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…

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…

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…

Martha is Dead

Martha Is Dead tells the story of Giulia after finding the lifeless body of her titular twin sister floating in a lake. Through a case of mistaken identity, their parents believe Giulia to be the one who has drowned, and in a state of shock young Giulia does not correct them. Now, assuming the role…

Elex 2

Back in 2017, I played the original Elex. Within the first couple of hours, I was exhausted at the learning curve and the difficult combat scenarios the game threw at me left me confused and aggravated. “Who is this game even for?” I would keep asking myself over and over until I just couldn’t handle…

Monark

If there is only one thing to take from this review, it is if you play Monark expecting it to be Persona, you will not get what you expected. Monark feels like a PSX era RPG in most regards, and at a glance the comparisons to the famous series are obvious. It’s a grim RPG…

Alwa’s Legacy

Alwa’s Legacy is the sequel to a game we reviewed in 2018, Alwa’s Awakening. The original was a fun, 8-bit styled adventure that stayed true to the era it was emulating. Alwa’s Legacy evolves and makes steps into the 16-bit era, but does not fully advance in the ways I was anticipating. The adventure begins…