Author: Darren Forman

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Review

Double Dragon

HIGH There are some amazing nods to the events of Yakuza 0.

LOW Catching occasional glimpses of Yakuza 2‘s antiquated design shining through.

WTF Virtua Fighter 2 on ‘Easy’ may be the hardest fighting game I’ve ever played.


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.


Dead Cells Review

 Dead Dead Redemption

HIGH Precise, rewarding combat that feels great.

LOW The final boss initially feels like a brick wall.

WTF The main character’s pretty charming despite being a decapitated corpse.


Dead In Vinland review

RNG: The Game

HIGH Those backgrounds are absolutely lovely.

LOW Pick berries, unexpectedly suffer 60% increase in fatigue, die immediately.

WTF I’m pretty sure the entire aging process for a sheep should take longer than a week.