Author: Daniel Weissenberger

Steel Rats Preview

I know it’s reductive to not think of the Trials series as ‘real games’, but the complete lack of a story or context for the stunts and timed runs has always left me cold, despite how much I’ve loved the super-tight gameplay. So, it’s possible that I was unusually well-primed to find Steel Rats a delight since it takes the core concept of Trials – stunt biking through crumbling urban spaces – and adds gunplay, robot invaders, and what can be best described as ‘bike-fu’. The combination is a glorious one.


Valkyria Chronicles 4 Review

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Invade Gallia…

HIGH Climbing to the top of a ruin to fire a rocket into an enemy’s weak point.
LOW Losing that damn wounded sniper mission over and over again.
WTF How the Battleship’s engine gets fixed…


Strange Brigade Review

Adventure Has A Name… And A Lot Of Guns

HIGH Using the energy lasso power to disintegrate a crowd of zombies in seconds.

LOW The fleeing relic carriers are far too easy to miss.

WTF The whole final boss fight.


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?