Magikarp Jump Is an Endearing Tribute to Pokémon’s Least-Loved Fish

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Spread the loveTweet Few Pokémon suffer the disrespect inflicted upon the lowly Magikarp. The orange fish isn’t capable of much—largely useless in battle, it does little more than flop on…


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You’ll Find Far Cry 5 Provocative—Even if It’s a Mess

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Spread the loveTweet Last week’s announcement of Far Cry 5 wasn’t itself a surprise. Over the past 13 years, the series has evolved from a playground of first-person shooter mayhem to…


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You’ll Find Far Cry 5 Provocative—Even if It’s a Mess

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Spread the loveTweet Last week’s announcement of Far Cry 5 wasn’t itself a surprise. Over the past 13 years, the series has evolved from a playground of first-person shooter mayhem to…


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The Unflinching, Unfinished Battle Royale That’s Entrancing Gamers

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Spread the loveTweet I’ve been hiding in the bathroom for the past five minutes now, an eternity in game time. I might look like I’m camping, crouched in the corner with…


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The Unflinching, Unfinished Battle Royale That’s Entrancing Gamers

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Spread the loveTweet I’ve been hiding in the bathroom for the past five minutes now, an eternity in game time. I might look like I’m camping, crouched in the corner with…


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The Story of Arc Symphony, a Game About a Game That Doesn’t Exist

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Spread the loveTweet Every story bends the world, however slightly. All the people who hear it, and all the people who share it, create a tiny impression. That impression draws…


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Injustice 2: a Great Superhero Game That Beats Itself

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Spread the loveTweet What do you do with a superhero after you’ve turned him into a bad guy? That’s the question quietly haunting the story mode of Injustice 2, the…


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For a Game About Identity, Prey’s Sure Short on Its Own

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Spread the loveTweet My favorite moment in Prey occurred while floating in space. I drifted, the space station Telos I turning over behind me, through nothingness, using my booster pack…


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Tumbleseed Is an Ingenious Game—if You Can Manage Not to Die

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Spread the loveTweet Let me get this out of the way up front: I am terrible at Tumbleseed. Like, are-you-an-infant? terrible. A few hours in and I’ve made stunningly little progress.…


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What Remains of Edith Finch Is a Great Game—if You See Yourself in It

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Spread the loveTweet Annapurna Interactive I lived in the same house until I was 18. The same house with its faded blue garage door and the dining room window that faced the…


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