Returnal is Great, But It May Too Old School for Its Own Good

During the Christmas season, I had the incredible good fortune of obtaining the ever-elusive PlayStation 5, and immediately dove into a game that’d been on my mind ever since it released: Returnal. As you might’ve heard (and I quickly discovered), Returnal is decidedly not an easy game. It gameplay is wonderfully fast and fluid, but…

Wrong game, wrong time? – Divinity: Original Sin II

In the hunt for something to grab my attention post-Fallout 76 at the end of last year, I turned to comparing some of my old wishlists to various holiday gaming sales and found what I thought might be a perfect match in Divinity: Original Sin II. Here was a game, on sale, that I had…

Valve Suffers Massive Asset Leak for All Major Games

It seems Valve has been hit with what is perhaps the worst leak in the company’s history. According to PC Gamer, a ton of the developer’s asset repositories got released online, and they include things for Portal, Counter Strike: Source, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life 2: Episodes 1 and 2.

Age of Calamity: Demo Review

Having invested many hours into the original Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U, I thought it would be interesting to try the demo for the next entry in The Legend of Zelda spin-off of Dynasty Warriors, Age of Calamity on the Switch.  Unlike the original, which had a story that stood apart from the rest…

Hat’s Most Anticipated Games for 2023

Another year has come and gone, and once again we got to enjoy a lot of great games. Still, the releases never stop coming, and there are always plenty of cool and interesting titles to look forward to this year! I’m mostly sticking to major releases on this list, but I’m thinking there are a…

Cary’s Most Anticipated Games of 2023

As it goes, many recent years have been “great years for gaming,” and it causes me to wonder if that well is ever going to dry up a little. After all, what’s to make a year greater in gaming than another if nothing but greatness abounds? Okay, so maybe I’m getting a little rhetorical, because…

Fans Are Working to Translate Sakura Wars 2

Fans of the Sakura Wars series might finally have the chance to play 1998’s Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die in English at long last. This would be due to a new fan translation project that’s about to get under way. No estimate on time yet of course, but it looks like the team…

The Duck’s Most Anticipated Games of 2023

This year is already looking like it’s going to be a good one for gaming.  The Duck’s most anticipated games for 2023 are a mixture of massive, open-world games, indie games, DLC, and chapter-length installments.  I often try to wait for sales before I buy most games, but I think I’ll be buying the games…

Elden Ring is My GotY Too!

A little bit ago, the annual Game Awards show did it’s thing with the world premieres and the celebrity cameos and such. I usually don’t care all that much for the show as it seems to be more about spectacle than the actual games. This time though, they did one thing that I actually agreed…

Cary’s 2022 Game of the Year: Stray

As I sit here and think about Stray, I struggle to come up with a game in recent memory that affected me more. I mentioned in my review of the game that the experience of playing it was undoubtedly colored by the recent passing of my own beloved cat, but still, the game rose well…

The Duck’s 2022 GOTY: Kirby and the Forgotten Land

I’ll be completely honest here, I’m not sure I even played any other games that were actually released in 2022…but even if I had, there’s still a very good chance that Kirby and the Forgotten Land would still be my top pick for game of the year!  Prior to the release of this beauty, I…

Listmas 2022: Staple Games Good For Filling Up The Holiday Hours

One of the best things about having a bit of time off during the Christmas and New Year’s season is that you will finally find yourself with more free time than usual. Even after doing stuff with family and friends, there’s likely time enough left to dive into whatever game you’re playing. But…what if you…

Listmas 2022: Cary’s hopes for the next Fable game

I could easily list of a dozen things I’d want as far as gaming goes this Christmas, but none are quite as close to my heart as craving the next game in the Fable series. In as much as games like Super Metroid, Super Mario World, and Sam & Max: Hit the Road shaped my…

Source of Madness is Getting a Physical Release on the Switch

Thunderful Publishing and developer Carry Castle have announced that their lovecraftian roguelite, Source of Madness, will be getting a physical release on the Switch. The physical release is coming on January 5th and is being handled by Super Rare Games. It seems that they’ll only be making 4,000 copies though: 2,000 standard and 2,000 SteelBook;…

Listmas 2022: The Duck’s Christmas Guest List

We’ve already covered our favorite cozy gaming locations, made a wishlist for our most desired remakes, and fantasized about our top fictional dream vacations.  But what’s Christmas without some people to share it with?  And that’s why the Duck’s Wildcard topic for this week shall be covering the characters from my favorite games that would…

