All reviews by Michelle Balsan

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Review

When Asteroid Base first showed off their ID@Xbox offering, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, at E3 last year, it was a little hard to know what to expect from the title. What we did learn at the time

Posted 7 years ago

Q.U.B.E. Director's Cut Review

Everyone loves a good puzzle. Really, we do. There's certainly something to be said for the frustrations they present - those moments when you realize something simple was made difficult because you

Posted 7 years ago

No Time to Explain Review

Imagine the following scenario: It's a (possibly) beautiful (maybe) Spring day, and you're doing exactly what it is you always choose to do on a (possibly) beautiful (maybe) Spring day - sit at home

Posted 7 years ago

SteamWorld Dig Review

Like many games to come to Xbox One via the ID@Xbox initiative, Image & Form Games’ effort, SteamWorld Dig, originally made its home on another platform. Unlike many of those titles, which maybe only

Posted 7 years ago

Mega Coin Squad Review

Chances are, if you don't really pay attention to mobile games, you haven't yet heard of Big Pixel Studios. They've found success as the developers behind hit iOS titles such as Land-a Panda, Piyo Bl

Posted 7 years ago

The Consequence Review

Please note that while every attempt is made to present this review free of spoilers, the events in "The Consequence" do take place concurrently with those in The Evil Within so it may include topic

Posted 7 years ago

Tower of Guns Review

When we tend to think of the games we love, we often don't think of the massive amounts of people behind developing them. After all, game studios will sometimes swell to hundreds of members to meet t

Posted 7 years ago

Jet Car Stunts Review

Unless you're a Windows Phone owner (and perhaps even if you are), chances are that Grip Games' Jet Car Stunts didn't really come to your attention until a port of the game was released on Xbox 360 i

Posted 7 years ago

The Assignment Review

When Tango Gameworks and Bethesda Softworks released their Shinji Mikami-helmed survival-horror title, The Evil Within, in October of last year, the most pressing question was whether or not the game

Posted 7 years ago

Blue Estate Review

As a genre, the rail shooter has not seen a whole lot of representation over the last couple of generations. In fact, a quick look at the genre list will reveal only 15 games fit that category. The m

Posted 7 years ago

Fantasia: Music Evolved Review

When Disney conceived of the fact that a rhythm game should be built around their 1940 animated masterpiece, Fantasia, it was little surprise that Harmonix was the company chosen to do the honor. Giv

Posted 8 years ago

Dance Central: Spotlight Review

When the Kinect was originally launched for the Xbox 360 in November 2011, there sadly was a lack of games that really showed off what the new hardware could do. Though Kinect Adventures was servicea

Posted 8 years ago

Contrast Review

For some readers, Contrast is a game you've already played and decided your feelings on. After all, Compulsion Games' debut effort has been available on XBLA, PS3, PS4, and PC for some time. After an

Posted 8 years ago

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons Review

Another year, another Summer of Arcade. This year's edition is a little different in that it features one less title than usual. It's also a little different in that many people looked at the list of

Posted 9 years ago

NiGHTS into dreams... Review

A lot has changed in the 16 years since NiGHTS into dreams... was released. If we just talk about the gaming landscape, a couple of generations of consoles have come and gone, Microsoft entered first

Posted 10 years ago

Sine Mora Review

Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture, the minds behind Sine Mora, have not been shy when asked about what influenced their production of the title. Referencing heavyweights in the shoot 'em up

Posted 10 years ago

I AM Alive Review

As anyone who has been monitoring Ubisoft's I Am Alive can tell you, this game has taken a rather long and winding path toward release. First envisaged as a retail title in 2008, it was converted to

Posted 10 years ago