Joe - GK

Joe - GK

Reviewer - GamerKnights


8.5

Great

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Review

Three Houses: Fire Emblem wasn’t always a hit, until it was. But whilst FE Awakening was a watershed moment for the series that saved the life of the franchise, I feel like developer Intelligent Systems have been struggling with its legacy ever since. But with Koei Tecmo helping out with development on their Switch debut, Fire Emblem Three Houses, it finally looks like the series can breathe...[Read More]

8.2

Great

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review

Intro: As a huge fan of Metroidvanias, I obviously have a lot of love for the work of Koji Igarashi. The mind behind a lot of the best titles and wildest evolutions in the genre. With a veritable stable of classics to his name, I’d be foolish not to. But when he took to Kickstarter to fund Bloodstained, I hesitated. Kickstarter hadn’t yet proven to be the crapshoot it has become now, but a few mil...[Read More]

8.4

Great

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Review

New Cinema Labyrinth: Full disclosure: I’m a big fan of the Persona series, but I’m strangely at odds with the stable of spin offs the series has enjoyed. Maybe I’m just overly cynical when it comes to such clearly calculated distractions whilst we wait for a new numbered release. Whatever the reason, however, it’s utterly unfounded as every spin off has been a fantastic game in its own right, Q2:...[Read More]

8.3

Great

SteamWorld Quest Review

SteamWorld: The SteamWorld games are some of my favourite indie titles of all time. SteamWorld Dig tapped into something primal and just got to the heart of addictive gameplay loops, whilst SteamWorld Heist – a side-on strategy game – mixed things up in such a stark way that it proved Image & Form weren’t simply one-hit-wonders. Their unique visual flair and knack for trimming the fat in...[Read More]

8.4

Great

Castlevania Anniversary Collection Review

Castlevania: For a lot of people, Castlevania’s star didn’t truly shine until Koji Igarashi got his hands on the series with Symphony of the Night – but for a lot of us, that was a wild, unnatural evolution to a series we had grown up playing, cross-legged in front of our old CRTs with a NES controller clutched in our sweaty palms. With Konami’s Anniversary Collection, the best of those pre-Iga ‘V...[Read More]

7.9

Good

Zanki Zero: Last Beginning Review

Zanki Zero: Zanki Zero, a new adventure from the guys who brought us the excellent Danganronpa series, immediately had my attention. Despite its weird name, its convoluted stack of gameplay mechanics and its questionable pacing at times, Zanki Zero had me hooked from the beginning to its curious end. Story: Having decided that he’s had enough of life, a young man throws himself off a ledge to his ...[Read More]

8.7

Great

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Review

Distant Memories: Back in 2001, Square Enix were still pumping out classic after venerable classic. Every game with the Final Fantasy name attached to it did staggeringly well, and Final Fantasy X – and its sequel, X-2 – were no different. Whilst Square Enix have made some missteps in the intervening decade and a half, re-releasing both games with spruced up visuals and additional feat...[Read More]

8

Great

Dead Or Alive 6 Review

DOA: Dead or Alive has always struggled to be taken seriously. This is thanks, in no small part, to titles that have prioritized the zero-g nature of their breast physics over pretty much any other feature. The thing is, Dead or Alive has always boasted an absolutely stellar 3D fighting experience, so when the series’ sixth instalment said it was toning down the sexy to focus on what the series ha...[Read More]

8.9

Great

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review

Shadows Die Twice: As a stalwart fan of the Soulsborne series, I was at once excited and a little nervous for Sekiro. It’s FromSoft’s first real return to development since that comfortingly familiar franchise, and it’s rightfully been sold as quite a departure from the sword-and-board hack and slash of its predecessor. I’m thrilled to say that Sekiro is a confident step away from the series that ...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Far Cry New Dawn Review

New Dawn: I found FarCry 5 a lot of fun – safe evolution though it was. It was a gorgeous open world with nice quality of life improvements over its predecessors – but I found its promising story to be a bit toothless. New Dawn is a direct sequel to the apocalyptic events of that game, and whilst it doesn’t fall into the dull, dreary ditches a lot of this genre so often gets caught up in, it...[Read More]

8.1

Great

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove Review

ToeJam & Earl: Growing up with a Mega Drive, ToeJam and Earl and its sequel Panic of Funkotron were some of my favourite games. They were weird, colourful, and felt genuinely fresh. They just weren’t quite like other games at the time, full of secrets, seemingly endless replayability, and great co-op. So when ‘Back in the Groove’ was announced, I was very happy to see all of those features shi...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn Review

Kirby Doesn’t Suck: Kirby’s Epic Yarn was a beautiful, innovative game that completely passed me by when it came out on the Wii in 2011, so when I got the chance to play a spruced up version on one of my favourite consoles, I jumped at it. Nintendo have been doling out re-releases, remasters and remakes aplenty on both the Switch and the 3DS, and whilst not all our made equal, Extra Epic Yarn is o...[Read More]

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