Random Video Game Reviews

My side project for reviewing games and discussing game design.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Single Player) Review

Developed by: Naughty Dog
Released:  May 10, 2016
Price: $59.99 (PS4)

A Thief’s End is the closing chapter of Naughty Dog’s beloved Uncharted franchise, a sort of Tomb-Raider-meets-Indiana-Jones action adventure series.  The series began with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, released for PS3 in 2007 (about a year after the PS3 itself was released).  It follows the story of Nathan Drake, long lost heir of Sir Francis Drake, and was lauded for its cinematic style and high quality production and presentation…. Read More

Ratchet & Clank Review

Developed by: Insomniac Games Released:  April 12, 2016 Price: $39.99 (PS4)   Ratchet & Clank is a fully remade version of the original Ratchet & Clank game for PS2.  This reboot follows the adventure of a Lombax named Ratchet (a mechanic with big dreams) and a defective warbot named Clank.  The duo meet in a random twist of fate and find themselves travelling from planet to planet to save the galaxy from a sinister threat.  To do this, they join up with the Galactic Rangers, a group of heroes led by self-absorbed celebrity Captain Qwark. The original Ratchet & Clank, released.. Read More

The Witness Review

Developed by: Thekla, Inc. Released: January 2016 Price: $39.99 (PC, PS4)   Ah, The Witness: a game I just can’t quite put down.  The Witness is a puzzle and exploration game created by Jonathan Blow, the man behind the time-bending puzzle platformer Braid (which originally released on Xbox Live Arcade in 2008).  The game is mostly comprised of boatloads of maze-like puzzles in which players must determine and trace the correct path.This game is enjoyably challenging and a lot of fun to explore.  The game hinges on a simple mechanic but features a wonderful variety of puzzles, the vast majority of which.. Read More

Teslagrad Review

Teslagrad Developed by: Rain Games (Bergen, Norway) Released: December 2013 (original release, on Steam) Price: $9.99 (Steam), $14.99 (Console versions) Teslagrad is an indie puzzle-platformer developed by Norway-based Rain Games.  It takes place in a European steampunk-derivative world with a gloomy   Players control a nameless young boy, fleeing from his home when it’s stormed by .  Throughout most of the game, the boy climbs and explores an enormous tower teeming with strange machines and obstacles, discovering tools and challenges based on electricity and magnetism mechanics. The game is developed using the Unity engine, which is likely the reason a.. Read More