Video Game Previews

Guity Gear Strive's Rollback Netcode is a Revelation

Guilty Gear Strive's first open beta has proven that rollback netcode needs to become the future for fighting games.

Postal 4: No Regerts Left Me With Plenty Of Regerts

Postal 4 is a game that many might argue doesn't really need to exist, but does it do enough to justify itself in the modern age of gaming?

Fights in Tight Spaces Stylishly Mixes Superhot and Slay the Spire

Fights in Tight Spaces comes off strikingly unique, even if it could benefit from shaking up the moment to moment. It's stylish, fun and oh so replayable. 

Come One, Come All to the Amazing American Circus

The Amazing American Circus combines Darkest Dungeon and Slay the Spire to great effect in its limited demo

Valheim Defies Odds as a Bug-Free Early Access Survival Game

It has vikings, Norse mythology, low-poly graphics, and fantasy elements. Still, Valheim hasn't quite captivated me yet, but it is easily one of the most polished, competent titles in Early Access to date.

Evil Genius 2 is a Promising Revival of a Classic Strategy Game

We explore how to be the world's greatest criminal mastermind in Evil Genius 2, a highly-anticipated sequel to the classic strategy game from 2004.

Lab Rat Puts You To The Test

Chump Team's new narrative puzzler shines due to its central AI character whose approach to "machine learning" is like nothing you've seen before

Blue Fire is a Beautiful but Buggy Union of Zelda and Dark Souls

Zelda Souls is finally real, and the marriage of the two formulas is seamless. But constant crashes and bugged boss fights make Blue Fire impossible to fully experience.

Hauma Offers a Taste of Sweet Revenge

Attacked and left for dead, an ex-detective tries to get her revenge on the people who wronged her. She quickly finds herself in over her head with a vast conspiracy.

Get a Running Start on Lunark

Run and tumble through the future in Lunark, an upcoming indie 2D sci-fi platformer with gorgeous retro graphics.

The Roguebook Demo is Interesting, but Needs to go Off Book

Roguelike deck-builder, Roguebook, offers and interesting Slay the Spire like experience that could do with a little bit more

HROT is a Feverish Slavic Shooter

If there's one thing I've learned from HROT, it's that Czechoslovakia was a weird place in the late 80s. In my time with the first episode of this Early Access shooter, I came across floating, projectile-shooting heads, teleporting, gas mask-clad soldiers, and a rocket-shooting gymnastics pommel horse out for blood. That's just some of the horrors you'll come across in this trip of a retro FPS.

A Long Journey to an Uncertain End Offers an Uncertain Start

LGBTQ+ Space Opera, A Long Journey to an Uncertain End, offers an enticing, yet fairly stripped back demo

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is Both Bleak and Beautiful

The Upcoming Soulsborne Metroidvania is a Pretty Romp in a Dark World

Is Everspace 2 the Beautifully Designed Spaceship Sim You've Been Waiting For?

Everspace 2 is a fast-paced, action-packed spaceship RPG that allows you to explore a vast galaxy while customizing your ship. This Everspace sequel is gorgeously designed and offers plenty for you to explore and do as you battle outlaw spacecraft and mine distant asteroids. The Everspace 2 release date will be available soon, in the meantime take a look at our thoughts on the Everspace 2 gameplay and customization options.

Persona 5 Strikers Adds Omega Force Flair In All The Right Places

Coming up on almost a year since the Japanese release of Persona 5 Scramble we're now a month away from Persona 5 Strikers gettin

Loop Hero brings Groundhog Day Fun to Roguelikes

As simple as it looks on the surface, Loop Hero is the kind of experience that grows on you. It's a game that isn't so much about playing out the hero winning so much as you making it possible for them to win in the first place. As for whether or not that idea can fully sustain this game until the credits roll, that remains to be seen.

Olija Is An Epic Storybook Adventure

Bleak-core should probably be its own genre at this point.

Kill Your Gods in Gods Will Fall

Deicide is a surprisingly common event in video games.

King's Bounty 2 Promises An Interesting New Look at the Franchise

If you’re anything like me, the King’s Bounty series has been known as a fun romp through a series of games that were highly inspired by t

Scavengers Is Shaping Up To Be The Next Big Shooter

When I had the chance to play Scavenge

StressOut Lets You Throw A Tantrum With No Consequences

Have you ever found yourself in a supermarket with a compelling urge to just push all the shelves over?

Zany Experiences and Battles in the Echo Generation Demo

Pop Culture is filled with excellent games, shows, and movies that follow a group of kids in a small town biting off way more than they can chew in

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is Blizzard's Return to Form

Let's not beat around the bush, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth was one of, if not the worst, expansions for the longtime MMO.

King Of Seas is Treading Water

The ocean is a great setting for video games. Since Sid Meier's Pirates!, people have been settings games on the open sea.

Atlas Rogues: Team Based Fun That Should Realize Its Multiplayer Potential

I think it’s fair to say that rogue-lites are a hard balancing act.

Drawn to Life: Two Realms Continues the Story, 10 Years Later

In 2007, the company 5th Cell, back in the days before they became known for Scribblenauts, developed a 2D platformer known as Drawn t

Amazon Luna - Closed Beta First Impressions

In September 2020, in a move we probably should have seen coming, Amazon 

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Feels More Like A Repackage Than A Real Sequel

Peanut butter and jelly. Milk and Oreo’s. Strawberries and cream.

Prodeus Is A Better Doom Than Doom

The 90s may have been the era of guts and gore thanks to games like Doom and Blood, but if Doom 2016 proved anything, it