Using what initially appears as simple, puzzle-based gameplay, The Talos Principle quickly morphs into a complex rumination upon the line between human and machine consciousness. Revisit this one while you have the chance. […]
While this sequel to 2009’s Halo Wars is often more flash than substance, Halo Wars 2 provides engaging tactical gameplay rarely seen in the console space, and as a result, it is still […]
Pavonis Interactive, formerly Long War studios, has introduced its Long War 2 total conversion mod for X Com 2, and where it comes up short on balancing–especially in the early […]
The Magic Circle opens both game design and game function as narrative elements, in a structure that encourages players to deconstruct game mechanics at the same time as they use […]
At its core, Firewatch doesn’t merely tell you about issues like depression, loneliness, and the ethics of escape; it uses game design to make you experience those themes yourself, […]
Though it has its problems, XCOM 2 is the best squad based tactics game to come out in a long time, and if you like thoughtful strategy with a healthy […]
The Beginner’s Guide is the latest product of Davey Wreden, the mad genius behind 2011’s surprise hit The Stanley Parable, and while this new entry lacks the signature dry wit […]
Her Story is a perfect blend of video game mechanics, film techniques, and narrative structure that indicates the future heights in complex storytelling to which gaming can ascend.
A game where the magic is in the margins rather than the core, and if you’re okay with that sort of experience, you should get it. If not, well…
Do you like Pirates, Cowboys, and Spaceships? If yes, this is your game. If no, reboot your robotic soul and try again.
The scariest part of this game is the RNG.