With the new 1.5 NEXT update for No Man's Sky, there has been a lot of publicity for the game that hasn't got this much attention since its launch in August 2016. For those that bought the game, this might seem like the perfect opportunity to return to see what the buzz is about. While it is tempting, I'm here to make the case that you should NOT return and instead discourage others from playing if you felt burned by its initial release. If you do a quick YouTube search you w
Each year most gaming sites publish a "Best of E3" awards for games showcased for that year's E3 for a variety of different categories. This year Cyberpunk 2077 seems to have taken home most of the awards, and understandably so. However, once these game release, do these awards have any credibility? For the game industry, their showcase at E3 can make or break the success of their game. While there has been a presence of Indie game developers or small tech developers, E3 has
I'm a type of person who can't resist buying a game on sale, even if I know it will sit in my backlog of games for months. There are many games that I wouldn't buy at release but would pick up once it goes on sale. This had me thinking if reviews should or should not consider cost as part of a game's review score. This would also impact indie or free to play games and scoring them on the same playing field as triple-A games. There is an expectation of quality and value when b
There are a total of 880 Power Moons you can collect in Super Mario Odyssey with more to purchase with coins until you reach 999 total Moons. I made the journey to 999 Moons without spoilers, guides and only using in-game tips. There are already a ton of videos labeled "Top ____ Most ______ Moons in Super Mario Odyssey". Fill in the first blank with a number between 1-10 and the 2nd blank to an synonym to difficult, mad lib style. To be honest If you've been playing Mario gam
With the release of Octopath Traveler coming up this Friday, July 13th, there will be a flood of reviews coming out from most gaming sites and channels shortly before, on release day, or shortly after release. Even though I have a growing backlog of games, I recently began adopting more of a completionist mindset when reviewing games. In this article, I want to share my opinion on why early reviews are useless and misleading.
In my previous review, I described many of the
With the release of NieR: Automata - Become as Gods Edition for the Xbox One, a new portion of gamers who haven't yet played it on the PS4 or PC will get their chance to experience this one of a kind game. There are already countless articles after its initial release talking about how underrated this game is, even following its critical and commercial success. Co-founder of PlatinumGames, the development studio behind the game, said in a Tweet that the success of NieR: Autom