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Evil West Review Evil West is a third-person shooter developed by Flying Wild Hog, the developers behind the fantastic Trek to Yomi, and published by Focus Entertainment, the very same publishers behind the critically acclaimed A Plague Tale. This time around, their latest effort comes in the form of an alternative western akin to something like Weird West but with gameplay taking the form of something like Darksiders or even God of War. You take on the role of Jesse Rentier, the heir to the Rentier Foundation. The Foundation has been deputized by the US government to help thwart the looming threat of vampires. Utilizing science and ancient slayer knowledge passed down from previous generations, Jesse and his fellow agents battle against the looming vampire threat that threatens to subjugate the US. Saddle up that horse, cowboy. It’s time to go hunting ticks. (It’s ‘vampire’ in cowboy talk in case…

After a scorching November, the December 2022 Game Releases slow down a bit, allowing us to kick back and catch this year’s Game Awards. As part of the December 2022 Game Releases, we have some anticipated releases such as The Callisto Protocol and Marvel’s Midnight Suns. We’re also getting Need for Speed Unbound along with a blast from the past in the form of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion. ‘Tis the season to be gaming, so sit back and drown out the carollers with these bangers to make your season right! December 2022 Game Releases Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered https://youtu.be/AR-2JVTqwsQ Release Date: December 1, 2022Platform: PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC To start out the December 2022 Game Releases, the SaGa series is joining in on the remastered fun with Minstrel of Song. Need For Speed Unbound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Y8XCe7F9E&t=8s Release Date: December 2, 2022Platform: PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One,…

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil In Me Review The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil In Me is the latest entry from Supermassive Games’ The Dark Pictures Anthology. As the season-ender for the series, The Devil In Me concludes this set that started from Man From Medan to our well-received House of Ashes. From our preview, The Devil In Me had the potential to be the best in this set. The plot of The Devil In Me follows a documentary film crew covering true crimes by notorious serial killers. The crew is currently covering America’s first serial killer, H. H. Holmes, where their final episode failed to capture the horror behind the murders. As their producer Charlie receives an invitation from an eccentric heir to H. H. Holmes’ memorabilia, the crew proceeds to follow a lead that would end them up in a replica of Holmes’ infamous murder castle. https://youtu.be/Nn5dK65VugY…

Goat Simulator 3 Review Goat Simulator 3 is a sequel to Goat Simulator by Coffee Stain. Where’s part 2, you ask? Bleats me. For those not familiar, the game is a wacky sandbox similar to Grand Theft Auto, but with a few quirks: you’re a goat, all cheat codes are enabled, and you go through many crazy adventures with great disregard for the rules. You take on the role of Pilgor, a goat destined for greatness. As heard from the exposition while being wheeled into a farm a-la Skyrim, you’ve caused a lot of havoc in your wake and somehow found yourself in space. You’re then herded into a farm with your other goat friends and discover a goat tower that transports you into a throne room, where your ultimate goal is to open all of the gates and unlock its secrets. It sounds ridiculous, but so is the thought…

Ship of Fools Review Ship of Fools is a roguelike shipbuilding game from publisher Team 17, whom you may know from other indie titles like Greak – Memories of Azur and Before We Leave. While the story is sparse, Ship of Fools finds the protagonist marooned on an island with a great lighthouse. Before long, they have been recruited to help a stranger fight off a monster headed for the lighthouse. As a reward for their service, they receive a ship and are tasked with thwarting the Aquapocalypse by traversing the dread seas, discovering mysterious islands, and thwarting fearsome sea creatures. With the treacherous seas having become too fearsome to explore, only fools will seek out adventure, and receive endless bounties for those that reach the end. https://youtu.be/1JBhW02TFQo I’m on a boat! Ship of Fools, as we described it, is a roguelike shipbuilder. Think of the interface of Overcooked but…

The Outer Wilds Review The Outer Wilds has gone a long way since its initial 2019 release date. This indie exploration adventure published by Annapurna Interactive and developed by Mobius Digital has more than once appeared in different “Game of the Year” lists, including its well-received expansion released last year. The premise of the game is quite simple, your character is the newest recruit of the Timberhearth Space Program, and your objective is to discover and solve the different mysteries of your solar system. Due to a mysterious incident, you find yourself trapped in an endless time loop where you keep repeating the same day until the eventual moment when your solar system’s Sun goes supernova. Pretty interesting, yeah? I’ve wondered what the hype for the game has been in the last few years. Visually, it doesn’t look too special, and in terms of time-loop games, there are a few…

OlliOlli World: Finding The Flowzone Review Finding the Flowzone is the second and final DLC to be released for OlliOlli World, following the excellent VOID Riders back in June. And as a DLC, it follows suit with a new technique, new swag, and new areas. Furthermore, it introduces a whole new story and a new world to explore. Just like VOID Riders, Finding the Flowzone would require you to complete a good portion of the game to access it, even if you’re able to find the area right away at Sunshine Valley. After completing the tutorial, you’ll be able to meet some of the wind-riders, a group of skateboarders obsessed with finding the secrets of the hidden city known as Radlantis. Once again, dust off that skateboard and meet us in the clouds… https://youtu.be/Plv3xLoI0Lg Head in the clouds… Finding the Flowzone starts your journey in the regular world, where you…

