Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier

This side story takes Planet of the Apes and turns the franchise into a set of crucial decisions. The only input is pressing left or right to make a selection. Occasionally, X performs an action. Instead of merging film and videogames into a potentially derivative action shooter, Last Frontier attempts something different. Where a sweeping… Continue reading Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier


Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)

Mario Tennis Aces has the feverish energy of typical Nintendo games. It’s less about tennis than the shine. Every racket-meets-ball moment explodes with a blistering highlight. That builds meters and bars, also throbbing with light. Executing the super strike the latter builds toward is a blinding fantasy – more sparks, in other words, along with… Continue reading Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)


Jurassic World: Evolution (PC)

Hovering over a dinosaur island theme park, a Tyrannosaurus roars. It’s that iconic Jurassic Park sound, nearly deafening audiences in theaters. Nearby, Velociraptors screech. Their recent live kill made them celebratory. The aura of Jurassic Park fills Jurassic World: Evolution. John Williams’ wondrous theme over the main menu? That’s cause for genuine chills. Jurassic World:… Continue reading Jurassic World: Evolution (PC)