Reviews

Demon Gaze II Review – An Average Revolution (PS4)

Turn-based role playing games aren’t too common in Western markets. Demon Gaze was one such game ported over from Japan in 2014, and its sequel has now made the jump as well, to the PlayStation 4. Does Demon Gaze II continue with the first game’s mildly successful formula, or are…

Tokyo Tattoo Girls Review – Strategic Misstep (Vita)

It’s often interesting to see what niche games developers decide to bring over, as you look at some and wonder just how much of an audience it will find outside of Japan. Tokyo Tattoo Girls from developer Sushi Typhoon Games is one such game. It will have that audience who will…

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Review – Creating Moments (PS4)

I never expected to be playing Max: The Curse of Brotherhood on a PlayStation 4, as the game was originally published by Microsoft, and developed by their first-party studio Press Play. One studio closure later (alongside the founding of a new developer called Flashbulb Games), and the 2013 puzzle-platfomer is now available…

The Sims 4 Review – Aspire for Greatness (PS4)

A lot can happen in three years. That’s how long The Sims 4 has been out on Windows. Porting PC games is usually a tricky art, as interfaces meant for mouse usage rarely translates into ease-of-use with the more restrictive analog stick. Then there’s also the issue of “dumbing down”…

Sonic Forces Review – Embrace the Edge (PS4)

Sonic Generations had its issues, but it was largely a return to form for 3D Sonic games as it blended together the modern gameplay with some throwback. It was also largely a nostalgia trip, as it recreated levels from the series’ past. There’s only so many nostalgia plays a series can…

Need for Speed Payback Review – Fast & Furious (PS4)

Despite being one of the longest running racing series, Need for Speed has lacked a clear identity in recent years. I think Ghost Games and Electronic Arts has finally nailed it, though, with Need for Speed Payback. Described as an “action racing” game, it combines intense street racing with an open-world filled…