ABZÛ Review

ABZÛ is an adventure game released for the PS4 and PC on August 2nd, 2016. It was developed by @GiantSquidology and published by @505_Games. For more info check out ABZÛ’s site. Screenshots taken by myself.

I like to take notes while I play a game for review. When I pulled myself away from my monitor after beating ABZÛ, all in one sitting, I went over my notes and noticed I had written the same word several times throughout my list: gorgeous. And if you take one thing away from this review let it be that ABZÛ is an indisputably gorgeous game. In a year of gorgeous indie games like Inside and Firewatch, we’re spoiled yet again by an indie title with visuals that put AAA games to shame. Continue reading →

Journey Review (PS4)

Journey is an adventure platformer released for the PS3 on March 13, 2012 and for PS4 on July 21, 2015. It was developed by thatgamecompany (@thatgamecompany) and published by SCE Sony Santa Monica (@SonySantaMonica). Screenshots taken by myself.

When I played thatgamecompany’s Journey on PS3 back in 2012 I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had never played either of the two previous games by this studio, Flow and Flower. I hadn’t even seen a single screenshot from it. All I knew of Journey was what everyone was saying about it. You just had to play it. And so I did. And I’m so glad that I did. I was blown away by how different Journey was than anything I’d played before. It’s gorgeous. It’s fantastical. It is an experience. Now two years later Journey is still just as pretty and enjoyable on the PS4. Continue reading →