Dark Souls Remastered Switch Review: A Very Special Revisit

When it comes to delivering a memorable and tense experience, not many games can match up to the original Dark Souls. Many fans swear by the approach From Software takes with its stoic and uncompromisingly bleak action-RPG series where one wrong move can cost you…

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review – Specialized

As a continuation of the Black Ops subseries, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 both benefits from and is limited by its past. All three of its major modes–multiplayer, Zombies, and the new battle royale mode Blackout–pull from and build upon previous games. Multiplayer is…

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review – Train And Fight

As a continuation of the Black Ops subseries, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 both benefits from and is limited by its past. All three of its major modes–multiplayer, Zombies, and the new battle royale mode Blackout–pull from and build upon previous games. Multiplayer is…

SoulCalibur 6 Review – Transcending History

What truly distinguishes SoulCalibur from its genre contemporaries is a pervading sense of adventure. It tells a grand tale of knights and ninjas, axe-wielding goliaths and pirate warriors, all struggling over mythical weapons of good and evil. It accents this with a rousing orchestral score…

Armello Review – Nintendo Switch Update

[Editor’s Note: We have updated this review to reflect our experiences with Armello’s Nintendo Switch version] Armello’s hybrid of tactics, dice-rolling, and political intrigue has aged better than expected in the three years since its release, and on Nintendo Switch, the game is almost as…

Destiny 2: Forsaken Review

Editor’s note: This review was originally conducted in a podcast format, available as a video above or right here as an audio file. A summary of the review follows. Note that after this review was recorded, Bungie announced that it would begin including the previous…

Child of Light Review

There are times I want to be sad, when I’d rather be all alone, quietly thinking about my life, or hugging a loved one to forget about the day’s trouble. Child of Light embraces that melancholy beautifully and its various elements cultivate a doleful mood.…

Luigi’s Mansion Review – Old Haunts

Luigi’s Mansion was a curious launch title for the GameCube back in 2001, and it’s even more curious as an end-of-life title for the 3DS. It’s got the feel of an eccentric mid-generation release, a July stopgap to keep you going while you wait for…

The Missing Review – Lost And Found

The games of Hidetaka Suehiro (better known as Swery) impart a distinctly identifiable creative vision. He revels in grounding you in the mundane before throwing you off balance with a moment of absurd humor or plunging you into a sequence of fantastical horror. Before you…

Super Mario Party Review – Test Those Friendships

Anyone who’s played a Mario Party game in the past 20 years has a good idea of what to expect from Switch’s Super Mario Party, but Nintendo’s latest offers a few new modes that each add their own creative spin on the tried-and-true formula. In…