Pixel Noir – Beta Hands-On Impressions

The Dick Tracey Game We Deserve I didn’t know a thing about Pixel Noir or developer SWDTech Games before hopping into this preview beta. I wasn’t particularly sure what to expect, I’m not a huge fan of JRPGs. I’ve never had the patience for them really.  But, I came away from my short time with…

PAX EAST 2018 – Kaet Must Die Switch Version Hands-On

A hidden, dark, and creepy challenge that Switches expectations of what a puzzle game is. Tucked into a small corner of PAX EAST was a small, non-decorated booth. Standing there was a young man, and a cosplayer dressed in a Gothic themed dress. It was clear the game that I would be demoing would be…

A Ninja’s Scroll: The Messenger Hands-On Impressions

For me (and most fans I imagine), Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos was the gold standard of Ryu Hayabusa’s 8-Bit adventures. It was a sequel that vastly improved over its predecessor and maintained its signature high-level difficulty. It was the best representation of classic Ninja Gaiden. Little did I know that Sabotage…

Pax East 2018: Deathgarden Preview

Deathgarden is the newest game from Behaviour Interactive and is the spiritual successor to Death by Daylight. Following the same idea, Deathgarden has you assuming the role of one of five “runners” who’s goal is to try to activate 2 out of 3 totem poles to open the exits, while being actively hunted by a…

Immortal: Unchained- New Take On a Familiar Genre

The hardcore, action-RPG genre, which was overwhelmingly put on the map by the Dark Souls franchise, is recognizable by a few key mechanics. Cryptic story, open areas filled with secrets, item and weapon upgrades, respawning enemies, and, above all else, brutal and challenging combat have put this style of game on the map. However, the…

Just Shapes & Beats: Move to the Rythm

Sometimes, all it takes is one mechanic, done incredibly well to convince gamers that there may be something good is in the works. Just Shapes & Beats, a rhythm game in development by the three-man team at Berzerk Studio may be just that. The simplest of concepts, combined with challenging solo and co-op gameplay made for…

Far Cry 5: New Town, Same Far Cry Feel

Going into PlayStation Experience, Far Cry 5 was a game I was very excited to get my hands on. The story and setting of the game stand out from older games, with the playable character, a new deputy Sheriff of Hope County, Montana, setting out to reclaim the region from the fanatical cult Eden’s Gate.…

Lost Sphear – NYC Comic Con 2017 Preview

Comic Con 2017 brought a few gaming companies out to showcase their up and coming games. I wrote about Monster Hunter World, which you can read here, but that wasn’t the only game i was able to try out.  I also got a chance to demo Lost Sphear on the Nintendo Switch.. Lost Sphear is…

Cutthroat Gunboat

Cutthroat Gunboat is a fun multiplayer game that I had the opportunity to try out during Play NYC. It is a fun take on local multiplayer games and is currently available on steam for purchase. Cutthroat Gunboat lets you pick from a wide array of ship each with their own stats and kinds of weaponry.…

Monster Hunter World – NYC Comic Con 2017 Preview

Monster Hunter really needs no introduction at this point but fans of the franchise have a lot to get excited about when it comes to Monster Hunter World. Don’t let that scare you, though, as there are plenty of franchise staples that make you feel right at home. Getting down to brass tacks, Monster Hunter…

Destiny 2 Beta Impressions

A Lesson Learned Since its release, Destiny has been one of the most polarizing titles in the industry. Hardcore fans swore that Destiny’s raids were well worth the grind while others damned its RNG heavy loot drops and progression system. While the base game never truly grabbed me, the initial beta back in 2014 had…

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Coming August 8th

Ninja Theory has announced that their upcoming game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will launch for PlayStation 4 and PC on August 8, 2017. It was also announced that the game would be a digital-only release. Pre-orders are now available on all platforms. Players who pre-order on PS4 will get a  Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Dynamic Theme that depicts…

Syberia 3 Preview and Release Date

Video game studio Microids and creator Benoit Sokal reveal new features in Syberia 3, the latest installment in the cult adventure game saga. Currently in development for Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac, Syberia 3 is scheduled for release on April 20 in the UK and April 25 in the US. You may recall,…

Full Specs Revealed for Project Scorpio

In an exclusive presentation to Digital Foundry, Microsoft has revealed more details about their upcoming console, Project Scorpio. Along with the full specs for the console, there was also a gameplay demo that showed off the power of the new machine. The specs for Scorpio were confirmed to be in line with what was said at its…

Snake Pass Review

Wow, what can I say about Snake Pass. Snake Pass is a retro-inspired platformer, where players slither, curl and climb their way through increasingly challenging worlds filled with intricate obstacles and fiendishly mind-bending challenges. When a mysterious intruder threatens the tranquillity of their home, it’s up to Noodle the Snake and Doodle the Hummingbird to…