Gaming Archive

NHL 18 Review

Arcade sports games have become increasingly less prominent in recent years. With animations becoming more and more realistic, and graphical fidelity reaching new heights, sports game developers have been embracing this approach to realism with open arms. Gone are the …

Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash Review

Oh boy, Senran Kagura is back with another fantastically unashamed title. Our favorite female shinobi are donning their swimsuits, grabbing water guns, and making each other wet. I can’t think of a better scenario for the series’ first shooter, Senran …

FIFA 18 Review

With every passing year, the release of FIFA feels more and more like an event. Soccer’s real-life stars line up to talk about their in-game rating, to inspect their FUT cards and to emphasize their love of the brand. All the time, …

Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Review

Due to the complicated licensing rights involving Marvel Comics, not many were expecting the return of Marvel vs. Capcom anytime soon. The two most recent releases in the franchise had been delisted from digital platforms, and individual character rights were being …

Monster Hunter Stories Review

I’ve spent hundreds (and I mean hundreds) of hours playing the Monster Hunter series across five different game systems. The thrill of seeking out, studying, and ultimately battling and killing huge, dinosaur-like creatures is an amazing draw to me, and carving …

Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition Review

Nintendo’s body contorting, limb-swapping, shape-shifting Switch is here to remind us that games don’t need to be serious. The Nintendo library will attract a colorful crop of titles in the coming months, and Lichtspeer, a side-scrolling platformer released to lukewarm …

Absolver Review

2017 has been a strong year for fighting games, both traditional and non-traditional. Titles such as Tekken 7 and Injustice 2 have achieved critical and commercial success, while Ubisoft’s For Honor introduced some interesting new mechanics. Although the upcoming Marvel …

Destiny 2 Review

Bungie bit off a little more than they could chew three years ago when they unleashed the first Destiny game into the world. It was a franchise-in-the-making that made so many promises, that when gamers finally got their hands on …

Knack II Review

I’ll be the first to admit it: I was not a fan of the original Knack. Granted, I’m not the only one. Critics and fans alike were not thoroughly impressed when it launched back in 2013, with most of the criticism leveled at …

Songbringer Review

It can be easy to mock Kickstarter for the countless duds and disasters that have been funded over the years. However, its importance to the gaming industry cannot be overstated. The crowdfunding platform has opened the doors for developers both …