The Spatials Review: Approachable sim for hours of fun

The Spatials Price: $12.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 30, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Weird and Wry (Weird and Wry) ESRB Rating: Everyone I haven’t exactly kept it a secret that I’m not very good at simulations, and yet, I was super excited when The Spatials landed in my lap. Fires burn at lower temperatures in space, so the chances of more »

An Octave Higher Review: Musical novel

An Octave Higher Price: $11.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 27, 2015 Publisher (Developer): AGM Playism (Kidalang) I count myself among the minority crying out for more narrative-driven games and for better narratives within them. The general quality of video game writing needs a serious shot in the arm, but I also want to see more »

Affordable Space Adventures Review: Deep space three

Affordable Space Adventures Price: $19.99 System(s): Wii U Release Date: April 9, 2015 Publisher (Developer): KnapNok Games (KnapNok Games/Nifflas’ Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence Remember the ideas you had when you first learned of the Wii U and its new GamePad controls? There were so many possible ways to use them, but more »

Toukiden Kiwami Review: More of the same

Price: ($59.99 on PS4) System(s): Vita (PS4) Release Date: March 31, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Koei Tecmo (Omega Force) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Alcohol Reference, Blood and Gore, Mild Suggestive Themes, Partial Nudity, and Violence I defy you to not be interested in the opportunity to literally beat a monster’s limbs off, put them on a stick, and more »

White Night Review: Resident Evil meets Sin City

White Night Price: $14.99 System(s): PS4, PC, Xbox One Release Date: March 3, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Activision (OSome Studio) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes and Violence White Night asks the question, what would happen if you took the color, the zombies and the gunplay out of the original Resident Evil? more »

Bladestorm: Nightmare Review: Musou misstep

Bladestorm: Nightmare Price: $49.99 System(s): PS4, Xbox One Release Date: March 17, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Koei Tecmo (Omega Force) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Alcohol Reference, Mild Language and Violence Bladestorm: Nightmare is a hell of a game. It’s a mess. It’s an absolute mess, and it still has me scratching my head, struggling to even more »

Dreamfall Chapters Book Two: Rebels Review: Moving on

Dreamfall Chapters Book Two: Rebels Price: $29.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Red Thread Games (Red Thread Games) ESRB Rating: Rating Pending (Most likely “Mature.”) Dreamfall Chapters Book One: Reborn was all about introducing new players to the Dreamfall universe, as well as reminding old fans of what happened in Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. And yet, more »


Mario Party 10 Review: 3 Flavors of partying

Mario Party 10 Price: System(s): Wii U Release Date: March 20, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (Nd Cube) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” Nintendo’s Mario Party series has made it to its ‘tweens with Mario Party 10 launching on the Wii U. After so many iterations across several different platforms, it may be hard to believe that developer more »

Fossil Fighters: Frontier Review: Make your life in the wild unknown

Fossil Fighters: Frontier Price:  System(s): 3DS Release Date: March 20, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (Red/Spike Chunsoft) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Crude Humor and Fantasy Violence Like many kids his age, six-year-old me was fascinated by dinosaurs. He pored over books describing the various kinds, marveling at the special traits like spikes and long necks. more »


Xenoblade Chronicles 3D review: Now everyone can play

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Price: System(s): New 3DS XL Release Date: April 10, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (Monolith Soft, Monster Games Inc.) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Blood, Mild Language, Partial Nudity, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, and Violence Xenoblade Chronicles was both a victory and a failure. It was an undeniable success, as it meant Wii more »

Resident Evil Revelations 2 Review: The Next step?

Resident Evil Revelations 2 Price: System(s): PS4, PC, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 Release Date: March 17, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Capcom ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language Resident Evil Revelations 2 isn’t much like the first Revelations. It’s faster, it’s campier, it’s… episodic? Well, it used to be. Capcom more »

Etrian Mystery Dungeon review: A most remarkable roguelike

Etrian Mystery Dungeon Price: System(s): 3DS Release Date: April 7, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Atlus (Spike Chunsoft) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Language, Mild Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes Etrian Mystery Dungeon sounded like a good idea. A punishing, retro-inspired RPG melded with the roguelike genre, crafted by Spike Chunsoft, masters of the more »