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“Super Bomberman R” Review

“Super Bomberman R” Review

There are few more deeply established institutions in the world of multiplayer gaming than Bomberman. Born on the NES and MSX as a one-off single player experience in the mid-80s, it wasn’t until Hudson Soft resurrected the concept in 1990 on NEC’s underappreciated PC Engine (or Turbo GrafX if you prefer, though the software lineups between regions were so radically disparate that they may as well have been different systems) with its five-port multi-tap that the concept would realize its […]

“Mass Effect: Andromeda” Review

“Mass Effect: Andromeda” Review

When it comes to writing, character development, and world building, there are few developers in the west that can compete with BioWare. Originally a company founded by two M.D.s for the purpose of developing medical software for hospitals, they would eventually become famous first for their lauded Baldur’s Gate series, and then for the groundbreaking Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The latter made great strides in storytelling, player choice, and even in LGBTQ recognition. BioWare would then follow […]

“Has-Been Heroes” Review

“Has-Been Heroes” Review

In the good old days, deciding whether or not to buy a game was largely based on one’s ability to judge it by its cover. If you were to do that with Has-Been Heroes, you’d likely slap yourself.

“Old-Time Hockey” Review

“Old-Time Hockey” Review

Hockey is, without a doubt, the toughest and most demanding of the “big four” major professional sports. Football demands toughness, yes, but only 16 times a year to hockey’s 82 (potentially 110 if you’re on a great team that just can’t avoid war). Minor injuries like sprained pinkies can sideline a basketball star for weeks, while legendary Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman won his final Stanley Cup on a broken leg – he didn’t just show up for the […]

“Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass” DLC Review

“Battlefield 1: They Shall Not Pass” DLC Review

They Shall Not Pass is the first expansion for Battlefield 1. Focusing on France’s contributions to the war, players get a brand new look at the French countryside as it gets ravished throughout the expansion’s many new maps and modes. The French lost an estimated 1.4 million soldiers during World War I, and They Shall Not Pass helped showcase the country’s immense sacrifice as well as the brutality that the war had upon their homeland. They Shall Not Pass proves […]

“Anima: Gate of Memories” Review

“Anima: Gate of Memories” Review

Anima: Gate of Memories is a semi-open world RPG developed by a very small indie team in Kai Nesbit. It takes you inside the fantasy of bringing a decade-old card game to life. It isn’t perfect, nor is it very impressive either. Did they bite off more than they can chew?

“NieR: Automata” Review

“NieR: Automata” Review

Japan has given birth to some of the most unique and eccentric game developers in the field. Hideo Kojima, for example, went a long way in adapting and articulating the language of film in his games. Fumito Ueda, whose minimalist storytelling and fantastical worlds invoke the atmosphere of dreams. There’s late Kenji Eno, who gained a reputation for extremely unconventional game design and strange marketing techniques supplemented by his notoriety as a musician. Then you have Taro Yoko, also known […]

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