Review: The Surge

Review: The Surge

Review: The Surge Trying too hard to be hard. ; When developer Deck13 released Lords of the Fallen back in 2014, the critical consensus was that the game was trying too hard to be Dark Souls without understanding what makes that series so popular. The setting and tone...
Five Design Choices Persona Needs to Fix

Five Design Choices Persona Needs to Fix

Persona 5 is a damn impressive RPG, one that, for 120 hours, kept me hooked with a combination of dungeons designed to fit interestingly into the plot and social life management sections that taxed my ability to balance multiple interwoven lifestyle pathways. While...
Preview: Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

Preview: Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

For a small French indie studio, Enigami seem to have managed to nail the style and production quality of a low-end Japanese AAA JRPG with Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom. From the character designs and cutscene directing, to the voice acting and combat flow, Shiness...
Preview: The Surge

Preview: The Surge

I know people hate when game reviewers describe any new action RPG that’s challenging as being “Dark Souls, but X”, but get ready for yet another games critic to do just that. The Surge struck me as feeling in many ways like a slower paced,...
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