September 5 Knack 2 (PS4) September 6 Destiny 2 (XONE, PS4) September 8 Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) September 12 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA (PS4, PSVita) Nascar Heat 2 (PS4, XONE) Pro Evolution Soccer 2 (PS4, XONE) September 15 Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS) Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (XONE, PS4) NBA 2K18 Early Tip-Off Edition (Switch, XONE, PS4) NHL 18 ...READ MORE >
Samus Returns in a New(ish) Metroid Game!
For every non-gamer who thinks that Link's name is Zelda, there's someone else who thinks that Samus Aran is some dude named Metroid. And like Link, she rarely gets her name in the title of her own game series. Metroid: Samus Returns might just change that. Samus Returns...READ MORE >
Hey! PIKMIN! Captain Olimar has really landed himself in a world of trouble this time! For the first time, navigate Olimar and his Pikmin friends through a 2D platformer full of dangerous creatures and brain-teasing eco-puzzles. You'll still have to rely on strategy and resource management, using the...READ MORE >
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second game in the series and one that was never released in the US, is finally coming to western shores as Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for the 3DS. Known for adding unique features and mechanics not found elsewhere in the Fire Emblem series, Gaiden...READ MORE >
Who’s Cooking Mama?
Mama approaches, flames in her eyes as she spots the charred remnants of the croquettes that I have failed to master. The potatoes were poorly peeled and my coating is uneven. My mashed potatoes are lumpy. They aren't even the right shape. The feeling of...READ MORE >
Phoenix Wright: Objection Permanence
Some people think that visual novel video games like Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney are not worth playing. There is little gameplay and much more reading than any game should involve. Objection! Phoenix Wright breaks these misconceptions with a pile of evidence so high you’ll need a...READ MORE >
The Legacy of Final Fantasy VII
I remember watching commercials for Final Fantasy VII when I was 11 and being blown away by the graphics. I’d only played the original Final Fantasy for NES, so the difference was outrageous. Cinematic cut scenes, 3D characters, huge swords—it was like watching a movie trailer. There...READ MORE >
Zero Time Dilemma
In superhero movies, villains get a kick out of forcing the good guys to make impossible choices, like “save this busload of children OR save your girlfriend.” The Zero Escape series of games is a lot like that, but you’ll be lucky if you survive,...READ MORE >
A Second Helping: Counting Down to Bravely Second: End Layer
Bravely Default for the Nintendo 3DS was one of the biggest surprises of 2014, at least for me. I didn't know anything about it when I received it as a gift, so I expected a generic forgettable RPG. How wrong I was! Bravely Default draws you in immediately...READ MORE >