Psychonauts 2 Review

Nov 24, 2021

If the Golden Age of Gaming has already passed us by, then we are surely experiencing a renaissance now, in which the possibilities for turning ideas into playable reality are nearly limitless in scope. Modern classics are made regularly, old favorites are being revived and resuscitated through emulation or remasters, top to bottom remakes of landmark games are becoming more commonplace, and beloved fan favorites are getting the sequels they grossly deserve. Enter Psychonauts 2, the long-rumored, highly desired but largely mythical (until recently) follow up to the cult classic original released in 2005. I have fond memories of traipsing about the first Psychonauts‘ trippy mindscapes as Razputin Aquato, budding young misfit adventurer and Psychonaut-to-be, collecting endless figments, exploring bizarre locales that feel ripped directly from the bizarre imaginations of its creators, and utilizing the myriad psychokinetic powers Raz had at his disposal to engage in some serious platforming and mystery solving all in service of thwarting an evil plot to exploit the very Psychonaut agents whose creed it was to protect the world from psychic terrorism.

Forza Horizon 5 Review

Nov 04, 2021

You’d think free falling out of planes, jumping massive distances, and smashing boards would be tiring after all these years. Truth is, it’s not even close. Even the more usual aspects like clearing a checkpoint or a speed trap at a high speed, is just as exciting now as it was back in 2012 when Forza Horizon debuted. Playground Games avoids series fatigue through its timeless gameplay being accessible and creative every time. Forza Horizon 5 is easily the biggest and best open-world racer yet, for an unparalleled and truly next-generation racing experience that’s a definite must-play.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Review

Aug 17, 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the eleventh major entry in the series that began in 1982, and has evolved greatly even from the last official release in 2006. It’s a game that’s different things to many people: an educational tool for learning how to fly before getting in a real plane, a sandbox to fly from virtually any airport to the next, a role-playing game where you’re a pilot transporting passengers to their destination, or maybe just a means to pass the time by goofing around in the air. Whatever it is to you, Microsoft Flight Simulator has returned in 2020 to offer old and new players the thrill of flight. It may be simply named Microsoft Flight Simulator but know it’s anything but simple, as there’s a complex and detailed recreation of all things aeronautics that’s unparalleled.