As a single-player experience, Battlefield V is a series of short vignettes that can’t hope to live up to the weight of its heavy-handed narration.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead certainly stokes the player’s despair, but not the sort that its developers intended.
Tetris Effect is staggeringly immersive but falls short of justifying its audiovisual ambition as anything more than a novelty.
Hitman 2 is a dense assassination sim bursting with possibility, tension, and wicked comedy.
It improbably couples the lighthearted but surprisingly complex mechanics of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game with the dark, moral storytelling of Wild Hunt.
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.
The new trailer for Battlefield V suggest that fans of the Battlefield series are in for more tales of individual heroism.
The game shows a developer operating with the best of intentions, attempting to offer up a party for every sort of player.
While this might not be the game that enthusiasts of the tactical RPG Front Mission were expecting, it may be the game they deserve.
At the end of the day, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is more like a Greco-Roman mod for The Witcher 3 than anything else.
When it comes to all things Kingdom Hearts, our feelings toward the franchise are torn.