Dark Souls III Review – More Dreary Magnificence

Dark Souls III Bandai Namco The Dark Souls series has a singularly Japanese identity, which is lost on many foreign gamers. Although it features knights, ghouls, and demons, which all look very European, aesthetically, the combat, pacing, and unforgiving environs found in the Souls games are uniquely Japanese. Specifically, from the days of feudal Japan,…

Pillars of Eternity: The White March – Part 2 Review – A Singularly Strong Second Act

Pillars of Eternity: The White March – Part 2 Paradox Interactive Back in March of last year (2015), Paradox Interactive swept the PC gaming world by storm with its crowd funded modern classic hit, Pillars of Eternity. Supporters of indie titles such as myself saw it as not only an incredible return to the old…

The Culling (Alpha) Review – A Blood-soaked Free-for-all

The Culling Xaviant Games Now that the zombie frenzy is finally beginning to abate a little, a new craze is emerging: competitive survival games. Since visual media (film/TV) and the gaming industry are essentially joined at the hip these days (at least the triple A gaming publishers and commercial film studios are) whatever is hot…

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition—Epic Adventure: Updated

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition Larian Studios The summer of 2014 saw some serious heat records broken all across the world, but that wasn’t the only thing that was hot. One of a slew of successful Kickstarter games that took flight after securing funding, Divinity: Original Sin, was a throwback to old-school CRPGs (Computer Role-Playing…

Pillars of Eternity: The White March – Part 1 – A Decent, Fun Expansion but Nothing Jaw-Dropping

Pillars of Eternity: The White March – Part 1 Obsidian Entertainment Last month, when I reviewed Pillars of Eternity, I was in the process of building up my main character, a two-handed sword wielding Fighter named Sturmgor the Slayer. As a PC gaming reviewer, I play a lot of games, but it must be noted…