Minecraft Dungeons Review – Familiarity Needs Content

Minecraft Dungeons is a roller-coaster ride of an action/RPG, giving new players a fairly deep representation of the genre while providing veterans a nice diversion from traditionally grimdark trappings. Minecraft’s familiar world, tools, and other elements seamlessly make the transition from the mainline series. Its suite of enemies is a natural fit for this type […]

Crucible Review – A Slow Struggle

Hero shooters are all the rage these days, so games in the middle or bottom of the field struggle to compete against the lead dogs. Crucible is one of those games, where its mediocrity only earns dismissal. Crucible is like a bland and forgettable meal – inoffensive going down, but quickly passed over for something […]

Monster Train Review – Delightfully Devious Deckbuilding

Monster Train owes much to Slay the Spire for popularizing the roguelike deck-builder RPG, both at a high level and in some of its features and mechanics. But don’t dismiss Monster Train as a mere clone or derivative work like so many other games today attempting to capture the deck-building magic. In Monster Train, your […]

Tetris Effect Quest Review: Achieving Transcendence In Standalone VR

I’m a life-long fan of the iconic line-making game Tetris and I was excited to see it come to VR with the release of Tetris Effect in 2018 on PlayStation 4. I’ll admit, however, its move into VR didn’t really settle right with me. That is, until I played it through on Oculus Quest. Don’t […]

Deliver Us The Moon Review – Love And Loss In Space

When we look to the moon, we see nothing but a glowing rock that lights up the night sky. But what if it were humanity’s last hope for survival? This is the basic premise in Deliver Us the Moon, a nicely penned story of isolation and loss that puts you in the role of an […]

Gears Tactics Review: Bulldoze Your Way Through Turn-Based Strategy

Gears Tactics is an ambitious spinoff that doesn’t necessarily innovate, but it does succeed in taking the turn-based strategy genre head-on. The game’s presentation is quality, reflecting classic, core Gears elements. Although the gameplay flattens out by forcing repetitive mission types – extensive customization, immersive storytelling, and overall polish earns Splash Damage and The Coalition […]

MotoGP 20 Review – Tough Turns

I’ve played many racing games, but MotoGP 20 is a new kind of challenge that I wholeheartedly embrace. The high-speed, demanding bikes require a slightly different approach from the traditional race car techniques I’m accustomed to, breeding an internal competition for understanding and mastery that leads to a heightened tension on the track. This creates […]

Gears Tactics Review Round-up

You might be surprised to learn this, but Gears Tactics launches tomorrow on PC. Coming to both Steam and the Microsoft Store, there’s been an odd lack of hype going into the game’s release. Is it because Gears Tactics is a bit of a dud? Quite the contrary, in fact. According to the numerous reviews […]

Gears Tactics review – Gears Of War’s strategy turn

Gears Of War is transformed into an XCOM style turn-based strategy game but does that really make sense for such a fast-paced franchise? It is amazing how in a year where release schedules have been torn asunder by the coronavirus the video games industry can still manage to release two very similar games at exactly […]

Gears Tactics Review – Impressive Battles In A Quagmire War

With its cover-based shooting, varied enemy types, and bombastic tone, the Gears franchise is a great fit for the tactics genre. The world and the feel of combat both remain intact in this transition to turn-based warfare. With a focus on characters and story, plus a sense of speed and flexibility in battle, Gears Tactics […]