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Omega Strike Review

But There’s A Talking Bear!

HIGH The final multi-stage fight.

LOW Trying to remember where I was supposed to use the ‘dash’ ability.

WTF Who thought that junkyard robot was a good idea for a boss?


Mars Or Die! Review

For Mother Russia!

HIGH Getting a perfect fire grid going and wiping out a wave of eyeballs in seconds.

LOW Why are upgrades so inconvenient?

WTF So I guess the final mission can just be played indefinitely?


Pode Review

Catch A Rising Star

HIGH Strong, iterative puzzle design.

LOW The pulled-back perspective frequently leads to missed jumps.

WTF The Rock can teleport by swallowing the Star.


State Of Mind Review

Within Cells Interlinked

HIGH The fascinating, visually arrested world that Daedalic has built.

LOW The final act feels rushed and unsatisfying.

WTF Lydia’s encounter with a very disturbed customer.


Earth Atlantis (Xbox One) Review

Al Gore Never Predicted This Difficulty

HIGH The sketch/parchment-like graphics are fantastic

LOW The premise is awesome… if only there was a plot to follow

WTF How does climate change result in mechanical sea beasts?


Unavowed Review

New York, New York… It’s A Hell Of A Town

HIGH Enthralling storytelling, memorable characters, and a shocking reveal.

LOW A little too much backtracking. Some puzzle logic didn’t mesh.

WTF What do Mandana and Eli do for day jobs?


The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep Preview

Since I didn’t own a PC at the time, I completely missed out on the original Bard’s Tale entries. The last mainline entry hit the market in 1988 — that’s thirty years ago. That’s a hell of a long time for a franchise to lay dormant, but InXile have become known for resurrecting classic games and imbuing them with just enough of a modern twist. Now, following their successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, that’s exactly what they’re aiming for with The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep.