Dying Light

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The term people tend to use is “dynamic gameplay”: unplanned, random events in a game that arise out of its systems, rather than a preplanned script. In open-world…

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Criminal Girls: Invite Only

Monday, February 2, 2015

Criminal Girls: Invite Only is a unique dungeon-crawling RPG on a platform full of them. As a result, it can be hard to imagine how a game can…

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Grey Goo

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Good: Not exactly new RTS gaming elements, but a really nice mix and presentation of many older ones. AAA-grade cutscenes and voice work. Multiplayer supports LAN! The…

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Citizens of Earth

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Slice of life RPGs have never been a dominant sub-genre in JRPGs, but the popularity of games like Earthbound and the Persona games have made them more popular….

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Blackguards 2

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Good: Lots and lots of character upgrades. The Bad: Cost/benefit of many upgrades is a little out of whack. The Ugly: Enemy AI has problems with some…

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Resident Evil HD

Monday, January 19, 2015

Resident Evil has aged better than I thought it would. In a lot of ways, it’s the apex of what was possible with the original survival horror formula….

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Tropico 5: Waterborne

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Waterborne is the first major expansion pack for Tropico 5, the island management simulation from Haemimont Games that was released about six months ago. Waterborne adds nine new…

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Far Cry 4

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Far Cry series has a unique pedigree. From the very first title, it became the embodiment of cutting edge graphics and established the standard to which all…

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Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Guilty Gear series debuted on the PlayStation in 1998 as a sleeper hit. It was a low print-run Atlus-published game that didn’t get much respect at the…

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This War of Mine

Monday, December 15, 2014

This War of Mine is a real-time strategy game where you control a group of civilians in a besieged city. With the city in enemy control, most of…

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