This compilation of Diablo III and its expansions underscores how far the gothic hack n’ slash series has fallen.
The game’s survival-horror elements don’t come close to capturing the existential unease of Lovecraft’s original story.
The series’s continuing appeal can be reduced entirely to the free-form environment.
Behold the disturbing footage for yourself...if you dare.
After a while, the experience of playing the game can feel akin to being dropped into a TV show’s previously-on segment.
Red Dead Redemption 2’s evocative, often beautiful sense of place exists insofar as it is still convenient to the player, which harms some of the desperation and hardship the game means to convey.
The game should feel wrong or disjointed with the conflicting elements it includes, but it all creates a strange, poignant, and often beautiful whole.
In the end, there’s a purity to how SoulCalibur VI is so focused above all else on its spectacular swordplay and world building.
The new minute-long trailer is clearly designed to sell the game’s cinematic and western bona fides.
Before you know it, Starlink turns playing with toys into something that feels an awful lot like work.