9.5 out of 10 Review

Broken Age Review (PlayStation 4)

by Sarah LeBoeuf April 27, 2015 @ 2:01 AM
Double Fine
Double Fine promised a classic point-and-click title when it launched its crowd-funding campaign three long years ago, but the developer didn’t just rely on nostalgia. Instead, it made a game that captures the humor of the games Tim Schafer worked on at LucasArts while creating a modern aesthetic that totally suits the story.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Review (Wii U)

by Alex Langley February 24, 2014 @ 11:34 AM
Lately, many hardcore gamers have accused Nintendo of being too coddling to its fanbase. "Where have all the challenging games gone?" they demanded. While Nintendo seems content to continue mostly producing games that place accessibility over challenge, they did fire back with a resounding answer: "You want a challenge? Fine. Here's Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze." And what a frosty challenge it is.

The Last of Us - Left Behind Review (PlayStation 3)

by John Llewellyn Martin February 21, 2014 @ 1:25 PM
Naughty Dog
I’m of the opinion that The Last of Us was such a perfect game -- such a perfect experience -- that it didn’t warrant a downloadable content episode. Where we had landed with Joel and Ellie at the end of the narrative felt open-ended and ambiguous, sure, but there was also a sense of finality; we’ve seen these two remarkable people to the end of our road with them. So when I heard that Naughty Dog was releasing a single-player, story-based DLC episode, I raised my eyebrow both skeptically and in confusion. Now, after having played through the handful of hours in The Last of Us: Left Behind, I can say that maybe I was wrong in fearing the worst.