The Awakened Fate Ultimatum Review: Become a dungeon master

The Awakened Fate Ultimatum Price: System(s): PS3 Release Date: March 17, 2015 Publisher (Developer): NIS America, Inc. (Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.) ESRB Rating: Teen for fantasy violence, language, mild blood, mild suggestive themes For all those naysayers that think the PS3 is an outdated console, might I provide exhibit “A?” A for Awakened Fate Ultimatum that more »

Shelter 2 Review: What did I just play?

Shelter 2 Price: $14.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 9, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Might and Delight ESRB Rating: Not Rated If you’re not familiar with arthouse movies, then allow me to explain what they are. Arthouse movies are essentially movies that are made in order to make some artistic point. They’re not movies in the more »

Three Fourths Home Extended Edition Review: Distracted driving

Three Fourths Home Extended Edition Price: $6.99 System(s): Windows, Mac Release Date: March 20, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Digerati Digital ([bracket]games) ESRB Rating: N/A. I’d say it players ages 13 and up would appreciate it most. There’s a sense of unease that comes with playing Three Fourths Home. Everyone knows the dangers of using cell phones more »

Republique Remastered Episodes 1-3 Review: I spy

Republique Remastered Price: $24.99 System(s): PC Release Date: February 26, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Camouflaj (Camouflaj) You have to feel sorry for the stealth genre. Too often the label is slapped on otherwise run-and-gun experiences simply because they have a crouch button and, if they’re really daring, dim lighting. As so many stab-happy protagonists forget, it’s the subtleties that more »

Dragon Ball XenoVerse Review: Ka-me-ha-meh-ha

Dragon Ball XenoVerse Price: ($49.99 on PC) System(s): Xbox One (also PC, PS4) Release Date: February 24, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Bandai Namco (Dimps) ESRB Rating: Teen for Cartoon violence, mild blood, mild language, and mild suggestive themes I really wasn’t sure what to expect from Dragon Ball XenoVerse. I knew I would be going in more »

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Review: Kicking ass and forgetting names

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Price: System(s): PS4 (Also on Xbox One) Release Date: March 17, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Square Enix ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood, Drug References, Suggestive Themes and Violence Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is a striking game. It opens with a hell of a bang, and has a bizarre look that’ll have you scratching your head more »

La-Mulana EX Review: Don’t lose your notes

La-Mulana EX Price: $19.99 System(s): Vita Release Date: March 3, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Rising Star Games (Pygmy Studio) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood and Suggestive Themes I don’t have a lot of time. Playing games for review can be a messy process. Sometimes, I have to rush through. Other times, I have to use more »


Kana Okaeri Review: Little Sister Comes Home

Kana Okaeri Price: $24.95 System(s): PC Release Date: February 22, 2015 Publisher (Developer): JAST USA (D.O.) ESRB Rating: Adult Only The original Kana Imouto, also known as Kana Little Sister, is regarded as a milestone for visual novels and eroge. While many games pandered or followed well-trod paths for the genre, Kana Imouto presented a more »

Goats on a Bridge Review: Cute has never been so painful

Goats on a Bridge Price: $4.99 System(s): PC (Also on Android and iOS) Release Date: Feb. 6, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Gabycon (Degica) ESRB Rating: Not Rated Let us not beat around the bush here. Goats on a Bridge is a platformer for exactly two kinds of people: Those who are completely ambidextrous, and those who hate more »

Tormentum – Dark Sorrow Review: Damned if You Do

Tormentum – Dark Sorrow Price: $11.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 4, 2015 Publisher (Developer): OhNoo Studio (OhNoo Studio) ESRB Rating: N/A One of the best ways to get me to pay attention to something is name-dropping H.R. Giger. The late artist responsible for the iconic “Alien” is very important to me, and not just because of his more »

Code Name: STEAM Review: Get into Hot Water

Code Name: STEAM Price: System(s): Nintendo 3DS Release Date: March 13, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (Intelligent Systems) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for blood, fantasy violence and mild suggestive themes Intelligent Systems has been making console-style strategy games since well before it was cool. The Fire Emblem and Advance Wars creator fought against the “thinking is bad” more »

DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition Review: SSS

DMC Devil May Cry Definitive Edition Price: System(s): PS4 (Xbox One) Release Date: March 10, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Publisher (Ninja Theory) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, and Strong Language We play in a games industry where IP are reused more often than needles in seedy alleyways. more »