'Anthem' Could Be Great Someday. Today Is Not That Day.

I was ready for 'Anthem' to be my Destiny, splitting the difference between dropping colored objects and telling cool stories. It feels great to fly, but it has a long way to go.
Patrick Klepek

'Sunless Skies' Tells Its Stories Slowly, But They're Worth the Trip

The horror of an empire on which a Clockwork Sun never sets.
Rob Zacny

'Dragon Quest XI' Is A Blockbuster Game That Doesn't Deliver

Like many recent JRPGs, 'Dragon Quest XI' is interested in capturing the magic of nostalgia. Unfortunately, this devotion to the past holds it back.
Cameron Kunzelman
E3 2018

CD Projekt RED Won't Commit to Gender Fluidity in ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ (Yet)

The studio told Waypoint it’s “something we’ve looked at” for the character creator.
Patrick Klepek
E3 2018

Bethesda Knew How to Satisfy Skeptical Fans at E3. BioWare Didn't.

If you don't want 'Anthem,' what's a BioWare fan to do? Facing the same problem with 'Fallout 76,' Bethesda came up with a solution: give them what they want.
Patrick Klepek

Not Enough Games Ask Players to Compromise Their Morals

On today’s podcast, we wish more games made us feel bad about our choices.
Patrick Klepek

The Story Behind the Street Fighter RPG You Never Heard Of

Believe it or not, it was made in the 90s by White Wolf, the company behind gothic fantasy games like 'Vampire: The Masquerade.'
Ian Williams
Golf Story

This Indie Switch Game Seems Like the Mario Golf Game We've Always Wanted

Nintendo hasn't made a Mario Golf RPG in a while, but that's what 'Golf Story' is for.
Patrick Klepek
Ni No Kuni II

It’s Worth Waiting Until 2018 for ‘Ni No Kuni II’

Based on its combat, Level-5’s RPG remains one to look forward to, even with a slight delay.
Mike Diver
Final Fantasy

'Final Fantasy XII' Remains a Dizzying, Fascinating Experience

It’s Final Fantasy, sure, but with more menus than you can shake a fast food franchise at.
Mike Diver

We Almost Had a Final Fantasy-Style Game All About Weed

In a just world, 'Weedopia' would've made it off of Kickstarter and we'd all have free Tokachu t-shirts. (Tokachu is like Pikachu, but weed.)
Cameron Kunzelman
Mass Effect

The Worlds of ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Aren’t Worth Saving

Though I have fondness for some of its characters, 'Andromeda' is by and large confused and disappointing.
Austin Walker