Remote Life

As first person shooters continued their ascent to become the most dominate gaming genre in the industry, fans of the shoot em up style had to accept that their golden age was behind them. It’s been a very long time since gamers were provided a full priced AAA entry, instead being forced to rely on…

Dune: Spice Wars

Dune is the universe that gave rise to the RTS. Dune II may not have been the first to experiment with the gameplay ideas, but it put down the foundation that an entire genre was built from. Several decades later, we return to the crossroad of Dune and strategy gaming and find a well made…

Chronos: Before the Ashes

I don’t think I’ve ever said “man this VR game is great. They should make a non-VR version of this.” To be fair, I don’t think I’ve ever said “man this VR game is great….” Had I the opportunity to play Chronos in 2016, perhaps I would have though. Before the Ashes is the VR…

Getsu Fuma Den : Undying Moon

What can be said about Getsu Fuma Den : Undying Moon? Successor to the 1987 Konami game Getsu Fuma Den, a game that never came to North America and was never translated to English. How does a game so detached from its predecessor fair? Quite well in fact. You play the game as Getsu Fuma…

Tunic

When I first booted up Tunic, I was briefly back in my bedroom in the mid 90s first booting up A Link to the Past on my SNES. The game looks like a classic Zelda game, it moves like a classic Zelda game, and the hero even looks like someone who could not decide between…

The Cruel King and The Great Hero

If Ni No Kuni turns a child’s movie into a game, then The Cruel King and the Great Hero does the same with a child’s book. This simple, story centric RPG is as family friendly as a game can come, and it doesn’t take long to see what makes it appealing. From a gameplay standpoint…

Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West is not a game that is attempting to reinvent the wheel, it is simply trying to shine it up and smooth it out for a more enjoyable overall experience. Where Aloy’s first adventure could have been considered one of discovery, in regards to both herself and the world around her, Forbidden West…