Reviews

Arms Review

 Sweat It Out

HIGH The satisfying muscle aches following a productive session.

LOW That awful solo mode.

WTF Ranked multiplayer getting walled off behind said solo mode.


Narcosis Review

Ghosts In The Shellfish

HIGH Top-notch tension in its opening hour.

LOW Dying ten times while trying to navigate one section.

WTF Should it really take this many stabs to kill a squid!?


Star Trek: Bridge Crew Review

All Hands On Deck!

HIGH Punching it into warp as a fleet of Klingons closed in.

LOW Playing with a helmsman who couldn’t find the heading numbers.

WTF Getting a look at the tactical console on the original Enterprise. How did Chekhov manage it?


Dark Rose Valkyrie Review

By Any Other Name

HIGH A great art style and intriguing fiction…

LOW …undone by an absurd amount of filler and unnecessary mechanical complication

WTF An elite military monster-hunting unit that ends up fighting in its skivvies a third of the time? Buy some armor, kids!


Castle Of Shikigami Review (PC)

The Perfect Game For A Serial Killer Mystery Plot

HIGH Avoiding hundreds of bullets while dismantling an absurdly long life bar.

LOW Dying because my character is a blurry mess on a high resolution screen.

WTF …The whole darn game.


Chroma Squad Review (PS4)

Mighty Morphin’ Tactical RPG

High Fans of turn-based games get a quality, relatively lengthy release.

Low Near-constant framerate issues, technical bugs and input lag.

WTF Lord Gaga, whose similarities to pop’s Lady extend beyond name.


Prey Review

When Coffee Mugs Attack

HIGH Thoroughly exploring Talos I for hours at a time.

LOW Regular minute-long loading screens.

WTF Harder than it should be, even on Easy Mode.


The Assembly Review

It’s Hard To Overstate My Satisfaction

HIGH And now, a murder mystery dinner!

LOW Getting stuck for twenty minutes because I couldn’t find a file in plain view.

WTF If I lean forward I can look through walls. This. Changes. Everything.