Chaos Rings III Review: Wild cards

Chaos Rings 3 Price: $19.99 System(s): Mobile Release Date: May 27, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Square Enix (Media Vision) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Violence and Suggestive Themes People like to gripe about mobile games, Square Enix and JRPGs, and a combination of the three. However, I would argue the developer/publisher has been knocking it out of more »


Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven Review: Putting the “maid” in maiden

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven Price: System(s): 3DS Release Date: June 2, 2015 Publisher (Developer): XSEED Games (Marvelous Inc.) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Partial Nudity and Suggestive Themes I was worried about Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven. It’s a game I’ve had on my radar for a while, since I have more »

Technobabylon Review: Clever cyberpunk sleuthing

Technobabylon Price: $14.99 System(s): PC Release Date: May 21, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Wadjet Eye Games (Technocrat Games) ESRB Rating: N/A Technobabylon is the latest retro-styled, point-and-click adventure joint from rising publisher Wadjet Eye Games, and the debut effort from developer Technocrat. If you’ve played a Wadjet Eye adventure before, you’ll be in familiar territory, as these games are more »

Catlateral Damage Review: Kitty khaos!

Catlateral Damage Price: $9.99 System(s): PC Release Date: May 27, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Fire Hose Games (Chris Chung) ESRB Rating: Not Rated There comes a time in every person’s life when they must put aside complex ponderings and deep, philosophical discussion. Those things may separate us from the animals, but the simple truth is that more »

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy Review: Digital dungeons

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy Price: System: Vita Release Date: June 9, 2015 Publisher (Developer): NIS America (Experience Inc.) ESRB Rating: “Mature 17+” for Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence, Blood and Gore Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy gives Vita owners the chance to lead a team of dungeon explorers on a mission of good, old-fashioned monster more »

Magicka 2 Review: A franchise falls to Pieces

Magicka 2 Price: $14.99 System(s): PS4 (reviewed), PC Release Date: May 26, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Paradox Interactive (Pieces Interactive) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Violence and Blood and Gore You never know what will happen when a franchise shifts from one developer to another. Sometimes it’s a disaster, while other times it can be just the more »

Tabletop Simulator Review: Facilitating fun

Tabletop Simulator Price: $14.99 System(s): Windows, Mac, Linux Release Date: June 5, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Berserk Games (Berserk Games) ESRB Rating: N/A Tabletop Simulator is a hard game to review. It’s a sandbox, but not in the traditional sense. Rather, someone should approach it as a platform, a facilitator of other sorts of games. As more »

Game of Thrones Episode 4: Sons of Winter Review: Active, but predictable

Game of Thrones Episode 4: Sons of Winter Price: $4.99 ( with the season pass) System(s): Xbox 360 (Also available on PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices.) Release Date: May 27, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Telltale Games (Telltale Games) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Intense Violence, Blood and Strong Language While Game of Thrones Episode 3: Sword in more »

Nihilumbra Review: Oh, the places you’ll go

Nihilumbra teaches us that the world is a mysterious place, and the more you’re out in it—the more colors you discover and control—the more rewarding (and fun) it’s going to be.


Portal Pinball Review: Cheesecake

Portal Pinball Price: $2.99 System(s): PS4, Vita, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Mobile, PC Release Date: May 26, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Zen Studios ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Fantasy Violence and Mild Language Last week, I played Star Wars Pinball: Star Wars Rebels from Zen Studios. This week, I’m playing Portal Pinball, also from Zen Studios, more »

Windward Review: Fresh breeze with a dash of pirates

Windward Price: $14.99 System(s): PC Release Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Tasharen Entertainment Inc. (Tasharen Entertainment Inc. ) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for mild violence There’s something bizarrely romantic about the notion of sailing the seven seas the old fashioned way: in a wooden ship with giant sails. The chances of me ever getting to traverse the ocean in more »

Not A Hero Review: Definitely not

Not a Hero Price: $12.99 System(s): PC (Soon on PS4 and Vita) Release Date: May 14, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Devolver Digital (Roll7) The third dimension is stripped from many indie titles for a reason: 2D games are much easier to design. That’s not to say that independent developers are lazy or untalented. Far from it: a flat landscape more »