Category: Game Review

Souls Still Burn: Soulcalibur VI Review

Originating with Soul Edge in 1995, Bandai Namco’s Soulcalibur franchise has been riding along for over 20 years, releasing titles along the way. Now the iconic franchise, most famous for its 3D weapon-based fighting system, has released its latest installment on October 19. Soulcalibur VI brings a revisited fighting engine and new content to the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. As with previous titles, the game was sure to include a cameo from outside...

In ‘Pursuit’ of ‘Horror Trivia’ – Two Ghoulish Games

As we enter the apex of the Halloween season, the abundance of horror-themed activities to keep us entertained is seemingly limitless. From haunted houses to creepy corn mazes to hair-raising hayrides, there’s plenty to keep our inner psycho sufficiently occupied. But if you’re looking for something a bit more subtle that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home, while still falling under the ‘scary’ realm, two game companies have your fright sensibilities...

Destiny 2: Forsaken Expansion Pack Review

Forsaken looks to be the biggest DLC release in the Destiny franchise to date.  Destiny 2’s Forsaken DLC comes a week after of Destiny 2’s free 2.0.0.1 update, featuring a weapon system and gameplay overhaul that brings Destiny 2 closer to the allure of the first Destiny’s gameplay. On top of that groundwork, Forsaken brings a chunk of new content, including new weapons, class abilities, more regions to explore, and of course the new gameplay...

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...