Axiom Verge - PC Review

This homage to Metroid does not just respect the formula - it improves it

Order of Battle: Pacific - PC Review

Surprise - but this is one of the best strategy games of 2015 so far

Gratuitous Space Battles II - PC Review

Get ready for lots of strategic space combat - your time will be well spent

MLB 15: The Show - PS4 Review

It is still the best game of baseball on the market, though the improvements from last year are minimal

Sayonara UmiharaKawase + - PS Vita Review

A challenging platforming title that gets an update for the Vita - but has it aged well?

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav – now available!

I commented on this game a few times in the past, and it is now apparently out:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 release

While I am down and mostly out sick (bronchial infection) - I got excited to read about the release of the latest Magic game.  I have reviewed the last couple and have been enjoying my return to playing the actual card game of late to, so this is a welcome release for me that I hope to get a review out for sooner than later.  Here is the press release:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Quick update - plus Tomba!

So, pretty much still sick as a dog.  A very old dog.  At least that's how I'm feeling today.  And still at work because we had a big software release today.  So, not much of a post here today, expect to say Tomba! has made its debut on the PlayStation Network.  Here's the related info:

Monday, June 18, 2012

Thrillville: Off the Rails - Wii Review

Hopefully you all had a nice weekend?  Mine was equal parts fun and not-so-fun.  The not-so-fun is I've been fighting a flu-like something-or-other since Saturday afternoon and it's still kicking my butt as of this morning.  The fun came in the form of going to a nearby amusement park with my kiddos one day this weekend, which seemed like the perfect lead-in for this review.

My family loves theme parks.  Roller coasters in particular are a hit with us.  My oldest, maybe not quite as much, but my wife, two youngest and myself think a weekend at Cedar Point is one of the best experiences ever.  In terms of older theme park games, I played some title on my PlayStation 1 called Theme Park a zillion years ago, and don't recall a lot about it except my wife was fascinated with it and it served as her entrance into the world of Roller Coaster Tycoon titles.

Thrillville: Off the Rails is one of those titles I have been getting to reviewing lately that is older - a few years old.  As such you can probably find it quite inexpensively now either used, or in bargain bins.  I still think there is value in going over titles like this though, because people may decide to give it a try if they see it on sale somewhere - or maybe the premise interests them and they did not know it was out there in the first place.

This is a simulation/building title.  You manage your park, setting up rides, prices and layouts while trying to meet goals along the way.  Perhaps the biggest twist for me over those older titles I mentioned was the way in which the mini-games are incorporated into the parks and can actually be played by you.