Syberia: The World Before Review

Syberia: The World Before will feel instantly familiar to those who have played adventure games. I went into Syberia: The World Before expecting a standalone title that didn’t require knowledge of the games before it. It’s a long-running franchise, so I didn’t expect they would still be connected after all this time. However, this was … Read more

Tunic Review

Tunic is a beautiful and charming little indie title that harkens back to the old-school Legend of Zelda releases that clearly inspired it. We’ve had no shortage of games lately that have been built around patience and deliberate actions: Sifu and Elden Ring kicked things off for February. Now comes Tunic, an adorable Zelda-inspired adventure … Read more

Sifu Review

Sifu Vengeance Edition

Sifu’s striking visuals and tough, well designed combat encounters make for an exhilarating but often frustrating experience. It’s interesting having had two unforgiving games released in the same month: Devolver and Sloclap’s Sifu and FromSoftware’s latest title. However, much like Elden Ring, Sifu offers an incredible challenge, one that comes with the same sense of … Read more

Elden Ring Review

With a huge, beautiful open world filled to the absolute brim with bosses to fight and dungeons to explore, Elden Ring was worth the wait. After years of little to no information, it’s finally here; the latest release from Hidetaka Miyazaki and FromSoftware: Elden Ring. I’ve spent the last week and a half playing this … Read more

Rainbow Six Extraction Review

Rainbow Six Extraction might not be the tactical sequel fans of the franchise were looking for, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun with friends. On paper, Rainbow Six Extraction probably isn’t what fans of the long-running tactical franchise were looking for from the next release. A slower-paced romp through a series of … Read more

Call of Duty: Vanguard Review

Call of Duty: Vanguard is a competent World War II shooter that doesn’t take many risks or do much to innovate. Another calendar year means we get another Call of Duty title. It’s now the most reliable franchise in the industry for annual releases. This year, Sledgehammer Games takes the reins with another foray into … Read more

Riders Republic Review

Riders Republic is a nostalgic and fitting return to extreme sports titles from previous generations. I’ll admit it. Riders Republic surprised me. It was a game that I had little interest in going into launch, but after not caring for Far Cry 6, I was looking for something to play. Ubisoft’s last open-world sports game, … Read more

The Eternal Cylinder Review

The Eternal Cylinder is a beautiful and incredibly charming survival adventure title that oozes creativity. The Eternal Cylinder is a weird pitch for a game. Players take control of the Trebhum, a small subspecies of creatures that are light on their feet yet still curl up into a ball and roll around to get places … Read more

Lemnis Gate Review

Lemnis Gate is a stellar time-loop shooter that is more than the sum of its parts. About two years ago I had a friend tell me about a game called Quantum League. It was a game he had tried out at PAX West that was a competitive shooter with a time loop mechanic. It was … Read more

Samurai Shodown Xbox Series X Review

Samurai Shodown returns with a slower, more deliberate fighting game that is accessible enough for new players, while also having the depth of a modern day fighter. Let’s kick this off by being brutally honest: I love fighting games, but I’m absolutely terrible at them. The one I ever got the best at was probably … Read more

Dragon Star Varnir Nintendo Switch Review

It’s clear that Dragon Star Varnir isn’t a bad game, but you’d be better off playing this port on any other available platform. Nintendo’s console-handheld hybrid has been playing catch up with third-party titles basically since it launched. We’ve seen a number of games ported to the system from the last few generations. Dragonball Z … Read more

Scarlet Nexus Review

Scarlet Nexus is an excellent new IP that lays a strong foundation for future entries, while self-containing its well-developed narrative. I really appreciate some of the new IP Bandai Namco has put out in recent years. Code Vein, Captain Tsubasa, and even Little Nightmares have all been relatively new ideas. Now that Scarlet Nexus has … Read more

Biomutant Review

Biomutant isn’t going to win any awards, but it is a pretty action RPG that suffers from a repetitive gameplay loop with boring looting. It has been almost four years since the initial announcement for Biomutant. We honestly hadn’t seen much of the title since E3 2019, and while the experience here is relatively enjoyable, … Read more

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope revealed

Ubisoft has revealed Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, a follow up to the crossover tactical Kingdom Battle from 2017. The reveal follows an accidental early morning leak by Nintendo, but the gorgeous trailer shown off was still super fun and interesting. Players should expect similar gameplay to Kingdom Battle in Mario + Rabbids: Sparks … Read more

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is getting a ton of new content

Ubisoft isn’t done with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and will be supporting the title through year 2 with new content. Some crazy statistics were revealed during Ubisoft’s presentation today, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla being the most purchased title in the franchise to date. Over 300,000,000 raids have been completed, and over 100,000,000 buildings in player settlements … Read more

Rainbow Six Extraction gets its first trailer

Rainbow Six Extraction gets its first trailer and gameplay reveal during today’s Ubisoft Forward. After going two years without any new info, Ubisoft has finally revealed the first gameplay and trailer for Rainbow Six: Extraction. The title is a bit of a change from siege, and lets players team up to take down enemy aliens … Read more

The biggest announcements from Summer Game Fest

There were tons of announcements during Summer Game Fest this year. Some were bigger than others, but we put together a roundup of the best announcements from Kickoff Live! Elden Ring got a new trailer alongside a release date. Launching January 21, 2022, the RPG from the famed creators of Game of Thrones and Dark … Read more

Elden Ring finally gets a release date

At long last, the upcoming Elden Ring from the legendary creators of Game of Thrones and Dark Souls gets a release date. At the beginning of the Summer Games Fest Kickoff, Geof Keighly teased something special coming at the end of the show. Little did we know, it was one of the most anticipated trailers … Read more