That Game You Want Got Bad Reviews, Now What?

For the better part of the year, I had been looking forward to playing the new Saints Row reboot. As such, up until the start of August, I had a pre-order of it for the PS5 sitting in one of my queues. Its release just happened to coincide with the completion of a major work…

Short Takes: Firewatch and Unpacking

While mulling over my after-game options in God of War, I turned to the ol’ Game Pass to keep myself occupied. When I picked up The Pedestrian, I also downloaded a few other smaller games that I had wanted to play or heard were worth trying. Two of them rose to the forefront: Firewatch and…

The question of “in-progress” game reviews

Maybe I’m just new here, but what’s the deal with “in-progress” game reviews? And why did I bold reviews? Hmmmm…? Over the past few years, partial and “in-progress” reviews have become quite commonplace on gaming sites, mostly large, but some small. And it’s becoming more and more routine to see these pop up within hours…

A Possible Destiny

Image captured by Hatmonster. The release of Destiny is important. It is. Whether you love the game or hate the game, our general reaction to its release has made it important. Many of us, while definitely enjoying the game, have found ourselves disappointed with everything surrounding the core gameplay: the story, the characters, the by-the-numbers…

Ryse: Son of Rome Review – Glory To Rome

It’s fair to say that Ryse: Son of Rome has had a difficult time gaining traction up to its release after officially debuting at Microsoft’s E3 press conference last year. While the game impressed visually, critics and the public seemed concerned about the extensive use of quick time events and also what the combat would…

To be human these days is a dangerous thing

I’m guessing that many of you have, by now, seen the news about the “Internet outrage” over Carolyn Petit’s  review of Grand Theft Auto V for Gamespot. Some readers went ballistic over her calling the game “misogynistic” and scoring it a 9 out of 10. Mean words and evil thoughts ripped through many of the…