The Flame in the Flood Review

Ever since the release of Minecraft there’s been a wave of survival and crafting games that hasn’t seemed to stop. It’s become a genre filled with mediocrity and recycled mechanics; tons of games trying to replicate a formula that’s been done a thousand times. It starting to become stale. That’s why I was slightly hesitant before trying out The Flame in the Flood on the PlayStation 4, I didn’t want to jump into an experience I’d basically already played before. But when I first landed on the start screen I was greeted by a sweet southern harmonica, a booming river, and a lone crow’s calls; it set the tone for a marvellous adventure that calmed all my concerns. Continue reading “The Flame in the Flood Review”

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Dragon Quest Builders Review (PS4)

Spinoffs are great. Whether it’s Donkey Kong Country, WarioWare Inc., or even Cory in the House – they all do something right. They allow series to take risks and can open up a new worlds where characters can do things that wouldn’t be possible in the regular franchise. This is exactly what Square Enix did with Dragon Quest Builders. Continue reading “Dragon Quest Builders Review (PS4)”

Jotun: Valhalla Edition Review

Jotun: Valhalla Edition is hands down the most gorgeous game I’ve played this year.

That may seem like hyperbole, but it’s not. The game really is that pretty. The completely hand-drawn visuals make every aspect of it shine with a charming cartoon glow. It’s rare to see a title so crisp and refined that it’s obvious how much effort was put into each moment of it, but Jotun is one of those games. Continue reading “Jotun: Valhalla Edition Review”