Defend the Rook (Switch) Review

Push your patience while defending the rook By Joel DeWitte Defend the Rook is a turn-based strategy game where you play as a mage against elemental adversaries which challenge him in a battle against his heroes.  Those heroes (a knight, a sorceress, and a thief) are tasked each level to fight off five waves of … Continue reading Defend the Rook (Switch) Review

Weird West (PC) Review

By Philip Orona Jim West, Desperado, rough rider, no you don’t want nada. No Mr. Smith we do not. The west is more than just wild, it is also weird. It is full of cryptids, pigmen, witches, shadows and anything else you could probably imagine. If this sounds like the description of the Skinwalker Ranch … Continue reading Weird West (PC) Review

Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia (Oculus Quest VR) Review

A Very Short and Sweet VR Experience By Joel DeWitte As a newly-adopted owner of Oculus Quest 2 (thanks Santa), I’ve found virtual reality (VR) compared to traditional video games as an experience akin to learning how to ride a scooter after knowing how to ride a bike.  Conceptually, they’re similar - ride on wheels … Continue reading Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia (Oculus Quest VR) Review

Aztech: Forgotten Gods (Playstation 4) Review

Delightfully dynamic, yet unrefined. By Joel DeWitte Aztech: Forgotten Gods is a story of a young Aztechian woman named Achtli, a part-time delivery person who has a plucky attitude and a snarky sense of humor.  After the tragic loss of her father, she carries a pang of guilt from blaming herself for his death, acquiring … Continue reading Aztech: Forgotten Gods (Playstation 4) Review

Popslinger (Switch) Review

By Philip Orona “Run and Gun” has long been a staple in the world of video game genres. Contra, Ikari Warriors, Metal Slug and Gunstar Heroes have peppered our brains with fond memories of wasting hours on end blowing away aliens, monsters and enemy soldiers. That genre has also given birth to not so straight … Continue reading Popslinger (Switch) Review

Shadow Warrior 3 (PC) Review

A Racoon Bitch Slap to the Face By Eric Getty Gettinger      Your favorite katana wielding anti-hero, Lo Wang, makes his foul mouthed return in Shadow Warriors 3 in a glorious, and gorey, fashion. If you are an adrenaline junkie who loves fast and frantic combat with a bonkers story then Shadow Warriors 3, SW3, is … Continue reading Shadow Warrior 3 (PC) Review

Edge of Eternity (PS5) Review

A RPG with a Purpose By Eric Getty Gettinger With a retro role playing game style and muddled visuals Edge of Eternity has found its way to consoles this last week. While the base of Edge of Eternity (EoE), has some decent story points and solid combat the visual elements draw away from the true … Continue reading Edge of Eternity (PS5) Review

Sifu (PS5) Review

By Alex Orona Sifu is as easy as learning Kung Fu Sifu (the new game from Sloclap, developers of Absolver) put me in a weird headspace. At first glance it is a brawler style martial arts game that pits an aging kung fu student against a cavalcade of stylistic villains and henchmen. Though after delving … Continue reading Sifu (PS5) Review

Editorial: Shin Megami Tensei V is not Persona and is better for it

By Philip Orona Having finally finished Shin Megami Tensei V with a couple of endings, I can say, it was definitely a satisfying playthrough. So many people got wrapped up in comparisons to Persona 5\Royal that I feel like saying something in SMT’s defense. This is not supposed to be a Persona game with light … Continue reading Editorial: Shin Megami Tensei V is not Persona and is better for it

Cloudpunk + City of Ghosts DLC (PC) Review

Conversations About the Nature of Storytelling By Alex Orona Cloudpunk and it’s accompanying City of Ghosts DLC are stories around a futuristic city in the sky, but not an idealistic one. The most accurate comparison is the world of The Fifth Element - lots of smog, rampant street drugs, and classism based on the cloud … Continue reading Cloudpunk + City of Ghosts DLC (PC) Review