Kirk Reviews: Banished

Banished is a game about a band of settlers who build a new community.  The player makes all executive and societal decisions for the settlers, but does not have a physical presence in the community.  The player is free to imagine handing down divine orders, possessing the minds of elected … Continue reading

Sword of The Stars:The Pit – Mind Games – Review

Sword of The Stars:The Pit – Mind Games is not only fodder for an absurd acronym SOTSTPMG, it’s also a sizeable add-on to the core game. The DLC introduces new classes, creature types, and a fully fleshed out set of new skills (psionic powers) that can be used by any of the characters. Continue reading

Saints Row IV – Review

Following their involvement in [REDACTED TO PREVENT SPOILERS], the Saints were once again thrust into the lime light: only, this time they weren’t viewed as dangerous criminals but heralded as patriots. Riding their wave of popularity, The Leader of the Saints decided to run for the highest office…and won. Now the President of the United States, the boss has gone from the crack house, to the penthouse, to the White House. Continue reading

Magrunner: Dark Pulse – Review

Overall the game feels like a student project, and I don’t mean that as a slight. Like Narbacular Drop (the original student project that turned into Portal), Magrunner displays a lot of promise and a huge amount of potential. It just needed more time in development or the benefit of having an entity like Valve step in and give the game that extra layer of polish that would have put it over the edge. Continue reading