Video Game

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019

The Legend of Zelda, the Wind Waker HD is an outstanding, unique entry in the already well-loved Legend of Zelda video game series. This time, our courageous hero, Link, lives with his sister, Aryll, and kindly grandmother on peaceful and remote Outset Island. Great floods have submerged the once mighty kingdom of Hyrule and left only small, scattered islands in an endless ocean. One day, as Link and his sister are out exploring, Aryll is snatched and carried off by an enormous, malevolent bird.

a young blond boy in a red cape on a castle balcony facing away from the camera towards a kingdom

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Bandai Namco
4
Rated by
Rachel C.
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

Before I say anything else, I just want to say, without qualifications, that I had a lot of fun playing this game.

image of armored anthropomorphic cat standing on a mountain

Cat Quest (PS4 Game)

Gentlebros
4
Rated by
Rachel C.
Monday, Jul 9, 2018

Sometimes you want to play a game that is deep and meaningful, with intricate gameplay and insight into human nature, that will draw you in for weeks on end.

Sometimes you just want some cute fluff you can knock out in a matter of hours.

This is definitely the latter.

Assassin's Creed Origins cover art, a hooded man in front of a pyramid

Assassin's Creed: Origins

Ubisoft
4
Rated by
Rachel C.
Saturday, Mar 3, 2018

The latest in the Assassin's Creed juggernaut, Origins (available for PS4 and XBoxOne) is immediately striking due to the sheer amount of pretty. The vast expanses of desert, the detail in the cities, the shining pyramids, the stars in the sky...this game is gorgeous. Happily, it's more than just a pretty face!

Persona5

Persona 5 (PS4)

ATLUS
4
Rated by
Rachel C.
Monday, Jul 3, 2017

Have you ever wanted to execute a massive heist? How about pretend to be a Japanese high schooler? Explore Jungian psychology? You're in luck!

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley

ConcernedApe
4
Rated by
Rachel C.
Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Sometimes you just need something wholesome and peaceful in your life. Welcome to Stardew Valley.

This simple little indie game that could has made its way from a Steam trial to major consoles. Your completely customizable character gives up on corporate life and goes to live on the farm inherited from your grandfather. You have absolute control over how you live your life from there.

The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian (PS4)

Team ICO
4
Rated by
Rachel C.
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017

I need to preface this review with a disclaimer: if you are a person for whom clunky controls are a deal-breaker, you might want to watch a Let’s Play on YouTube. If you can tolerate poor mechanics for the sake of an utterly amazing absolutely everything else, then by all means, play this game.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017

Did you like Ico? How about Journey? Robot Dreams? Do you like wordless stories that pack an emotional punch? How about creative use of game controls?

Have I got a game for you.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Bioware
5
Rated by
Rachel C.
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015

Following on the heels of the critically-acclaimed Dragon Age: Origins, and its horribly rushed sequel Dragon Age II, Bioware has clearly taken customer feedback to heart and created something wonderful in Inquisition.

The Last of Us

Naughty Dog Inc.
5
Rated by
Rachel C.
Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015

The Last of Us won well over 200 awards for very good reasons. Both the original, and the PS4 remake, are stunning examples of the power of immersive storytelling. The game is visually breathtaking, the atmospheric sound effects are perfectly suited, the acting is top-notch, the gameplay is reasonably responsive, and the world-building is fantastic.

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