Gaming Archive

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Review

There’s one important element that Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 nails with perfection: the tried-and-true Lego experience. Objects explode in brilliant fashion, players gather studs with reckless abandon, and minifigures unlock with enough frequency to completely wear out that dopamine …

Star Wars Battlefront II Review

Forget for a minute the talk of loot boxes, pay-to-win, and level-locked heroes, and understand that Star Wars Battlefront II rights so many wrongs created by the first attempt to bring back the storied game series that all of that can easily …

The Sims 4 Review

If there’s one franchise that has crossed into the mainstream in the last decade, it’s The Sims. Sure, the likes of FIFA and Call of Duty are pretty much everywhere these days, but there are an awful lot of players …

Mario Party: The Top 100 Review

While I’m sure most Nintendo fans have their attention focused on Super Mario Odyssey and the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, I’ve (admittedly) been intrigued at the prospect of a new Mario Party game. Sure, I think we …

Need For Speed: Payback Review

It wasn’t that long ago that the marketplace was seemingly flooded with street-style racing games. Fans had their choice between stalwarts such as Midnight Club or oddities like Blur and Juiced. However, as we head into 2018, only the OG …

Super Mario Odyssey Review

Similar to their reveal of Breath of the Wild last year, Nintendo surprised the gaming world with their E3 trailer for Super Mario Odyssey. Sure, we all knew that a 3D Mario game was coming soon, but I think it’s …

Doom (Nintendo Switch) Review

id Software has always been known for intense “scalability,” that is to say their games can be made to run on more or less demanding hardware with relative ease (just look at this video of the original Doom running on a Canon printer). …

Demon Gaze II Review

There are few genres that are as unabashedly old-school as the first-person dungeon-crawling RPG. Its rich heritage can be traced back as far as 1981’s influential Wizardry series, an early progenitor of a genre that was one of a small …

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows Review

Minutes after starting a horror game, I’ll inevitably be found buried under a pile of blankets and Pokémon toys. Yomawari: Midnight Shadows earned me the usual chuckles from my partner as I squeaked and jumped my way through. Yet, in …

Hidden Agenda Review

Over the years, the evolution of the “party game” has been something to behold. From the more traditional competitive local games of gaming’s earlier years, a whole range of multiplayer delicacies have spawned to help liven up the atmosphere when …

High Hell Review

Devolver Digital is a.. unique publisher. They have a certain aesthetic, similar to Japanese game director Suda51 (who recently appeared in their madness-inducing, satirical E3 conference). That is to say a handful of the titles they have published – Hotline Miami,  Strafe, and Downwell to name …

Assassin’s Creed Origins Review

Ubisoft shocked the gaming world last year when they announced that their annual sandbox history lesson, Assassin’s Creed, was taking the year off. The move was made so that Ubisoft Montreal, the masterminds behind the critically-acclaimed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black …