Stiles’ Reviews | Cutting Corners: A Dissection of Final Fantasy XV Part 1

Saying I'm late to the party here would be a vast understatement, and yet, I feel that this video series is more than essential. While Final Fantasy XV has been covered by every game journalist, critic and fan, I have yet to see an all-encompassing, fully analytical critique of the game, and certainly not one … Continue reading Stiles’ Reviews | Cutting Corners: A Dissection of Final Fantasy XV Part 1

Wallet Crusaders – Kingdom: New Lands

Sometimes a gamer needs a break from the fast-paced action games that have been very popular in the past and still continue to be to this day. Usually after a long adventure game or a heavy RPG with a steep learning curve, I need something more casual to chill out while watching anime or martial arts … Continue reading Wallet Crusaders – Kingdom: New Lands

Wallet Crusader: Beholder

Do you like being nosey? Do you enjoy eavesdropping on unsuspecting neighbors? Perhaps snitching to the authorities gives you a rush? If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions, Beholder might just be the game you've been waiting for. In Beholder, you fill the shoes of a state-appointed landlord in an unforgiving totalitarian state. Will … Continue reading Wallet Crusader: Beholder

Indie Game Spotlight – Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander

After finishing the lengthy Planescape: Torment earlier this week, I felt that I could use a change of pace. I decided to look for a turn-based strategy game and stumbled across an indie title called Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander. The art style was attractive and the game was inexpensive, so I decided to give it a shot. Halcyon 6 truly … Continue reading Indie Game Spotlight – Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander

Retro Throwback – Planescape: Torment

With Torment: Tides of Numenera currently in Early Access on Steam, I've been extremely anxious to dig back into the realm of Planescape. Since the last few Early Access games I purchased were somewhat underwhelming, I decided to reinstall the original cult-classic Planescape: Torment and get reacquainted with the planes. Originally released for PC in '99, Planescape: … Continue reading Retro Throwback – Planescape: Torment

Demo for Nier: Automata gets released later this month!

Square Enix not only announced a release date for Nier: Automata during the PSX Experience on Saturday, but they also leaked a date for the demo!   Nier: Automata is a sequel to Nier, an action RPG, and besides the little bit we were given during the press release there really hasn't been an indication of … Continue reading Demo for Nier: Automata gets released later this month!

Indie Game Spotlight: Stardew Valley

I admit it. At first glance, Stardew Valley didn't really look like my "cup of tea". After it was first released back in February, I noticed the beautiful pixel art and was a little intrigued but farming didn't seem quite exciting enough to invest in. On October 3rd, ConcernedApe released patch 1.1 on which introduced some new maps … Continue reading Indie Game Spotlight: Stardew Valley

Tyranny | Review

Obsidian Entertainment strikes again with their new roleplaying masterpiece, Tyranny! Having just finished the game moments ago, I'm struggling to write this review because I'm already planning my next playthrough. If you've had the pleasure of playing Pillars of Eternity (Obsidian's previous release with Paradox Interactive), the gameplay and controls will be mostly recognizable from the start. The player fills … Continue reading Tyranny | Review

Retro Throwback – Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

I have a serious love/hate relationship with Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura. I enjoyed so much about this game that "hate" seems like a strong word, but no other word quite describes the frustration and anger I felt while trying to complete this tragically unfinished masterpiece. Luckily there are a few unofficial fan-made patches and mods … Continue reading Retro Throwback – Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

Indie Game Spotlight: Bastard Bonds

  RPG fans rejoice! I've stumbled upon a true gem this week. Bastard Bonds is a mature indie game that introduces a very interesting take on the strategic RPG genre. Combining elements from some of my favorite titles such as Final Fantasy Tactics and Shin Megami Tensei, Bastard Bonds is an enjoyable mix of strategic turn-based combat, NPC recruitment, team management, exploration, and adventure. Be … Continue reading Indie Game Spotlight: Bastard Bonds