Author: Jarrod Johnston

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.


Valfaris Review

No One Can Destroy The Metal

HIGH This game shreds so damn hard.

LOW Umm… Uhh… The story is kinda meh?

WTF: It’s a 2D side-scrolling indie action platformer that isn’t a Metroidvania?!?


Grandia HD Collection Review

Pure JRPG Comfort Food

HIGH Two bonafide JRPG classics presented the best they’ve ever been…

LOW …But still not presented in a manner fitting for games such as these.

WTF I’m so sick of HD “collections” that are incomplete.


Contra Anniversary Collection Review

If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It

HIGH Getting a re-release of Hard Corps after 25 years is awesome.

LOW Saying the collection features ten games is a tad disingenuous.

WTF Probotector is a real thing? That’s astoundingly dumb and I love it so much.


F1 2019 Review

Rubbin’, Son, Is Racin’

HIGH The Formula 2 addition is both substantial and welcome

LOW The “Legends” DLC is a monumental disappointment

WTF A setting for tax evasion would make it more authentic