Review: Book of Unwritten Tales 2

At this point, pretty well everyone has made up their minds on point and click adventure games. There was the amazing period of them in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Games like Day of the Tentacle and Monkey Island. Then we got the resurgence with Telltale’s The Walking Dead,...

Review: Book of Unwritten Tales 2

At this point, pretty well everyone has made up their minds on point and click adventure games. There was the amazing period of them in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Games like Day of the Tentacle and Monkey Island. Then we got the resurgence with Telltale’s The Walking Dead,...

Sorcerer King Preview

Every time I get the opportunity to check out an early access game I have an internal debate about how to judge it. I think many reviews/previews struggle with this. On one hand, the game is not finished yet and you could argue it should be judged on what it...

AGDQ Is Just What Gaming Needs to Start 2015

Let’s face it, 2014 wasn’t the greatest year for video games. Don’t get me wrong, there were a great many games that came out last calendar year that were truly fantastic. The prevailing trend, however, was broken games hitting the market and promising games being delayed until 2015. Add on...

Review: Elite Dangerous (PC)

Just as 2013 was the year of the bow (Tomb Raider, Crysis, etc.) and 2014 was the year of the broken-ass game (Unity, Master Chief Collection), 2015 is going to be the year we venture into space.  With giants like Star Citizen and No Man’s Sky coming at some point...

Review: Valkyria Chromicles (PC)

Valkryria Chronicles!!! Wait…..Valkyria Chronicles??? Really? In the scale of things likely to happen, a PC port of Valkyria Chronicles coming out in 2014 has to be directly under World of Warcraft becoming a first-person shooter. Don’t get me wrong, the original 2008 version for PS3 was beloved by many, but...

Review: Metrocide (PC)

Remember the original Grand Theft Auto? Back before everyone referred to it as GTA, before GTA 3 came out and absolutely blew everyone’s mind, defining what an open world game could be? The jump from GTA 2 to GTA 3 still stands in my mind as one of the biggest...

Lessons About Expansions Destiny Should Have Learned from WoW

I doubt you’ll find a game released in 2014 that has been more polarizing than Destiny. One of the most hyped games of the last several years, hopes were sky high for the next big thing from Bungie, the guys who made Halo. When Destiny finally was released and we all...

Review: This War of Mine

I recently wrote a preview for This War of Mine in which I referred to it as an Empathy Simulator. Like Cart Life and Papers Please, these games aren’t meant to be “won” in the traditional sense. Their goal is rather to give you an experience and make you understand...

Review: Sneaky Sneaky

Stealth games. Developers beware, stealth mechanics are probably the most difficult to master of all gameplay types. Moreover, doing stealth wrong will pretty much immediately ruin your game. With that in mind, Naiad Entertainment jumped right in and made an attempt at the shadow lurking style with the awesomely named Sneaky Sneaky....

Review: Majestic Nights

**Disclaimer** Majestic Nights is an episodic game, with some episodes yet to be released. This review is based on my time playing the first two episodes only. Episodic games are always a bit of a risky proposition. On one hand, if a developer can deftly craft each episode of a...

Review: Dungeon of the Endless

Everyone has different saturation points for different things. Different concepts and styles will wear on you over time, and at some point you hit critical mass. From that point forward you can’t look at things the same again. Sure, there will be some gems that come along and are the...

Review: Civilization: Beyond Earth

How much stake do you place on originality? What makes many games great is their ability to do something no game has ever done before, or put a twist on it in a truly original way. Originality on its own isn’t enough though, because different doesn’t necessarily mean good. So...

Review: Styx: Master of Shadows

Without a doubt the most difficult game type to succeed with is stealth games. When done expertly stealth games can be some of the best experiences ever made, but there’s so much that can go wrong. In every stealth game it all comes down to control. If you feel perfectly...

Hands-On Preview: This War of Mine (PC)

War is hell. That’s not a term to be taken lightly. War tears communities, countries, and sometimes the entire world asunder. As video game players, we often play games that depict war. Sometimes they glorify battle, sometimes they show you the dark, dirty, tragic side. One thing I haven’t yet...

Review: Fenix Rage

Super Meat Boy changed EVERYTHING! The fast-paced, hyper challenging platforming genre will never be the same in a post Meat Boy world. They planted their flag firmly in the ground and claimed the land as their own. It follows, then, that every game in the genre must be measured and...

Preview: Warlocks

I’m always a big fan of local co-op games, or as most people have begun to call them, Couch Co-op. I think for many, the act of sitting on a couch with friends and playing a game together make up many of their earliest and fondest memories playing video games....

Review: Endless Legend

I’ve got a magic trick for you. Do you want to know how to make an entire evening disappear? It’s the easiest trick in the world. All you have to do is install Endless Legend. The same trick can be done with a few different games in the 4X genre...

Review: Minimum

Who’s ready to have some fun!?! Sometimes in the days of constant releases and re-releases and pre-releases and early access and so on and so forth, we get too bogged down and look at games too analytically. It’s important to do so, but every once in a while you play a...

Review: Heavy Bullets

There has been a massive push in the last couple years towards games with persistent death. Games like Spelunky and Rogue Legacy come to mind. These games are built on the idea of runs. You make a run through the game, and when you die you go back to the...

Early Access Review: Book of Unwritten Tales 2

Point and click adventure games are back! Series like The Walking Dead have found creative ways to modernize the genre and PC gaming has been celebrating a massive resurgence in the last couple years. The move away from AAA releases and towards smaller indie titles has only helped shape the...