Outlast (Nintendo Switch) review

I played Outlast when it first dropped on the PS4, and I mostly loved it. I grew frustrated with certain sections and the struggle to find the critical path through them, but overall, it was a blast. It’s been years, so Outlast dropping on the Switch seemed like a perfect opportunity to revisit the horror… Read More

Darkest Dungeon (Nintendo Switch) review

You will endure this loss and learn from it. Before sitting down to write this, I suffered two total party kills in a row.  I got cocky – a few expeditions went about as well as could be expected, meaning: everyone escaped from death’s grasp, no one went too insane, treasures were seized and monsters… Read More

New Game Quick Look: Doom (2016)

The original Doom carries about as much weight as it’s possible for a game to carry.  Uttering its name conjures up raging MIDI metal, the groans and growls of the undead, chainsaws and shotguns, and cyber horror demons.  It’s as important as any game, and it’s inspired decades of new maps, mods, countless imitators, and… Read More

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (2013) Review

Frictional Games Amnesia: The Dark Descent is an undisputed classic. Its focus on subsuming the player in Lovecraftian madness was, at the time of release, unparalleled, and the shadow it has cast over horror gaming is long – Alien: Isolation and Outlast are two notable releases influenced by it.  September 22nd, 2015 will see the release… Read More

Stasis (2015) Review

Stasis is something of a miracle.  It’s a tiny budget game made by the tiny team at The Brotherhood Games (the majority of the development was handled by brothers Chris and Nic Bischoff), five years in the making, and it’s one of the best adventure games I’ve played in a long, long time. The game opens above Neptune on… Read More

Alien: Isolation (2014) Review

Licensed games have, at best, a spotty record. For every Tie Fighter and Arkham Asylum, there is an ET and a Warlock. While the Alien franchise has seen some great games – notably Aliens vs. Predator 1 and 2 – the cancellation of the very promising Obsidian Entertainment Alien roleplaying game and Gearbox’s hideously bad… Read More