Mario Kart 8 comes out of the gate, shells-a-blazing. With some fantastic track design and visuals to match, it's sure to be enjoyed by fans and newcomers to the series alike. However, if you're looking for a competent Battle Mode, look elsewhere - here you're just running around your standard racing tracks simply trying to find someone to hit, and that's just disappointing. An online mode is good for playing random matches, but kind of a pain to use for anything else. Read More.
Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles revives the original Gamecube RPG and its sequel in an HD format, forgetting to actually add any more content beyond remastered textures. These are the best versions to play, for sure, but only if you have yet to play the originals at all. Read More.
Bethesda and MachineGames bring Wolfenstein to next-gen consoles, and in the process show that BJ Blazkowicz is just as relevant an action hero today as he was 20+ years ago. Read More.
Contrast is a fantastic game that I’d recommend to any fan of platforming games immediately. The only real bar to that is the price tag is kind of high and the game is on the shorter side. If the game had any real sort of replay value, barring hunting for collectibles that explain the story more, that would be no real issue but unless you love the game like I do it’s going to be a one and done. So this is a definite recommend but there is a bit of an asterisk on that. Read More.
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy may be the sixth Layton game in the last seven years, but everything that's carried it through to this point is still going strong this time around. Read More.
With Yoshi’s New Island, we get a revamped version of the original that is just right for a new generation of young gamers. Read More.
The whole game has clearly been a labor of love for its developers and the whole thing is just well put together. It’s more of a matter that some parts simply seem like they weren’t entirely well considered or that the developers chose to stick with their vision even when it had a negative effect on the end product. It feels like the game has a few somewhat frustrating humps for the player to jump over that interrupt the flow of the game every now and again without changing the fact that it’s still a great game. Read More.
Our little Clementine grows up just a little bit more, facing not only the horrors of the zombie apocalypse, but the evils that lurk deep within the human psyche. In this segment of The Walking Dead, she comes face to face with the extremes some people will go to, all in the name of 'survival'. Read More.
With the conclusion of Episode 2 of The Wolf Among Us, Bigby and Snow must work fast to work on the information they've been provided - the third episode of the adventure game brings some good choices to make, some good writing, and starts to really get into the meat of the mystery that Bigby and Snow have been investigating since the beginning. Read More.
The triumphant return of Clementine is short lived, as any joy in her homecoming is overshadowed by clunky storytelling and a generally lackluster delivery on gameplay in this most recent installment in the Walking Dead series. Read More.
Daylight is another first-person horror title that manages to inspire a touch of horror. Unfortunately, the procedurally-generated environments make for a dull time exploring, and the game's repetitive objectives make for an experience that falls flat of any good expectations. Read More.
Dark Souls II made some terrible design decisions on its way to production and while I felt that those decisions would ruin the game, they actually don’t. Unfortunately a bigger issue is that they do nothing to actually make the experience any more enjoyable, leaving it as a zero sum gain by and large. Unfortunately for anyone actually affected by these changes the whole thing falls apart quickly, leading to a whole bunch of aggravation. To me that speaks of a change that wasn’t worth it. Read More.
Come to South Park for rauncy laughs, lots of fart jokes, cross dressing, aliens, the toddlers, the girls, the goths, Mr. Hanky, Mr. Hand, Randy Marsh, the elves, the Star Trek kids....ALL OF THEM and SO MUCH MORE! Kick some butt, beat up on everyone, make fun of Canadians and above all, get back that stick! Read More.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze brings new life to platformers, with tight gameplay, vibrant graphics, and music that will tickle your eardrums. And with simultaneous co-op play and a bevy of secrets to find, Tropical Freeze definitely feels like one of the must-have titles of the Wii U. Read More.
Awesomenauts makes the trip to the newest generation of consoles. Whether you want to accompany it on that journey will depend on your feelings towards MOBAs. Read More.