Category: Game Review

Square Enix’s ‘Gravel’: An off-roadin’ simulatin’…racer?

I’m not much of a racing game fan. In fact, it’s been a while since I’ve played one that doesn’t have “Mario” or “Kart” in the title, so I was willing to give GRAVEL a shot. It’s a combination of off-road courses with arcade racing. GRAVEL takes you to exotic locations around the world, where you compete in various challenges across over 50 tracks and choose from dozens of vehicles – provided you either obtained...

Dragon Ball FighterZ – Game Review

Dragon Ball FighterZ came out today and we got our hands on a copy beforehand to take the game through its paces. DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ is the highly-anticipated fighting game starring characters from the iconic series bought to us by Arc System Works and Bandai Namco for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC (Steam). The game features an array of characters spanning from the various Dragon Ball Z sagas as well as characters from...

Pax West 2017 Editor's Choice - Archangel

“Archangel” PlayStation VR Game Review

Archangel is set in a post-apocalyptic America during the year 2089, players will assume the role of Gabby or Gabriel Walker, codename “Guardian,” who is selected by the United States Free Forces to lead the resistance against the tyrannical corporation HUMNX, a private conglomerate that governs what is left of our ravaged nation. Players enter the cockpit of a six-story-high war machine and use strategy and skill to fire upon enemies with a wide array...

Destiny 2 Review

After 3 years of existence, coupled with life-preserving DLC’s, Destiny fans can now rejoice as a new full game release from the franchise has now arrived for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Destiny 2 is here, with a new story, overhauled classes, revisited gunplay, and all kinds of new features. All of the fan-favorite voice actors are back; Lance Reddick, Nathan Fillion, and Gina Torres return as the Vanguard heads Zavala, Cayde-6, and Ikora...

River City: Knights of Justice Review (Nintendo 3DS)

River City: Knights of Justice is a small digital title from the River City / Kunio series of games have been coming out as of late. It’s a straight-forward dive into the side scrolling brawler script that the series is known for. It’s chock full of the familiar pudgy character sprites that you’ve see in other River City / Kunio games. Except here, all of the familiar characters have medieval personas to match with the...

Big Buck Hunter in Your Home! Sure Shot HD Console Review

Ever played Big Buck Hunter Pro in an arcade, pool hall, or your local pub? You probably got elbowed by passers-by or played with the one gun that wasn’t properly calibrated. It would be great if you could just play Big Buck Hunter Pro in your house, without having to make space for a full arcade cabinet. Well Sure Shot HD has you covered, bringing Big Buck Hunter Pro to your house and practically taking...

Double Dragon IV (PS4 and Steam) Review

It’s time for another side-scrolling beat-em-up game review! This time, we dive into the latest entry from probably the most iconic beat-em-up franchises of all time, Double Dragon. If you’re a purist from the 80’s or 90’s that’s getting ready to scoff, know that this is not a reboot or a remake. Double Dragon IV is a direct sequel continuing the story line, appearance, and ambiance of the Double Dragon’s I, II, and III ported...

Celebrating Two Decades of the Tomb Raider

Lara Croft has taken us to the deepest, darkest corners of the earth for the sake of exploration and discovery. Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are celebrating alongside their fans with the Rise of the Tomb Raider -20 Year Celebration- Edition. As the latest game in the beloved franchise, Rise of the Tomb Raider is a crowning achievement to the series and remains to be just as addictive as the 2013 edition. As she transcends, becoming...

Fight for the Future! Deus EX: Mankind Divided Review

I attended the NYCC Square Enix party and during that awesome weekend  I was introduced to this wonderful action RPG by Eidos-Montreal! To be honest this is the first Deus Ex game I played. It is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I thought I was going to get lost with the control scheme or story but the recap 12 minute video was all I needed to catch up.  Eidos-Montreal is going all...

Gears of War 4 Review

It’s finally here. The careful and considerably detailed product of Rod Fergusson and The Coalition is set out to continue the story and great successes of Gears of War 3, while helping us all forget that Gears of War: Judgment ever existed.  Enter Gears of War 4, the latest addition to the Gears of War franchise, packed with a new story, new gameplay, and stunning, new next-gen graphics. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition had two...

River City: Tokyo Rumble (Nintendo 3DS) Game Review

Were you ever fortunate enough to play River City Ransom in the 80’s or 90’s? In case you haven’t, River City Ransom was one of the very first action RPG brawlers released for the NES in 1989. Before that time, its developer and publisher, Technos Japan, was busy making a splash with the infamous arcade brawler Double Dragon. Now, more than 20 years later, the famed series has been revived worldwide by developer and publisher...