If you’re familiar with 2015’s PS4 exclusive, Until Dawn, then going into Man of Medan is going to make you feel right at home. The first in the developer’s biannual Dark Pictures Anthology, Man of Medan is another performance capture choose-your-own-adventure told through the faces of little to well known actors as they avoid death’s cold hand with a button prompt here and a bad choice there.
While the game certainly has some interesting ideas and genuinely creepy atmosphere, it can come off a bit weak in its overall gameplay variety. That said, Blair Witch still offers a fun and enthralling experience for its average 5-6 hour length. Those looking for a solid horror experience can certainly have a very good time here.
Control, the developer’s latest, feels like a combination of their past works, using the DNA from what has come before to create a truly engaging release that is hurt only by a few poor design choices and some severe technical problems. By wielding a mass array of powers and an ever-shifting gun, Control can, at times, be something truly special.
Bugbear Entertainment, the developer behind Flatout, is back with Wreckfest, a return to the glory days of Destruction Derby while also feeling like a successor to Flatout itself. While the title can certainly offer a trip down memory lane, its technical problems and last gen visuals hold it back from standing alongside the greats.
When the surprise announcement came that Insomniac, developers of the Ratchet and Clank series was working on a brand new Spider-Man title, the hype was incredibly real and it became one of the most anticipated games in recent memory. Thankfully, all that hype was justified and not only is Spider-Man a true marvel, but it is also one of the best superhero games of all time.
I've been loosely following the game during its development, but mostly as a passerby, never once putting much stock into being excited about playing it. After completing my first playthrough, I can safely say that Detroit: Become Human is one of the best games I've played this year.
Had it not been for a Youtube video showcasing a series of new releases this past week, I would have completely missed out on Omensight, a title that kept me entertained for hours, and a game I strongly recommend adding to your library.
Back in the summer of 2013, Santa Monica Studios Creative Director, Cory Barlog, had the insurmountable task of starting work on the latest iteration of the beloved God of War series. This was a franchise that helped define the PlayStation 2, some 15 years ago.
When Three Houses was announced for the Nintendo Switch, I was more hyped for this than any game currently available on the platform. While its story doesn’t quite live up to the previous entries I’ve enjoyed, mostly due to some poorly handled reveals and its failure to offer us up a compelling villain, Three Houses succeeds greatly due to its vast replayability, and yet another memorable cast to add to the franchise.
When it was announced that this long-awaited next entry would be a Nintendo Switch exclusive, many were disappointed. This exclusivity was due to Nintendo being the publisher on the title, being responsible for bringing the series back. That said, while the portable nature of taking the game on the go is very appealing, the overall experience is decent at best.
Going into Peach Ball, I half expected another game on the level of Peach Beach Splash; a fun cheeky narrative that utilized the cast in fun and interesting ways. Peach Ball is sadly not that game. While there is certain fun to be had here, the game just doesn’t justify it’s semi-high price tag with how hollow the experience can be.
Tales of Vesperia once started life as an Xbox 360 exclusive way back in 2008. It eventually saw an expanded port to the PlayStation 3. This version featured additional content but never saw a release outside of Japan. Now, a decade later, that expanded version has been released worldwide as Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition.
I never went to Prom. It just wasn't something I was into. I was more or less a social outcast at school and while my education didn't have me learning alongside a gorgon, vampire, or a poltergeist, I almost wish it would have. Monster Prom is an engaging character-based dating sim that made me chuckle during each and every encounter with its fantastic cast of characters.
Hobbs and Shaw, a spin-off of the Fast and Furious films, places the unlikely duo of the titular characters directly in the path of a chemical virus, doomed to destroy the world. It’s fun, its cheesy, and while some of its jokes either fall flat or go on for too long, it’s still a vastly entertaining film from start to finish.
Much of the early marketing given to Spider-Man: Far from home told us two things; Spider-Man would survive the events of Avenger’s Endgame, and that Mysterio would play a large part in the events surrounding the film. Later on, closer to its release, and of course, after Endgame had hit theaters, we found out that the death of Tony Stark would shake Peter’s world to its core.
Avenger’s Endgame is the 22nd film in a series that all started with 2008’s Iron Man. It is the culmination of a story weaved through many films central plots and merely danced upon in others. It’s a story that gets wrapped up almost perfectly in a way that will make you cheer, make you cry, and make you wonder about the future of the MCU.
While the story here differs a little from how it actually went down, it takes the key moments of his story and ties them into the dimension hopping hi-jinks of the Spider-Verse storyline, only with far less death and a much smaller cast.