Category Archives: Reviews

Video Games Review: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4, 2016)

In this gig, it’s rare you get to play a game that feels complete anymore. Some games reach for the stars and fall short. Others feel like they could have used more time in the oven. Others still promise sequels before the credits have rolled. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is that rare game that feels utterly complete. A larger-than-life adventure wrapped around a core story that is actual size, it takes the lessons Naughty Dog learned on The Last of Us and iterates on them in surprising and compelling ways. Continue reading Video Games Review: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4, 2016)

Video Games Review: Star Fox Zero (Wii U, 2016)

It’s been a while since I went back and forth on a game the way I have with Star Fox Zero. For those who would consider themselves veterans of the series, it’s a confusing experience from the moment it begins. It looks like the Star Fox you know and love. It sounds like the Star Fox you know and love. It does not play like the Star Fox you know and love. Continue reading Video Games Review: Star Fox Zero (Wii U, 2016)

Video Games Review: Ratchet & Clank (PS4, 2016)

Ratchet & Clank is something that is surprisingly rare in the world of video games — neither an HD remaster nor a re-release of the 2002 classic, this is a full-blown, ground-up remake by the game’s original developer. Further, it is conclusive proof that, done right, a genre throwback can feel as fresh and innovative as it did on release nearly 15 years ago. Continue reading Video Games Review: Ratchet & Clank (PS4, 2016)

Video Games Review: Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS, 2016)

Hyrule Warriors Legends brings the brawling, button-mashing, horde-slaying action of its Wii U counter part into the realm of the handheld. It’s an impressive mixture of gameplay elements, modes and beloved characters with one glaring flaw — if you are playing it on anything other than a New 3DS console, you’re going to have a bad time. Continue reading Video Games Review: Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS, 2016)

Video Games Review: Dark Souls III (PS4, 2016)

In many ways, reviewing a Dark Souls game is an exercise in futility. Not because they’re brutally difficult or because they’re deliberately clunky, but because Souls fans are going to pick it up one way or another. They crave the keen sting of being shut down in absolute terms and the radiant high that comes with attaining victory. Continue reading Video Games Review: Dark Souls III (PS4, 2016)

Video Games Review: Pokkén Tournament (Wii U, 2016)

Pokkén Tournament has got to be one of the strangest fighting games I’ve ever played. It stitches together many of the genre’s more traditional elements with a number of more modern design philosophies. It’s trying to please a lot of people at once, Pokémon  and Tekken fans chief among them. It pulls from Bandai Namco’s ongoing Naruto and Dragonball Z fighting game franchises, and there aer blink-and-you’ll miss it nods to Street Fighter and even Marvel vs. Capcom and Guilty Gear.  It’s a Frankenstein’s monster of a fighting game and somehow, miraculously, it works. Continue reading Video Games Review: Pokkén Tournament (Wii U, 2016)

Video Games Review: StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops (PC, 2016)

If you’ve been following the development of the StarCraft IP over the last decade or so, you’ll surely have heard of the fan-favourite Terran ghost, namely November Annabella Terra, or Nova for short. The character was to appear in her own title, aptly named StarCraft: Ghost, however the project was sadly canned in 2005. Now she returns to the RTS in Nova Covert Ops – 9 new DLC missions for StarCraft II. Continue reading Video Games Review: StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops (PC, 2016)

Video Games Review: Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4, 2016)

Tom Clancy’s The Division is one of those games that has been in pipeline for so long, it actually feels a bit weird to be able to play it at all. Announced at E3 2013, Ubisoft have spent the intervening years making a lot of promises about the game. We were told to expect a game that brought something entirely new to the Tom Clancy’s brand, a game that fused a near 1:1 scale replica of New York City and its surrounding boroughs with the kind of MMO gameplay that has brought Destiny so much success. However, as the delays began to run into one another, people began to wonder if the game could possibly live up to its immense hype. Continue reading Video Games Review: Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4, 2016)