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PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 2: Assembly Required’

Minecraft, Story Mode, Episode 2, Assembly Required

On its own, and clocking in at under an hour, Assembly Required is easily the weakest offering from the long-time adventure game maker. Fortunately, TellTale's 'Minecraft: Story Mode' is clearly marketed towards a younger audience, and fans of the original game, who are a lot more likely to forgive all of the game's shortcomings. Read More »

Xbox One Review: ‘Need For Speed’

Need For Speed, video game, Xbox One

Except for the frame rate issues, once you’re actually racing, 'Need For Speed' is a pretty fun game, as long as you enjoy street racing, at night. The issues the online components create will likely frustrate most users, and there isn't quite enough substance in the rest of the game, to make up for it. Read More »

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Tales of Zestiria’

Tales of Zestiria, Japanese, RPG, PlayStation 4

This is a surprisingly accessible and well-executed Japanese role playing game. However, longtime veterans of JRPGs may find the narrative and overall game framework unremarkable compared to more niche titles in the genre. Read More »

Board Game Review: ‘Clockwork Kingdom’ from Mr. B Games

clockworkkingdom game

Players will need to be savvy and creative to find the best way to take over the kingdom. Read More »

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Life is Strange: Episode 5 – Polarized’ from Dontnod

Life is Strange, Episode 5, Polarized,

While Polarized is arguably the weakest of the five episodes, Dontnod's indie-film approach to adventure games is commendable. If you try only one new game franchise this year, make sure it's Life is Strange. The title redefines narrative in modern gaming. Read More »

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 5 – The Vault of the Traveler’ from Telltale Games

Tales from the Borderlands, Episode 5, The Vault of the Traveler

Telltale’s formula is actually fairly entertaining. If there weren’t others moving into the spot of gaming real estate Telltale has staked out, the developer might still be contending for “Game of the Year” honors. Read More »

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Guitar Hero Live’

New or old, four buttons or six, "Guitar Hero" is an enjoyable experience, either solo or with a friend. It just should be a better one. Read More »

PlayStation 4 Review: ‘Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 1: The Order of the Stone’

Minecraft, Story Mode, Episode One, The Order of the Stone

Minecraft: Story Mode is made for the original Minecraft game's largest demographic, which is decidedly younger than those who have been playing TellTale's recent adventure games. It remains to be seen whether younger gamers will appreciate such a story-heavy game, particularly with TellTale's delivery issues. Read More »

Card Game Review: ‘Fleet Admiral’


Race to build up your starship s that you can head off the Galactic Crisis (and get a promotion)! Read More »

Board Game Review: ‘Eight-Minute Empire: Legends’


Eight-Minute Empire: Legends has all the puzzling fun of a euro-style game in a fraction of the time. Read More »