Tag: PC

Hollow Knight Review

 Symphony Of The Chitin

 

HIGH There are bosses called “Dung Defender” and “the Mantis Lords.”

LOW Who thought this map system was a good idea?

WTF No, really, who thought this map system was a good idea?


Dark Train Review

Runaway Train, Never Coming Back

HIGH A visually arresting art style.

LOW No sense of what to do next at any given time.

WTF From the opening moment onward, this is what players will be asking.


Loot Rascals Review

Cthulhu Cardsharp

HIGH Masterfully elegant, and a brilliant card mechanic.

LOW No saving mid-game and no progression unlocks.

WTF The meat-monster from another dimension has a fantastic voice.


Interview With Wes Platt on… Knee Deep

Prologue Games’ Knee Deep is a twisted tale of treachery, murder, and journalistic intrigue. Although similar, it diverges from Telltale’s tried-and-true formula to provide a stage production-like experience, and interviewer Elijah Beahm enjoyed his journey through the corrupt Florida town of Cypruss Knee for the review. He also got the chance to sit down with the writer behind this wild mystery, Wes Platt, and dug into the mysteries behind the game.

Warning: This interview contains spoilers for the game. 


Football Manager 2017 Review

Football, Bloody Hell

High: Scoring a 90th minute victory in a must-win cup game and celebrating.

Low: Losing days. Forgetting to eat. Inevitable divorce.

WTF: Truly believing your accomplishments belong on a CV.


For Honor Review

At Least There’s No Tower Climbing

HIGH A duel against a player of equal skill level.

LOW What passes for a single-player campaign.

WTF “You cannot join this session because it is full.” Then why did you put me there, game?!


The Dark Souls Letters Part 4: Dragons and Death

The original Dark Souls was my least favorite game in the venerable Souls series by a pretty wide margin. The reasons are numerous, but in a nutshell I just wanted to be done with it by the time I got to Gwyn. I was so aggravated that I skipped the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, which is regarded by many as the high point of the entire series. Being as obsessively completionist as I am about these games, I have to go back and take care of it before Dark Souls 3’s final expansion is released. I turned to GameCritics’ resident Dark Souls apologist Mike Suskie for guidance and counsel. The latest portion of our correspondence is below, with more updates to come as I progress through the game. Enjoy!

The Dark Souls Letters, Part 1

The Dark Souls Letters Part 2: Gaping Darkroot

The Dark Souls Letters Part 3: Fournstein and Kingsmough