Steven Messner


33 games reviewed
78.2 average score
84 median score
65.5% of games recommended
Are you Steven Messner? If so, email [email protected] to claim this critic page.
Sort by: Page 2 of 4
85 / 100 - Heat Signature
Sep 21, 2017

By making excellent use of its procedurally generated world and wacky gadgets, Heat Signature is a mission worth taking.

Read full review

Jun 27, 2017

Stormblood's rousing tale of rebellion and exceptional boss fights aren't just exquisite by MMO standards, but rival even the most beloved Final Fantasy games.

Read full review

75 / 100 - Tyranny
Nov 10, 2016

Repetitive combat and an abrupt ending spoil what is otherwise a remarkable feat of worldbuilding.

Read full review

Sep 2, 2016

If Blizzard can continue to deliver, Legion sets the stage for what could be the best chapter of World of Warcraft yet.

Read full review

Unscored - Overwatch
May 27, 2016

Overwatch is like going for an evening of speed dating and realizing everyone you meet is marriage material. I'll stare at the character select screen before each match, unable to decide which hero I want to play because I want to play them all.

Read full review

58 / 100 - Tree of Savior
May 13, 2016

Tree of Savior's biggest grind lies in chipping away all of its flaws just to experience its nostalgic charms.

Read full review

Apr 19, 2016

The Banner Saga 2 is a beautiful sequel. There are moments where, as I watch the drama unfold in the dialogue and cutscenes, I almost forget I'm playing a game that came out in this decade. There's an evocative sense of timelessness about the story and world that few RPGs create.

Read full review

Mar 11, 2016

It's exciting to play an MMO that understands the importance of building a world worth living in, not just erecting a corridor of static set pieces to run through on your quest for power.

Read full review

Unscored - Stardew Valley
Mar 4, 2016

Stardew Valley is the rare kind of imitation that breaks free of the boundaries of its inspiration, becoming more than just a clone but an experience that thrives independent of its origins.

Read full review

9 / 10.0 - Darkest Dungeon
Feb 3, 2016

What makes Darkest Dungeon a fascinating experience isn't the rich character progression and overarching strategy, but the way it manages to make each character feel like a living, breathing human before asking you how much you'll ruin them to increase your bottom line. There's pockets of subtext that I continually filled with my own moral struggle. Spaces left ingeniously blank where, when I allow myself to reflect on my actions, I realize that the greatest evil isn't waiting at the end of a dimly lit crypt. It is sitting right in this chair, typing these words.

Read full review

Sort by: Page 2 of 4