Earthlock: Demo Review

As I peruse the demos currently available on the PlayStation Store, I am bombarded with a staggering number of similar looking RPGs.  Typically a genre that consumes a whole lot of one’s time, RPGs are kind of a big commitment, and so it makes sense to check out the demo first in order to decide…

The Mooseman: Beautiful, Eerie, Yet Unsatisfying

Ever since I have begun buying digital games, I have found no shortage of interesting, artsy looking options.  Beautiful they may be, but more often than not, these games prove why you shouldn’t judge something based on looks alone.  The most recent example of this is The Mooseman, an extremely intriguing looking game that is…

Spelunky: Demo Review

Spelunky falls into a broad category of games that I have heard good things about, but have never actually played.  Thanks to the trial version that I downloaded on the PS4, I finally had a chance to experience this game for myself.  Though my initial impression was fairly neutral, I quickly grew to appreciate Spelunky…

Crystal Chronicles: Have I Been Playing All Wrong?

It feels like the GameCube era of games falls into an odd middle ground where they’re just old enough that getting your hands on them is hard, but they’re also too new to be included on Virtual Console or the Switch’s online service.  So when I saw that the Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles HD remake…

Hatoful Boyfriend: When Dating Birds Takes a Dark Turn

Hatoful Boyfriend is one of those weird games that seems like more myth than reality.  Made as an April Fool’s joke, this dating sim has the player pursuing relationships with…birds, who are portrayed as photos over illustrated backgrounds.  Like many before me, I bought this game out of sheer curiosity (it was on sale for…

Outer Wilds: Groundhog Day Meets Outer Space

Outer Wilds is one of those video game masterpieces that most people have probably never even heard of.  To give you a little bit of background, this game is like an open-world mystery that takes place in outer space.  You explore a small, but complex, solar system, and your goal is to basically play the…

The Last Campfire: A Serene and Engaging Puzzle Game

Always on the hunt for interesting indie games, The Last Campfire is one of the newest additions to my digital library.  Aside from watching a trailer at one point that I now no longer remember, I went into this game knowing almost nothing about it aside from the fact that it involved solving puzzles.  While…

Ratchet & Clank: Life of Pie Animated Short

Just a few days ago, completely without warning, a 23-minute Ratchet & Clank short aired on Crave, a streaming service in Canada.  Created by the same company who made the 2016 movie, Mainframe Studios, it follows Ratchet and Clank as they stop Dr. Nefarious’ newest scheme, which involves a gun called a Portalizer that can…

Seasons After Fall is Beautiful, Yet Boring

There seems to be a plethora of games out there where you play as an animal (usually a fox, but sometimes a wolf) exploring forests and other natural environments.  Seriously, it should be a genre all its own.  Fe, The First Tree, Spirit of the North, and Lost Ember are all examples of this, and…

The First Tree is Something Truly Special

The First Tree is an interesting sort of game that I have to approach a bit differently than I would my usual game reviews.  The big difference here is…The First Tree is not really a video game.  It is, but it’s not.  It’s more like an interactive story than anything else.  So if it’s a…