Games & Tech, Review

Review: Return to Grace Has a Great Premise but No Payoff

 I’m a sucker for games that have the player character exploring abandoned sci-fi facilities and derelict spacecraft. I love to piece together a mystery, and Return to Grace promised a […]

Marielle Bokor /
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Review: System Shock Is a Brilliant Remake

GLaDOS is perhaps the most famous rogue AI in video games, but long before I played Portal I was facing off against an antagonist an AI that absolutely terrifies me […]

Antal Bokor /
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Review: Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun Was a Great Idea with Middling Execution

I’ve been playing a lot of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide lately. Despite its flaws, it has great combat. One of my favorite weapons in Darktide is the boltgun—and right around the […]

Antal Bokor /
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Cyan Puzzler Firmament Is Compelling, Enigmatic

I have a confession to make: I’ve never beaten Myst. “Yeah, but haven’t you reviewed it?” You might ask. And to that I’d have to say: wow, thanks for following […]

Antal Bokor /
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Review: Darkest Dungeon II Is More of What You Love, but Also Less

Darkest Dungeon was a darling when it was released seven years ago. Darkest Dungeon wasn’t unique, but it excelled in creating its sense of grim dread and kept me pushing […]

Antal Bokor /
Game, Games & Tech, Review

Review: Mia and the Dragon Princess Is Schlock, Full of Missed Opportunities

I’m still old enough that I remember when full motion video (or FMV) was a novel addition to games.  FMV mostly gave way to the use of computer generated cutscenes, […]

Antal Bokor /
Games & Tech, Review

Review: Relaxing Terra Nil Features a Novel Twist on City Builders

It’s rare to come across a video game with a novel twist on a tried-and-true genre. City builders have been around for over thirty years, and mostly consist of building […]

Antal Bokor /
Games & Tech, Review

Tchia Is a Truly Special Island Adventure

There’s a burgeoning market for games that fall outside of the traditional genres, like the emergence of the so-called “cozy game” obsession during COVID. Now, Tchia doesn’t exactly fit the […]

Antal Bokor /
Games & Tech, Review

Review: Pinball FX Is a Great Approximation, But Can’t Replace the Real Thing

I’m no pinball wizard, but I’ve always been fascinated by pinball machines. There’s something incredibly satisfying about all of the electro-mechanical sounds along with the tactile feeling of hitting a […]

Antal Bokor /
Games & Tech, Review

Review: I Can’t Shake the Feeling That Scars Above Is Just an Imitation

By now if you haven’t played a soulslike game, you know what they are, and have seen the many variations thereof. Scars Above goes the risk/reward gameplay route, but instead […]

Antal Bokor /
Games & Tech, Review

Review: Coldly Make the Hard Decisions in The Pale Beyond

I have to admit that there was a moment there that I was obsessed with Arctic exploration, especially the expeditions looking for the Northern Passage—including Shackleton’s expedition, and Franklin’s Lost […]

Antal Bokor /
Games & Tech, Review

Preview: Inspired by New Caledonia Tchia Promises Beautiful Island Adventures

I think COVID created a whole new audience of video gamers who want to play games that are peaceful and relaxing. Despite a few gun toting characters, Tchia looks like […]

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