Steven McGehee

7.8

Good

The Pink Panther Collection

Shout! Select is a collection of releases by Shout! Factory featuring some cult hits that don’t always get a chance in the spotlight. Films like Red Dawn, Nighthawks, Car Wash, some Bruce Lee classics, and now, The Pink Panther Collection, arriving on Blu-ray this week. The Pink Panther franchise is a large one no matter how you slice it. In full scope, it spans decades and includes about el...[Read More]

8

Great

Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD Edition

Just over two years ago, I played through and enjoyed a Vita-exclusive title from Arc System Works known as Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo. That review is still live except for the in-line images missing at this location. Recently, Damascus Gear got the HD Edition treatment and was re-released on the PS4. Between E3 and some other issues I have not yet played all the way through the HD Edition, bu...[Read More]

8.5

Great

Ever Oasis

New from GREZZO (makers of Zelda re-makes on 3DS) and produced by Koichi Ishii, and available now, is Ever Oasis. A light-hearted, accessible, town-building ARPG, Ever Oasis offers an appealing, inviting, and enjoyable experience on your 3DS. The adventure begins by selecting your gender and naming your character, and then you learn about how a once lush and peaceful world was overcome by Chaos, a...[Read More]

8.2

Great

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Railroad Tigers

Out tomorrow on Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack from Well Go USA is Railroad Tigers, starring the incomparable Jackie Chan. Directed by Ding Sheng, Railroad Tigers is a historically based action comedy with epic train battle scenes and some of Jackie’s trademark action humor. Set in December 1941, Jackie plays Ma Yuan, the leader of a ragtag group of Chinese resistance fighters who are forced to work...[Read More]

7.7

Good

ARMS

When Nintendo releases a new IP, it’s worth taking note. Releasing to the masses a week from today comes an all new Switch exclusive, ARMS. It’s a perfectly fitting title for a fighting game whose core design revolves around fighters who can equip different extendable arms to take into battle. If ARMS kind of reminds you of Splatoon at first look, that’s understandable. From the ...[Read More]

8.4

Great

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Fire Emblem. Cool name, very long-running and heralded series — but one I have always avoided. I knew these games were special, and some colleagues at Digital Chumps enjoy them. Unfortunately, none of them were available to take on this latest entry for review which is actually a remake of one of the very first in the storied franchise. Fire Emblem: Gaiden was first released in 1992 and only...[Read More]

7.3

Good

NBA Playgrounds

A couple of console generations ago, EA had a label, EA BIG, that produced some fun sports games with an arcade twist. From NFL, NBA, and FIFA Street titles to Freekstyle, there was a lot of niche fun to be had. Arcade-like games based on pro sports have come and gone a couple of times over the decades, with the latest such game released for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. I was provided a review c...[Read More]

8.5

Great

Minecraft: Switch Edition

So I’m that one guy that has never played Minecraft before until receiving a review code from Nintendo for the latest iteration of the nearly decade-old phenomenon. That’s right, Minecraft: Switch Edition has arrived, and for a game that many play on mobile devices like tablets, the Switch seems like an excellent place to mine your craft. There’s still a tutorial mode for people ...[Read More]

8.2

Great

Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War III

I can remember when the Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War series was new and it was quite successful. A sequel and several standalone expansions later further proved Relic’s prowess at the RTS genre and their expertise in Warhammer 40k, but alas, I never really took an interest in Warhammer or the games. When tasked with reviewing Warhammer 40k Dawn of War III, I knew I was behind the curve but wa...[Read More]

7.5

Good

Dungeon Chess

Someday I may learn the rules and problems of chess, at that point, I will get a lot more out of Dungeon Chess from Experiment 7. As is, there’s not much for me to do in Dungeon Chess other than to enjoy the sites and sounds. It’s a basic game in most respects, but that does not mean it’s bad, especially with a fair asking price of just $10. Dungeon Chess can be played from a sit...[Read More]

8.8

Great

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Prey

Prey did something for me no game has in a long time, and that’s make me feel like I was almost back aboard the Von Braun, the starship in System Shock 2. Prey’s story takes place in 2032, aboard a space station that was jointly created by the United States and Russia in the late 20th century. A private company, TranStar, took over the space station decades later after it was abandoned...[Read More]

6.8

Fair

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 takes the series into open-world territory, but at this time, the technical issues of the game put a damper on an intriguing, if even fairly standard, experience. Many of the technical issues with SGW3 on the PS4 can likely be fixed with patches, and while a smaller developer, CI Games likely does have the resources and time to keep applying fixes. Very long load times (int...[Read More]