Layers of Fear 2 Review (PC)

Layers too Scary to Peel Away     For many years I’ve wondered what horror games could match the mind-warping terror of the Amnesia titles. Many of the horror titles I’ve reviewed more recently seemed to make frustratingly fundamental errors in creating good scares, from tiresomely meandering gameplay to…

Samurai Showdown Review (PS4)

A Triumphant Return To Form For SNK’s Flagship Weapons Fighter         I have to confess; I was a little worried when SNK first debuted Samurai Shodown ahead of last year’s Tokyo Game Show. As a lifelong fan of the long-running weapons-based fighting series, I was a bit…

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Review (PS4)

Greatness Awaits     This review isn’t my first experience with The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II. Because of that, the game, and all of its masterfully crafted twists and turns that it throws at its players, didn’t catch me off-guard. Its ups, its downs, its similes,…

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Review (PC)

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is The Definitive Yakuza Experience   Yakuza Kiwami 2 is the latest in the long-standing Yakuza series to get ported to PC and unlike many other sequels in the video game and film industries, the Japanese mafia simulator has the accolade of being superior to its…

Gunlord X Review (Switch)

16-Bit Perfection       I have a confession to make: I’ve never been the biggest fan of ‘Eurostyle’ run-n-gun games. That’s not to say I have anything against the genre as a whole. It’s just I’ve always preferred the more straightforward action of games like Metal Slug and…

Katana Zero Review (PC)

From Zero To Hero   Devolver Digital has made something of a name for themselves over the past several years for publishing titles with a very distinct flavor. Often brash, bloody, and neon-saturated affairs accompanied by pulsing synth arrangements such as Mother Russia Bleeds, Crossing Souls and the iconic…

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