Kevin Tavore

Kevin Tavore (Eurydace)

Kevin is a lover of all types of media, especially any type of long form story. The American equivalent of Aristotle, he'll write about anything and everything and you'll usually see him as the purveyor of news, reviews and the occasional op-ed. He's happy with any game that's not point and click or puzzling, but would always rather be outdoors in nature.
Latest news by Kevin Tavore
Details for Co-op Spellcasting Adventure Nine Parchments

It's a co-op "blast'em up" adventure with local and online play. You'll use six elements to cast wicked spells on your enemies and defeat them, gaining you XP, hats and staves.

Posted 3 days ago, 5 comments

Surviving Mars Preview Stream Reveals Gameplay Footage

Surviving Mars is a city-builder that is, obviously, set on Mars. In a recent preview stream, the developer showed an hour of gameplay revolving around gathering resources and growing a colony.

Posted 3 days ago, 3 comments

Sample the Soundtrack of GUTS

Today's a special day. You get to listen to the official soundtrack of GUTS, created by Felipe Junqueira and Samuel Ferrari from Mdois. Cue sick intro music.

Posted 3 days ago, 2 comments

Miriam Shoots a Gun in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

In the video, you'll get an extensive look at Miriam. She's wearing a hat that has not been seen before and she's firing a pistol. Iga promises more will come later this month.

Posted 3 days ago, 6 comments

The Last Night's Journey to E3

It took a lot of effort for The Last Night to get to E3 on that fateful day. Today's video gives us some insight into what it took to get there, straight from the horse's mouth.

Posted 3 days ago, 5 comments

Session Gets a Trailer

The game is progressing, and the latest update has added a mechanic skaters know all about: reverts. The ability to switch stances while on your board is important for pulling off sweet tricks, so its inclusion is important.

Posted 3 days ago, 6 comments

Fade To Silence Announced for Xbox One

It's a post-apocalyptic survival adventure set in a frozen wasteland. You'll need to find and establish a home base and fill it with trusted followers, then you'll use those followers to take out eldritch monsters.

Posted 3 days ago, 15 comments

Boom Ball 3 for Kinect Coming This Month

The developers call it "a perfect Xmas gift for those still clinging desperately to their Kinects." And for anyone who still wants to play on Kinect, it undoubtedly is.

Posted 3 days ago, 3 comments

The Long Dark's Getting Updated Next Week

The latest update, Rugged Sentinel, has just released on Steam and will be coming to consoles next week with a wealth of changes in tow. Unfortunately, the unobtainable is not yet fixed although it should be soon.

Posted 3 days ago, 3 comments

Subnautica's Eye Candy Update Coming Soon

This update brings improved visuals to Xbox One that should help the game look even better than before. But that's not all there is. There are also numerous minor improvements and bug fixes.

Posted 3 days ago, 4 comments

More news by Kevin Tavore
Latest reviews by Kevin Tavore
The Surge - A Walk in the Park Review

The Surge is going where no Souls-like has gone before: the theme park. With new bosses, new gear and a park to explore, this DLC has potential, but it’s meeting that potential that’s always a rollercoaster.

Posted 7 days ago, 7 comments

Outcast - Second Contact Review

In 1999, Outcast offered a living, open world in an era for which where it was practically unheard. It's the game that inspired the game that inspired the game that inspired your favorite open world. Now it's back.

Posted 17 days ago, 32 comments

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Review

The sequel to what many consider 2014's Game of the Year improves upon its predecessor in every way, bringing improvements and new ideas together to create an excellent Assassin's Creed-style adventure.

Posted 1 month ago, 127 comments

Battle Chasers: Nightwar Review

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a comic series brought to life and mixed with modernized JRPG gameplay to create an RPG experience that stands among the best available on the Xbox One.

Posted 2 months ago, 31 comments

Lightfield Review

Lightfield sets its sights on innovation and largely succeeds, offering a unique racing experience. Unfortunately, there are simply too many negatives to recommend the title for its launch price.

Posted 3 months ago, 1 comment

WRC 7 Review

WRC 7 is racing for the sake of racing. In its purest form, it is full to the brim with exciting tracks across a huge variety of locations. If you're looking for rally this fall, look no further.

Posted 3 months ago, 20 comments

Valkyria Revolution Review

It's not going to spark a JRPG revolution on the Xbox, but on a console starved for quality entries in the genre, Valkyria Revolution stands in as an enjoyable experience if you can get past its issues.

Posted 5 months ago, 43 comments

MotoGP 17 Review

This year's MotoGP entry takes one step forward and two steps back, offering a fun but flawed game without much innovation and fewer reasons to return for another lap around the track.

Posted 6 months ago, 14 comments

Thea: The Awakening Review

Combining Civ-style empire management, RPG-style lore, worldbuilding, and card combat, Thea is a unique mix of genres that's enjoyable despite its flaws.

Posted 6 months ago, 7 comments

Shadow Warrior 2 Review

Taking the best of the classic FPS resurgence in titles like DOOM and combining them with the loot structure and RPG gameplay of Diablo, Shadow Warrior 2 is undoubtedly the best FPS dungeon crawler you can buy.

Posted 7 months ago, 32 comments

More reviews by Kevin Tavore
Latest editorials by Kevin Tavore
The Mummy Demastered First Impressions

Do you remember one of this summer's greatest blockbusters, The Mummy? The Mummy Demastered is actually completely different. It's a Metroidvania title and it doesn't star Tom Cruise.

Posted 5 days ago, 11 comments

Battle Garegga Rev.2016 First Impressions

Battle Garegga is a classic shmup from the 90s that has developed quite a fan base. This new release is the 2016 revision. Dean's here to give us his first impression of the game.

Posted 18 days ago, 1 comment

The Best 4K HDR TVs For Xbox One X

This is the official TrueAchievements TV Buying Guide for Holiday 2017. Check inside to get all the info you need to start a search for your next big purchase, or just take our recommendation and be amazed.

Posted 22 days ago, 142 comments

Danger Zone First Impression

Danger Zone was made in clear reverence to the old Burnout crash mode, and as an imitator it is likely as good as we'll ever get. If you have fond memories of Burnout, or if you think you should, then don't miss this.

Posted 1 month ago, 19 comments

Ninja Shodown First Impression

Indie arena brawler. This is a genre that's had a bit of a renaissance in recent years and many of the games feature ninjas. This is ok, because everyone likes ninjas.

Posted 1 month ago, 8 comments

RAID: World War II First Impression

There are few things in this world that everyone can get behind, but killing Nazis is probably as close as anyone can get. Unfortunately, RAID misses the mark in just about every other way.

Posted 1 month ago, 19 comments

Time Recoil First Impressions

It's the latest ID@Xbox top down shooter, a game we've seen time and time again. Pun intended. Dean's here to let us know whether it's time to invest in this title.

Posted 3 months ago, 3 comments

The Way First Impressions

The Way is the latest in a long line of puzzlers to hit the ID@Xbox scene. Set in a gloomy world with an interesting story, it could be something special. That's why we recruited Dean to give us his first impressions.

Posted 4 months ago, 8 comments

Sonic Mania First Impressions

Everyone knows who Sonic is and what he's all about. You go really fast and you get confused about what's going on until you hit an enemy or some spikes and stop dead in your tracks and that is just a wonderful experience.

Posted 4 months ago, 25 comments

The Desperate Failure of Games to Tell a Tale

The sky is not blue because it is blue; the sky is blue because the author says it is. Authors use imagination to create worlds which become real. Video games are a bit rougher than that.

Posted 4 months ago, 137 comments

More editorials by Kevin Tavore