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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…

Marvel’s Midnight Suns Review Marvel’s Midnight Suns is the latest offering from Firaxis, the minds behind strategy classics such as the Civilization and XCOM games. When it was first announced, many were quick to call it “Marvel XCOM,” and while that is partly accurate, it also does not paint the full picture. Midnight Suns tells the story of a group of heroes that have banded together to face off against Lilith, an Omega-level threat and the Mother of Demons. You are The Hunter, the first fully customizable Marvel character, and you are tasked with the challenge of taking the fight to Hydra and Lilith to save the universe from destruction. In our preview, we spoke about 2 main sections that will be the basis of this review – The Abbey and Combat, both vastly different experiences. Your overall enjoyment will rely on how much you can get out of both…

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…

Gungrave G.O.R.E Review Gamers who were around as early as the PlayStation 2 era may remember Beyond the Grave, or “Grave” for short – the coffin-carrying, gun-toting deadman protagonist of RED Entertainment’s Gungrave series of games. This third-person shooter may have been a niche title, but it was still stylish and fun enough to garner a fan following. Surprisingly, it managed to get a sequel, Gungrave OD, and even an anime adaptation retelling the events of the first game. And of course, you can’t mention Gungrave without pointing out that the characters from the games were designed by Yasuhiro Nightow, the manga author best known for the Trigun manga and anime series. Save for Gungrave VR back in 2018, the cult series hasn’t seen much action, but fans are in for a treat as they get to once again join Grave on an action-packed and bloody adventure. With the latest…

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…

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales PC Review Hot on the heels of the recently released Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on the PC just a few months ago comes Miles Morales, a much more streamlined follow-up that takes a fraction of the time to complete but is not any less emotional or entertaining. It’s clear to see, even with Spider-Man Remastered, why Nixxes was picked up by Sony. As part of their push for more PC presence, Nixxes specializes in quality PC ports that make these games shine even on underpowered machines but will also run perfectly on hardware that can push the game to its limits. Since we already reviewed the game before, we’ll be focusing our efforts on the new PC additions and how they translate to this release being the best place to play Miles Morales. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY3qiRq0yEM Great Power, Great Ray Tracing First off, let’s check out the system requirements…

Tactics Ogre: Reborn Review For a good stretch of time nearly 30 years ago, RPG fans were feasting. Within a span of a few years, we got Final Fantasy VI (the GOAT, I’m not taking any comments), Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and much more. We also got Final Fantasy Tactics, and while hailed by many as one of the greats, it certainly overshadowed another great RPG of its time, Tactics Ogre. Despite a 2011 remake for the PSP, the game never really gained the recognition it rightly deserved. Fast forward to 2022, and we finally get a widely released version that improves upon the previous installment in almost every way. Tactics Ogre has been reborn, and what a time it is to be alive to witness and replay this classic. https://youtu.be/fziaA_mfMws (Re)Born Again As previously mentioned, Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a remake of the remade 2011 PSP release. The…

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally this close to getting our hands on Marvel’s Midnight Suns, the upcoming tactical turn-based RPG from Firaxis Games, the minds behind the critically-acclaimed XCOM games. Ahead of its December 2 release date, we were fortunate enough to try out a sizable chunk of it to share our thoughts. This preview will cover roughly the first 10 or so hours of the game, which is enough to give us a good understanding of its systems and gameplay loop. Still on the fence about it? Read on below! https://youtu.be/Ox5VgIaBSUk Midnight Suns takes place in the “darker” side of the Marvel Universe, where we see our superheroes join forces to take on the omega-level threat, Lilith, the Mother of Demons who has been awakened by Hydra to wreak havoc. To stop Lilith, Doctor Strange sets out for The Abbey and gets in contact with…

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…

Sonic Frontiers Review As far as games are concerned, Sonic the Hedgehog is in some sort of reemergence phase. Over just the past year alone, the Blue Blur has released Sonic Origins and Sonic Colors: Ultimate, even making it big at the box office with the Sonic 2 movie. All of this momentum has been building up to Sonic Frontiers, an all-new “open-zone” game that’s looking to be one of the biggest efforts from the team to date and the latest entry in the long-running series featuring our favorite hedgehog. Putting Sonic in an open-world setting sounds like a long-overdue concept, and we’ll finally be able to see if the game is actually worth the wait! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Mnp5A5iG4 When in Doubt, Blame Robotnik Anybody who knows anything about Sonic games will surely point the finger at Dr. Robotnik when something goes wrong. Sonic Frontiers is no exception, and this time, the…

Resident Evil Village: Winters Expansion Review By all accounts, the recently released Resident Evil Village was a huge success for Capcom. Apart from reviewing very well by critics and media outlets worldwide, including us, the franchise is in a great position to continue its surge toward the release of the Resident Evil 4 remake next year. Capcom has more stories to tell for Resident Evil Village, and allowing players to take control of Lady Dimitrescu is just too good an offer to pass up. Enter the “Winters Expansion,” highlighted by the addition of a new story campaign starring Rose Winters. As far as content goes, the expansion is pretty meaty for $19.99, and if it’s your first time playing the game, we’d suggest taking the Gold Edition for the full experience. Let’s take a look at each of the new features and see whether or not this is worth a…

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…