Sirus Review Roundup (May 14 – May 20)

Last week was very busy for the Sirus reviews team. Games were marching through our e-mails, and as a publication, it’s our responsibility to provide you a guide when buying games — if it’s worth spending your cash on or not. We have also started doing video reviews to make sure you get to see what games you’ll get to experience when you pick them up.

There’s also one retro-review of a classic horror title that every PS2 owners know. So, here’s our reviews for this week!

P.S: Leif’s review of Prey is still in the works since we still need to have a video-review along with it.

STRAFE (PC) – Provided by Devolver Digital
Pixel Titan | Justin Janitzek | May 16, 2017
Score: 4.0 / 10

STRAFE as of now feel unfinished, and is too reliant on its successful marketing campaign. If you are an absolute diehard for these type of games, I implore you to look up Brutal Doom instead. It is a free mod that gives the original Doom a bit more oomph and visceral feedback, while changing some of the controls to feel both familiar and fresh.” — Read the full review

The Surge (PS4) – Provided by Focus Home Interactive
Deck13 | Rachelle Tan | May 16, 2017
Score: 8.5 / 10

“I would also say that mecha or sci-fi fans will love this game as much as I do for even at the first couple of hours of game time — I had already immersed with the game. It was hard for me to let go of my controller, the action was getting to me and it set my carnage on rampage.” — Read the full review

Lethal League (Xbox One) – Provided by Team Reptile
Team Reptile | May Alturas | May 18, 2017
Score: 3.0 / 10

“Even with moments of trivial gaming here and there, I still have hopes for this game that maybe they will have this upgraded soon or someone out there will prove me wrong. Who knows?” — Read the full review

NBA Playgrounds (PS4) – Provided by Mad Dog Games
Saber Interactive | David Rix | May 18, 2017
Score: 5.9 / 10

“Overall, NBA Playgrounds could’ve been the next NBA Jam. It nails everything from the look of the characters, to the lighthearted commentary. While it’s fun at first for a few rounds, as time goes on the cracks start to show and you realize that this game is more of an attempted layup than an actual slam dunk. If you’ve never played an NBA Jam game before, you can give this game a shot. Otherwise, for a true arcade basketball experience, stick to the classics.” — Read the full review

Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island (PC) – Provided by Grip Digital
Right Nice | Lexuzze Tablante | May 19, 2017
Score: 6.0 / 10

Skylar & Plux misses a lot of great opportunities that would have made the game great and appeal to most platformer lovers out there, but I do recognize the effort of Right Nice Games for this decent 3D platformer.” — Read the full review

Everything (PS4) – Provided by Double Fine
David OReilly | Carlo Cutanda | May 20, 2017
Score: 5.0 / 10

Everything is not an experience for everyone. Considering how trippy and weird the game is, I guess the most enjoyment you are going to have with this game is when playing it with friends while drunk or high.” — Read the full review

Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (PS2) – Copy purchased
Tecmo | Lexuzze Tablante | May 20, 2017
Score: N/A (Retro Reviews don’t have scores)

Fatal Frame II is a classic worth going back to. Crimson Butterfly was the pinnacle of survival horror titles in 2003, it can still standout alongside today’s horror games such as Resident Evil 7 and Outlast II.” — Read the full review

What are the games will you pick up this week?