Tag: PC

Elderborn Preview

First-person games these days seem to have one of two presentations — they either feature a gun and gallons of blood, or a person walking peacefully though scenes while picking up objects. It’s easy to see that Elderborn gets its inspiration from the former, but in a twist, it takes the gun out of the equation. Instead, players will pick up a series of melee weapons to fight evil, striking, parrying, and kicking their way through an ancient Egyptian-inspired dungeon while searching for gold along the way.


428: Shibuya Scramble Review

Living for the City

HIGH Solid writing and intricate ensemble plotting

LOW Fiddly controls for something that could be played on a Kindle…

WTF They made a great adventure game out of meme-worthy stock photos!


The Gardens Between Review

Memento More, Please

HIGH Consistent, new uses for time manipulation.

LOW Wishing there were just two or three more puzzle sets.

WTF Being somehow nostalgic for things I didn’t experience.


Deep Sky Derelicts Review

Dungeon Crawling… Innnnnn spaaaaaace

HIGH Easy-to-pick-up deck building mechanics.

LOW The awkward user interface.

WTF Accidentally selecting the wrong enemy if they sway a single pixel into my cursor.


Shenmue I & II Review

I See

HIGH Offered an unprecedented level of detail for its time.

LOW The ludicrous maze-like layout of the Yellow Head Building.

WTF The absolutely bonkers left turn Shenmue II takes in its final moments.


Monster Hunter World (PC) Review

Apex Predator

HIGH The first time a monster picks another one up and drops it from midair.

LOW Server connectivity was not great in the early days of release.

WTF A lot of buildup to a pretty poor “final” boss battle


The King’s Bird Review

Platformasochism

HIGH Wide-open levels offering lots of room to play with momentum.

LOW The most absurd difficulty spike I’ve seen in ages.

WTF Inexplicably dashing straight down into hazards.