Steve Wright Avatar Image

Steve Wright

Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Favorite Games:
  • Resident Evil 2
  • NHL 94
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum

229 games reviewed
75.3 average score
80 median score
54.3% of games recommended

Steve Wright's Reviews

A Canadian-Australian games journalist and Editor-in-Chief at Stevivor, Australia's largest independant video games website.
Sort by: Page 1 of 23

This simple change to the formula equates to a tremendous evolution, one that weaves a storyline in with its teachings rather than simply having you plod along from point to point hitting the A button. Danny Wallace returns as the Assassin Shaun Hastings, and while he doesn’t provide voice-over for every single point on the map, his occasional inclusion is always most welcome. Ubisoft includes imagery from museums as well as its own concept art and research together with images straight out of Shutterstock to create what’s undeniably a unique experience. It’s not perfect by any stretch — accessing the map caused my PC to chug and there’s a bunch of pop-in and flickering when it comes to NPCs. That said, the issues were fairly minor and didn’t detract from the overall experience too much.

Read full review

6.5 / 10.0 - NHL 22
Oct 16, 2021

In the grand scheme of things, I’d say that NHL 22 is a skip overall, though long-time hockey fans will certainly find enjoyment. And hey — just like NHL 15 before it, this is one of those years that means double Achievements/Trophies because of its cross-generation release. Quite honestly, though, I’d prefer cross-gen play and one Achievement set instead, and that’s a lot coming from Mr 600,000 Gamescore over here. It’s very likely that the matchmaking problems I’ve encountered have been exacerbated by the lack of current-gen console availability; while the Xbox One version is near identical to Xbox Series X in terms of gameplay, I’ll stick to playing the prettier-looking one.

Read full review

Oct 5, 2021

Alan Wake Remastered is a remasterpiece. I caught myself audiably saying, “man, I love this game” over and over while playing. I’ve dipped back in to Alan Wake’s American Nightmare to continue on, and I have a feeling I’ll be scheduling another replay of Control when this silly season quiets down. Remedy’s universe has captured my heart; Remastered certainly holds its own in 2021, but also serves as an impressive reminder of how far the studio has grown since 2010.

Read full review

Sep 30, 2021

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is weird, expansive and tricky. I just know die-hard fans are going to love that combination, but I’m not sure about anyone else.

Read full review

8.5 / 10.0 - Deathloop
Sep 13, 2021

The positives easily outweigh the negatives; Deathloop offers up a highly enjoyable gameplay loop shrouded in mystery.

Read full review

10 / 10.0 - The Artful Escape
Sep 9, 2021

Ultimately, The Artful Escape is so stellar in terms of both character building and narrative

Read full review

9 / 10.0 - Psychonauts 2
Aug 23, 2021

I couldn’t help but giggle at its stupid jokes and wackiness.

Read full review

Jul 6, 2021

Despite its strong narrative focus, Bloodline is a sequel to Pearce’s Watch Dogs but a prequel to the events of Watch Dogs Legion; as such, we (at least partially) know what will happen next. I’m glad we had a chance to dip into Pearce’s journey again, but I’m hoping that any subsequent dealings with the character will be fully forward in time.

Read full review

6 / 10.0 - Scarlet Nexus
Jun 24, 2021

Scarlet Nexus isn’t for me, but those who like the frenzy of Bayonetta, the quirkiness of Persona or the aesthetic of Code Vein (but not its Soulslike component) could find something that clicks.

Read full review

6 / 10.0 - BIOMUTANT
May 25, 2021

Biomutant ultimately wants you to invest a lot of time and effort in it, and I found a lack of willingness to do so.

Read full review

Sort by: Page 1 of 23