Author: Bennet Gehring-Nobbe

I'm a video game translator, reviewer and (occasionally) creator. Needless to say I enjoy games a lot. When not playing games, I like watching terrible horror movies with my wife, bribing our cats into doing some cardio and overusing the term "fusion cuisine". I am also the world's biggest Monster Jaunt fan. Go play Monster Jaunt.

Monster Sanctuary Review: Gotta Hatch ‘Em All? (Switch)

Combining Metroidvania with monster collecting seems like a match made in heaven when you think about it. That’s why, all those years ago, GameFreak and Creatures Inc did just that. Now, Monster Sanctuary comes along and barely improves on ...

6 Fair

Broken Lines Review: World War II Meets World War Z (PC)

Combining meaningful decisions with largely grounded tactical combat, Broken Lines hopes to pull the player into its world. With the ”The Dead and the Drunk” expansion recently released, we thought now is a good time to look at the title as...

8 Great
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Atlas Rogues Preview: Majora’s Mercs

Atlas Rogues combines the tactical high-stakes combat of XCOM with the exaggerated cartoon characters of the Hero Shooter genre, and stuffs it into a Roguelite. Add to that the option to cooperate with up to three friends and you have an ex...

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Wallachia: Reign of Dracula Review: Castlevania Mania (Nintendo Switch)

Wallachia: Reign of Dracula combines a 16-bit Castlevania aesthetic with the run-and-gun gameplay of Contra. It’s an old school experience in every way, and does little to compromise on that vision. With only seven stages, and given its bas...

8 Great

Boreal Blade Preview: Blood, Guts, and Glory (PC)

Grab a sword, put on your eye-searingly pink fur hat, and get ready for some passionate debates! From the creators of Trine and the painfully underrated Has-Been Heroes comes the PvP melee brawler Boreal Blade. Creating a game in a genre wi...

Baldur’s Gate 3 Preview: A Gold Standard in the Making

The creators of the Divinty franchise, Larian Studios, were given the keys to one of the most revered RPG series of all time, Baldur’s Gate. Building on top of their incredible achievements with Divinity: Original Sin 1 & 2, BG3 aims to bri...

Pendragon Review: Quest for the Holy Fail (PC)

From Inkle, the creators of Heaven’s Vault and 80 Days, comes Pendragon, a rogue-like narrative strategy game. It hopes to blend writing and gameplay, to constantly have one influence the other. While it succeeds in some ways, it falls shor...

4 Poor

Going Under Review: A Buggy Masterpiece (Switch)

What do you get when you mix Breath of the Wild and Persona in a Rogue-lite shaker and pour it all into a tall glass of Adventure Time? Easy: A horribly forced metaphor that tries to explain how incredibly good the underlying ideas of Aggro...

9 Amazing
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Lust from Beyond: Scarlet Review: Murder, Murder, Sex, Sex and Murder, Murder

Lust from Beyond: Scarlet aims to combine horror with erotica, with the specific goal of arousing and disturbing the player simultaneously. As a free standalone prologue to the upcoming Lust from Beyond: Scarlet hopes to attract as many pot...

6.5 Fair

Plastic Rebellion Review: Molten Plastic in the Morning

Detalion Games’s Plastic Rebellion takes Tower Defense and FPS mechanics and shrinks them down to toy size. The result is a charming - yet deeply flawed - three to four hour game. Set up your defenses, break out your NERF… sorry, I mean, FE...

4.5 Poor
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The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Review: PoGgers? (PC)

Obsidian’s excellent The Outer Worlds has finally received its first expansion. Aside from adding a new map to explore, Peril on Gorgon offers new quests, characters, enemies, loot and lore, as well as a level cap increase from 30 to 33. Wh...

7.5 Good
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Armored Head Review: Clanging Heads Together

Armored Head is a single-player arena shooter that puts fast-paced moment-to-moment gameplay first. Face down hordes of robots, win that gold trophy and maybe even figure out what in the world is going on here! But can a cheap $3 game reall...

7 Good