Reviews

Sackboy: A Big Adventure Review – A Delightful Companion Piece
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Sackboy: A Big Adventure Review – A Delightful Companion Piece

It doesn’t reinvent the genre, but Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a wonderful platformer that takes what’s come before, sprinkles in its trademark aesthetic, and shakes things up enough to feel fresh and exciting.
by Jeff Cork on Nov 12, 2020 at 10:52 AM
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory Review – The Power Of Music
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Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory Review – The Power Of Music

While not without its faults, Melody of Memory is a refreshing way to look back at Kingdom Hearts’ long journey thus far.
by Kimberley Wallace on Nov 12, 2020 at 5:00 AM
The Pathless Review – A Liberating And Spirited Adventure
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The Pathless Review – A Liberating And Spirited Adventure

The Pathless is a wonderfully different game that makes you feel like you have ownership over the entire experience and are not being led along by a pre-scripted playbook.
by Andrew Reiner on Nov 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Review – Feast And Famine
7.5

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Review – Feast And Famine

Some trade-offs prevent Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin from delivering its full bounty, but you can still reap the benefits of its novel ideas.
by Joe Juba on Nov 09, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Bugsnax Review – Creative Nonsense
7

Bugsnax Review – Creative Nonsense

Young Horses has created a silly but heartfelt story and adventure game, but the creature-capturing gameplay never really hits its stride.
by Matt Miller on Nov 09, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition Review – Keeping The Tradition Alive
8.5

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition Review – Keeping The Tradition Alive

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition is the best way to play an already-good game, but the fine-tuning doesn’t elevate the experience to new heights.
by Joe Juba on Nov 09, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Review – A Saga Worthy Of Song
9.25

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Review – A Saga Worthy Of Song

With an engaging combination of combat, exploration, and crafted story content, this Viking legend is an epic with a little something for everyone.
by Joe Juba on Nov 09, 2020 at 5:01 AM
Astro's Playroom Review – A Welcome Celebration
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Astro's Playroom Review – A Welcome Celebration

Astro’s Playroom is much more than a tutorial. It’s a joyful and polished platformer that ushers in a new generation of PlayStation hardware with a big smile.
by Joe Juba on Nov 06, 2020 at 7:00 AM
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Review – An Electrifying Second Act
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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Review – An Electrifying Second Act

The new Spider-Man's adventure is shorter and more focused, but is still an exhilarating blast.
by Andrew Reiner on Nov 06, 2020 at 7:00 AM
Yakuza: Like A Dragon Review – A New Hero Takes His Turn
9.25

Yakuza: Like A Dragon Review – A New Hero Takes His Turn

It’s a new direction for the series, but Like a Dragon captures the essence of what came before while setting out on its own journey.
by Jeff Cork on Nov 04, 2020 at 7:20 AM
Visage Review — Awesome Apprehension
8.75

Visage Review — Awesome Apprehension

Explore a truly terrifying haunted house.
by Daniel Tack on Nov 03, 2020 at 4:15 PM
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope Review – Inconsistent Magic
7.5

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope Review – Inconsistent Magic

Little Hope tells a fascinating tale, but lackluster gameplay, predictable scares, and performance issues hold it back from greatness.
by Kimberley Wallace on Oct 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Pikmin 3 Deluxe Review – Sharing The Load Together
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Pikmin 3 Deluxe Review – Sharing The Load Together

With the deluxe edition, Pikmin 3 lives up to its potential as a game to bring people together – even if it’s just to move tangerines and grapes around.
by Jeff Cork on Oct 29, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Watch Dogs: Legion Review – A Successful Team-Building Exercise
9

Watch Dogs: Legion Review – A Successful Team-Building Exercise

Whether you're controlling a trained super spy or a gassy grandmother, Watch Dogs: Legion is a ton of fun.
by Marcus Stewart on Oct 28, 2020 at 6:01 AM
The Red Lantern Review – A Therapeutic And Immersive Adventure That Lets You Pet Dogs
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The Red Lantern Review – A Therapeutic And Immersive Adventure That Lets You Pet Dogs

Abandon city life and immerse yourself in the wilds of Alaska with a team of dogs that become family and your key to survival.
by Liana Ruppert on Oct 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Amnesia: Rebirth Review – The Fine Line Between Fear And Frustration
7.5

Amnesia: Rebirth Review – The Fine Line Between Fear And Frustration

Amnesia: Rebirth is incredibly intense, but its puzzle design is equally terrifying.
by Ben Reeves on Oct 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM
NHL 21 Review – A Playoff Hopeful
7.5

NHL 21 Review – A Playoff Hopeful

For now, NHL 21 gets the job done, especially if you want to play a fancier, flashier game.
by Kimberley Wallace on Oct 16, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Review – An Occasional Wipeout
7.5

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Review – An Occasional Wipeout

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a unique way to play within Nintendo's beloved racing franchise, but the novelty wears thin fast.
by Brian Shea on Oct 14, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Torchlight III Review – Seamless Destruction
8

Torchlight III Review – Seamless Destruction

Echtra has put together a no-frills action/RPG with plenty of fun monster smashing, even if the approachable gameplay is not incredibly deep or complex.
by Matt Miller on Oct 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM
FIFA 21 Review – Still Kicking
7.75

FIFA 21 Review – Still Kicking

FIFA 21 is entertaining, but the constant grind can make progression a slog.
by Jason Guisao on Oct 06, 2020 at 2:01 AM