The Chant Review The Chant is a survival horror game published by Prime Matter and developed by Brass Token. It tells the harrowing tale of Jess, a woman plagued by ghosts of the past, who travels to a remote island to be part of a spiritual retreat. As she joins a commune of hippies, a botched ritual opened the gates for each member’s demons to manifest into reality. These Gloom entities become monstrous creatures that harm each individual member unless Jess can find a way to complete the ritual and escape the island. Sound interesting enough? https://youtu.be/i2x45LEoU0E Not A Cult The Chant, at first glance, feels like a game from the previous generation, even if it was ironically only released for the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC. The visuals are painfully generic, and when paired with stiff movement and unrealistic ragdoll animations, they did not really impress. The story of…

God of War Ragnarok Review God of War Ragnarok is the latest in a long line of contemporary myths from Sony’s elite stable of first-party studios. The team at Santa Monica Studio has a lofty task ahead of them as they try to emulate the success of the masterpiece that was God of War 2018. If our preview was any indication, the first few hours of the game were comparable to lightning striking twice—high praise for the long-awaited and highly anticipated follow-up, and nothing less for this premiere IP. While we can’t wait to tell you everything that excites us about this title, bear in mind that we will do our best to be as spoiler-free as possible, as the majesty of God of War Ragnarok shines brightest when experienced with the freshest of eyes. This means no story beats, no big plot reveals, and no surprise screenshots. We want…

Game season isn’t slowing down just yet! The November 2022 Game Releases are here, and with them come some of the biggest entries this year has to offer. Needing no introduction, God of War: Ragnarok graces the PS4 and PS5 this month, the much-awaited follow-up to the masterpiece that was God of War 2018. The rest of the November 2022 Game Releases won’t be taking it lying down, with Sonic Frontiers and the latest entry in the Pokemon saga, Scarlet and Violet. If story-driven games are more your thing, look no further than Pentiment and The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me. Let’s check out the rest of the November 2022 Game Releases! November 2022 Game Releases Sonic Frontiers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuTcBAkyNL4 Release Date: November 8, 2022Platform: PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Nintendo Switch The open-world Sonic game you’ve been waiting for! We played a preview of this…

Santa Monica Studio has the difficult and unenviable task of trying to capture lightning in a bottle once again with God of War Ragnarok. God of War (2018) was a masterpiece on every front, managing to take the broken anti-hero that is Kratos and turning him into a more nuanced man in a state of journeying, all while attempting to connect to his son, Atreus. God of War Ragnarok continues directly where the first game left off as the father and son start to deal with the consequences of their actions. Throughout their treacherous journey, they have slain various beings related to some of the most powerful deities in the Nine Realms. Now, as Kratos prepares Atreus for the difficult road ahead, he also has to contend with his son’s limitless potential and what that would mean for their world at hand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfJ4Km46A-0 “Hyped” was strangely not how I would…

Serial Cleaners Review Published by 505 Games and developed by Draw Distance, Serial Cleaners places you in the role of an underworld cleaner who makes the murders of the mob go away. Bob from Serial Cleaner, the first game, makes a return in this sequel, and hot on his heels are three of his associates who he recruited throughout the ’90s. As a follow-up to the equally enjoyable Serial Cleaner that focused on Bob’s career in the ’70s, Serial Cleaners pivots into a more story-driven game, and while many of the gameplay features have been improved upon, it feels a lot less like an arcade game and more like a sweeping crime epic along the lines of Grand Theft Auto and Disco Elysium. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vekrvqDI8iA Bring Your Own Vacuum Serial Cleaners is an upgrade from the first game in almost every way possible, amping up much of the presentation while keeping…

Can you believe it’s already October? Amidst all of the delays, the October 2022 Game Releases are ready to kick things into high gear. We hope you’ve taken care of your backlog over the past few months because it’s only going to get crazier from here on out. For those looking forward to big battles and bigger guns, Bayonetta 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Overwatch 2 grace you this October. Those who prefer swords and sorcery will also get their fill with Persona 5, Star Ocean: The Divine Force, and the much-awaited A Plague Tale: Requiem to watch out for. The list October 2022 Game Releases has a game for everyone, so get those wallets ready for a crazy month! October 2022 Game Releases Overwatch 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGgqyer-qr4 Release Date: October 4, 2022Platform: PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Nintendo Switch The hero shooter that started…

The Destroy All Humans! remake released back in 2020 to much fanfare, and has revitalized the franchise in this current gaming landscape. All things considered, the remake was a success, retaining the spirit and charm of the original while infusing modern touches for the current audience. In fact, the formula also carried over to its most recent release, as indicated in our review of the sequel, Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed. The age-old question of whether you need to play the original game comes to mind when playing the sequel. While Reprobed can be enjoyed without prior exposure to the series, similar to games like Psychonauts 2 and Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart, Crypto’s adventures are most surely worthwhile. That said, is the original even worth playing, or should we just jump right into the sequel? Having never played any of the titles in the Destroy All Humans! franchise back…

The Diofield Chronicle Review The Diofield Chronicle is a strategy JRPG from Square Enix that gave me strong Final Fantasy Tactics vibes when the original trailer dropped during a previous PlayStation State of Play showcase. With the release of other similar games earlier this year, including Triangle Strategy, I was optimistic that this sub-genre would see its imminent rise once again. In the game, you follow the exploits of Andrias Rhondarson and his band of mercenaries, The Blue Foxes, as they change the course of history in the war-torn Kingdom of Alletain. Defending their country against the Trovelt-Schoevian empire, the Blue Foxes will take all the help that they can get to thwart this massive invasion, even relying on ancient magicks to aid their cause. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm5YQWeIjQM RTS, Japanese-style Upon playing the demo just last month, The Diofield Chronicle was quick to impress. Considering that the genre really hasn’t improved much…