Arise: A Simple Story – Emotional Storytelling at its Finest

Arise: A Simple Story is as its name states, simple, but one that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster without so much as uttering a single line of understandable dialogue outside of the word arise. You’ll assume the role of an Old Man whose life has just ended, but before he can truly pass…

Control – A Dark Horse for Game of the Year

Two words: Ashtray Maze Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Quantum Break, have created what is possibly one of the most under-advertised titles in recent memory in Control. But here’s the thing, the game is fantastic and is quite possibly the best title the studio has ever developed. Players will assume…

Judgment – Law and Order in Kamurocho

With the Yakuza series finally receiving the recognition it deserves, it only took 6 games, the franchise can still feel overwhelming to newcomers of the series. The narrative can be pretty difficult to follow, navigating the dense streets of Kamurocho can be daunting, and there are so many characters to follow, you might lose sight…

Sea of Solitude – In Uncharted Waters

Mental health, even today, is difficult to discuss openly. It is however, a topic that is often discussed in a number of independent games, which is a welcome change from what can be found in the mainstream. Sea of Solitude puts you squarely in the shoes of Kay, a young woman from alone and adrift…

Game of Thrones – A lackluster end to a great series

For years, Game of Thrones was considered one of the best shows on television. It was well paced, had amazing production values, and its consistency was key to its popularity. Sadly, cracks were beginning to surface in Seasons 6 and 7 as those seasons saw a drop-off in writing quality as this is when the…