About the author

Karen Benitez

Skater, musician, carpenter, gamer. Karen is interested in culture, science fiction, and Cthulhu. She participated in MMA bouts, got her ass kicked many times, and ended up with broken bones. Life is good.


Dragon Ball FighterZ: Review

By: Karen Benitez | Feb 5, 2018

It's a great Dragon Ball fighting game for casuals and hardcore players alike....

Monster Hunter: World Review

By: Karen Benitez | Feb 1, 2018

Excluding the terrible English dubs and bland Story mode, Monster Hunter: World is quite a masterpiece....

Sonic Mania: Review

By: Karen Benitez | Aug 23, 2017

Let it be known that 2017 was the year of exciting comebacks. After Crash Bandicoot showed us that the old dog (er, bandicoot) still has what it takes to cause a storm, along comes Sonic, who has created a sonic boom t...

The Long Dark: Review

By: Karen Benitez | Aug 21, 2017

In its Early Access form, The Long Dark only allowed players to partake in its Sandbox Mode. It was in here where gathering resources to survive was the core gameplay element. Hunger, fatigue, and the vast assortment of thi...

Tacoma: Review

By: Karen Benitez | Aug 14, 2017

When I was younger, my aunt would call friends and family over to her house and we'd drive as a convoy from Anaheim, California to Las Vegas. Along the interstate, I would spot road signs to a small town. "Maybe it's a g...

Prey: Review

By: Karen Benitez | May 18, 2017

Prey has high ambitions that waver halfway through its story. The early hours store up a lot of dread and tension as you wander through the massive halls of Talos I station, only to have your endgame...

Outlast 2: Review

By: Karen Benitez | May 10, 2017

I can imagine the kind of articles Red Barrels' Outlast 2 may conjure. With themes concerning overzealous faith, physical and mental assault, and conspiracy theories like Roswell - there are going to be a lot of in-depth ...

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Review

By: Karen Benitez | Mar 8, 2017

Searching the deepest corners of my memory's attic, my first Zelda game was Majora's Mask, with A Link to the Past and The Four Swords following soon after. All of those games were fun despite the free-roam elements bei...

Nintendo Switch: Review

By: Karen Benitez | Mar 8, 2017

The Nintendo Switch is an amazing piece of hardware. It is the upgraded version of both the Wii and Wii U, combining the best features of both consoles into one amazing hardware. It's also a lot smaller than I thought ...

Nioh: Review

By: Karen Benitez | Feb 15, 2017

These past few years, the only games I ever truly played again to my personal best would be from From Software's Souls series. It took me months to complete my first run on Demon's Souls, and it would take me days to ...

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