SpaceEngine (Early Access) Review – A Phenomenally-crafted, Spacey Masterpiece

SpaceEngine Vladimir Romanyuk I feel small. Very, very small. Not only that but my jaw has been on the floor for over an hour. That’s because I have just been flying through the universe in Vladimir Romanyuk’s space “game,” SpaceEngine. I use quotes because SpaceEngine isn’t really a game, its more than that. It’s more…

Conan Exiles Updated Review – Recent Additions Make This Hyborian World Shine

Conan Exiles Funcom Conan Exiles debuted back in 2017, and by all accounts was a severely troubled product. It shipped with a substantial number of bugs, glitches, and was horribly optimized as well. Being a big fan of Conan’s brutal Hyborian world, I overlooked many of these issues, even though playing it right after release…

X4: Foundations Review – A Solid Foundation to Build Upon

X4: Foundations Egosoft As a writer of science fiction, I’ve naturally been drawn to video games within that storied genre. Games such as Freelancer and the age-old Elite series have always been my go-to recommendations when folks ask me which games I admire the most. There is just something so compelling about jumping into a…

Conan Exiles Savage Frontiers and Seekers of the Dawn Packs Review – Great Additions That Make You Stand Out

Conan Exiles Savage Frontiers and Seekers of the Dawn Packs Funcom If you’re a gamer who keeps up on gaming news in general, you’re probably already aware of Conan Exiles’ rather tumultuous Early Access period, and subsequent total turnaround. Indeed, just when I thought that the open-world sandbox game based on Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian…

Hitman 2 Review – Everybody’s Favorite Murder Sim is Back with a Vengeance

Hitman 2 IO Interactive/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment Back in 2016, when IO Interactive brought the Hitman series back into the spotlight with their episodic releases, simply titled “Hitman,” many wondered if it could still garner attention. IO proved that not only did the murder-for-hire simulator still have quite a bit of life left in it…

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Fallen Ghosts DLC Review  –  Worth the Wait?

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Fallen Ghosts DLC Ubisoft The shooter genre (first and third person) is going stronger than ever right now, and its popularity shows no signs of abating. The genre as a whole can basically be broken down into two subgenres. Firstly, you have the uber-popular run-and-gun types of shooters such…

Elite Dangerous Review – Endless Possibilities

Elite Dangerous Frontier Developments “Damn you, Frontier Developments!” I thought to myself as I sat in the cramped cockpit of my spaceship, staring at the starport’s interior walls. “Damn you for coming up with little annoyingly addictive ways to keep my gaming buddy and I around, well past our bedtimes!” My friend and I had…