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“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Episode 1: Tangled Up in Blue” Review

“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Episode 1: Tangled Up in Blue” Review

Telltale’s narrative driven adventure games have been making a name for themselves by allowing players to step into their favorite worlds and get more than a cursory glimpse into its inhabitants. Be it Game of Thrones, Batman, or The Walking Dead, character development and decisions that carry over from one episode to another are what have made them popular. Now Telltale has taken a crack at Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. I’m happy to say that they’ve done another excellent […]

“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.

SmashPad Talkies – Cosmic Star Heroine  

SmashPad Talkies – Cosmic Star Heroine

We check out the latest RPG from Zeboyd Games in Cosmic Star Heroine, which is out now for PS4 and PC and Vita in the near future. Note: This copy of the game was provided via backing the game’s Kickstarter.

“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 […]

[GDC] “Mutant Football League” Hands-On

[GDC] “Mutant Football League” Hands-On

You wouldn’t believe the look on my face as I was casually walking around checking out different things at GDC and came across Mutant Football League.  I had to get my hands on it, and now that I have, I’m more intrigued than ever.

“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.

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