Author: Nathan Wyckoff

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Killing Floor: Incursion (PSVR)

Do you have a ferocious desire to blow away, bludgeon, and dismember hideously deformed creatures in virtual reality? Want to grab severed limbs from the ground and beat every on-comer's face in with said limb? Then you'd be a fool not to g...

7 Good
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Penny-Punching Princess Review (PS Vita)

Get your revenge with cold, hard cash in Penny-Punching Princess, the new isometric brawler from NIS America, Inc! After your father is driven to death by financial stress, beat and bribe your way to a rebuilt kingdom in post-apocalyptic fa...

7.5 Good
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Atelier Lydie & Suelle Review (Switch)

Join sisters Lydie and Suelle as they learn alchemy and the truth of their father's mysterious paintings in the final Atelier Mysterious game! If gorgeous character designs, no time limits, and massive amounts of ingredients to craft, craft...

8 Great
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Review (Switch)

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is french Indie-Dev Lizardcube's gorgeous and faithful remake of the 1989 cult classic Metroidvania Wonder Boy III for the Sega Master System. With multiple monstrous forms to unlock, guide the adventurer Hu-Ma...

8.5 Great
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Sea of Thieves Preview (XBOX ONE)

Developer RARE's new pirate MMO Sea of Thieves sets sail this year, and we got a hand's on with the closed Beta. Is it worth your hard earned booty? You'll definitely want to hear what we have to say, so read on, and don't ready your cannon...

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Xenon Valkyrie Review – PS Vita

Xenon Valkyrie is a side-scrolling rogue-lite game of fast-twitch combat, procedurally generated levels, wicked witchcraft, and tons of guns! Choose one of three funky sci-fi warriors for a battle that will take you deep into the heart of a...

7.5 Good
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Soulblight Preview

Soulblight is developer My Next Games upcoming top-down fantasy sci-fi rogue-lite, and your next obsession! With unique skills like Gluttony, Cannibalism, and Cowardice, you'll be able to craft your dungeon-crawling hero or villain to your ...

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de Blob Review (PS4)

de Blob, the colorful platformer of revolution and a color-splattering ball named Blob, is back! Originally released to great acclaim late in the Wii's life cycle, THQNordic has brought this family-friendly romp to this generation of consol...

8 Great
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Culdcept Revolt Review – 3DS/2DS

Do you love video games, Monopoly, and Magic the Gathering? So do we, and that's why it's so gratifying to play Culdcept Revolt, Nippon Ichi Software America's new western localization of the most recent title in the card-game series. With ...

8 Great
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Blue Reflection Review – PS4

Blue Reflection is developer GUST's final entry into their "Beautiful Girls Festival" trilogy, and it deserves the title whole-heartedly! With gorgeous visuals, strategic turn-based combat, and an emotionally resonant story, this release fr...

8.5 Great
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Miitopia Beginner’s Guide!

Miitopia is Nintendo's newest RPG masterpiece for their 3DS and 2DS gaming systems, and you should grab it right now! If you already have, then you know it's actually got complicated systems, and we've done the research to help you beat the...

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Review! (PS4)

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA marks Falcom's triumphant JRPG return to the world of Ys! Follow fan-fave Adol through a mysterious island littered with monsters, loot, and a mystery involving a beautiful maiden that invades his dreams. Grab you...

8 Great
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Miitopia Review (3DS/2DS)

Miitopia sends your very own Mii on a quest to save the world from the face-stealing Dark Lord! Select Mii's from the vast Mii Verse, make your own, or force your friends' Mii's to play parts in the story! With intriguing management system...

7 Good
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Pocket Mortys Review (iOS/Android)

Do you cry at night? Are your days a hopeless walkabout into the void? Then you must be suffering from Morty-itis, the disease that strikes so many of us in-between seasons of Adult Swim's hit show "Rick and Morty." But fear not--there's a ...

8 Great
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HYPER BEAM Review (iOS)

Do you miss the arcade games of old, where twitch reflexes and split-second decisions meant life or death, high-score or nothing? Then grab your iPhone, boot up the AppStore, and head straight to Rinikulous Games' new space shooter HYPER BE...

8 Great
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Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! Review (PS4)

The classic dungeon series is back with Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! With a new Nobunaga-era backstory and more dungeons than you can shake a pixel at, NIS's brilliant bite-sized RPG is bigger, funnier, and more loot-filled than ever! G...

8.5 Great
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Akiba’s Beat Beginner’s Guide

Is Akiba's Beat kicking your butt? Then you need this handy-dandy guide on how to hack and slash those encroaching Delusions into submission! Strategies, item suggestions, and more are here to give you a much needed edge to free Electric To...

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Akiba’s Beat Review (PS Vita)

Ever have a desire to geek out on anime, games, and do absolutely NOTHING else? So does Asahi, the hero of AKIBA'S BEAT, and his lazy dreams are shattered by the pro-active Saki and her talking plush toy--er, familiar--who drag him into a m...

6.5 Fair
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Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy Review

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy is an excellent dungeon romp through a near-future sci-fi Tokyo.Finish that high-school class quick, so you can gear up and dive headlong into a quest for missing students that'll lead you into fierce battl...

8 Great
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The Silver Case Review (PS4)

Suda51 fan's, unite! The Silver Case, the cult-developer's first title from the PSX era, comes to U.S. consoles for the first time in a remastered and expanded edition. A visual novel with graphic crime content and supernatural undertones, ...

