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“For Honor” Review

“For Honor” Review

Faction and war-based action games are hardly anything new.  I’d even argue that the majority of them are slow and boring, and others are just plain repetitive.  For Honor is a game that seems to have found the right balance, even though it has its fair share of shortcomings.

“Fire Emblem Heroes” Review

“Fire Emblem Heroes” Review

It’s hard to imagine anyone seeing the day where Fire Emblem would become so relevant, it would end up being the second series Nintendo has brought to mobile platforms.

“Double Dragon IV” Review

“Double Dragon IV” Review

As I sit here playing Double Dragon IV, I can’t help but look over at the calendar to make sure it is in fact the year 2017. I may be playing this game on the PlayStation 4, but it certainly feels like I could be playing it on my old CRT TV in my bedroom back in 1989. Double Dragon IV is a throwback game, and there is nothing wrong with that.

“Yakuza 0” Review

“Yakuza 0” Review

When Sega quietly put the Shenmue franchise in mothballs about 15 years ago, they even more quietly transplanted its core concept to “Project J,” which would later be given the name Ryu ga Gotoku (lit: Like a Dragon) upon its 2005 release, then go on to simply be called Yakuza in the west, befitting its core theme. Ryu ga Gotoku was similarly ambitious to its spiritual parent, but with a budget consciousness that would see the series survive five installments […]

“Garou: Mark of the Wolves” Review (PC)

“Garou: Mark of the Wolves” Review (PC)

SNK’s recent revitalization has been a very successful one, not just due to the brilliance of their comeback game, The King of Fighters XIV, but in their ability to open their back catalogue to new and old fans alike on modern platforms.

“Garou: Mark of the Wolves” Review (PS4, Vita)

“Garou: Mark of the Wolves” Review (PS4, Vita)

SNK’s recent revitalization has been a very successful one, not just due to the brilliance of their comeback game, The King of Fighters XIV, but in their ability to open their back catalogue to new and old fans alike on modern platforms.

“NES Classic Edition” Review

“NES Classic Edition” Review

One of the reasons why this review is late is because we weren’t able to get one, and apparently, neither did anybody else. But now that we do have one, we’ll let you know whether it’s worth it.

“The Last Guardian” Review

“The Last Guardian” Review

After almost a decade in development, with several false starts and cancellations, the third title by video game auteur (and former Team Ico head) Fumito Ueda has finally made its way to store shelves. Ueda’s two previous titles are a pretty major legacy to measure up to, and it’s been quite a long time since the last one was released. Does the magic still live? Can Ueda’s design philosophy survive the current console generation?

“The Walking Dead – A New Frontier, Episodes 1 & 2: Ties That Bind” Review

“The Walking Dead – A New Frontier, Episodes 1 & 2: Ties That Bind” Review

While many regard Telltale as perhaps the best developer and publisher of narrative-driven games that push the “choose your own adventure” model, it’s no secret that their handling of Skybound’s graphic novel, The Walking Dead, is what really drove them to this well regarded prominence. The series introduced us to Clementine, a little girl who stayed home alone when The Walking Dead‘s apocalypse unfolded, and over two seasons (ten episodes) we watched her grow from a helpless little girl to […]

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