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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4)

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has everything it needs to be a great JRPG. There's a deep combat system, charming characters and environments, and an interesting fantasy premise. It could have been really good, maybe even great. Instead, Level-5 spread the quality too thin, mixing it with half-baked concepts such as skirmishes and kingdom…

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered (PS4)

*Free review copy provided by Ubisoft* Assassin's Creed Rogue has a relatable protagonist and an intriguing premise, so it's a shame that both are wasted on a mundane game that was churned out to drag a few more dollars from gamers who hadn't upgraded to the PS4/Xbox One generation. The mission structure is uninspired, you…

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Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS4)

*Review copy provided by publisher* Devil May Cry transitioned from being a Resident Evil sequel to one of the best new IPs on the Playstation 2. It inspired three sequels, a reboot, and the God of War and Bayonetta franchises. In other words, it's a series that has earned some respect. Unfortunately, this HD Collection is…

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Iconoclasts (PS4)

Fair warning: this review is longer than usual and descends into analysis territory at times. An earlier draft was much shorter, but I didn’t feel comfortable putting my criticisms out there without concrete examples. Despite spending a lot of time focusing on the negatives, I don’t hate Iconoclasts by any stretch. It’s average. Iconoclasts is…