Reviews

Treachery In Beatdown City Review – Breaking Down The Action
6.25

Treachery In Beatdown City Review – Breaking Down The Action

This is a fascinating hybrid of real time brawler and turn-based combat, but the flaws become increasingly apparent the longer you play.
by Matt Miller on Apr 03, 2020 at 4:55 PM
In Other Waters Review – The Pursuit Of Knowledge
6.25

In Other Waters Review – The Pursuit Of Knowledge

In Other Waters succeeds more as an exercise in world building than as an exciting adventure game.
by Matthew Kato on Mar 31, 2020 at 5:46 PM
Yes, Your Grace Review – Somber Victories
7.75

Yes, Your Grace Review – Somber Victories

Yes, Your Grace excels in its tense decision making, but sometimes it tries too hard to ensure the player fails.
by Kimberley Wallace on Mar 30, 2020 at 1:53 PM
Roundguard Review – Roguish Charm
8

Roundguard Review – Roguish Charm

Wonderbelly riffs off Peggle and rogue-like dungeon crawlers, and manages to find some of the most addictive elements of both.
by Matt Miller on Mar 25, 2020 at 6:23 PM
Doom Eternal Review – Bloody Brilliant
9.25

Doom Eternal Review – Bloody Brilliant

The slayer is in rare form in this sequel, wielding an expended arsenal and more acrobatic moves.
by Andrew Reiner on Mar 18, 2020 at 5:26 PM
A Wholesome Island Oasis
9

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review – A Wholesome Island Oasis

Looking for a soothing staycation in these troubled times? Welcome home.
by Jeff Cork on Mar 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Review – Even Better Than The Original
9.5

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Review – Even Better Than The Original

Developer Moon Studios has made a sequel that shines brighter in platforming and combat.
by Andrew Reiner on Mar 10, 2020 at 5:01 AM
Bloodroots Review – A Symphony Of Combos And Casualties
8.5

Bloodroots Review – A Symphony Of Combos And Casualties

This unique action game is all about precision and making huge chains of kills. It's a riot.
by Andrew Reiner on Feb 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Kunai Review – Swinging Low
6

Kunai Review – Swinging Low

With various weapons, mobility enhancements, and a sprawling series of connected maps, Kunai appears to have all the right components, but they aren’t assembled into a cohesive whole.
by Joe Juba on Feb 12, 2020 at 12:40 PM
AO Tennis 2 Review – Too Many Unforced Errors
6.5

AO Tennis 2 Review – Too Many Unforced Errors

Developer Big Ant keeps improving the series' career mode, but the gameplay is what really needs the work.
by Matthew Kato on Feb 11, 2020 at 1:57 PM
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics Review – Missing The Magic
6.25

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics Review – Missing The Magic

Inspired by classic grid-based strategy affairs, this tie-in game to the recent show fails to capture the whimsical tone and narrative flair of its source material.
by Matt Miller on Feb 06, 2020 at 5:12 PM
Children Of Morta Review – Family Matters
9

Children Of Morta Review – Family Matters

Developer Dead Mage has created an action/RPG that succeeds in story, combat, leveling, and the bond formed in a family.
by Andrew Reiner on Feb 01, 2020 at 11:05 AM
Kentucky Route Zero Review – A Surreal Road Trip
8.5

Kentucky Route Zero Review – A Surreal Road Trip

Kentucky Route Zero is delightfully weird. It is focused intently on ideas rather than traditional puzzles or obstacles – but as a piece of interactive art, it’s poignant and enthralling.
by Joe Juba on Jan 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Journey To The Savage Planet Review – A Worthwhile Expedition
8

Journey To The Savage Planet Review – A Worthwhile Expedition

Journey to the Savage Planet provides a fun world to explore from start to finish, even if the shooting doesn't feel great.
by Brian Shea on Jan 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM
New Moon, Same Cycle
8.25

To The Moon Review – New Moon, Same Cycle

To the Moon may be light on gameplay, but it is a storytelling powerhouse that explores the themes of love and regret.
by Ben Reeves on Jan 15, 2020 at 6:14 PM
SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions Review – A Refreshing Yet Flawed Adventure
7.75

SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions Review – A Refreshing Yet Flawed Adventure

This unconventional RPG has great ideas, but some flaws hold it back.
by Kimberley Wallace on Jan 08, 2020 at 5:43 PM
Shovel Knight Showdown Review – Digging Down
7.5

Shovel Knight Showdown Review – Digging Down

Shovel Knight Showdown is a fun game to play with friends in short bursts, but a shallow pool of content causes the fun to diminish at a rapid rate.
by Brian Shea on Dec 17, 2019 at 11:01 AM
Mosaic Review – The Absurdity Of Life
8.75

Mosaic Review – The Absurdity Of Life

Mosaic gives meaning to the meaningless; it’s existential nihilism in digital form. It's lovely.
by Matthew Kato on Dec 06, 2019 at 4:19 PM
Darksiders Genesis Review – Exodus Of Excitement
6.5

Darksiders Genesis Review – Exodus Of Excitement

Darksiders Genesis repackages many of the series' signature aspects into a new container, but this delivery is filled with more packing peanuts than presents.
by Ben Reeves on Dec 04, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Superliminal Review – A Matter Of Perspective
7.5

Superliminal Review – A Matter Of Perspective

Superliminal is a puzzle game that attempts to explore those feelings and the fuzzy logic that only exists inside our dreams.
by Ben Reeves on Nov 21, 2019 at 1:50 PM