Reviews

Agony and misery, in a billion words or less: Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception review

by 2 days ago

When I see a term like “visual novel” I expect the visuals to capture the ongoing storytelling, allowing me to just sit back, take it in, and feel the entirety …

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Crawling through the catacombs: Medusa’s Labyrinth review

by 2 days ago

I have always enjoyed adventure games, from Companions of Xanth (I just dated myself, didn't I?) to Myst to The Witness, I get an undeniable joy out of exploring worlds …

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What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets? – Superhot VR Vive Review

by 3 days ago

I’ve likely played several thousand games in my life, but there hasn’t been a single one that made me feel as much of a hands-on badass as Superhot VR. In …

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Old Game, New Price, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Review

by 3 days ago

Whenever someone mentions “fighting games,” as a genre, there is always a franchise my mind goes to first: Street Fighter, the longest-lasting and oldest fighting game franchise. Thanks to Capcom’s …

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Sometimes sweet, sometimes stale: Cooking Mama Sweet Shop review

by 4 days ago

The Wii U is dead, long live the Wii U. While the 3DS is still alive and kicking, a lot of well-established series on the handheld are saying their goodbyes …

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Should have sent a poet – Endless Space 2 review

by 5 days ago

There’s something about the 4X genre that, when compared to games like the Civilization series, makes it feel deep and comprehensive. Maybe it’s the vastness of space, and perhaps it’s …

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Justice’s dawn: Injustice 2 review

by 1 week ago

In the face of some excellent, fluid combat and top notch animation, what impressed me most about Injustice 2 was its ability to overcome fighting genre shortcomings to integrate a …

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Simple and clean: Ovivo review

by 1 week ago

With triple-A games these days showing off how much they can achieve graphically, sometimes it’s great to just chill out with something simple. Ovivo is a great example of a …

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The Big Bang: Planetarium Review

by 1 week ago

Many kids’ first experience with the wonders of the galaxy came from the inside of an inflatable dome that filled school gymnasiums. There was something magical about seeing those tiny …

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Slow wonderment — Prey review

by 1 week ago

These days, games like Prey seem few and far between. There's not one specific, unique mechanic promoted nor is there a grand overarching narrative that promises to tie you up …

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Building on solid foundations: Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Review

by 1 week ago

Punch a tree. Make some tools. Dig a hole. Every new playthrough of Minecraft begins as such, and though numerous changes and additions have come over the years, the core …

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The Rigelian Empire Strikes Back – Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Review

by 2 weeks ago

I was 12 years old when the Fire Emblem series came to North America for the first time. The seventh game in the series, simply called “Fire Emblem” at the …

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