LTTP: Statik

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I bought Tarsier Studios’ Statik on the strength of its demo. I thought it was extremely clever how they transformed the DualShock 4 controller into a puzzle box for me to manipulate and figure out. I enjoyed the Portal inspired aesthetic as well. The demo set very high and positive expectations for which the full game did not live up to.   While the demo showcased a brilliant use of the controller, it did omit one of the more annoying uses from the full game. … Read More

Into the Breach [Switch] Review

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I never mentioned Subset Games’ FTL before but it’s one of those games that I visit and revisit every so often. I bought it first on PC but I felt it was a better fit on a portable device like the iPad. Fortunately, I didn’t need to double dip with their second game, Into the Breach. It’s available for PC and the Nintendo Switch but I didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger for the portable option when it went on … Read More

Game of the Year 2018 Day 3 of 3

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God of War Astro Bot: Rescue Mission Marvel’s Spider-man Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee Yakuza 6 Forza Horizon 4 Dragon Ball FighterZ Monster Hunter World Super Smash Bros. Ultimate How many franchises can pull these kinds of drastic changes between games? God of War’s formula was working. It was getting stale but it was working. Sony and Santa Monica Studio didn’t have to shake things up but they did, it worked, and I loved it.  … Read More

Game of the Year 2018 Day 2 of 3

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Most Disappointing Game Winner: Moss  It’s a bit unfortunate that Moss and Astro Bot: Rescue Mission were bundled together with a PlayStation VR headset. My expectations for Moss were a bit too high coming from Astro Bot: Rescue Mission. The little robot showed me the best of PlayStation VR’s sit-down experience while the little mouse…

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