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“Flinthook” Review

“Flinthook” Review

For years, I’ve looked for a game to challenge the greatness of Rogue Legacy. While Flinthook nails the gameplay and most of the roguelike mechanics, it lacks a few little touches that might have elevated it to that level. Even so, Flinthook is a fantastic take on the genre.

“Cosmic Star Heroine” Review

“Cosmic Star Heroine” Review

Cosmic Star Heroine doesn’t quite hang with the company it was inspired by, but it comes close in some ways and manages to carve a little corner for itself in the combat department.

“The Witness” Review

“The Witness” Review

The Witness is challenging, satisfying, and captivating on a level beyond most of its peers. It leaves an impression that won’t soon go away.

“Monster Hunter Generations” Review

“Monster Hunter Generations” Review

Despite borrowing significant content from previous games in the franchise, Monster Hunter Generations is faster, flashier, and more satisfying than ever. If you weren’t into Monster Hunter before, however, Generations won’t do much to win you over.

“Mighty No. 9” Review

“Mighty No. 9” Review

If you shattered Mighty No. 9 into a million pieces and reassembled it with only the good parts, it would be an awesome game. As it is, it isn’t worth your time.

“Tumblestone” Review

“Tumblestone” Review

A puzzle game that you have to pay for? And it’s not on a phone? It’s okay, Tumblestone is good enough to pay actual money for and play on your couch, especially with friends.

“Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” Review

“Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” Review

With a more finely-tuned introduction that satisfies both beginners and veterans, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate may finally open up the series to a wider audience without sacrificing any of the depth that makes it special.

Jordan’s Top 10 Games of 2014

Jordan’s Top 10 Games of 2014

2014 was such a consistently good year for gaming that, at some point, I forgot how good it really was. As I recapped what I played this year, I realized that I would have to cut several awesome games from my Top 10 list — a problem I definitely didn’t have last year.

“Azure Striker Gunvolt” Review

“Azure Striker Gunvolt” Review

What Is It? Azure Striker Gunvolt is a 2D action sidescroller unlike any other. You play as Gunvolt, an assassin imbued with the power of lightning. Although you’re armed with a gun, the bullets alone do very little damage to enemies. The hook of this game is the tagging system. When you shoot an enemy, it gets tagged, then you can damage it by pouring lightning energy into it no matter where you are in relation to the tagged enemy. […]

“Bayonetta 2” Review

“Bayonetta 2” Review

  The original Bayonetta was met with critical acclaim in 2009 for its sense of style, ludicrous scenarios, and expertly designed gameplay. After some financial uncertainty, the sequel was finally funded by Nintendo as a Wii U exclusive. Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but some of that Nintendo magic must have shaken off onto Platinum Games, because Bayonetta 2 takes the original formula to the next level and delivers a near-perfect experience.

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