Talisman Review

Talisman is a board game that most “serious” board gamers either seem to love or hate. Its polarizing nature is due to its combination of traditional RPG elements such as character stats and hit points, mixed with random elements such as rolling dice to move and drawing cards for encounters.  (more…)

A Dark Room Review

If you are a person who demands graphics in your games, you can move along, because there’s nothing for you in A Dark Room. But if you can put that little issue aside, you just might fall in love with this town-building-sim-meets-RPG that has been stripped down to its bare essentials. Who needs graphics anyway? (more…)

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Review

Does any company have a better grasp on what makes a game triple-A than Blizzard? The company responsible for Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo, three genre-defining blockbuster franchises, has decided to step into the collectible card game genre with Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Although this is Blizzard’s first attempt at an online card game, it shouldn’t be a surprise that it’s packed with detail and play-tested to perfection.  (more…)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Is there anything in gaming that feels more exhilarating than web-swinging through the streets of New York as Spider-Man? It doesn’t really matter how many times it’s been done before, it just never gets old. In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, you take control of the webslinger in his efforts to stop a gang war led by Electro and his team of supervillains, including the Green Goblin, Venom, and Kraven the Hunter. (more…)

Wayward Souls Review

Wayward Souls is the game that Mage Gauntlet was supposed to be, and I mean that quite literally. When Rocketcat Games was making Mage Gauntlet, they wanted to have all of the things that Wayward Souls eventually ended up having, like randomized levels and multiple character classes. Eventually they realized that they were never going to be able to get that game done in time, and so Mage Gauntlet was born.  (more…)

Hitman Go Review

In a way, all stealth-based games are made up of puzzles. The levels in series like Metal Gear Solid, Hitman, and Tenchu usually give you an area to infiltrate, with well-placed guards who act in a predictable manner, whom you have to sneak past (or kill) without alerting anyone. The makers of Hitman Go have turned the long-running series into a digital board game for iPad, with excellent results. (more…)

R.B.I. Baseball 14 Review

The original RBI Baseball is a classic. It was simple, quick, and used real Major League Baseball players from eight different teams. Despite not having official backing from the MLB to use official team names and logos, teams were listed by city. However, if you knew anything about baseball, you knew what team you chose even without the logos and team names, and that was just fine. (more…)