Random Video Game Reviews

My side project for reviewing games and discussing game design.

Nova-111 Review

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Developed by: Funktronic Labs
Released: August 25, 2015
Price: $14.99 (PC, PS3, PS-Vita, PS4)


Nova-111 is a quirky little action-puzzle game developed by indie studio Funktronic Labs.  Players will control a box-shaped spaceship from a side-scrolling perspective, moving up, down, left, and right on a grid in order to navigate around obstacles and defeat enemies.  The game’s controls, physics, and enemies… Read More

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Impressions

Note: I totally forgot to take screenshots while the beta was still available to me, so unfortunately I have none to post here 🙁 Last weekend, I was selected as one of the players for the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Beta.  As someone who enjoyed the original Mirror’s Edge, I was excited to give it a shot and I’m here now to share some of my impressions of it. The story of the Mirror’s Edge franchise bears a sort of spiritual resemblance to Valve’s Portal series (and I’m not the first to make this comparison).  Released in 2008, only a year.. Read More

Psychonauts Review

Short Form Review: For this review, I’m playing with a shorter format that will let me do more reviews.  I’ll ideally have some games that have more succinct, focused reviews and others that have the full categorical breakdown. Psychonauts Developed by: Double Fine Productions Released: April 2005 Price: $9.99 (PC, soon to re-release on PS4) For the longest time, Psychonauts was one of those perpetually “on-my-todo-list” games.  I’d always had an interest in it (I’d even played the beginning before), but I’d never taken the time to sit down and give it the time and attention it deserves. And let me tell you,.. Read More