Pneuma: Breath of Life: The Kotaku Review

The people who made Pneuma: Breath of Life are trying to convince players that their game is talking to them. Not, like, in terms of art direction, puzzle design or anything like that. It's more in the vein of an actual conversation. Part of it is worth listening to, while the other part feels like background noise… » 3/02/15 2:30pm Monday 2:30pm

Shadow Of Mordor: The Bright Lord: The Kotaku Review

The Bright Lord, Shadow of Mordor's new DLC campaign, promises an epic showdown with Lord of the Rings head honcho Sauron. It was designed in part to address a common fan complaint about the original game's anticlimactic ending. But while it does give players a chance to fight Sauron, I'd hardly call it an epic battle. » 2/24/15 9:00am 2/24/15 9:00am

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: The Kotaku Review

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has thus far been 60 hours of The Adventures of Me and My Cat. We've had some great times. Once, my cat got stuck under the claws of a Rathian—your average fire-breathing dragon—and I had to whack it in the head with a hammer to get it off. Another time my cat took one look at a Gore Magala—a… » 2/12/15 12:30pm 2/12/15 12:30pm

Destiny Review Update: Four Months Later

Four months into its existence, Destiny is a better, more frustrating, more expansive—and ultimately, expensive—game than it was at launch. It's also very different, because after months of tweaks, it has become clearer than ever who we're really playing against: the people who made it. The player's greatest adversary… » 1/07/15 1:30pm 1/07/15 1:30pm