t take many risks and ends up being an excellent but ultimately conservative remake.
Scathe is a fast-paced first-person shooter that’s trying to be many things at once: a boomer shooter, a bullet hell, and even a sort of roguelite. How well can it actually manage to fit all of thes...
A simple but effective remake.
A celebration of the Gundam property that welcomes newcomers with equal vigor.
Reprobed’s performance stumbles often, sometimes weighing down an otherwise smartly-modernized version of a classic game.
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.
The Saints Row reboot doesn't rewrite the franchise's playbook, but that doesn't detract from the fact that it is a fun-filled playground of carnage and destruction.
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.
Soul Hackers 2 has a few stumbles holding it back from true greatness, but it's still a very good JRPG that is worth playing for fans of the genre.
Roll7's skating/arena shooter is stylish and vibrant while providing enough challenges for those who can groove with its gameplay loop.
Thymesia is a new indie Souls-like where the inspirations aren’t slow and methodical like Dark Souls, but rather fast and reflex-intensive like Bloodborne.
Rumbleverse’s decent combat does very little to differentiate itself in one of gaming’s most crowded genres.
While GigaBash ends up being a one-trick pony on account of its many shortcomings in the content department, that cannot detract from the otherwise solid gameplay.