Dead Rising 4 is a ridiculously thin experience with little to no redeeming qualities. It looks great, sounds great and plays great but has almost no real substance to justify spending time on it. There are a metric crapload of collectibles to waste your time hunting, lots of crazed survivors and paramilitary troops to cut down and plenty of zany outfits to wear. That’s about it. All in all, you have a wafer thin, ludicrously bland product that is the equivalent of watery oatmeal. It might nourish you, sure, but I hope you didn’t pay good money for it. Read More.
It’s no small claim to say that this game is without a doubt the definitive Forza experience. On one hand the game gives you the street races one would expect of any racing title complete with all of its various complications. Then on the other hand you get some amazing off roading content that really enhances the experience and providing much needed variety for the player. With the staggering amount of content, from the 350+ cars and huge amount of races to the side objectives and collectibles with the beautiful, scenic backdrop there’s no reason for any racing fan to skip on this one. Read More.
If you’ve never played the Darksiders games then nabbing this and the sequel, also available on modern consoles, is a great idea as these are both the definitive versions of these games. If you’ve already played them it there isn't much to entice people who have already played the game. But it is nice and cheap so you pick it up if you want to relive the glory. Read More.
There is a good tight game within ReCore’s packaging, but it feels to come with unnecessary padding. Read More.
Are you on the side of the Coalition or the Outsiders? Humankind or …other? Fight for what you believe in and show Sera where you stand as a new foe threatens the delicate balance the world has come to enjoy in the years after the Locust threat was destroyed. Read More.
Nights of Azure fails to really create any sort of good impression - it falls flat in many ways, with too much repetition and mindless combat in a game that is composed almost entirely of combat. Though it has some nice designs (outside of characters), it feels very superficial and not really a good experience to play if you want to use any brainpower whatsoever. It's not terrible in any way, just completely flavourless. Read More.
With a new point of view of the original storyline, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse iterates upon the original with a few improvements, keeping things relatively similar while introducing a new, engaging storyline. Read More.
Hatsune Miku is not a bad Hatsune Miku game...but that's the most that can be said about it. It's got new songs, new mechanics, and new ways to dress up your characters, but the gameplay borders on being a confusing mess of colors overlaid by the symbols you actually need to pay attention to. It's a good game for those who are looking for another Miku title to play, but it's unlikely to be much fun for others. Read More.
INSIDE really shows what Playdead is good at doing: building a sense of mystery. Read More.
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir brings back the original, with much-improved combat and RPG mechanics, while also improving upon the frequent slowdown issues that plagued the first game. It's repetitive nature still isn't addressed as well as its other facets, but it still remains an excellent action-RPG. Read More.
Zombies are for anyone who loves guts and glory. Don’t you love guts and glory? And don’t you want to see more guts, have more glory spilling those guts and do it in an updated, lush, tropical setting? Well, half updated at least? Read More.
The Last Door: Season 2 provides a satisfying conclusion to the horror story that began in Season 1, this time as Dr. Wakefield seeking the fate of his patient Jeremiah Devitt. The game is bigger in scope, both helping and hindering it, though both mechanics and graphics remain the same. It provides the same creeping fear that lingers in the writing, graphics, and music, acting as a creepy bow to an overall well-made package that is The Last Door. Read More.
Mortal Kombat X isn’t perfect but very few games truly are. What it is though is a game that does far more right than it does wrong. You’ve got a fun fighting game with an okay story, few fighting games can claim even that. It might be a bit rough around the edges in some parts but it’s a fast paced, aggressive fighting game that’s just pure fun to play. Just avoid the powergamers and trolls online and you’re in for one of the best fighting experiences out there. Read More.
Released for the Playstation 3, Valkryia Chronicles was a bright, but small flame that developed a following for its blend of real-time and turn-based strategy mechanics before being rereleased on the PC in 2014. A game with a lot of personality and strategy, its rerelease on the Playstation 4 brings some updated visuals, all the DLC from the original version, and trophy support as well - retaining all of its original quality in the process. Read More.
Perhaps my biggest complaint with this DLC is that I wish the main game used more elements from it. This has a great look to it that manages to be creepy while still feeling like you’re in Lara Croft’s world. It doesn’t feel like you slipped and fell into another game like it easy could. Instead it blurs the line between between myth and reality to make Lara question the world around her. It’s a great experience that is rather burdened by the fact that it only lasts for a far too short time. Read More.