Joel Couture

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Super Meat Boy (Switch) Review: Immaculate Death 5

Super Meat Boy (Switch) Review: Immaculate Death

Super Meat Boy—even eight years later—is still capable of getting players to hurl a controller in frustration at its carefully designed platforming deathtraps. Except the controller is now an entire console....
Okami HD (PS4) Review: The Littlest Hobo of Our Times

Okami HD (PS4) Review: The Littlest Hobo of Our Times

Okami HD is the dog game I’ve always wanted to play, capturing the joy and laughter that having a loving canine brings to a life. It’s simply a delight to take...
Hyakki Castle (PC) Review: A Tense Dive into Japanese Folklore 7

Hyakki Castle (PC) Review: A Tense Dive into Japanese Folklore

Hyakki Castle is a mythological monster fan’s dream. For those who are sick of thumping orcs, goblins, and knights in their dungeon crawlers, Hyakki Castle offers a ton of monster variety,...
Nelo Preview: Gotta Slow Down 1

Nelo Preview: Gotta Slow Down

Nelo looks beyond slick. Rushing through arenas filled with enemies at blinding speed while firing four machine guns looks like something you’d want to be a part of. However, the alpha...
Jettomero: Hero of the Universe (PC) Review - Beautiful Space, Innocent Hearts 6

Jettomero: Hero of the Universe (PC) Review – Beautiful Space, Innocent Hearts

Jettomero: Hero of the Universe gives players a cosmos of endless beauty to behold and photograph—a game seemingly built to create striking screenshots. Yeah, you’re supposed to be saving humanity from...
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (PlayStation 4) Review - A Soulless Pawn 4

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (PlayStation 4) Review – A Soulless Pawn

From the game’s opening battle against a Chimera, to a throw-down with a dragon moments later, and then finding yourself scaling a Cyclops after that, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen often plays...
The Evil Within 2 (PlayStation 4) Review - Twisted, Ever-Changing Terrors 2

The Evil Within 2 (PlayStation 4) Review – Twisted, Ever-Changing Terrors

The Evil Within 2 weaves a tangible fear—a tightness in the chest that comes from hearing a piercing scream in the night, not knowing where it’s coming from. Knowing if you...
Fight’N Rage (PC) Review: Mandatory Brawling 7

Fight’N Rage (PC) Review: Mandatory Brawling

At the core of every good beat ‘em up lies a solid punch,  a blow that shakes the earth and strikes with a bone-crunching smack. It has to be enjoyable to...
Ruiner (PC) Review 1

Ruiner (PC) Review – In a Bloody Trance

The bloodshed in Ruiner is hypnotic in its franticness. Managing three or four foes who are shooting and lashing out at you, dashing from enemy to enemy as you grab whatever...
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PS4) Review - Murderous Playgrounds

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PS4) Review – Murderous Playgrounds

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider offers players some delightful playgrounds to ply their stealthy abilities—or simply use brute-force. Beautiful cities, banks filled with clockwork machines, and underground boxing arenas offer multiple...
Tokyo Dark (PC) Review - Your Own Detective Story

Tokyo Dark (PC) Review – Your Own Detective Story

Tokyo Dark tells the story of a detective seeking her missing partner, and what the desperation of her search does to her mental state—at least if you play it that way....
Warriors All Stars (PS4) Review - Unabashed Fan Service Fun

Warriors All Stars (PS4) Review – Unabashed Fan Service Fun

Warriors All Stars continues the proud run of ridiculous hack and slash Musou games, providing another heaping helping of hack and slash comfort food. This time, though, players get a roster...