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“Valkyria Revolution” Review

“Valkyria Revolution” Review

There are times when one comes across a game that has been hyped to death and then reveals itself to be disappointingly mediocre. There are times when a game comes from a respected franchise with a reputation behind it, only to be a shadow of its better installments. There are even times when a game has so much promise, so many great concepts and ideas to express, and yet is completely ruined by troublesome gameplay and overall bad execution.

“RiME” Review

“RiME” Review

RiME made quite the journey in order to finally get released, and unfortunately it feels like something we would’ve enjoyed a whole lot more had it come out a few years ago.

“NBA Playgrounds” Review

“NBA Playgrounds” Review

Arcade basketball is a missing gem in the world of gaming today. NBA Jam and NBA Street have both laid the foundation and have both been missing from the scene for much longer than the world would like. Does NBA Playgrounds bring back the excitement of 2-on-2 arcade basketball?

“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Episode 2: Under Pressure” Review

“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Episode 2: Under Pressure” Review

Telltale busted out the solid dance moves when releasing a strong effort with Guardians of the Galaxy, Episode 1: Tangled Up in Blue (read our review). Luckily, they’re back with another strong effort that takes a much more emotional focus with its storylines. So, Groot, put your seatbelt on! Let’s talk about Episode 2: Under Pressure. What Is It? Under Pressure picks up immediately where Tangled Up in Blue left off with a solid Guardians take: Peter is immediately attacked […]

“Cave Story+” Review

“Cave Story+” Review

When Cave Story originally released in 2004, old-school design philosophies and pixel art were still unique and refreshing. The market is different in 2017, however, and even with updated HD pixel graphics, the complete package of Cave Story+ doesn’t offer much compared to its contemporary old-school indie peers.

“Injustice 2” Review

“Injustice 2” Review

“Behold! I teach you of the Superman! He is this lightning! He is this Madness!” – Friedrich Nietzsche, “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” (Pretentious review introduction quoting Nietzsche? Check.)

“Puyo Puyo Tetris” Review

“Puyo Puyo Tetris” Review

Puyo Puyo and Tetris have both had prominent places in the puzzle genre, each offering a different type of unique gameplay. Many different iterations have been created throughout each franchise’s existence but how will it fare when tetrimino meets puyo?

“Birthdays The Beginning” Review

“Birthdays The Beginning” Review

For multiple decades people have argued over a theory that originated from a man named Charles Darwin. Darwinism is a theory that all life stems from evolution. Others have argued that we all have come to be by the placement of a divine entity. Regardless of what you believe, most people have always found the origin of life alluring.

“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.

“Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” Review

“Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” Review

When I reviewed Mario Kart 8 when it came out on the Wii U, I said it was the best game in the series.  Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the exact same game, extremely beefed up, and there’s nothing bad about that.

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