REVIEW: Hyrule Warriors – Definitive Edition (2018)

Although we’re not very far removed from Retro Studios’ Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze finding a new lease on life on Nintendo’s latest home console, the House of Mario isn’t quite done with reviving previous titles by moving them to its newest hardware. In the case of this game, the Nintendo Switch release of Hyrule …

REVIEW: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2018)

Although its total lifetime sales have now been completely eclipsed by its successor, it seems that Nintendo’s Wii U is only just now beginning to be appreciated for what it accomplished as a platform since its total library is now in the rear-view mirror. For all of Nintendo’s issues concerning the console’s messaging and lack of …

REVIEW: God of War (2018)

Reinvention: it’s often sought after by storytellers because of its inherent ability to call back to something familiar, while presenting it – hopefully – in an all-new light. Reinvention is not easy, and when it’s attempted without success, it’s often harshly derided. Sometimes, though, when approached with dedication, care, and craftsmanship, reinvention can be a …

Five Best Batman Villains

Given his rich, 79-year legacy across comics, radio, movies, and television, whittling down a list of the best Batman villains to only five is an extremely difficult task. After all, compared with a significant number of his superhero colleagues, Batman is often singled out as having the absolute best collection of villains to draw from …

REVIEW: Call of Duty: WWII (2017)

After original Call of Duty series developer Infinity Ward took the franchise to literal new heights in last year’s game, Infinite Warfare, it’s a little strange that the relatively new kid on the block of CoD developers — Sledgehammer Games — is the one to actually grab the series by the scruff of its neck, …

A Look at Call of Duty: WWII’s Private Beta

At least since 2007, the powerhouse Call of Duty franchise has been one of the most dominant franchises in the entirety of the video gaming medium. While the earliest entries in the series had a pretty strict focus on maintaining a commitment to representing warfare during the globally-defining Second World War, the series made a …