Review: Cuphead

Beating Cuphead should come with a complimentary Mensa membership. It’s a tough game, but Cuphead‘s difficulty lies more in exhaustive pattern recognition than anywhere else. Reactive shooting and jumping only go so far. Eventually, it’s hardly reactionary anymore; it’s muscle memory at that point. There’s a cognitive brilliance about Cuphead that makes it more rewarding than most other platformer […]

Swery’s The Good Life, now with dogs!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nscp2KFNHyA&w=711&h=400] When I interviewed Swery, director of Deadly Premonition and D4, at Tokyo Game Show he told me one last thing that I couldn’t include in the interview. The big update I referred to was this: The Good Life will have a dog version. Instead of turning into cats, dog lovers can play as dogs […]

Need for Speed Payback has the series’ biggest open world yet

The last time I touched on Need for Speed Payback, I said I wasn’t sure what to make of the game. It hasn’t left a strong impression — for better or worse. And while we do have more to go on with this overview trailer highlighting the setting, Fortune Valley, my sentiment hasn’t really budged. […]

Loot Anime: Work For It! – Japanator Unboxing

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKgdt7MCJ4U?rel=0&w=620&h=349] If there’s one common element in a lot of anime, it’s the almost endless struggle to achieve a dream or complete a mission. From training to make oneself stronger to working a job just to make ends meet, anime is crazy enough to mix the mundane grind with exciting adventure and hijinks for […]