Author: Jarrod Johnston

The Last Of Us Part II Review

I Need A Drink And A Hug

HIGH A peerless and inspiring new standard for accessibility options

LOW A seeming disinterest in moving the medium forward mechanically.

WTF: …Man did y’all have to release this right now?


Editor’s note: This review contains NO SPOILERS for The Last of Us 2, but does discuss the ending of The Last of Us in spoiler-level detail.


Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Second Opinion

All The Force Puns Were Taken. It’s A Great Videogame.

HIGH Mike was right. Deflecting blaster shots is pretty dope.

LOW Failing that damn Padawan wallrunning test twenty times

WTF Dear EA, Please fire the dolt in marketing who spoiled the coolest reveal in a commercial.


Jarrod Johnston’s Top One Videogames Of The Decade

Just when you thought all the lists were done, baybay! Yes, the internet content machine definitely loves it some listmaking, and here we have yet another opportunity to quench the thirsts of people who demand things be ranked numerically — kinda funny to think about it when you realize how much people hate review scores.


Need For Speed: Heat Review

In Pursuit Of Relevance

HIGH The Day/Night split is both interesting and well implemented.

LOW: The stories in this series continue to be insufferable…

WTF: …which would’ve been more bearable with a healthy dose of FMV, which ain’t here.


Shenmue III Review

Excuse Me…

HIGH SHENMUE III IS A REAL VIDEOGAME AND I PLAYED IT.

LOW Will be seen as as laughably dated to newcomers.

WTF The 19 different ways western voice actors say the name “Ryo”.


Death Stranding Review

Strands Across America

HIGH The online sharing is one of the coolest things ever in a game.

LOW The storytelling is absolute junk.

WTF Hideo Kojima has all the subtlety of a custard pie to the face.