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“The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II” Review

“The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II” Review

Finding out how a story continues after a cliffhanger is often after going through an agonizing wait, and in the gaming industry, that wait tends to be longer than most other forms of entertainment media. So you can bet we were shocked to hear about how soon The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II would come out, especially since the original game was released less than nine months ago.

“Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Review

“Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Review

In life, there are a handful of guarantees: death, taxes, and Star Wars merchandise. I’ll argue that the most latter is definitely a fact because I mean, come on. Force Friday much? And with Star Wars merchandise comes another close guarantee: Legos! Hence, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While Star Wars Battlefront only loosely connected to the latest Star Wars installment, TT Games takes the opportunity to showcase the future of Star Wars by being the first to adapt the story […]

“Odin Sphere Leifthrasir” Review

“Odin Sphere Leifthrasir” Review

With the release of the fantasy beat-em-up tribute Dragon’s Crown in 2013, Japanese developer Vanillaware finally became a major name in gaming, with the title going on to sell almost a million copies worldwide and in-turn outselling every other Vanillaware release up to that point. Its gorgeous art direction, surprisingly challenging gameplay, and old-school sensibility attracted both seasoned and younger gamers alike, creating a truly cross-generational hit in the process.

“The Walking Dead – Michonne, Episode 2: Give No Shelter” Review

“The Walking Dead – Michonne, Episode 2: Give No Shelter” Review

Now that The Walking Dead has wrapped up its sixth season on television, Telltale Games’ Michonne miniseries can take center stage with its second episode – Give No Shelter. Well, before Fear The Walking Dead, and The Walking Dead No Man’s Land, and so on. After a fairly solid opener, this second episode turns things up to a highly enjoyable level.

“Thrustmaster T150 Force Feedback Racing Wheel” Hardware Review

“Thrustmaster T150 Force Feedback Racing Wheel” Hardware Review

If there’s one genre that sees an even higher degree of justified peripheral elitism than fighting games, it is the racing sim. Find the right Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport enthusiast, and you’ll inevitably find an equipment setup that makes a Mad Catz TE2 fightstick look like an impulse buy. Price ranges notwithstanding, there are actually several parallels between the fightstick and racing wheel markets. Not only are they historically the right tool for their respective jobs in most cases, […]

“Guitar Hero Live” Review

“Guitar Hero Live” Review

Last year marked the return of both Rock Band and Guitar Hero. While some people did add both games to their collections due to the cost of entry, most chose one or the other. Last year, I jumped back into Rock Band and remembered why I loved the genre to begin with. Now, thanks to a significant price reduction on Guitar Hero Live, I could finally see what the folks at FreeStyle Games have done with the long-running franchise. Is […]

“Amplitude” Review

“Amplitude” Review

Last year, Harmonix successfully brought Rock Band back to the stage. There were certainly some issues along the way, but many of them have since been resolved. Harmonix is starting off 2016 with the reboot of Amplitude, a much loved and critically acclaimed title originally on the PS2. Unfortunately, though the game was great back then, it didn’t sell all that well due to it catering to a very particular niche of the music game market. It seems like the […]

Danreb’s Top 10 Games of 2015

Danreb’s Top 10 Games of 2015

My name is Danreb Victorio.  After more than 11 months of gaming, I post here with only one goal: to tell you about 2015’s best games.  I’ve played many games during this year’s crusade, but there were ten I believe were better than anything else.  They were something else.

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