6.8 Fair
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Rain World Review

Rain World is indie developer Videocult's new survival platform title published by Adult Swim Games. Taking place in a world of deadly rainstorms and vicious carnivores, players take charge of a single lonely slugcat, who must evade and sur...

8.5 Great
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Touhou Genso Wanderer Review (PS4)

Touhou Genso Wanderer is the first Touhou rogue-like to come to the west, as well as a rare chance for PS4 owners to experience a traditional Japanese rogue-like. With fun characters, charming graphics, and a MASSIVE quantity of randomly cr...

8 Great
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Exile’s End Review – PS4

Exile's End is indie developer Magnetic Realms' homage to the CRT-monitor classics of the Amiga, and a follow-up to their first title Inescapable. While Inescapable garnered rough reviews due to it's linear nature and lackluster graphics, E...

8 Great
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Judgment: Apocalypse Survival Simulation Gets New Combat

Judgment: Apocalypse Survival Simulator by indie developer Suncrash gets even better with the Alpha 11 update. New missions come into play with new combat goals, and a new loot system has been implemented to enhance gameplay for each missio...

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Torment: Tides of Numenera Review – PS4

Torment: Tides of Numenera is the spiritual successor to the quintessential RPG Planescape: Torment. As the highest funded RPG on Kickstarter, Torment has high expectations, and comes to the table prepared. Great stats building, combat, wor...

9.5 Amazing
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Holy Avenger Preview

Holy Avenger is the new beat 'em up based on the Brazilian comic sensation of the same name. Although in Early Access, the game is already shaping up to be a welcome blast form the past. Battle with fists, swords, spells and yo-yo's in this...

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Dropzone Preview

Dropzone is a new RTS/MOBA hybrid from indie developer Sparkypants Studios, powered by the minds behind the strategy masterpieces Civilization II and Rise of Nations! Players face off with teams of 3 unique mech battle machines, and try to ...

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Phoning Home Review

Phoning Home is indie developer ION LANDS love letter to storytelling and boasts a tale that really is worth telling. Players take control of ION, a small robot stranded on an alien world filled with dangerous weather, dangerous monsters, a...

8.5 Great
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Phoning Home Preview

Phoning Home follows the lovable robot ION on a journey of survival and discovery, where dangers, new allies, and the hope of a way home lie ahead. Promising beautiful environments, emotional moments, and lots of wilderness exploration acro...

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Judgment: Apocalypse Survival Simulation Preview

Judgment: Apocalypse Survival Simulation stands out from the pack of base-building survival games with a demonic backdrop and smooth gameplay that puts other Early Access titles to shame. Build a base, rescue survivors, and study occultism ...

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Touhou Genso Rondo Review (PS4)

If you've every played a fighting game where you want to blast the hell out of your opponent instead of throwing wussy punches, then TOUHOU GENSO RONDO: BULLET BALLET is for you! Anime tropes and dazzling bullet-hell collide with the versus...

7.5 Good
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TAIKER Review

We sit down with TAIKER, a Mega-Man inspired platformer about a pretty girl and her sassy-ass robot. With gorgeous anime art, great character modeling, and tight controls, it's an interesting debut from Taiwanese indie dev duo Team 4U. Is t...

6.5 Fair
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KITE Preview

16-bit shooters are reborn in the early-access title KITE! Super Nintendo and Genesis fans take heed because Kite's Universal Soldier vibe and 90's-era pixel graphics make blasting through a cyberpunk dystopia sheer bliss! Hop on board now,...

7.5 Good
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TYRANNY Review

Obsidian's new opus TYRANNY dumps you into a high-fantasy dystopia, mixing its Lord of the Rings style with a healthy dosing of iron-age Mad Max. You'll be backstabbing your friends and allies alike in this classic isometric RPG, where you ...

9 Amazing
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WAY OF THE RED Review

WAY OF THE RED is a love letter to the NES Metroidvania legacy, and if that sounds good to you, then get it right now. As a bird-man shot down by human oppressors, you'll slash your way through a 2D open-world with secrets, multiple skills ...

8.5 Great
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NYKO SPEAKERCOM Review – PS4

Nyko's new SPEAKERCOM unit gives you game audio and a top-notch mic literally at your fingertips. Eliminating the need for irritating and expensive headsets, this little rechargeable unit is worth a look, especially if your XBOX 1 or PS4 mi...

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MASTER X MASTER Preview

MASTER X MASTER is NCSoft's new action MOBA, and we've got hands-on details! Choose from 30 different characters, revel in tons of unlockables, and lose hours to the awesome new play modes! Get the details here, so you can be ready to rock ...

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XANADU NEXT Review

XANADU NEXT, the return of a classic RPG franchise from the makers of YS, is finally here! This action-RPG has strategic swordplay, dozens of skills, and the best music this side of Final Fantasy IX. Grab your K/M or gamepad, crank the volu...

8 Great
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Realms of Arkania: Star Trail Remake Preview

REALMS OF ARKANIA: STAR TRAIL hits early access this month. Coming bound with the original pixel-art masterpiece, Crafty Studio's second remake promises dozens of spells, in-depth character creation, and a faithful representation of The Dar...

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Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) Tips & Guide

CURSED CASTILLA (or MALDITA CASTILLA EX) is the Ghosts 'N Goblins sequel Capcom never gave us, and it's tough as coffin nails! Use our tips and tricks guide to beat back the evil, and prove you're old-school hardcore. So grab your daggers, ...

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