In The Punished Podcast episode 2, we discuss the ideal game length. What makes a great 2-hour game? 100-hour epic? Tune in for our thoughts.
Saltsea Chronicles is a beautiful, fun, cozy mystery game with delightful characters and charming music. A great new indie game!
There’s great art in World of Horror, but many small irritations detract from what could’ve been a sensational interactive horror experience.
El Paso, Elsewhere isn’t Max Payne, but the inspirations are here: neo-noir style, slo-mo, troubled protagonist, and other-worldly journey.
The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood mixes together space witches, arts-and-crafts tarot, storytelling, and gameplay for a delightful brew.
Detective Pikachu Returns succeeds in small moments with Pikachu and other Pokémon, but struggles with a tedious story and simple gameplay.
The Expanse: A Telltale Series finishes strong for fans of the series, propelling protagonist Camina Drummer toward the station where we first find her on the show. The final episode fully bridges any remaining gap between this prequel video game and the television series.
In our Smushi Come Home review, learn why this tiny but mighty game from Mooneye Studios is one of 2023’s brightest gems.
In our The Expanse: A Telltale Series Episode 4 review, learn whether this admittedly brief entry entertains or disappoints.
In our WrestleQuest review, learn whether this turn-based wrestling RPG is a successful pin-down or a total snooze fest.
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In our 10th (and final!) episode of Weekend at Dave’s, we hold a 2023 mid-year gaming check-in and conduct our Fantasy waiver wire pick-ups.
To help usher in the new year, The Punished Backlog editorial team hosts a 2023 gaming preview extravaganza, complete with a fantasy draft!
From Halo Infinite and Fable to The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield, here’s what you can expect from Xbox & Bethesda at E3 2021.
From Final Fantasy XVI to Guardians of the Galaxy rumors, we share our hopes, expectations, and dreams for Square Enix at E3 2021.