Yakuza 6 Review

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How does one top Yakuza 0? My favorite game of 2017 was easily the best entry in the series. So what can Sega do to top that game? How will they cap off the story of Kiryu Kazuma?  Overhauling the engine sounded like a good idea on paper. Introducing a physics basic combat system should allow for fights to play out more dynamically. New graphical bells and whistles should result in a prettier Kamurocho as well. The end product wasn’t … Read More

Persona 5 PS4 Review

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There was a tremendous improvement between Persona 4 and 3. And while I found Persona 4 to be fantastic, I had no idea it would become a breakthrough hit like it did. Its numerous spinoffs were evidence of its popularity – they even made a god damn fighting game! However,Persona 4’s success made me incredibly skeptical of Persona 5. How would Atlus top Persona 4? How much would Persona 4’s runaway success influence them? The last thing I wanted to … Read More

Checkpoint: Year of the Dog 2018 Edition

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Happy Lunar New Year! The Lunar New Year weekend is upon us and it’s filled with being lazy and playing video games for me. It’s also a weekend to take stock at my gaming year thus far. Although I’m still playing Persona 5, I’ve slowly accumulated a slew of new games including: Monster Hunter World Dragon Ball FighterZ XCOM: Enemy Within Civilization VI Owlboy A bunch more stuff from Humble Bundle Then there’s still the matter of Horizon: Zero Dawn, … Read More

Checkpoint: That Was Super Bowl LII Edition

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So that was Super Bowl LII. It was an exciting game filled with big plays from both teams and easily one of the smoothest football games I’ve ever watched due to the relatively clean nature of the game. Not a lot of time was wasted with penalties, challenges, and overly long reviews. I enjoyed the game despite the unfavorable outcome for the New England Patriots. Nick Foles’ performance was very impressive and gave me a whole new level of respect … Read More

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