Rogue-like or Rogue-lite games have either been big hits or big misses for me over the last couple years because of my probably unpopular opinion of them all feeling pretty much the same, besides a few stand-outs like Dead Cells and Hades. Now, instead of diving into that opinion of mine, I’d rather talk about a game that I think is putting a brand new and out-of-nowhere spin on the genre, something that, before a few days ago, I would have never thought would ever exist.

This game is called Loot River and is being developed by Straka Studio, an…

Guerrilla Games have outdone themselves yet again with the recently released gameplay demo of the highly anticipated sequel to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn. Just like the first gameplay demo of Horizon Zero Dawn, Forbidden West’s shows off Aloy and her specialty of taking down the dinosaur-esque machines that roam the post-apocalyptic world, while at the same time blowing everyone’s collective mind with the most gorgeous game visuals I think I’ve ever seen.

Obviously the PS5’s hardware is allowing for some unbelievable graphics while so much is going on at one time on screen. The underwater sequence in the demo is…

We’re only a measly three weeks away from another true current-gen experience, this time in the world of Lombaxes and Nefarious villains, Ratchet & Clank return within a visually stunning game called Rift Apart, the first new storyline since Into the Nexus debuted eight years ago. Rift Apart takes place after both Into the Nexus and the 2016 reimagining of the original Ratchet & Clank and features a brand new plot that anyone, including new players, can enjoy.

Along with this new story that, of course, involves Dr. Nefarious as the main villain once again, we are also getting a…

New update adds the Normandy!

No Man’s Sky will be remembered for many things. It will be remembered as being one of the most hyped up games, one of the most hated games on release, and the best back-from-the-dead storyline. The term “No Man’s Sky’d” has even been coined to describe a game that’s bounced back from a terrible launch. To go from one of the most hated games in the industry to an award winner, even beating out Fortnite for Best Ongoing Game of 2020, as well as being a top seller multiple times on Steam, is an achievement nobody was expecting to ever…

Except Dodgeball, not Soccer

Back in February, Velan Studios and EA showcased the reveal trailer for Knockout City, a only-of-its-kind team based multiplayer dodgeball game set in a gorgeous world that visually reminds me of a cross between Overwatch and Sunset Overdrive. As a long-time player and fan of another unconventional sports game, Rocket League, Knockout City instantly caught my eye as it advertises that same bright upbeat style gameplay that Rocket League brings, but with dodgeball. When I first saw the Rocket League trailer way back when and when I first jumped into the game, I never thought six…

Slowing Down the Ice Crusade

Stasis has solely ruled Destiny’s PvP scene ever since it’s introduction in Beyond Light and ever since then it’s been unanimously hated. From Shatterdive spamming Hunters to the unkillable Titan Behemoth super, Stasis took away all the joy from crucible for what seemed like the entire Destiny community. After months of asking for Stasis nerfs that only affect PvP, Bungie finally delivered and I actually had fun in Iron Banner last week, what a surprise. Turns out slowing down a game mode, that’s meant to be fast paced, with ice abilities, wasn’t the best plan.

Racing towards new content

Psyonix and Epic Games have fully revealed the next season to their high-flying, high-octane, record breaking multiplayer car soccer game Rocket League, and it’s looking to be one of the best yet. Start your engines because Season 3 is themed around racing, the debut trailer released two days ago shows off NASCAR and F1 content featuring 2 brand new cars, and a redesign to the DFH Stadium complete with a racetrack around the border of the field.

As with all new Rocket League Seasons, Competitive ranks reset for you to climb back up the ranks to…

A Moonglow Bay Preview

Fishing minigames within games possess a certain reputation among gamers alike, they’re exclusively beloved because not only are they addicting and fun, but some showcase a calmer, more chill side of otherwise hectic, action packed games. I’m looking at you Monster Hunter World and Warframe. I’ve fished for countless hours in Animal Crossing over the years and more recently Stardew Valley, it’s such a user-friendly and tranquil activity that never stops being addicting, even after catching all the fish in both those titles. The excitement of what you’ll catch next is exactly the same breath-holding feeling…

As of, what seems like ages ago, Destiny has officially been called an MMO by Bungie. Drastic changes have been made over the last year or so that slightly compliment that mindset and today I want to focus on the subject of one of those, more specifically, builds. Bungie has implemented subclass customization with the introduction of Stasis and the aspect and fragment system along with it. They’ve fleshed out the armor mod system so you’re no longer limited (as much) to what armor mods are allowed to go where. Seasonal mod slots on armor allow for season mod selection…

Spry Fox brings an Animal Crossing adjacent experience, that’s refreshing and filled with emotional storytelling

My login streak in Animal Crossing New Horizons began to dwindle months ago when I finally got my island to five stars and almost collected everything there is to obtain in terms of filling up my museum. The only reason I check-in to play every now and then currently, is to see which new items are in the shop or to enjoy one of the many events and holidays. …

Jarrod Prizzi

Quarter of a century old, spend my days gaming, making game news videos on YouTube, and practicing video game journalism.

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