Jake Yanik

Jake Yanik
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Jake attended college to train as a chef before deciding to pursue his life-long passion for video games and writing. When he’s not busy writing or copy editing for CGM, you can find him gaming with friends and moaning about “when he was young.
Latest Articles From Jake Yanik
Torment: Tides of Numenera Review - A Pure RPG

Torment: Tides of Numenera Review – A Pure RPG

It’s been far too long since I’ve played a Role-Playing Game. Don’t get me wrong, I play RPGs all the time, but they all seem to forget what that even means...
Conan Exiles Early Access Preview - Performance Issues 1

Conan Exiles Early Access Preview – Performance Issues

WARNING: I don’t do content warnings, but I’m going to go ahead and issue a content warning here. This game features explicit nudity to cap off its visceral violence. If such...
Planet Coaster Review- The Roller Coaster Tycoon I've Always Wanted

Planet Coaster Review- The Roller Coaster Tycoon I’ve Always Wanted

Planet Coaster does for Roller Coaster Tycoon what Cities: Skylines did for Sim City—but is that such a great thing? Well, that depends on what you want from a game, I...
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Space Hulk: Deathwing Review – The Game I Wanted to Like

I’m a huge fan of the Warhammer 40K lore, despite never actually having played the tabletop. I was always more for watching than participating, as I found it was easier to...
Maize (PC) Review

Maize (PC) Review

Let’s get it out of the way at the top that, yes, Maize is a game about sentient corn, and yes, that’s an absurd premise for a game. Can we also...
Creepy Castle (PC) Review 5

Creepy Castle (PC) Review

From its selection of video filters—including fake scanlines—and its customizable health bars/ hearts setup to its D-Pad control of a cursor at level select and vintage NES “fake typewriter” sounds during...
Syndrome (PC) Review 1

Syndrome (PC) Review

Syndrome is the videogame embodiment of the old adage “a camel is a horse designed by committee”. It’s the latest game from the indie studio Camel 101 that has the player...
Motorsport Manager (PC) Review 1

Motorsport Manager (PC) Review

Are you the type to shout at the television while watching sporting events? Are you self-aware enough to know that you’re probably not, in fact, better at these sports than those...
Shadow Warrior 2 (PC) Review 1

Shadow Warrior 2 (PC) Review

Shadow Warrior 2 posed a bit of an interesting review for me. It’s the first time I’ve reviewed a game with the help of someone else, as we were sent a...
Event[0] (PC) Review

Event[0] (PC) Review

Event is a curious game, I’ll admit. At its core, it’s a first-person adventure/ puzzle game with cumbersome controls (no ASDW movement here—instead, it uses left click to advance and right...
Stars in Shadow Preview 9

Stars in Shadow Preview: Space-Aged Adaptation of the 4x Formula

Stars in Shadow is a new 4x turn-based strategy game that I’ve now spent a weekend with, and I think I might have a problem. Not because of any journalistic concerns,...
Unbox (PC) Review

Unbox (PC) Review

I’ll be perfectly honest. I’d never even heard the name Unbox mentioned before taking up this review. My first thought was, in fact, about a new simulator-style game about unboxing games,...

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Axiom Verge Recieving Physical Switch Release

Axiom Verge Recieving Physical Switch Release

Axiom Verge, a side scrolling, Metroidvania-inspired indie game, first released on the PlayStation network in 2015 is now scheduled to get a physical release...