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When I first saw the trailer for Maquette I knew I had to play this game. As a major puzzle nerd and Annapurna superfan, I had high expectations that this would no doubt be another beautifully designed, thought-provoking storyline that has become synonymous with its publisher. As one of March’s Playstation Plus games of the month, I was given the perfect opportunity to try it out.
Little Nightmares II
Tormenting, haunting and breathtaking. All these words can be used to describe the first nightmare, but I wasn’t prepared for the new horror the second brought as I guided Mono from the forest and into the city through increasingly stressful situations. Little Nightmares II is here and it’s the thrilling sequel the first game deserved. Let’s get into it!
Lillymo Games is no stranger to great games with the likes of the original Habroxia in 2019 and Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure in 2020. Habroxia 2 stands to be nothing short of great bringing beautiful pixel art, satisfying gameplay mechanics, and a soundtrack that nails the tone of this retro-styled old-school space shooter...
It would be all too easy to compare Bloober Team’s The Medium to 2019’s Control; both games feature a strong female protagonist with otherworldly powers, a dark and atmospheric locale to explore, and an affinity for the color red. Where The Medium sets itself apart is by literally setting itself apart in two different worlds. With a unique hook involving the shift between the living and spirit world, The Medium does a solid job keeping you engaged until the credits roll...
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
(Next-Gen Update Jan. 2021)
On January 13th, 2021 Respawn Entertainment released a colossal update for Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order promoting that the 2019 action-game would introduce next-generation features on both Playstation 5 & Xbox Series X. The update was also said to help with the overall performance and presentation of the game as well, as shortly after its 2019 release, the game became known for its glitches, long load times, and persistent game crashes. Now let’s see if this update is a broken promise or if it introduces “A New Hope’ to the experience...
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, developed by ustwo, is a game that is making a difference in the world...literally. For every download or purchase of the indie title, they plant one tree. Joining forces with Ecologi, the developers have the goal of planting 1 million trees. Taking to heart the message of their game: Even the smallest person can make a big difference...
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Whenever you start playing a new game, having another one constantly be referenced can be a huge distraction; especially when it’s Breath of the Wild. Stepping out of the shadow of one's inspiration is a monumental task and doesn’t always happen successfully. This year, Ubisoft put that to the test when they released Immortals: Fenyx Rising. How it worked out for them has really yet to be seen, but so far even though it’s got a long way to go, it looks like they’re onto something...
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity slashed its way onto the Nintendo Switch after a surprise announcement this September, blending the frenetic hack-and-slash gameplay known in the Warriors series with characters and themes first introduced in 2017’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.Age of Calamity does what the Champion’s Ballad DLC could not; provide a meaty prequel to one of the best video games ever released...
Marvel's Spiderman: Miles Morales
Insomniac Games is on a roll and continues to prove itself as one of PlayStation’s best first party studios. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is their most recent release and is no exception. Though on the shorter side, it forced them to cut the fat that its predecessor had and instead fills it with fun and meaningful content, resulting in the studio improving an already perfect formula...
On the surface, Bugsnax seems to be the next, family-friendly game introduced as a launch title for the new Playstation. The Playstation 4 saw the release of Knack and now the Playstation 5 gets Bugsnax. At first glance, the game seems to be about catching sentient food with legs, and funny enough this isn’t a horror game. But after a full 100% completion playthrough, I can honestly say that Bugsnax is a true delight from start to finish...
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
When the news came out that the PS5 version for Cyberpunk 2077 would not be available at launch and my eagerness to play an expansive open world game grew, I set my eyes on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Although not perfect, Ubisoft has made a substantial and important step in the new era of Assassin’s Creed that had me hooked until the end of the game’s epic story...
Mafia: Definite Edition
Mafia Definitive Edition is a current-generation remake of a 2002 video game of the same name. The remake was developed by Hanger 13 Studios and published by 2K studios. Now that eighteen years have passed, it’s time to dive into Mafia and try to find the answer to the question, “Is this a game worthy of a big-budget remake?”
Coming off of critically acclaimed games like Transistor and Pyre, Supergiant Games brought Hades to PC in the form of Early Access back in 2018, but fully released the title in 2020. After countless praise and Game of the Year nominations, Hades has proven to be a game that doubles down on the studio’s overall vibe while still pushing the rogue-like genre forward in great and innovative ways. Upon dying on your first run it’ll become very clear why Hades is one of 2020’s best games...
The Last of Us Part II
It took seven years for us to feel the true force of what was set in motion in 2013. After an announcement in 2016, we waited four more years to play the sequel to one of the most defining stories of a generation. The Last of Us Part II has finally landed, and it is volatile...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was for me and many others the type of game they needed at the time of its release, what I didn’t expect was that almost a year later I would still be playing almost every day. If you’re looking for a great island getaway to get away from reality, Animal Crossing New Horizons is just that...
It’s been a while since any other recognizable superhero, besides the caped crusader, has graced home consoles. Or maybe it should be said, it has been a while since there has been a noteworthy video game based on an officially licensed superhero. Either way you look at it, the tour de force known as Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4 is finally here...