Robin Baird

9

Amazing

Ys VIII: The Lacrimosa of Dana Review

Ys VIII the Lacrimosa of Dana is an impressive and interesting addition to the JRPG series which offers a fun and engaging game from top to bottom. No matter if you have played the other Ys games before or not, this is a game you shouldn’t pass up. This is our Ys VIII review. Ys starts off with the main character Adol Christin working on a ship for passage on his way to adventure. Before too long ...[Read More]

Our Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor Review

As a fan of both Rhythm games and RPGs, Metronomicon is a game which immediately grabbed my attention when I first saw it at PAX East in 2016. Now Metronomicon: Slay the Dance floor brings this fun and exciting game to PS4 and Xbox One in addition to PC. The story set-up is there are these random parties popping up all over the countryside and wherever they appear monsters show-up to dance the nig...[Read More]

9.5

Amazing

Pyre Review

Pyre is the newest game from Supergiant Games and though it is a pretty big departure from their two previous games, Bastion and Transistor, it’s also clearly influenced by them. In this party based RPG Supergiant tells a deep and interesting story where player choice affects every aspect of the game and how the story plays out. Supergiant Games at their Best The gameplay of Pyre has two distinct ...[Read More]

7.5

Good

Valkyria Revolution Review

PS4

Our Valkyria Revolution review was performed on the PS4 with a code provided by SEGA PR. The spin-off of the classic Valkyria Chronicles, Valkyria Revolution is an action RPG and is related to the Valkyria Chronicles but tells a very different story. The main story is about a group of people who are known as the Traitors and this is their story. One thing to know about Valkyria Revolution is there...[Read More]

7.8

Good

Inner Chains Review

PC

Inner Chains isn’t your typical horror FPS game. There’s plenty of gore and all-around creepiness, but the pacing is much slower and more methodical than the often frenetic pace set in most other horror games. Jump scares and heart pumping action isn’t the main driver here, in Inner Chains, it’s a slow tightening of suspense which builds over the whole course of the game and it’s wonderful. This i...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs Review

Regalia of Men and Monarchs is a tactical RPG in the same vein as classic JRPGs. The story is Prince Kay inherits an old rundown kingdom which is also suffering from a huge debt stretching back through the generations. It falls to Prince Kay to rebuild the kingdom and settle this debt one way or another. There are a variety of activities which the player can engage in to progress the game which ad...[Read More]

10

Perfect

What Remains of Edith Finch Review

What Remains of Edith Finch is a gripping surreal story which unfolds as Edith Finch explores the home where every member of her mother’s side of the family died. Going into the game I was expecting it to be a bit disturbing and maybe a bit sad, but I wasn’t expecting a deeply moving story which would resonate on a very personal level. I also didn’t expect the story to be as deeply lay...[Read More]

8.8

Great

Little Nightmares Review

In a year already jam-packed with great games, Little Nightmares not only holds its own but also provides a unique experience which is both entertaining and intriguing. There aren’t many platforming games which leave me contemplating their game world long after I finished playing but Little Nightmares has taken up residence in my brain and I know I’ll be thinking about it for a while still. This i...[Read More]

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs PAX East Preview

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is a game which hadn’t been on my radar before PAX East, but I’m happy I had the opportunity to talk to some of the developers and play it. In fact, I spent 45 minutes just playing this game and for anyone who hasn’t been to a convention before, spending that long on a single game on the show floor is rare. If you are looking for an interesting, fun, and quirky tactica...[Read More]

Inner Chains is a Creepy and Scary Horror Treat

During PAX East I had the opportunity to play a demo of the horror FPS game Inner Chains. This game takes place on Earth in a future where nature and technology have merged to form a symbiotic relationship to the point where it can be difficult to tell the difference between the two. Humans on the other hand seem to have regressed to an almost medieval state. They make use of the of the technology...[Read More]

The Long Journey Home is a Fantastic Procedural Voyage

Imagine you are a space explorer but a crucial test goes awry. As a result, you get hurled through space to the far side of the galaxy, and suddenly your short trip turns into an epic journey for survival and to find a way to get back home. Welcome to The Long Journey Home, which feels a lot like the Oregon Trail in space. The Long Journey Home blends a combination of simulation, strategy, and exp...[Read More]

PAX East 2017 Little Nightmares Impressions

One of the most interesting games I had a chance to try while at PAX East is a suspense adventure game called Little Nightmares. The main character is a nine year old girl named Six who is trying to find her way out of the Maw, which is inhabited by a collection of hungry creatures who won’t hesitate to kill Six at the first chance they get. These are our PAX East 2017 Little Nightmares Impr...[Read More]

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