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“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.

“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.

“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.

“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 […]

“The Witness” Review

“The Witness” Review

The Witness is challenging, satisfying, and captivating on a level beyond most of its peers. It leaves an impression that won’t soon go away.

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