The Flame in the Flood Review

The thing about rivers is that they never stop running. They never reverse course. And, no matter how deeply we might wish otherwise, they will never yield to our demands. We can drink from their waters, eat...

Sine Mora EX Review

I have a love/hate relationship with my PS Vita: I love its games, but I hate that they're on the Vita. Don't get me wrong: Vita is a fantastic little device that I've had a ton of fun with, but it's always...

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Review

Mario is under siege. Two hooded enemies flank him, rocket launchers cocked and ready to blow the moment he steps out from cover. His target is straight ahead—a glowing rectangle of terrain situated at the...

Sonic Mania Review

Even before I take control in Sega's exhilarating new passion project Sonic Mania, I have a huge, stupid grin on my face. Perhaps it's the fact that the game—a throwback to the 16-bit glory days of the Sega...

Metroid: Samus Returns Review

In 2016, Nintendo fans were ready to burn the house down over Metroid Prime: Federation Force. The first game in the franchise since 2010's ill-conceived Metroid: Other M, Federation Force was neither the...

Variations on a Theme: Metroid 2

If you count 2004’s Metroid: Zero Mission as the last “proper” release in the classic style of Metroid games—those side-on, open-ended platformers that’ve inspired countless imitators and even...

Chicken Wiggle Review

Renegade Kid, the developer founded by Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove, had a knack for filling in some pretty sizable holes in the 3DS library. Back in 2012, Mutant Mudds was the eShop's first killer app:...