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TVE exclusive video game reviews.

Spellspire Review

May 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Finnish based developers 10tons Ltd. are back again with their latest game on console, Spellspire. Like practically every 10tons game, Spellspire offers up fun when you just have a little bit of time to game and can’t really get into a 45 minute mission in a “bigger game.” That’s one thing I love about games made by 10tons, [...]

Seasons After Fall Review

May 24, 2017 // 2 Comments

Seasons After Fall is a 2D platforming puzzle game for PS4, Xbox One, and PC from French developer Swing Swing Submarine and published by Focus Home Interactive. In it, you play a spirit that possesses a wild fox and set off on an adventure through a forest. You have the power to manipulate the four seasons, changing them on the fly to complete [...]

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Review

May 15, 2017 // 3 Comments

CI Games released their first Sniper Ghost Warrior game back in 2010 and followed it up with a sequel in 2013. I didn’t play the first one, but I did the second one. It wasn’t particularly good. Now some four years later, and after a few delays, CI Games has released the third entry into the Sniper Ghost Warrior franchise and the good [...]

Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition Review

April 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Valhalla Hills is strategy/city-building game developed by Funatics that first released on Steam Early Access back in August 2015. On April 25, 2017 the game came to PS4 and Xbox One in the form of Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition, which includes the based game and the two DLC packs (Sand of the Damned and Fire Mountains) plus an exclusive map [...]

R.B.I. Baseball ’17 Review

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

I’ve reviewed each of the R.B.I. games since MLB brought the series back in 2014. At this point, I’m not sure a review is necessary anymore. I feel like I should just copy and paste what I wrote last year, because it’s the same game with an updated roster. There’s no new modes and no new ways to play. I also can’t [...]

Vikings – Wolves of Midgard Review

March 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard is an action-RPG developed by Games Farm, a studio from Slovak Republic best known for the Air Conflict series as well as the ARPG Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms. Vikings has drawn a lot of early comparisons to Diablo, and for good reason. Of course Diablo isn’t the only game in this particular genre, but it is the [...]

Stardew Valley Review

March 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Stardew Valley hits all the right notes and checks all the right boxes as a feature rich farming based RPG. If it can be done better, I'd certainly like to see it, but no one person could make a better game for this genre than Eric Barone has done. I'd say it's the peak, the Harvest Moon game many of us always wanted. [...]

Yakuza 0 Review

January 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Yakuza 0 is a niche game designed for a Japanese audience first, it's extremely story heavy, and it does have some outdated design mechanics/elements and even graphics (it kinda feels like a remastered PS2 game). If you can get into it though, you're likely to find a very engrossing experience with a lot to offer. If you're like me though, you're probably going to have a hard time getting into it as a newcomer to the series. [...]

Neverwinter Review

August 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Neverwinter is a free-to-play MMORPG that released on PS4 over a month ago, but has been available on PC for three years and Xbox One for a over a year. This review is based on the PS4 version, and it’s completely free in that you don’t even need PlayStation Plus to play the game. Since its release, I’ve put A LOT of time into [...]

R.B.I. Baseball ’16 Review

April 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s kinda hard to review R.B.I. Baseball ’16, the third entry in the series resurrected by MLB Advanced Media back in 2014. And the reason it’s hard is because I’ve already reviewed it, last year. In fact, I’ve reviewed both 2014 and 2015. The 2014 version was a solid foundation of old school video game baseball. [...]

Rainbow Moon (PS4) Review

March 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

SideQuest Studios’ wonderful RPG Rainbow Moon released on PS4 a couple of weeks ago. I originally reviewed this game back in 2012 when it released for PS3. As such, I’m reposting that review for the PS4 version. This is release is just Rainbow Moon on PS4. There’s not much different, it’s the same game. Having said that, it [...]

Just Cause Review

February 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hello everyone and welcome back to yet another way past due edition of The Backlog. As usual, the real world continues to get in the way of things I’d rather be doing, but such is life for most of us. So we’re here with the 29th installment of The Backlog, and we’re going to be true to the name here. We’re going to go back [...]