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Legend of Mana Review: A Gem Best Left Buried

Originally an action-adventure RPG released in 1999 for the PlayStation, this virtually identical re-release of Legend of Mana is an imaginative banquet of charm, creativity, and quirkiness. It’s also not worth playing, as much as it pains me to say. While the colorful worlds, endearing cast, and gorgeous soundtrack are big draws, the painfully clunky combat, maze-like environments, and obtuse quest designs make Legend of Mana an overall drag of an experience. Continue reading Legend of Mana Review: A Gem Best Left Buried

It Takes Two: A Retroactive PC Review

Two-player co-op titles can almost trace their origins to the birth of the gaming industry, and It Takes Two plays like a collective tribute to all their best features. As the newest release by the co-op wizards at Hazelight Studios, this is an extremely creative and well-crafted package that takes the most enjoyable features of a game tailored for two, and amplifies all of them to deafening levels. Continue reading It Takes Two: A Retroactive PC Review

Days Gone PC Review: Tormented, Yet Triumphant

Days Gone is a narrative strong, open world zombie game first released exclusively on PS4 in 2019. Now on PC, the game behind this rock-solid, ultra-smooth port is basically a quality amalgamation of Grand Theft Auto, The Last of Us, Far Cry, and Red Dead Redemption. As such, many players may find the game too familiar and clichéd. For those willing to dig deeper, Days Gone sets itself apart with its compelling story about loss, grief, vengeance, and coping with the aftermath. Continue reading Days Gone PC Review: Tormented, Yet Triumphant

Resident Evil Village PC Review: Theme Park Terror

Resident Evil Village is engaging and fun, but it can’t escape the obvious comparisons to past games in the series. Still, new players will find much to love in this accessible and carefully scripted ‘theme park’ adventure. For longtime fans, Village may feel a bit too familiar, like a curious knock-off of prior games. Continue reading Resident Evil Village PC Review: Theme Park Terror

Little Nightmares II PC Review

Horror games have earned a reputation for being some of the most engrossing experiences in gaming history, and Little Nightmares II has no intention to disappoint this legacy. As an engaging puzzle platformer crafted within a nerve-shredding horror experience, Tarsier Studios’s latest game is guaranteed to haunt most players even long after the credits roll. Continue reading Little Nightmares II PC Review

The Medium PC Review

The survival horror genre celebrated a golden age under the PlayStation 2, but it seems as if these games are becoming an endangered species in recent times. A few titles like The Evil Within and recent Resident Evil remakes do a good job at keeping the dream alive, but let’s face it: That classic flavour of horror always becomes diluted with too many jump scares and a stronger focus on action. Continue reading The Medium PC Review