Reviews Archive

  • SongOfTheDeep_Jigsaw_2

    Jigsaw Review: Song of the Deep Collector’s Edition Puzzle

    Thanks to the partnership with GameStop and the retailer’s new game publishing label GameTrust Games, the recent launch of Insomniac’s wonderful submarine Metroidvania adventure Song of the Deep has been accompanied by a wide range of tie-in merchandising–everything from t-shirts, beanies, and wristwatches to vinyl […]

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    Review: Bear With Me

    It’s perhaps the most familiar plot in hard-boiled crime fiction: the burned out, on-the-sauce gumshoe is ready to retire until one day a lady in distress comes in and lures the private dick back for “just one last case” with her tale of woe. Bear […]

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  • Headlander

    Review: Headlander

    Headlander is a side-scrolling sci-fi romp about a floating human head in search of its body. The head is encapsulated in a jet-powered helmet that can rocket boost through the air as well as vacuum suck items out of place. Typically, the vacuum power is used to […]

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    Review: Batman – The Telltale Series Episode 1: Realm of Shadows

    We all know the origin story behind Batman at this point, right? Spoiler alert: Bruce Wayne’s mommy and daddy are murdered right in front of him as a child, inspiring him later on as an adult to become the Batman, and give Gotham City’s criminal […]

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    Review: Abzû

    Having a title with multiple possible translations, from ocean of wisdom to the literal name of the primeval sea, Abzû is the breathtaking new underwater narrative adventure from Matt Nava’s Giant Squid studio. Matt Nava’s name should sound familiar as he use to be the […]

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    Review: Chime Sharp

    Six years after the original made its XBLA debut, Chime is back with refined gameplay and a more complete ensemble of features. Unfortunately, a few missed notes prevent the game from maintaining a steady beat. Mechanically, Chime Sharp functions just like the first game. The […]

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  • RiptideGP-Renegade

    Review: Riptide GP: Renegade

    Vector Unit’s Riptide GP series has been making waves on mobile devices for years now. Sure, the second game made its way onto Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One last year, but despite being good fun it still very much felt like a ported mobile […]

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  • Asemblance

    Review: Asemblance

    A red flashing light pulses to a loud alarm filling the room with a dark, eerie urgency. The alarm has been tripped as a test to see whether or not you can follow directions. Glowing red, the industrial room is sparse. A computer terminal with one active […]

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    Review: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    I remember buying the first LEGO Star Wars game over a decade ago and being excited to see a new and unique way of interpreting a movie franchise I had loved through the years. Flash forward through LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, LEGO […]

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    Review: Song of the Deep

    You know Insomniac Games for its countless AAA blockbusters, from Ratchet & Clank and Spyro the Dragon to Resistance and Sunset Overdrive. Song of the Deep is more of an indie-like experience from the studio of sleep deprived videogame makers, published by GameStop under the […]

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