Listmas: Dream Gaming Vacations

One of the best (and sometimes worst) parts of gaming are all the cool and interesting worlds we get to visit on our adventures. Be it roaming the treacherous Lands Between in Elden Ring or checking out all the painting worlds in Super Mario 64, the places we get to go are usually a pleasure…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #278

Up this week: Connect: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ wegameunited@gmail.comWatch: YouTube ~ Video BastionShop: Spreadshirt Note: YouTube Highlights is taking a two-week holiday break (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!), and we’ll be back on Friday, January 13th, with more gaming goodness!

The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series is coming to PS4, Switch

The reworked versions of the first six Final Fantasy games, which have long been available for iOS, Android, and PC, will finally me coming to at least two consoles once spring rolls around next year. This means fans based on the PS4 or Switch will finally be able to enjoy the newer versions without having…

Listmas 2022: The Duck’s Top Gaming Vacation Spots

While my perfect vacation would normally be spent playing video games at home, many people say I need to get out of the house more.  Well, I’d be more than happy to set foot in the great outdoors if I could visit some of the locations from my favorite video games.  And so, to appease…

Listmas: Remakes/Remasters I’ll Always Want for Christmas

As tiresome as the constant conveyor of remakes and remasters is, we gamers are nothing if not suckers for nostalgia, right? We don’t want to see gaming go the way of film, with very little if anything truly coming out anymore. Yet, we cannot help but eat it up when our childhood favorites come back…

Returnal on PC Will Require 32GB of RAM, Won’t Feature Crossplatform Play

It’s amazing how quickly technology advances, isn’t it? Yesterday’s high-end is today’s bare-minimum, and so shall it ever be. See, this is why PC, despite being the superior platform in many cases, still doesn’t enjoy as much popularity as the console market. It’s not enough to have a PC, you gotta continually upgrade and replace…

Listmas 2022: The Duck’s Remake Wish List

It should be no surprise that I’ve accumulated quite a selection of games over the years, many of which I received as Christmas presents.  Of course, new games are usually my top priority, but if only I could revisit some of my most cherished, existing games in a remastered format.  Whether or not my wish…

Listmas 2022: Gaming’s Coziest Spots

While gaming is usually about braving dangerous places in order to defeat the monsters living therein, sometimes gamers are treated to places that are just…nice. There’s no danger, nothing at stake and often just plain good feelings that kind of have one wishing that real live could be so chill. So, this week we’re all…

Listmas 2022: The Duck’s Coziest Fireplaces

There are few things more relaxing than curling up under a warm blanket by the dancing glow of a fireplace, hot cocoa in hand, while snow piles up outside.  And of course, my favorite thing to do while relaxing in such a fashion is to play video games.  But if I could be transported to…

When Does a Game Become ‘Unfair’?

If you’ve been playing games for a long time, you’ve almost certainly had a “BS” moment. You know the one; it’s that moment where things go wrong, and you’re absolutely convinced that the game robbed you somehow. Maybe it glitched and your shot didn’t register, or maybe Mario bounced off of the side of a…

Gran Turismo Could Possibly Come to PC Some Day

In an interview with Polyphony Digital’s Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of the Gran Turismo series, GT Planet learned that there’s a chance that the series could follow the example of the likes of God of War and Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man and eventually come to the PC.

There May Be Such a Thing as “Too Much Pokemon”

You know, Pokemon is kind of amazing. Despite all predictions for multiple decades now, the franchise remains the single most popular and profitable entertainment property in the world. Seriously. The pokemon craze that started all the way back in the mid-90s is still going strong almost 30 years later! Wow! What’s even more amazing is…

Mod Removes Ed Sheeran from Pokemon Scarlet/Violet Credits

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is has been having issues across the board since its recent launch, and quite a few fans are upset with it. Funny enough though, the most annoying thing in the game isn’t some glitch, but an Ed Sheeran song selected for the game’s credits. And what’s even more funny than that:…

Reobserving Observation

Last month, Konami finally revealed a number of new Silent Hill projects after almost 8 years of silence. Among these was “Silent Hill: Townfall,” which could either be a prequel like Silent Hill: Origins or some kind of side-story spin-off. Usually, I’d be quick to write-off this kind of project coming from Konami, but it’s…