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Darksiders Genesis (Switch) Review

Mar 09, 2020

Nearly ten years ago we were introduced to War, youngest of the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse, in the first release of the Darksiders franchise. Now in it’s fourth installment, Darksiders: Genesis, War returns alongside Strife for another mutation of the Darksiders formula, this time blending its light character action combat and exploration mechanics with aspects of ARPGs to create something that feels both familiar and fresh. It’s a clever approach to fleshing out more of the Darksiders back story, and continuing to experiment with the series’ format and mechanics, without necessarily having to go all-in on a full-fledged AAA release.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD Review

Jan 24, 2020

Sometimes a man is just a man. Sometimes a game is just a game. But sometimes, things are more than what they seem on the surface.

Such is true of both Stranger and the game that bears his namesake, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD. Admittedly, most games from the mid 2000’s era don’t age particularly well, but most games from that era weren’t forward-looking, successfully experimental titles that carved out their own space and became something truly memorable in their own right. Stranger’s Wrath is certainly no stranger to being ported to new systems, but getting to see the HD remaster running unrestrained, in its full glory on the Nintendo Switch hardware is truly an exciting spectacle. The Switch release of the game delivers everything that made the original such a great experience, wrapped up in a highly performant package that lets you focus on reliving your older memories, or discovering the world of Stranger’s Wrath for the first time.