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Alien: Isolation Review (Xbox One)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.0 out of 10

These issues with the game, that of frustrating segments, uneven difficulty and plastic characters, are really all more technical hiccups than huge issues. So long as you can deal with a few areas of frustration the rest of the experience is definitely worth the money for one of the finest horror games ever released. Alien: Isolation lives up to its potential and then some. Read More.

The Evil Within Review (PS4)

By Nicholas Bale () - 7.0 out of 10

The Evil Within, the latest project by Resident Evil 4 creator Shinji Mikami, is something of a mix of different styles of gameplay that never really knows what it wants to be. The story is all over the place, the environments shift arbitrarily, and it's hard to feel connected with any of the characters. Despite this, the moment-to-moment gameplay is quite good, and aided by an upgrade system that makes exploration and taking out enemies rewarding. Certainly flawed, but still an interesting experience to go through. Read More.

Destiny Review (PS3)

By Daniel Acaba () - 3.0 out of 10

The problem that Destiny suffers is the proverbial death of a thousand cuts. Every time you look at a feature in the game there’s a small problem with it that the developers may have put in because they felt it served a purpose in their game world but it only inhibits the experience. To be blunt, Destiny is a game with high production values but absolutely nothing else. Read More.

Enforcer: Police Crime Action Review (PC)

By Naomi Brown () - 5.5 out of 10

Real cops don’t get to be television cops most of the time, and this game really brings the point home. Traffic stops and checking for drunks is a huge part of the experience here – be ready for some repetition. Read More.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Review (Xbox One)

By Daniel Acaba () - 9.0 out of 10

This collection is all about one thing - a whole lot of content for your money. You get four games worth of content with some new additions and tweaks to make long-time fans happy and to ensure that new fans, looking to experience the original games, have plenty to enjoy. Honestly it's only the lack of changes for Halo 3 and a few minor issues that hold this package back from being a definitive, must own and even that's a small issue most won't find any problems with. Read More.

Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition Review (X360)

By Naomi Brown () - 8.5 out of 10

Diablo 3:Reaper of Souls is an expansion that delivers a whole lotta awesome and brings a lot to offer to Diablo fans. And while it's not perfect and has some problems here and there, you won't be disappointed at the overall experience or the investement in the new game. Read More.

Monochroma Review (PC)

By Nicholas Bale () - 6.5 out of 10

Monochroma is a puzzle-platformer with a heavy emphasis of style, rather than particularly deep gameplay. With a little brother and his wounded leg, you must navigate a variety of environments, jumping and pulling levers along the way. But what the game gives in style and some well-designed puzzles, it takes back with some poorly-implemented platforming mechanics that make the game look unfinished at the best of times and aggravating at the worst. Read More.

Pier Solar and the Great Architects Review (PC)

By Nicholas Bale () - 4.0 out of 10

Pier Solar isn't a game that needed to be made, at least, not without actually apply choices from the modern age to make the game work. This game might be entertaining in the era that its original console was made in, but these days it makes too many blunders and doesn't fix enough mistakes that feel like they were taken straight from a design booklet from the 90s. As an experiment, and an amusement, it's good, but as a game to evoke nostalgia, it just isn't enjoyable to play. Read More.

Sunset Overdrive Review (Xbox One)

By Daniel Acaba () - 9.5 out of 10

Bluntly put, Sunset overdrive is an utterly amazing game that’s without a doubt the killer app that the Xbox One has needed. It’s a great game full of well-designed set pieces, awesome boss fights and a wide variety of customization options that let you play the game how you want. It’s funny, it’s well designed and, most importantly, it’s a damn fun game. Consider this a must own for Xbox One owners. Read More.

Shadowgate Review (PC)

By Naomi Brown () - 7.5 out of 10

Back into the saddle with the retro adventure games and with an old beloved classic for those of you who don't know -- Shadowgate, the castle that keeps on giving. And by giving, I mean death and lots of it, while you push your way through layers of sweet nostalgia with a killer view and awesome soundtrack to keep you company. Read More.

Stick it to the Man Review (Xbox One)

By Daniel Acaba () - 4.0 out of 10

A game that tries to be funny, like Stick it to the Man does, is only enjoyable if the jokes are good and the delivery stands up. Since the delivery is almost invariably an annoyance it doesn’t matter how good the jokes are. Pair that up with the gameplay worlds being far wider and open than they need to be and tack on repetitive gameplay and all you’ll find here is a whole lot of boredom. Read More.

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Review (3DS)

By Nicholas Bale () - 8.0 out of 10

Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright come from two different games that should blend pretty well together - mixing the exploratory, puzzle-solving nature of the good professor with the objection-flinging, contradiction-hunting court battles of an ace attorney seems like a no-brainer. The result is a game that is sure to appeal to fans of both of the series, but with a distinct feeling that the two styles of gameplay could have been less segregated, even though the result is a satisfying blend of puzzles, intrigue, and mysteries to solve. Read More.

The Walking Dead Season 2: No Going Back Review (X360)

By Naomi Brown () - 5.0 out of 10

This is a disapointing end for a long, tedious journey with Clementine and her supporting cast. And frankly, as sad as it is, we can't help but be a little happy to see this season finally limp to it's unfortunate ending. As much fun as we've had over the course of the series, it's just gotten to the point where the entire depressing series is almost too depressing for it's own good and we've been left with very little to care about or hope for in any kind of upcoming sequel. Read More.

Indie Spotlight: Super Time Force Review (Xbox One)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.0 out of 10

One would think that a game like Super Time Force, with its quirky mechanics and interesting story would hold my attention but I honestly found every minute of playing the game incredibly boring. I can’t losing interest in the game to the point that this review is so late because I couldn’t play long enough to actually get a good enough grip on the game to actually review it. This is literally the first time I’ve had a game do that to me so I guess that’s something. Read More.

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