Steven McGehee

8.8

Great

Voodoo Vince Remastered

Deep in recesses of my backlog is Voodoo Vince, a 2003 title for the Xbox that has not been playable on any other platform since its original release. This one missed backwards compatibility on the Xbox 360, due to custom code used in the game. Anyhow, few years ago, I got about halfway through it and I still have that savegame, but I’ll likely never return to it. Reason being, Beep Games ha...[Read More]

9

Amazing

BYE-BYE BOXBOY!

Rather than Bye-Bye Boxboy!, I said ‘hello!’ to BoxBoy for the first time when I got a chance to review this new 3DS eShop title this past week. The third game in the BoxBoy series may be its last, but like any HAL Laboratory game I have played, I found it addictive and fun and its made me curious to explore its prequels. Being new to the series, I read a little about Qbby and his adve...[Read More]

9

Amazing

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Editon

One of the most over-the-top FPS games of last-gen — hell, of all time — comes to current gen thanks to the magic of remastering. Enter Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition from People Can Fly and Gearbox. The foul-mouthed, gore-filled shoot’em up puts you in the boots of Grayson Hunt, a disgraced merc on a quest for blood and redemption. If you missed out on this simultaneously unique...[Read More]

7.7

Good

Drop Dead

Last October, the GearVR got an arcade shooter from Pixel Toys called Drop Dead. It looks and plays a lot like a House of the Dead clone, which isn’t a bad thing. Just a few days ago, the game made its way to the Oculus Rift with several new features. These include remastered visuals, Touch Support, fourteen more single player levels (making a total of forty-one), and multiplayer support for...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Narcosis

Take a seat, grab your gamepad and Rift, and prepare for a journey a couple miles deep in the pacific ocean with Narcosis, a new VR experience from developer Honor Code. Having played several standing VR games in the last week, I have to say it was nice that Narcosis says at the outset it’s intended to be played sitting down. Anyway, being able to sit down was a nice change of pace for me, b...[Read More]

9.5

Amazing

Thimbleweed Park

Lucasarts adventure games were what I cut my gaming teeth on back in the early and mid-90s. The classic 2D point and click genre has made a very welcomed resurgence in the last several years thanks to developers like Wadjet Eye Games, but now we have two legends in the business, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, teaming up for Thimbleweed Park, a Kickstarted adventure. Released just a few days ago, Th...[Read More]

7.5

Good

AFFECTED: The Manor

AFFECTED – The Manor is the first in the AFFECTED trilogy and it’s finally made its way to Oculus Rift CV1 and also includes Touch support. It’s a short experience, although it does have four paths and different endings to discover. Although fairly short, it’s memorable, and it will be interesting to see what Fallen Planet Studios does with The Cabin when that releases, pro...[Read More]

4.5

Meh

DYING: Reborn

DYING: Reborn is first person room escape horror game that is available on the PS4, Vita, and a special half-length and half-price version is on the PSVR. I do not have a PSVR, but I have played DYING: Reborn on the PS4, which is what this review is based upon. From what I have read of the PSVR version, by the way, it takes three of the six total scenarios in the ‘full’ version and spl...[Read More]

9

Amazing

SUPERHOT VR Forever Edition

When I read Eric’s review of SUPERHOT, which released about a month before the Oculus Rift, I knew I had to play the game someday, and that it looked destined for VR. Well, as back catalog’s go, this one finally got it’s chance, and none too soon thanks to the Forever Edition update. Plus, I just got in my Touch controllers a few weeks ago, which SUPERHOT VR requires. I won’...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Toukiden 2

Wow, it’s been over three years since I first reviewed Toukiden on the Vita and two years since Toukiden: Kiwami. Now, Omega Force and Koei Tecmo have released Toukiden 2, which changes up the formula by introducing an open world design along with a very handy new ability for your Slayer to use against the endless onslaught of oni. Toukiden 2 takes place a couple of years after the first gam...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Styx: Shards of Darkness

Styx, the sneaky, deadly goblin we first met in Master of Shadows in 2014, is back for more stealth action with Shards of Darkness. Developer Cyanide Studios’ second game in their dark-fantasy IP sees Styx doing his thing against humans, Elves, Dwaves, and Roaches in the Unreal4 engine. New abilities and a co-op mode offer new ways to play, and if you enjoy stealth games, there’s a lot...[Read More]

6

Fair

2Dark

2Dark struck me as a unique game for what premise it’s built around and how it went about presenting that to the player. It’s an odd dichotomy, although, one that wasn’t enough to hook me or overcome the often unsatisfying gameplay. The game was created by Frédérick Raynal, who also created Alone In the Dark. I remember Alone In the Dark and the several sequels that have come of ...[Read More]