Yakuza 0 is a niche game designed for a Japanese audience first, it's extremely story heavy, and it does have some outdated design mechanics/elements and even graphics (it kinda feels like a remastered PS2 game). If you can get into it though, you're likely to find a very engrossing experience with a lot to offer. If you're like me though, you're probably going to have a hard time getting into it as a newcomer to the series.
Alien Isolation Review
When Alien: Isolation was first announced the reaction of the gaming community was muted with cautious optimism at best coming off of a needless disaster like Colonial Marines that really should have been a fantastic game but unforgivably wasn't. As more footage and information leaked out the sense of optimism grew in spite of itself… Continue reading Alien Isolation Review
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Review
The original Castle of Illusion, released in 1990 for Sega Genesis, remains a timeless classic for a lot of gamers who grew up playing it. It was never the hardest platformer, nor the longest or the best, but it was fun and it had a certain charm to it even for those of us who… Continue reading Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Review
Crazy Taxi Review
Crazy Taxi ate a lot of my quarters back in the late 90s and early 00s. I finally got around to picking up the PSN version in December, and now it's time for the review in the 40th QDR. Is the PSN version worth owning?
Sonic Adventure 2 HD Review
I never owned a SEGA Dreamcast, so I get to come into this review with no nostalgia whatsoever for what Sonic Adventure 2 was originally like over a decade ago on the Dreamcast. Nor, prior to this, have I ever played a 3D Sonic game that I actually enjoyed (and I loved the first three… Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 HD Review
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Review
Hell Yeah! takes players on bizarre trip through Hell as the Prince of Hell, a rabbit named Ash. The evil rabbit was minding his own business taking a bath with rubber duckies when the paparazzi show up and snap some pictures. The naked bath time photos are posted on the Hellternet where they’ve been viewed… Continue reading Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Review
Total War: Rome Review
Hello all and welcome back to The Backlog. It's been quite a while since I've written one of these, so bear with me while I attempt to shake off the rust of the past few months. As my welcome back gift to you, I present Rome: Total War. Rome: Total War is a real-time, turn-based… Continue reading Total War: Rome Review
Altered Beast Review
This is the last of the SEGA Vintage Collection coming to Playstation Network. It’s available now for Playstation Plus subscribers for free, and will be available to all PSN members to purchase in a couple of weeks. This is the same enhanced version of the game that hit Xbox LIVE Arcade on June 10, 2009.… Continue reading Altered Beast Review