Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth Shepard
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Player of games, writer of words, drinker of Coke. Cries about video games in public places and on Twitter.
Latest Articles From Kenneth Shepard
Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series Episode 5: Don’t Stop Believin’ (PS4) Review

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series Episode 5: Don’t Stop Believin’ (PS4) Review

In its season finale, Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy gave me a glimpse into what the series has been missing its entire run. Since the first episode I’ve been saying that...
Sonic Forces (PS4) Review: Running With Dead Weight 4

Sonic Forces (PS4) Review: Running With Dead Weight

Despite grievances I’ve had with past Sonic games, I’ve mostly felt like I could at least count on it to deliver a coherent story and to make having a number of...
Danganronpa V3’s Ending is a Polarizing Look at Letting a Series Go 5

Danganronpa V3’s Ending Makes a Polarizing Case for Letting the Series Go

Danganronpa is a series that has largely existed on its own terms. When the murder mystery series’ story expanded beyond the confines of its format, its creators looked to other genres...
Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 2: "Brave New World" (PS4) Review: Time in Standstill 8

Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Episode 2: “Brave New World” (PS4)...

Being a relatively short, three-episode mini-series, I didn’t think Life is Strange: Before the Storm would have the time to meander like episode two, Brave New World does. The episode is...
Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series Episode 4: Who Needs You (PS4) Review

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series Episode 4: Who Needs You (PS4) ...

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series Episode 4: Who Needs You, goes out of its way to derail the momentum of episode three’s cliff-hanger ending, amounting to what is essentially...
Danganronpa V3 will feature streaming and screenshot restrictions on PS4

Danganronpa V3 will feature streaming and screenshot restrictions on PS4

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony will have streaming restrictions upon launch on PlayStation 4, preventing players from streaming and creating videos of the game beyond the first chapter. These restrictions are in the...
Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 1: Awake (PS4) Review: Hindsight 8

Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Episode 1: Awake (PS4) Review: Hindsight

The first episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Awake, feels like a retroactive justification for the choice I made at the end of the original game. Chloe Price, the friend and potential...
Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series Episode 3: “More Than a Feeling” (PS4) 3

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series Episode 3: “More Than a Feeling” (PS4)

Having played and reviewed Telltale games for so many years now, I’ve come to expect a certain baseline of clarity from the studio’s writing and decisions, and after three episodes in...
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (PS4) Review: Fear Through the Eyes of Madness 1

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (PS4) Review: Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is probably the most difficult game I’ve ever played, not because of punishing combat or obtuse puzzles, but because of its harrowing portrayal of its main character’s psychosis....
Dream Daddy: A Daddy Dating Simulator (PC) Review 7

Dream Daddy: A Daddy Dating Simulator (PC) Review

Dream Daddy: A Daddy Dating Simulator is better at simulating the relationship between a father and daughter than it is the potential romance of any one of its datable dads. Each...
Pyre (PS4) Review 1

Pyre (PlayStation 4) Review: Solitary Confinement

In all my years I’ve never played anything quite like Pyre. One part visual novel, one part RPG, and a third part sports game, Supergiant’s latest game manages to combine several...
Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series Episode 2: “Under Pressure” Review

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series Episode 2: “Under Pressure” Review

Leaving the theatre after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 last month, I found myself with a renewed excitement and optimism toward Telltale Games’ take on Marvel’s pulp sci-fi adventure. While...