Games about quarantines, horrific viral epidemics, and people struggling to eke out a living in a crumbling, burning world kind of feel a lot less fantasy and a lot more uncomfortable these days. At least we haven’t had any vampires yet in real life. Vampyr (PC, PS4 [reviewed], Switch, Xbox One) Released Jun 2018 | … Continue reading Vampyr

Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep

If there’s one thing the labyrinthine lore of Kingdom Hearts needed, it’s a prequel. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PS3, PS4 [reviewed], PSP, Xbox One) Released Jan 2010 | Developed / Published: Square-Enix 10 years before Kingdom Hearts we join Terra, Ventus, and Aqua, three young students of the venerable Keyblade Master Eraqus. Terra and … Continue reading Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep


Some games ask deep and meaningful questions about their players. Questions like “How much control do players have?”, and “Is the violence we express in games merely a symptom of our own, inherently cruel human condition?” Abzu shames all of these petty inquiries. Instead, it asks a truly monumental question of us as players. “What … Continue reading Abzu