Desolate Review – A Hidden Horror Gem Emerges

Desolate HypeTrain Digital My friend and I began our journey unceremoniously dropped off on the eastern side of Granichny Island. The entire island had been an experimental locale utilized by the mysterious “The New Light” conglomerate, where they conducted their nefarious research unimpeded. But it had recently become the epicenter of a catastrophic event of…

Far Cry 5 Review – Open-World Done Right

Far Cry 5 Ubisoft Ubisoft’s new open-world title, Far Cry 5, starts off with quite a heavy dose of atmosphere. You play a nameless rookie deputy who is part of a fugitive apprehension party riding on board a helicopter. Across from you sits an obvious veteran of the local sheriff’s department, as well as a…

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Review – A Sniper’s Paradise

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 CI Games Stealth-based games are going through somewhat of a difficult time right now, particularly ones featuring any sort of tactical elements. Take for instance one of main flag bearers of the tactical stealth-action genre, Ubisoft’s various Splinter Cells games. These games were the epitome of putting the player into situations…

Ghost Recon Wildlands Review – A Wide Open Bullet Ballet

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Ubisoft I can only imagine what perhaps went down during a Ubisoft development meeting. Developer A: “Well, we’ve been trying to make the perfect open-world shooter for a while now.” Developer B: “Yeah, we have.” Developer A: “But then Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain happened.” Developer B: “Yup” [sigh].…