Michael Higham


31 games reviewed
74.4 average score
80 median score
71.0% of games recommended
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Jul 30, 2021

NEO TWEWY is an eccentric action-RPG with an endearing youthful attitude, though its narrative lulls can obstruct its best moments.

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Though antiquated in some respects, Nier Replicant will tear your heart out with its timeless story, endearing and tragic characters, and beautiful soundtrack.

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Feb 9, 2021

Persona 5's RPG elements thrive in action-based combat, and while the story may not hit hard, the Phantom Thieves haven't forgotten what they're about.

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Nov 4, 2020

Yakuza: Like a Dragon's cast of misfits makes the wild RPG combat, absurd humor, and dramatic storytelling soar.

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6 / 10 - NBA 2K21
Sep 24, 2020

NBA 2K21 still manages to capture the art of basketball, but it's largely the same dance as years past.

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7 / 10 - Valorant
Jun 6, 2020

Valorant hooks you match after match with tight, tactical gameplay, albeit in rather barebones fashion.

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9 / 10 - If Found...
May 27, 2020

Through its vivid sketchbook art style and sharp writing, If Found gives a powerful, affecting story about empathy and acceptance as a young adult.

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Project DIVA MegaMix is another great collection of Vocaloid hits for the rhythm game series, and it's in excellent form on Switch.

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10 / 10 - Persona 5 Royal
Apr 4, 2020

By refining what was already great and building on its best qualities with a brilliant new story arc, Persona 5 Royal asserts itself as an unforgettable and empowering RPG.

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Mar 23, 2020

Half-Life: Alyx is a tremendous VR experience that captures and elevates what makes the series special.

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7 / 10 - Indivisible
Oct 11, 2019

The sights and sounds of Indivisible, and its blend of action-RPG and 2D platforming, win your heart, though its pivotal moments let you down.

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8 / 10 - Astral Chain
Aug 26, 2019

Nintendo Switch exclusive Astral Chain elevates the stylish action genre with an inventive, gratifying combat system and an unrelenting sense of style.

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The co-op Wolfenstein spin-off lives on Switch, but inconsistent frame rates and visuals make it the weakest version.

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Jul 26, 2019

The Blazkowicz sisters steal the show in a bite-sized cooperative spin-off FPS that packs a hell of a punch, further invigorating the franchise.

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6 / 10 - Rage 2
May 14, 2019

The wild, exceptional combat of Rage 2 contends with some of the genre's greats, but it's disappointing that the game's world squanders its potential.

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Apr 12, 2019

Despite its limitations, inventive use of the Switch and Joy-Cons pave the way for a novel VR experience that's more about creativity.

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8 / 10 - Metro Exodus
Feb 13, 2019

As Metro broadens its horizons, it loses some of the series' focus. But Exodus makes up for it with thrilling encounters and a crew you'll want to follow to the ends of the earth.

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Travis Strikes Again succeeds as a simple hack-n-slash with seamless co-op, but doesn't do enough to avoid repetition or challenge you in meaningful ways.

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6 / 10 - Just Cause 4
Dec 4, 2018

Traversal and destruction highlight Just Cause 4 and new gadgets add a welcome layer to the formula, but missions rarely bring out the game's best features.

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Nov 27, 2018

Even though the original RPG had a somber tone, the wonderful personalities and music of Persona 3 shine bright in this fun, heartfelt, and vibrant rhythm game.

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