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

“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.
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“Destruction AllStars” Review

“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.
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“Ys IX: Monstrum Nox” Review

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

“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.
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“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.

Danreb’s Top 10 Games of 2020

Most of the world had a pretty rough 2020, myself included, and for once it wasn’t solely due to first world problems–to shed some light on that, 2020 was supposed to be a big travel year for me. You already…

Chris’ Top 10 Games of 2020

Fuck you, 2020.

Patrick’s Top 10 Games of 2020

Yes, I have ten games. Yes,. ten games that came out in 2020. I know that surprises some of you.

Alex’s “Top 5 Games” of 2020

In a wild year full of ever changing items, something remained consistent for me in 2020: limited game time! Gaming took both a front seat and a back seat while I dealt with my end of the pandemic. Early on,…