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“Ginger: Beyond the Crystal” Review

“Ginger: Beyond the Crystal” Review

Sometimes, a simple game comes along with a positive element to it that makes it purely enjoyable. Other times, your mind just went numb and it’s a struggle to keep going. Unfortunately, Ginger: Beyond the Crystal borders into the latter of those situations. Let’s take a look without the use of ginger jokes! What’s It About? Ginger: Beyond the Crystal follows the titular Ginger on his journey to restore order and happiness (I guess? Everyone seems sad as hell) by […]

“Gears of War 4” Review

“Gears of War 4” Review

The Coalition had big shoes to fill. Epic Games redefined the shooter genre and Gears of War was forever cemented as one of the best shooting series of all time. With Microsoft often touting the series next to Halo as the staples of the Xbox exclusive library, a lot of eyes were on The Coalition to deliver a solid addition to a massive fanbase. While the game is still as enjoyable as it was 10 years ago, problems with the […]

“Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas” Review

“Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas” Review

Originally released on mobile devices, Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is a game that looks to have drawn plenty of inspiration from The Legend of Zelda series, and while it may have trouble imitating the popular franchise’s charm, the newly released title on console and PC might be as close as it gets–which is a good try.

“I Am Setsuna” Review

“I Am Setsuna” Review

E3 2015, to Square Enix, will undoubtedly go down as the show where the real Final Fantasy XV stood up, and the company’s decade-long AAA investment finally entered the home stretch. It will go down as the show that saw dreams of a return to Midgar finally come true with a Final Fantasy VII Remake, the hype fresh and unspoiled before a series of unfortunate interviews with the project’s staff would make it one of the most divisive games ever […]

“Street Fighter V” Review

“Street Fighter V” Review

2008’s Street Fighter IV was less a new fighting game than it was a transformative event for the genre’s entire landscape. Seemingly overnight, the fighting game community exploded to near early 90s proportions, and the game itself heralded in a new era of advanced, detail-conscious design that elevated many existing franchises to technical heights they had never before approached. It would not be a stretch to attribute the rebirth of such franchises as Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct to the […]

[SDCC 2016] “ReCore” Hands-On

[SDCC 2016] “ReCore” Hands-On

ReCore was one of many games Microsoft featured at The Nerd Machine’s Nerd HQ SDCC offsite event, and while it was rough around the edges, there’s potential for a really fun game here.

“Lumo” Review

“Lumo” Review

If you’re a gamer of the 80’s, chances are you remember playing an isometric puzzle platformer. For me, it was Knight Lore, a game that perplexed me, but also rewarded my patience. Making my way through the numerous rooms of the game led me to figure out the way the game was designed. It was a small window into the minds of the Stamper Brothers, and one that I never forgot. Here we are now, in 2016 and I’m playing […]

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