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
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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


Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Review)

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is proof that games can tackle mature storytelling and taboo themes with aplomb. While other games have explored the subject of mental illness, psychosis is normally depicted as a cheap way to make a villain appear frightening, or worse yet, for comedic relief. Thankfully, the team at Ninja Theory decided to approach the discussion of psychosis with an adult perspective, depicting it with honesty, maturity, and with the intention of shedding some light on what mental illness can truly look like. Continue reading

The Last Guardian (Review)

Developer: genDESIGN / SIE Japan Studio

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Format: PlayStation 4
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Copy obtained via GameFly

Writing this review is one of the most surreal experiences of my life.
I know that sounds hyperbolic, but I’ve been heavily anticipating The Last Guardian ever since early render footage was leaked in 2008. Now, after a decade of delays and development issues, The Last Guardian has finally released. Whether or not this game would ever see the light of day has become a joke over the years, so being able to finally play it through to completion and sit down to write my thoughts is a strange experience indeed. Thankfully, the long wait was worth it. Continue reading