Written by Maiyannah Bishop and published on Dec 24, 2021.
Recommended: Elderborn is a visceral and fast-paced first-person melee game that takes place in a beautiful expansive world and utilizes a wide variety of weapons. It falters a little: we have perhaps too many weapons, the enemy variety can run a little thin when you realize that many of the enemy sets share a very common set of archetypes, and the controls are obviously designed towards a controller. This is, all the same, a very solid recommendation for the price bracket it occupies at time of writing, and I'd happily go back to play some more of it after the review, which is always a bit of a tell indeed.
Review: Saints Row: the Third - Remastered
Written by Maiyannah Bishop and published on Dec 9, 2021.
Not Recommended: Saints Row: the Third - Remastered is a tortured rehash of the original game to milk additional money out of fans. Neither new players nor fans are likely to be excited by the myriad of technical issues with regards to AI and video optimization in particular, nor are the existing fans likely to enjoy how the changes of the remastered edition have fundamentally damaged several previously-fun mini-games.