Joe - GK

Joe - GK

Reviewer - GamerKnights

8.7

Great

Disgaea 5 Complete Review

Game of (Porcelain) Thrones: “Disgaea 5 Complete” is an unbelievably content-rich package for Nintendo’s new portable console, and is an important genre ‘get’ for the Switch. In 2015, when Disgaea 5 was first released, I called it a ‘worryingly life-ruining series’ and called for it’s return to portable hardware. Now that my wish has been granted, however, I’m a little worried: my bath...[Read More]

8.9

Great

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 Review

Guilty No More: Guilty Gear was the fighter du jour of my adolescent years. As I got older, however, and tried to move away from button mashing and into something more purposeful, I realized I simply don’t have the skill to play the complicated fighters that the inimitable Arc System Works put out. Their deep mechanics and high skill ceiling simply didn’t accommodate a player of average skill, I t...[Read More]

8.1

Great

Victor Vran: Overkill Edition Review

No relation: ‘Victor Vran‘ is a game I’ve had on my Steam wishlist for a couple years now, but I’ve always passed it up in sales because I’ve been disillusioned by the genre of late. ARPGs have struggled to overcome the legacy of Diablo III, and I’ve been burned a few times since trying to find something to satisfy that particular itch that doesn’t come up short. Playing the souped up ...[Read More]

6.3

Fair

Akiba’s Beat Review

And the Beat goes on: Despite it’s stumbles, I enjoyed Akiba’s Trip when it came out a few years ago. When I heard the game was getting a music-orientated psuedo-sequel in Akiba’s Beat, I was quietly excited – even if you can’t strip sexy vampires to kill them anymore. Story: Akiba’s Beat has echoes of groundhog day in its story, with an endless Sunday loop acting as the setting for your trip this...[Read More]

8

Great

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Review

Can you go another round? Sure-you-can: ‘Street Fighter II‘ is one of those titles that gets ported to pretty much any console imaginable, new or old. It’s a solid game and one well deserving of this almost ritualistic homage, but your mileage is going to vary with the Nintendo Switch port based on how recently you’ve invested in one of these re-releases. Read on to find out what’s new...[Read More]

8

Great

Strafe Review

Doomed? “STRAFE” is a game I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. It has a great look and has enjoyed one of the best marketing campaigns I’ve seen in years. STRAFE has a lot going for it, but does it deliver in the areas it counts the most? Read on to find out. Story: If you’ve watched all of the marketing for STRAFE you should know by now that it has a distinctly tongue-in-che...[Read More]

9.3

Amazing

Injustice 2 Review

Welcome to the Circle of Trust: Much like Rocksteady’s series was a personal primer into the world of Batman, “Injustice 2” threatens to pull me deep into the mutlifaceted mutliverse of DC Comics whole. As much as I consider myself a Marvel fan in the eternal comic-book war, NetherRealm have, in one game, made me care about a massive roster of characters. The DC cinematic universe shou...[Read More]

8.7

Great

The Surge Review

Enjoyable Misery: If you were to ask my partner whether or not I liked “the Surge“, she’d respond with a resounding “no”. Over the last week she’s been woken up on numerous occasions at the profanity I’ve been hurling in developer Deck 13’s general direction. The Surge has joined a pantheon of games that are enjoyable because of their controller-flinging misery, however, and Deck 13 ar...[Read More]

7.9

Good

Dreamfall Chapters Review

Welcome back, Dreamer: “Dreamfall Chapters” has been a long time coming. It’s the sequel to two popular adventure games – the first of which released just before the turn of the millenium – and fans have been waiting a long time to get their hands on this one. Story: Dreamfall Chapters was originally an episodic affair, with five episodes being released between 2014 and 2016. Chapters ...[Read More]

6.7

Fair

Syberia 3 Review

Cold Reception: “Syberia 3” is another adventure series back from the dead: some readers weren’t even born when the original title launched many, many years ago. But has this long gestation period resulted in a worthwhile comeback? Read on to find out… Story: Syberia 3 is, unsurprisingly, a sequel to a couple of other Syberia games. I played Syberia 2 on my original Xbox well over a de...[Read More]

6.8

Fair

Birthdays the Beginning Review

Good Stock: “Birthdays the Beginning” has a rich lineage, coming from the original mind behind Harvest Moon and ARC System Works, the studio who make some unbelievably beautiful games. But does a solid bloodline ensure a good game? Read on to find out. Story: Birthdays is a game whose entire narrative could be viewed in a few minutes, despite the focus of the title being the evolution ...[Read More]

8.8

Great

Puyo Puyo Tetris Review

Let’s Pop: It’s been a long time since a puzzle game grabbed my attention the way Puyo Puyo Tetris has. Had you asked me a few years ago whether mashing two different games together would be a recipe for success I’d have responded with a pretty resounding no, especially two games so visually similar but mechanically different. It just shouldn’t work on any level, but Sonic Team have proven me wron...[Read More]

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