Category Archives: XBox

Kingdom Under Fire 2 was a mixed bag of loot, quest mentality of the RPG game design

The Kingdom Under Fire series experienced a renaissance with the release of the excellent Crusaders on the Xbox in 2004, and Circle of Doom takes even more chances with the franchise. Unlike its predecessors, though, the game eschews strategy elements

Dauntless’ design of being able to jump into a quick 4-player collaborative team-up

Dauntless brims with energy. It’s in everything from the exuberant use of color to the larger-than-life Behemoths with cheeky nods to the developer’s Canadian roots. Monster Hunter: World’s high-realism design almost feels grimdark in comparison to the Shattered Isles’ Crayola

Blacksad Under the Skin happens within the pause menu

Blacksad: Under the Skin happens within the pause menu. Specifically, the menu option called “Progress.” Here you can browse a comic book that tells the story so far, its speech bubbles and illustrated frames altered to reflect the choices you’ve

Shovel Knight King of Cards acts as a prequel to the events of the original game

Shovel Knight expansion, feels almost like a full-blown sequel. Starring the memorable King Knight, it harkens back to the gameplay of the original Shovel Knight adventure in both structure and execution. It’s filled to the brim with varied and challenging

Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition brings a classic game to a more modern

Neverwinter Nights, Hordes of the Underdark is the second expansion pack for BioWare’s popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. The original was a combination of a single-player role-playing game, an editing tool to create your own custom adventures, and a

Jurassic World Evolution has all the ingredients to keep a player engaged but seems stuck

Jurassic World Evolution reinforces these associations with its take on dino-park management, and all the good and bad that comes with such a brazen endeavor. It can be a bit clumsy at times, but Evolution ultimately finds a comfortable middle

Journey to the Savage Planet is an offbeat adventure game set

Journey to the Savage Planet is a fantastic name for a pulpy sci-fi game, but is a bit of a misdirect when taken at face value. A “savage planet” conjures up thoughts of hostility and survival, tapping into the inherent

Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire brings a world full of challenges, dangers, and risks

Pillars of Eternity was something of a herald for the second golden age of classic computer role-playing games. It was an inspiration, and was quickly followed by games like Torment: Tides of Numenera and Tyranny, and plenty more have filled

Guild Wars 2 The march towards Jormag continues

Guild Wars 2, is an endlessly intriguing place, stuffed with mystery and adventure, gifting you with gorgeous sights and personal stories that etch themselves into your memory. These are the kinds of stories you tell for months to come–and they

Persona 5 Royal Games of this caliber need a lot of hours

Persona 5 Royal, brings the heat all over again. But beyond a plethora of superb gameplay refinements and features that improve an already-rich RPG comes a momentous new story arc seeded within the original narrative and paid off in full

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