It has been said numerous times in recent years that modern triple-A games don't take enough risks. For an industry that prides itself on innovation, one could argue the major bigwigs play it all too safe too often.In step Square Enix to the rescue with their latest release, Forspoken. A major Japanese developer building a fantasy open-world game that stars a black female New Yorker is not something you see every day, so here's hoping their gamble paid off. Here's the review roundup:
To think...back in 2012, the Fire Emblem series was on the verge of death, with Nintendo ready and waiting to pull the plug if Awaking didn't sell well. Now look at it, all grown up and even getting engaged (hehee, get it). Fire Emblem Engaged is the latest in this glorious late-blooming series, but does it match its Switch predecessor, Three Houses, in quality? Here's the Review Roundup:
Out of all the different game genres, survival horror games aim to provide us with more than just hours of amusement. This Friday, The Callisto Protocol is the latest game to thrill and scare us despite releasing at a time normally associated with whimsey and cheer. So did it succeed? Or did its attempt died a horrible death? Here's the review roundup:
Game Freak and The Pokemon Company finally...AND I MEAN FINALLY!...shook up the tried and true Pokemon RPG formula with the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Looking at our review roundup from earlier this year, we can see that the gamble ultimately paid off with a Metascore of 86 from 40 reviews. GameFreak dubbed that game as a "warm up" for the next main adventure, so with Scarlet and Violet finally here, does it take this new direction even further? Here's the review roundup:
Sony's mighty PS4 had many great exclusives, but one could argue only one truly shun as the defining PlayStation experience. God of War was truly remarkable, so one could always expect a bit of trepidation if a sequel could top it. Well...the time for that answer as arrived, as the reviews for God of War Ragnarok is in. Here's the review roundup:
Yes! We Know about the Voice acting controversy surrounding this game before its launch. Yes! We know this is a pseudo-realistic hardcore action game on the ageing Nintendo tablet. But! Have you all forgotten this Platnium Games' Bayonetta we talking about? A series, in my opinion, that introduced one of the most refine action gameplay the industry has ever seen? As long as Bayonetta 3 surpass or at least matches the excellent gameplay that was present in the previous iterations, that would be enough for fans to sink hours upon hours on combo-ing Homunculi...right? Let's find out...here's the review roundup:
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.