KENA – BRIDGE OF SPIRITS [Review]: Cute, But Challenging.

Who could resist a seemingly solid action adventure with cute little creatures that look like Studio Ghibli's soot sprites? I couldn’t. When I first booted Kena: Bridge of Spirits the combination of serene ambient music and cute little creatures gave me the vibe that this game is peaceful. After the first few enemies, things were …

DEATHLOOP [Review]: One Refreshing Genre-Killer.

As exhausted as I was with the Deathloop marketing, it still remained  one of my most anticipated games of 2021. It seemed to have all the DNA from other Arkane Studios titles like Dishonored, but transformed into a super stylized first person shooter with a time loop system. What we got is so much more than that. Even after rolling credits, I still …

GHOST OF TSUSHIMA DIRECTOR’S CUT [DLC Review]: Breathtaking Ikishima Island.

Sucker Punch is just jamming out content for Ghost of Tsushima. First, with the free multiplayer Legends Mode and now with the Ikishima IslandDLC. This DLC offers a good chunk of content that I truly enjoyed. It was so nice to see Jin Sakai again.  Before I dive into my thoughts on the DLC, let’s examine this Director’s Cut Upgrade. I was a …

ALIENS – FIRETEAM ELITE [Review]: Game Over, Man! Game Over!

Cooperative shooters are typically fun to play with friends but when you slap the Alien name on it, playing is a no-brainer. I just wanted to feel satisfied shooting some accurately designed xenomorphs and other organisms in the Alien franchise. I got just that. Despite enjoying my 8 hours with the main campaign, Aliens: Fireteam Elite feels extremely …

FINAL FANTASY VII INTERGRADE – INTERmission [Review]: The Amazing Yuffie.

I didn’t expect to see anything on Final Fantasy VII Remake for a very long time following its successful release in 2020. During one of PlayStation’s "State of Play", it was announced that a PS5 upgrade and DLC for this game would be released as a package called Final Fantasy VII Intergrade. In the DLC called Final Fantasy VII …

SACKBOY – A BIG ADVENTURE [Review]: Puppet Master.

Lord knows the world needs heroes. Sackboy.. is that hero. Sackboy: A Big Adventure is my surprise hit of 2020, a seemingly gentle (yet later relatively vicious) platformer with a unique hand-crafted aesthetic. I never played Yoshi's Woolly or Crafted World's so I can't exactly compare the two, but this Big Adventure looks downright splendid …