What Remains of Edith Finch (Review)

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Developer: Giant Sparrow
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Format: PC (Reviewed), PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Copy purchased

When developer Giant Sparrow released their first game, The Unfinished Swan, back in 2012, they immediately became a studio to keep an eye on. Their debut title delivered a unique gameplay experience, a charming story, and a calm and friendly narrator. With their follow up game, What Remains of Edith Finch, Giant Sparrow proves their first outing wasn’t just a fluke and that they’re the king of bite-sized narrative experiences.  Continue reading


Wolfenstein: The New Order (Review)

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Developer: MachineGames
Publisher: Bethesda
Reviewed On: PlayStation 4
Copy obtained via GameFly

It’s easy to look at a game like Wolfenstein: The New Order and assume it’s a standard first-person shooter, what with its large arsenal of weapons, massive explosions, and countless waves of Nazis to obliterate. However, what’s not immediately noticeable is a slew of gentle and thought provoking character moments which serve as a breath of fresh air in a genre normally choked by familiarity. Continue reading

Progression of Combat in The Witcher

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I’ve spent the last month getting familiar with The Witcher, by which I mean I’ve spent nearly 80 hours playing through the first two installments and slowly settling in with the third. I could probably write a novel about how realized and fleshed out the world of The Witcher is, but not only would that take a long time, I specifically want to talk about the combat and how it drastically changes with each entry. While the three games may have returning characters, locations, and monster types to slay, the combat changes, with each game building on the blueprint left by its predecessor. Continue reading