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“Anthem” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 26 Mar 2019

In the universe of Anthem, it is said that the Gods, called ‘shapers’, used incredible cosmic technologies in order to create the world… only to stop in the middle and leave their labors unfinished. Did they grow bored and leave?…

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“Valkyria Chronicles 4” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | Console Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 31 Oct 2018

  Japan has produced some of the most inventive games ever developed for the medium, and in the process have also created entire genres that previously didn’t exist. Their devotion to whimsy and the melodramatic has produced everything from adorable…

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“Death’s Gambit” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam | 0 Comments | 15 Sep 2018

The word ‘Soulslike’, much like the word ‘Roguelike’, has become incredibly ubiquitous in recent years. With the dark horse success of From Software’s rewarding and punishing franchise, players and developers all over the globe have discovered their inner masochist. Maybe…

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“Conan Exiles” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 31 May 2018

Conan the Barbarian is one of those characters that is so ubiquitous that he has become a trope in and of itself. From his origins in the pulp magazines by author Robert E. Howard, he’s been given life in movies,…

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“Kingdom Come: Deliverance” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 13 Mar 2018

So after having played Kingdom Come: Deliverance for several hours, running and horseback riding through 15th century Bohemia, braving the elements and vicious bandits, and occasionally eating an overripe apple, I’ve made a very important discovery: It must have really…

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Brandon’s Top 10 Games of 2017

author image by Brandon Perkins | Articles Best of 2017 Features PlayStation 4 Xbox One | 0 Comments | 25 Dec 2017

This year was a series of major highs and some super lows, including both some surprise hits and some serious letdowns. While we started to see what might be the death knell of the AAA-side of gaming, we also saw…

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“Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | Reviews | 0 Comments | 16 Nov 2017

I could probably tell you about the timeliness of this game and its release. I could probably tell you about the minor controversy that erupted on social media when the trailers were first released on YouTube. I could also probably…

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“Cuphead” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PC Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 10 Oct 2017

“Nintendo hard.” To a generation of gamers this phrase has come to embody something special. It was a time when console gaming was experiencing its rebirth after a disastrous industry crash in the mid 1980s. It was a time when…

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“Valkyria Revolution” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | Reviews | 0 Comments | 16 Jul 2017

There are times when one comes across a game that has been hyped to death and then reveals itself to be disappointingly mediocre. There are times when a game comes from a respected franchise with a reputation behind it, only…

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“Injustice 2” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 31 May 2017

“Behold! I teach you of the Superman! He is this lightning! He is this Madness!” – Friedrich Nietzsche, “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” (Pretentious review introduction quoting Nietzsche? Check.)

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“Mass Effect: Andromeda” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 11 Apr 2017

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…

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