Category Archives: Special

Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning PC Review

The original Kingdoms of Amalur was released back in 2012, and while it certainly wasn’t perfect, it was an enjoyable experience that left me with some fond memories. So, naturally, when they announced the Re-Reckoning Edition, I was pretty excited to get my hands on it and see what had been changed or improved since the vanilla release. Continue reading Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning PC Review

Othercide PC Review

Isn’t Focus Home Interactive just amazing? They are one of the last major publishers still working consistently with smaller studios to release unique I.P.’s. If ever the endless stream of AAA sequels start  to feel like clones off the factory line, playing something from Focus Home Interactive never fails to offer a refreshing experience. I therefore feel a little guilty for posting this review of Othercide, the latest game under their production. Continue reading Othercide PC Review

Rock of Ages III: Make & Break PC Review

Rock of Ages III: Make & Break is virtually impossible to describe in one sentence. The official blurb mentions something about “competitive arcade action meets tower defense”, and that the game takes inspiration from Monty Python for its humour. However, this doesn’t even begin to describe how this third entry mashes together different art styles, gameplay genres, and even musical tastes. This is one quirky and whimsical game. Continue reading Rock of Ages III: Make & Break PC Review

Trackmania PC Review

I first played the original Trackmania Nations more than a decade ago. The game came with a PC magazine subscription, and it was amazing that such a top-notch arcade racer was being distributed as freeware. Nowadays, even Grand Theft Auto games are handed out like mints with a restaurant cheque, but back then a freebie like this was a big deal. Naturally, players jumped on this treasure and did what the internet does best: Took it further than anyone could ever have imagined. Continue reading Trackmania PC Review

Skelattack PC Review

My ultimate guilty pleasure of low IQ YouTube content is gamer rage compilations. Seeing a cocky streamer instantly reduced to an infant-like hissy fit after a big ol’ ‘Game Over’ screen soothes even my worst days. However, as these poor fools decimate their expensive peripherals, consoles and monitors, I realise that I have fantasised about doing the same many times: There exists a subset of games that are just hazardous for the lifespan of your gaming hardware, and Skeleattack is a new offender. Continue reading Skelattack PC Review

Gears Tactics PC Review

With 2006’s Gears of War, Epic Games had crafted one of the most influential blueprints for a third-person shooter, one that has barely changed for more than a decade. Despite receiving some flak over the formulaic nature of the combat, all six mainline entries still find their roots in the classic, over the shoulder greatness that defines some of the most addictive action in gaming history. But what if the world of Gears could offer a completely different experience? Continue reading Gears Tactics PC Review

Streets of Rage 4 Review — Back in a Blaze of Glory

Longtime readers of DSOGaming remember I wrote a petition for a campaign known as #SEGAPCPorts. The petition called for Sega to increase the number of games which they ported to PC. Most of those games we asked for made their way to the PC eventually. So know that I write this as a dyed in the wool Sega fan and despite Sega’s off-hands approach to this sequel, it is none the less a historic Sega franchise.

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One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 PC Review

It’s that time again folks! Put on your straw hats, check your log pose and join anime’s most endearing gang of pirates as they beat up more marines than you can physically count. After five years, Omega Force and Koei Tecmo have finally shifted the focus of the Warriors/musou series back to the One Piece anime, and the potency of this crossover is as clear as it has ever been. Continue reading One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 PC Review