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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

April 20, 2018   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: 2-D platformer perfects storyline and gameplay

By | Feb 27, 2018

“Celeste” is a stellar, stylish and soothing game that succeeds in telling a pertinent story without succumbing to unearned truisms and clichés.

Deja View: Life as a freelance pop culture journalist

By | Nov 29, 2017

Reviews Editor Jake Leary sits down with Ithaca alumn, Fred Topel to discuss what it’s like to freelance in the crowded world of pop culture journalism and how his work at the Ithacan lead to his life in the industry.

Review: Explosive sequel is a colossal success

By | Nov 7, 2017

The New Colossus” is the second act in a larger story: It ends with the promise of a future fight and consequently feels incomplete.

Review: ‘Sonic Mania’ speeds into the modern era

By | Sep 20, 2017

Though the “Sonic” franchise has always focused on speed, the true triumph of the series is the way it promotes exploration.

Review: Football series doesn’t fumble its return

By | Sep 12, 2017

A first for the series, Longshot is much more than Career mode with cinematics.

Review: New Nintendo game breathes life into ‘Zelda’ series

By | Mar 28, 2017

The most satisfying moment of “Breath of the Wild” is not a cutscene, nor is it a battle — It’s a revelatory moment that occurs within the player.

Review: Latest Resident Evil breathes life into dying series

By | Feb 8, 2017

The shift to first person, the incredible setting and compelling mystery make “Resident Evil 7 Biohazard” the scariest game in the series.

Review: Remastered game improves on ‘GTA’ universe

By | Dec 3, 2014

The remastered “Grand Theft Auto V” improves on the original games visuals and gameplay.

Review: ‘A Bird Story’ soars with engaging atmosphere

By | Nov 19, 2014

Freebird Games’ “A Bird Story” is a superb example of powerful storytelling in the digital realm.

Review: Nintendo pulls no punches in ‘Super Smash Bros.’

By | Oct 7, 2014

Nintendo’s most beloved characters duke it out in “Super Smash Bros.”