Twisted Voxel's Reviews
To put it mildly, Platinum Games’ very first live service outing falls short in just about every area.
Baldo: The Guardian Owls falls short of the heights set by its inspiration, but it is still a respectable action RPG.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood suffers from repetition and terrible stealth-focused gameplay that fails to capitalizes on its potential world.
Godfall’s structural failings hinder its promising foundation from realizing its potential.
On the whole, Jupiter and Mars is a game that exhibits a lot of potential, but only briefly realizes it in occasional traces of worthwhile gameplay. Nevertheless, it’s worth appreciating the powerful message that it carries.
Evil West isn’t for everyone, primarily appealing to fans of old-school action games.
Dawn of Ragnarok is an expansion aimed specifically toward Assasin's Creed: Valhalla enthusiasts. It doesn't compare to some of the more recent games that have made use of Norse Mythology. It boasts a solid combat system that is hampered by the antiquated quest design and a mediocre plot.
Crysis Remastered is a missed opportunity for a cult-classic to rejuvenate on modern platforms. There are too many issues to consider this remaster worthy of its name.
Marred by problematic controls, Golem is otherwise the closest thing yet to Dark Souls VR.
One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows delivers style over substance. It’s a casual adventure/fighting game where chaos and spectacle take precedence over deep and strategic combat.
Evil Dead: The Game succeeds with its multiplayer component, which is still enjoyable with friends, but if you're looking for a single-player experience, you'll be disappointed.
Rabbids: Party of Legends is enjoyable with friends, and there are several minigames to play, but its main weaknesses are the lack of online multiplayer and a poor adventure mode.
Shadow Warrior 3 takes the wrong cues from the Doom series, in this process losing much of its own identity.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is a fun premise that is performed mildly, missing out on the complexity of its inspiration and resulting in a shorter replay value.
Biomutant’s excellent crafting system stands out in an otherwise mundane action RPG that shows signs of potential, but falters in its execution.
The latest entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology delivers on the scares but really drops the ball during the run-up to its lackluster ending.
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered doesn't offer anything substantial to call for this upgrade in the name of a remaster. The game still feels dated and feels like it is several steps back compared to the modern sequels.
Deadly Premonition 2 unfortunately fails to establish itself in the modern gaming landscape. It still retains a unique identity but the disappointing technical performance has destroyed some of the goodwill carried from the first game.
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse's English localization has cleaned-up visuals, effective Camera Obscura gameplay, and gyro aiming support on PS5, but the grainy look, confusing story, and dated controls are drawbacks.
Tales of Symphonia Remastered is a decent remaster of a classic game, but it lacks innovation and new content. Despite noticeable flaws, it remains an enjoyable experience for those new to the game or looking to relive the original. Its strengths lie in its improved visuals, engaging story, and memorable cast of characters. However, in comparison to recent remasters, it falls slightly short.