Odallus: The Dark Call Review

As a person who enjoys exploration and discovery, I found Odallus satisfying. But if I was in a mood to find demons more exciting than doorways, I could easily find it a disappointment.

Oniken Review

Enter Oniken, a videogame developed in the 2010s for people who played videogames in the 1980s, capturing the 8-bit action-platforming era’s essence but smoothing over the flaws nostalgia tends to overlook.

Kentucky Route Zero Review

Kentucky Route Zero is a narrative adventure. It’s a road trip story. It’s a ghost story. It’s a character study. It’s avant-garde theater. It’s an examination of life in the United States after the Great Recession. It’s a love letter to classic PC text adventures. It’s Magical Realism. It’s Southern Gothic. It’s New Weird. It’s weird. Kentucky Route Zero is a lot of things and what you’re going to get out of it depends on how much you’re willing to put into it.

The 5 Must-Own Switch Indies of 2019

I previously wrote a roundup of what I felt were the best Indie videogames released on the Switch up to that point. It’s a year later now with a new year of Indie releases not accounted for on that list, so I am creating this new list. I haven’t played every Indie released on Switch in that time—I am just one man—so this list is not intended to be comprehensive or definitive. Your favorite videogame’s absence is not a deliberate snub, but more likely means I haven’t played it yet. Of the Indies I did play in 2019, these are the five I recommend as most worth your precious time and money.

Bloodborne Review

Flush with development experience from the three videogames that precede it, Bloodborne reimagines and refines the Souls formula with new ideas.

Metroid: Samus Returns Review

Samus Returns reuses a concept without understanding why it was effective, resulting in a confused remake searching for a reason to exist that it never finds.

Super Mario Bros. 3 Review

There are few other videogames with which I have a longer and more evolving relationship, and I am grateful for it to be one of my formative experiences.

Feudal Alloy Review

Feudal Alloy echoes the bones of Super Metroid, intentionally or unintentionally, without utilizing the connective tissue that made it work or offering successful new ideas as an alternative.