This War of Mine Review: War is Hell

This War of Mine Price: $19.99 System(s): PC Release Date: November 14, 2014 Publisher (Developer): 11 bit Studios (11 bit Studios) ESRB Rating: N/A One of the things I love about games these days is that they explore concepts and ideas beyond the gameplay. Games like The Stanley Parable and Gone Home explore the concept more »

Senran Kagura Bon Appetit! Review: Service Please!

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit! Price: $14.99 System(s): PlayStation Vita Release Date: November 11, 2014 Publisher (Developer): XSEED Games (Meteorise) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, and Violence Senran Kagura Bon Appetit!, a departure from , features half the cast of buxom shinobi warriors… in rhythm cooking battles. The girls are now more »

Persona Q Review: One of the bests on the 3DS

Title: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Price: System(s): 3DS Release Date: November 25, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Atlus (Atlus) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, and Violence It’s no secret that sometimes reviewers are under embargos. We’re given advance access to some games, because they’re ones that can’t be played in more »

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Review: Still saving the day

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Price: System(s): PS4 (Also available on 3DS, PS3, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Release Date: November 11, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment (Traveller’s Tales Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Cartoon Violence When the holidays roll around, we come to count on certain properties making an more »


F1 2014 Review: This chassis is beautiful, but bare

F1 2014 Price: System(s): PS3 (also on Xbox 360, PC) Release Date: October 17, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Codemasters (Codemasters Birmingham) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” One wouldn’t have to search far for the best Formula One racing game experience. It’s right here, where’s it’s been since 2008 under the stewardship of Codemasters. However, as is the case more »

The Sun and Moon Review: Mixed Messages

The Sun and Moon Price: $9.99 System(s): PC Release Date: November 14, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Digerati (Daniel Linssen) ESRB Rating: N/A Ludum Dare (or LD48 for you acronym-hungry nerds out there) is a contest, in which participants must create a game (based on a given theme) within two days. The Sun and Moon, our subject more »

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review: Teaching an old dog new tricks

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Price: System(s): PS4 (also on Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, PS3) Release Date: November 3, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Activision (Sledgehammer Games) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, and Strong Language Sledgehammer Games brings some respect back to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. As one of more »

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Doppelganger Pack shows a new side of Handsome Jack

Jack’s back! Or, more precisely, his lookalike has joined the fun, in 2K Australia’s  that adds Borderlands baddie Handsome Jack’s surgically-altered body double to the roster of playable characters for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. After playing that character for a few levels, I am quite impressed. In terms of gameplay, Jack is a well-balanced character who more »


Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Review: All farming, all the time

Title: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Price: System(s): 3DS Release Date: November 4, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Natsume (Natsume) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” I’m going to be brutally honest – Harvest Moon: The Lost Vallmiey is a pretty bleak game. It isn’t because the game’s introduction feels like a setup for the next Silent Hill. No, it’s more »

Tales of Hearts R Review: Strong nipples

Title: Tales of Hearts R Price: $39.99 System(s): Release Date: November 11, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Bandai Namco (7th Chord) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, and Violence Grab your Vitas, because it’s time for action. Sony handhelds have traditionally been purchased by people in search of quality Japanese games, primarily JRPGs, and Bandai more »


Influent Review: The Flash Card Game

Title: Influent Price: $9.99 per language System(s): PC Release Date: March 20, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Three Flip Studios (Rob Howland) ESRB Rating: E for Everyone Since the early days of computers, there have been games designed to educate as well as entertain. Everyone has a favorite childhood game that, when they think back on it, more »

Artisan: Going Home Again Review: A Palate Cleanser

Title: Artisan: Going Home Again Price: $9.99 System(s): Windows Release Date: November 1, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Unseen Kingdom (Unseen Kingdom) ESRB Rating: N/A, I’d say it’s appropriate for all ages. When October and November roll around, it’s “go” time for gamers. So many amazing, AAA games are released that it’s easy to overlook smaller titles. more »