Final Fantasy IX Review: Boys are from Terra (Switch)

(Image courtesy of Square Enix NA) This review contains spoilers. Final Fantasy IX (FFIX) -- developed by Squaresoft (now Square Enix) -- is regularly lauded as one of the greatest numbered installments of the long-running Final Fantasy series, if not one of the best JRPGs of all time. It is a contentious assertion, to be … Continue reading Final Fantasy IX Review: Boys are from Terra (Switch)

Night in the Woods review: Crimes? Crimes. (Switch)

(Image courtesy of Infinite Fall) This is a spoiler-free review. Capturing genuine emotion is difficult for any artist as the human condition is not simply communicated via laughter and a few tears. Few have come as close to mastering this art as developer Infinite Fall with their game Night in the Woods. The Nintendo Switch … Continue reading Night in the Woods review: Crimes? Crimes. (Switch)

Kingdom Hearts 3 review: One wild ride (PS4)

(Image is courtesy of Square Enix) This review contains minor spoilers. January 2019 blessed us with the long-awaited game Kingdom Hearts 3, the brainchild of  developer Square Enix and animation magnate The Walt Disney Company. Numerous prequels, sequels and spin-offs have gifted JRPG fans with one of the most intricate (or convoluted, depending on who … Continue reading Kingdom Hearts 3 review: One wild ride (PS4)

A Case of Distrust review: Well worth the clams (Switch)

(Image courtesy of The Wandering Ben) This is a spoiler-free review. A Case of Distrust, the first project from developer The Wandering Ben, makes a solid case for the recent resurgence in small-scale gaming. It’s a murder-mystery experience built which on intimate mystery and intrigue as opposed to guts and glory. Having forwent overblown Hollywood … Continue reading A Case of Distrust review: Well worth the clams (Switch)

Burly Men at Sea review: A pretty, but sinking ship (PS4)

(Image courtesy of Brain&Brain) (This review will contain minor spoilers.) Burly Men at Sea (2016) is the tale of three bearded, burly Scandinavian brothers who set off in search of untold adventures. It’s very much an interactive storybook experience, with the player acting as a sort of hands-on narrator for the branching storylines. Countless charming … Continue reading Burly Men at Sea review: A pretty, but sinking ship (PS4)

Firewatch review: Through fire and flames (PS4)

(Image courtesy of Campo Santo) (This review will have spoilers regarding the prologue and ending of the game.) Having finally played developer Campo Santo’s first project, Firewatch, I fully regret not playing it sooner. The player takes control of Henry, a first-time fire lookout stationed in the Shoshone National Forest. Summer of 1989 proves to … Continue reading Firewatch review: Through fire and flames (PS4)