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Super Crush KO review

Building on Solid Foundations Looks can be deceiving. With its stout player-controlled ship, low-poly enemies, and abstract backdrops, 2017’s Graceful Explosion Machine gave an unassuming first impression. But players who took a chance on the ...

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Orangeblood review

East Asia Meets East Coast From Wu-Tang Clan’s sampling of classic kung fu films to Samurai Champloo’s incorporation of hip-hop beats, media intermittently delivers masterful cultural fusions. Although the recent Steam release of Orangeblood isn’t ...

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Seven Days review

Don’t Try to Pigeonhole This Plot Often, visual novels divulge their approach in the first few minutes. But that’s not the case with Seven Days aka Seven Days with You: The Most Precious Memory in ...

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Baldr Sky review

The Pathos of a Mecha Pilot Most mecha games only do a serviceable job of conveying what it’s like to pilot a hulking robot. Sure, the expensive hardware setups of Virtual On: Cyber Troopers and ...

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Transport Fever 2 review

Traditionally, urban simulators put the focus on buildings, with players often striving for a fruitful balance amidst the residential, industrial, and commercial spaces. Transport Fever 2 takes an altogether different approach, focusing on the spaces ...

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Steins;Gate: My Darling’s Embrace review

Tutturū! Released in 2009, Steins;Gate continues to captivate audiences. Centering on the exploits of teenaged Rintaro Okabe and a band of scientists, the visual novel ingeniously wove elements of science fiction, classic tragedy, and otaku ...

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Steins;Gate 0 (Switch) review

All too often, sequalization is motivated by money rather than any earnest attempt at artistic expression. Perhaps that seems like an excessively cynical perspective, but I’ve seen far too many follow-ups that either offer only ...

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