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…

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…

Clockwork Aquario

With initial development beginning in 1991, Clockwork Aquario has just won the Guinness World Record for the longest development cycle thanks to a 2021 release. A title intended to be an arcade game that long ago displays both a certain charm as well as some dated mechanics due to its age. Fans of solid sprite…