PlayStation 4 Archive

  • Review: Pode

    Now on PS4 after an exclusive debut on Switch last summer, Pode is a darling puzzle game created for cooperative play but also perfectly designed to work as a single-player adventure. Alone or with a friend, players are put in control of a little rock […]

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  • Review: Mages of Mystralia

    In the blur of game demos while attending PAX South a couple years ago, I vaguely recall playing the demo for Mages of Mystralia and enjoying the combat encounters and the concept of being able to create spell variations. Two years feels like forever ago, and […]

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  • Gear Review: PDP Cloud Remote for PlayStation 4

    A little over a year ago now, PDP put out the PlayStation 4 Media Remote, a simplified alternative to the company’s earlier Universal Media Remote built for general PS4 menu navigation and movie playback using many popular streaming apps. Now we have the Cloud Remote, […]

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  • Review: Donut County

    Donut County is what happens when ridiculously cute animals are brought together with a unique gameplay mechanic that allows players, as BK the raccoon using an in-game app, to control a hole in the ground that grows as things fall into it. Think of it […]

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  • Book Review: The Art of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

    The Art of Ni no Kuni II is an art book in its purest form. Its 152 pages are filled with nothing but glorious sketches and paintings. You won’t find an introduction, a single caption, or even a hint of developer commentary. Here, the art […]

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  • Review: Manual Samuel

    Manual Samuel. The name of the game tells you everything you need to know right in the title.    Nothing Samuel does happens without the player putting in the manual effort to press a series of buttons. Sure, all game characters are basically digital mannequins […]

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  • Gear Review: KontrolFreek Omni Performance Thumbsticks

    The Omni is a total gamechanger in KontrolFreek’s arsenal of performance thumbsticks. What’s so unique and groundbreaking about the Omni? It’s all in the cross-hatch pattern covering the grip’s concave surface. Examined closely, you’ll notice that the Omni grip surface is a basket weave, each […]

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  • Review: Dragon’s Crown Pro

    Returning half a decade after its PlayStation 3 and Vita debut, Dragon’s Crown‘s new “Pro” edition for PlayStation 4 brings back everything that was great about the original, addresses some technical issues, opens cross-play online co-op between all three Sony platforms, remasters the soundtrack with […]

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  • Review: Extinction

    Iron Galaxy has built a reliable reputation primarily as a contract studio porting games from larger developers to other platforms, but up to now the studio’s own titles have been smaller, indie-scale projects like Divekick and Wreckateer. Both of which were really fun. Extinction, the […]

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  • Review: Minit

    Minit condenses everything you know and love about the early top-down Zelda quests into a delightfully diminutive, cleverly constructed adventure that’s consumed and digested in bite-sized loops of 60 seconds, for an experience that feels old-fashioned and familiar yet still manages to spark your curiosity […]

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