By Liana 'LiLi' Ruppert - February 21, 2019 05:31 pm EST Share 0 Comments 0 Though at first glance BioWare's Anthem looks to be something totally different, its latest adventure does a phenomenal job at blending a new experience together while still retaining that familiar BioWare flavor when it comes to character depth and narrative design. Unfortunately, though it's enjoyable, that doesn’t mean it’s without flaw. What makes Anthem something special is it blends high-tech sci-fi with fantasy without stumbling too much. Two of BioWare's biggest franchises are Mass Effect and Dragon Age, and Anthem really does an incredible job at combining the two, making it a satisfying hodgepodge of both styles while maintaining a unique feel of its own. Despite the controversy surrounding its release, one thing that Mass Effect: Andromeda was eventually lauded for was its incredibly smooth combat mechanics. Anthem takes those mechanics and makes them even better, … [Read more...] about ‘Anthem’ Review: A Beautiful Journey, Though Not Without Flaw
One of 2015's very best gets a well-handled port to PlayStation - and Toby Fox's wonderful RPG finds the perfect home on the Vita. Undertale is a game all about endings, so it's fitting that its console release comes towards the tail-end of one particular piece of hardware's life. If this is a finale of sorts for Sony's PlayStation Vita, then it's a wonderfully apt one - there's something irresistible about the pairing of a handheld that became the home of a number of indie darlings and this, the indie phenomenon of the past few years.It's to my absolute shame (and to Eurogamer's, which is mostly my fault) that Undertale was never reviewed on this site first time around. Back in 2015, I never found the half dozen hours in front of a PC that's required to see Undertale through (the wonderful Richard Cobbett did cover it for us after the fact, though, in an excellent piece I implore you to read after you've played the game), and maybe the rest of us were too busy … [Read more...] about Undertale review
Rust is a game about survival. But that takes time. Initially, it's just about death. It's about freezing to death, and starving to death, being shot to death and getting bitten to death; occasionally mixing things up a little by slipping on a warm radiation coat and fading faster than your faith in humanity after being stabbed in the back by a supposed friend's hatchet. Sometimes you get gored to death. Other times, bored to death. It's not easy, surviving post-apocalyptic civilisation with nothing but a rock - especially when your enemies have guns, and double-especially in a game that makes you work just to earn a pair of basic trousers. Even this early into development, Rust's mix of DayZ and Minecraft (the easiest comparison, though Wurm Online is more apt) has won it no shortage of fans - some of them not even psychopaths, hackers and trolls on the hunt for new victims to murder and mock over voice chat. It's the kind of game that's less a shooter than an engine designed to tell … [Read more...] about Rust alpha review
By Patrick Cavanaugh - November 15, 2019 12:47 pm EST Share 0 Comments 0 Few filmmakers in the history of cinema have accomplished as much as Martin Scorsese, proving to be a powerful visionary with thrillers, period pieces, historical biopics, and even kids movies throughout his decades-long legacy. Despite these many accomplishments, some audiences might closely associate the auteur with gangster movies, do in large part to his achievements with films like Goodfellas, Casino, and The Departed. While some audiences might dismiss Scorsese's latest film, The Irishman, as being merely another entry into the well-worn territory of mob movies, the film instead delivers an emotionally devastating exploration of the price one pays for getting involved in organized crime, featuring arguably career-best performances by Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino. Narrating the defining events of his life, Frank Sheeran (De Niro) chronicles the minor … [Read more...] about The Irishman Review: A Devastating Depiction of the Debts We All Must Pay
Pokemon has appeared on Nintendo Switch with Pokken Tournament and the Let's Go games, but Pokemon Sword and Shield marks the series' big generation-shifting debut on Nintendo's latest hardware. And like each new generation, that means new characters, a new region, and a bunch of new monsters for fans to collect.Reviews for Pokemon Sword and Shield have started to publish ahead of its release on November 15. The critics agree that this edition of the long-running series trims some of its more unwieldy elements but keeps the most important elements well intact and more streamlined for fans. That opinion was reflected in GameSpot's Pokemon Sword and Shield review."In collecting, battling, and exploring, Sword and Shield cut out the bloat and focus on what makes these pillars of the Pokemon games so captivating in the first place," Kallie Plagge wrote. "You're not held back by overly complicated back-end systems or hoops to jump through; from the outset, you can start wandering the Galar … [Read more...] about Pokemon Sword And Shield Reviews Roundup: What Do The Critics Think?