“Bravely Default II” Review

“Bravely Default II” Review

Bravely Default II is a good game, but it's not one that's wholly approachable.
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“The Longing” Review

“The Longing” Review

The Longing is a thought-provoking title that sounds brilliant on paper, but doesn't quite stick the landing.
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“Disco Elysium: The Final Cut” Review

“Disco Elysium: The Final Cut” Review

Welcome to Martinaise. Leave your sanity at the door. "Mankind, be vigilant; We loved you." This was not the first...
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“Lost Words: Beyond the Page” Review

“Lost Words: Beyond the Page” Review

Indie games are relatively easy to overlook, especially when you don't really know what it is you're looking for. As...
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“It Takes Two” Review

“It Takes Two” Review

Three years in the making, and I think It Takes Two has a spot in SmashPad's Top 10 Games of...
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“Persona 5 Strikers” Review

“Persona 5 Strikers” Review

Joker and the rest of the Phantom Thieves are back! Wait, who's that girl in white? As someone that absolutely...
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“Bravely Default II” Review

Bravely Default II is a good game, but it’s not one that’s wholly approachable.

“The Longing” Review

The Longing is a thought-provoking title that sounds brilliant on paper, but doesn’t quite stick the landing.

“Disco Elysium: The Final Cut” Review

“Mankind, be vigilant; We loved you.” This was not the first time I had played Disco Elysium. I first played DE back in 2019, when it originally was published for the PC. Back then, DE was a a cult classic…

“Lost Words: Beyond the Page” Review

Indie games are relatively easy to overlook, especially when you don’t really know what it is you’re looking for. As someone that typically always plays the latest and greatest, I’m always looking for a palette cleanser, and Lost Words: Beyond…

“It Takes Two” Review

Editor’s Note: Before we start off the review, I want to transparently mention that I am a full-time employee at Glu Mobile, which was acquired by EA last month. At the time of this review’s publishing, the deal has yet…

“Persona 5 Strikers” Review

As someone that absolutely loves RPGs, Persona 5, and the Switch, the thought of how Persona 5 Strikers was first announced still kind of burns. For those unaware, it was codenamed Persona 5S for a while, which led gamers to…

“Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury” Review

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is a more than worthy entry to your Switch library whether you’ve played it or not.

“Destruction AllStars” Review

Destruction AllStars makes a strong first impression, but popping the hood open reveals some shallow inner-workings that hold Destruction AllStars back from ever firing on all cylinders.

“Ys IX: Monstrum Nox” Review

It’s a breath of fresh air knowing that the game doesn’t begin with Adol and Dogi on a sinking ship nor does it feature Adol having a bad case of amnesia.

“Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy” Review

Atelier fans should feel right at home, but we can’t help but feel that while there’s a lot to appreciate, some more work is needed in order to discover its potential.

“Cyberpunk 2077” Review

“Transhumanism is about how technology will eventually help us overcome the problems that have, up until now, been endemic to human nature. Cyberpunk is about how technology won’t.”— Stephen Lea Sheppard of RPG.Net (via TVTropes) Much like when I walked…

SmashPad’s Top 10 Games of 2020

Among our 13 lists, 41 games were nominated this year. That’s a lot of games, but we’re here to feature the best, so let’s move on to SmashPad’s Top 10 Games of 2020.