Tag: review Archives | Broken Joysticks

Jan
23

Yakuza 0 Review

Game Reviewed By: John Bridgman Evaluating an installment of an established franchise offers particular challenges. Do you look at it in a vacuum, or as a part of the bigger picture? Should a title stand on its own, or work necessarily […]

Jan
04

Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 5: City of Light | Review

So, here it is, the finale to Telltales adaptation of Batman. This first attempt by Telltale at telling Batman’s story has come to an end and the question now becomes “did it end with a bang or was it a […]

Dec
30

The Last Guardian | Review

At long last, The Last Guardian has arrived at us after a long, patient wait. This game – brought to us by genDESIGN and SCI Japan Studio has faced many challenges in getting to the public, but thanks to the […]

Dec
11

Batman: The Telltale Series- Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham | REVIEW

Batman continues its adventure with episode 4, titled Guardian of Gotham. Telltale has made some impressive and creative choices with their interpretation of Batman and its iconic characters and while this episode may not have the twists and turns of […]

Dec
05

Diner Duo | REVIEW

So far, in it’s short existence, the Vive has had an interesting selection of games. These games range from literally nauseating to impressive, but most have the feeling as a tech demo at this point. Many Vive games have a […]

Nov
21

Pirate Pop Plus | REVIEW

When I was younger, I played a lot of simple games. I clearly remember getting a CD with a collection of old games, including Dangerous Dave and Skunny the Squirrel games. In between playing Civilization games and Sims games and […]

Oct
26

Rez Infinite | REVIEW

Rez Infinite is immensely difficult to review. It’s a daunting task, really. That’s not because the game’s bad, it’s not because I don’t have anything to say about it, to the contrary. It’s because I could talk about Rez for a […]

Sep
29

Destiny: Rise Of Iron | REVIEW

Considering it sounds like Bungie was hoping to have Destiny 2 out by now and Rise of Iron wasn’t originally in the cards, you’d be hard pressed to know it. In this expansion you venture into the plaguelands, a patrol […]

Sep
22

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 | REVIEW

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 follows up on its predecessors with a strange proposition. Imagine you’ve grown accustomed to driving a car without brakes. You hit other cars, you die, so you learn how to avoid doing so. You follow the road, […]

Aug
29

Bound Review: A Game That Hits All The Right Beats

In a summer that has allowed indie games and smaller titles to shine and show what they are capable of, Sony has added one more title to that list before the fall rush of major AAA titles begins. Bound, developed […]

Aug
13

No Man’s Sky Review: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Exploring

Review written by John Edward Bridgman – follow him on Twitter at @JEBWrench!   Finally, after all the speculation, articles, and setbacks, Hello Games’ space explorer No Man’s Sky is here. We are finally able to answer the question, “What is No […]

Aug
09

DOOM Single Player Review: (Chain)Saw Me Up Inside

After following id Software’s DOOM revival for more than two years I finally got the chance to chew through the lengthy campaign for this reimagining of the 1990s FPS classic. While the reception of the game’s multiplayer component have been met […]

Jul
20

Party Hard delivers slow methodical action | Review

Do your neighbors annoy you? Do you like killing? If you answered yes to either of these, you might like Party Hard. Ill set the stage for you. You’re a masked serial killer just trying to get some sleep. Its […]

Jul
19

Is Mountain A Form Of Modernism Or Just Another Screensaver?

Is Mountain a form of modernism or a screensaver? On one hand, Mountain offers a serene landscape and a breathtaking view of a mountain. On the other hand, it ages and becomes its own identity. Mountain lets you look at […]

Jul
05

Hard Reset Redux Review | An Amazing Example of What Remade Games Can Be

2011 was a big year for a lot of people. Many huge events happened that year, so it can be forgiven if you didn’t notice Flying Wild Hog publishing their love story to old school atmospheric cyber punk shooters, which […]