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Review: The Hong Kong Massacre

In 2001, the dream of recreating a Hong Kong action movie in video game format was realized. Remedy released the instant classic Max Payne and changed action gaming forever. This was a dark, mature, self-aware game about a cop going…


Review: Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal

I’ve always been morbidly curious about the Senran Kagura series. Particularly whether or not these games were nothing but overly sexual fan service, or if they had more going on. I first began my journey down the Senran hole with…


Review: Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts is a monolith of a series: its ripples can be felt even if you’ve never touched it. The marriage of JRPG and Disney is too strong of a pull to just ignore, which is precisely why the franchise…


Review in Progress: Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For some it’s the first real JRPG they played, as they were drawn in by promises of Disney and entered the gateway of Final Fantasy. For others,…


Review: Life is Strange 2: Episode 2: Rules

Although Life is Strange 2‘s second episode, Rules, expands on the framework of its introductory chapter, it doesn’t necessarily raise stakes. Rather, it seeks comfort and familiarity. That’s a very real aspect of the human condition: When faced with tragedy and…


Review: Jon Shafer’s At the Gates

It seems that once you are done being one of the high-ranking developers of a Civilization game, you suddenly feel the need to take that experience and set off on your own journey to create something new and exciting for…


Review: Resident Evil 2 (2019)

After the bombastic Resident Evil 6 nearly killed the franchise, we’re starting to see a resurgence of the series. While going back to the tried-and-true original with an HD remake is an almost guaranteed home run, Capcom also managed to follow…



Review: Pikuniku

I wasn’t exactly sure what I was getting into with Pikuniku, the new Devolver Digital-repped puzzle-platformer adventure for Switch and PC, but I knew I liked its long-legged antics and minimalist aesthetic. That was enough of a hook, and the…


Review: Vane

Video games have really changed as a storytelling medium. What was once a casual dash from left-to-right, dropping baddies and collecting shiny objects, opened up into new realms of drama, narrative, and even philosophical messages. Of course, that doesn’t make…