Platinum Games


'Astral Chain' Is Missing Everything That Made 'Nier: Automata' Transcendent

On paper, Platinum's latest should impress. In practice, it's a flavorless disappointment.


‘Bayonetta 2’ Is PlatinumGames’ Greatest All-Action Game Yet

But given its Wii U exclusivity, too many people have never had the chance to play it.


How 'Vanquish' Subverts the Military Shooter

Just re-released on PC, 'Vanquish' shows a very different approach to the modern shooter.


In Praise of the Graceful Camera Choreography of ‘Nier: Automata’

It’s unafraid to shift perspective even at the cost of players' sense of clarity. And yes, this is a good thing.


In Praise of the Impressive Impatience of ‘Nier: Automata’

Most role-playing games tease their stories over tens of hours, giving away nothing in the opening few. Not here.


Hardcore Girls and Bullet Hell: A Conversation with the Makers of 'Nier: Automata'

The multi-faceted RPG has moved from cult interest to mainstream radars, and its' designers are anticipating a hit.


Everyone Hates 'Star Fox Zero' Right Now, But Is It a Cult Hit in the Making?

Platinum Games has a bit of a history with making games people hate at first, and love later.


These Are the Best Video Games You Can Finish in an Afternoon

You're bumming about the house, with time to kill. So kill it by starting, and finishing, a great game in a single sitting.


'Transformers: Devastation,' Is One of This Year's Most Fun Nostalgia Trips

It's not perfect, but 'Devastation' is still a fantastic slice of nostalgia for old-school Transformer fans.


What the New Tony Hawk Game Gets Wrong About Nostalgia, ‘Transformers: Devastation’ Nails

Activision has just released two old-looking new games, but only one of them doesn't shit on your memories.


The Best Games of E3 2015 That You Might Have Missed

It's not all mega-budget blockbusters at E3, y'know, so here are just some of the smaller gems that have piqued our attentions.