Author: John Vanderhoef

Archangel Review

Reaches For Heaven, Ends Up in Limbo

HIGH The final level and the impressive boss fight.

LOW Barren, empty environments.

WTF A subplot about the melding of machine and human minds that goes nowhere.


Theseus Review

Hardly Mythic

HIGH An excellent gloomy atmosphere in the labyrinth.

LOW Instant deaths around every corner.

WTF The underdeveloped twist ending comes out of nowhere.


Ancient Amuletor Review

The Rest Of The Content Must Still Be Lost To History

HIGH The satisfaction of mowing down enemies as the shooter.

LOW The game only features four arenas.

WTF Controlling a virtual puppet with my virtual arms controlled by my real arms.


E3 2017: Mario Odyssey Hands-On Impressions

Launching this October, Super Mario Odyssey brings the tried-and-true 3D Mario formula to the Nintendo Switch, continuing the tradition of making Mario a flagship title. My short time with the title at E3 2017 suggests an experience with tight controls, beautiful worlds, and unparalleled whimsy.


Little Nightmares Review

Dreamlike Ambitions, Nightmarish Issues

HIGH The game’s final sequence is appropriately epic.

LOW Wonky physics and difficulty perceiving depth.

WTF Six’s appetite goes beyond stale pieces of bread.