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“Elden Ring” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PC PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Reviews Steam Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 27 Mar 2022

Way back in 2009, at the very tail end of the PS3’s lifecycle, Sony and Atlus USA decided to localize and publish a weird little action RPG called Demon’s Souls. Created by From Software, at that time a niche publisher…

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Brandon’s Top 10 Games of 2021

author image by Brandon Perkins | Best of 2021 Features | 0 Comments | 29 Dec 2021

Well…this year kinda sucked, huh? That’s actually what I said (more or less) last year, filled with hope and joy that the following year could only get better. Well…fuck me for believing any of that nonsense! Fortunately, we still had…

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“Tales of Arise” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PC PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Reviews Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 11 Oct 2021

The Tales series is one of the most long-running and storied franchises in the JRPG world, debuting back in 1995 with Tales of Phantasia on the Super Famicom. That particular game, based on an unpublished novel by one of the…

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“The Silver Case 2425” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | Nintendo Switch Reviews | 0 Comments | 23 Jul 2021

You know… games like this are the reason I’ve grown to love the Switch. I mean, on top of Nintendo’s extensive game library, we also finally have a console who seems expressly made for older, niche visual novel games such…

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“Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | Nintendo Switch Reviews | 0 Comments | 25 Jun 2021

The Disgaea games are what got me into tactical RPGs before anything else. Before going all-in on the likes of Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics, it was this bizarre and slapstick-fueled series that made me understand how deep and…

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“Mass Effect: Legendary Edition” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 14 Jun 2021

This was a remaster that was a long time coming. I first played the original Mass Effect back when it debuted in 2007. It was one of two games I had received that Christmas with my Xbox 360. I was,…

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“NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 16 May 2021

Replicant is really more than the sum of its parts. The overall experience, from the character development, the devastating and mind-reeling revelations that plot throws at you, and even the new bits of content specially made for this game make it worthwhile.

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“Disco Elysium: The Final Cut” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 26 Apr 2021

“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…

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“Cyberpunk 2077” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | Reviews | 0 Comments | 26 Jan 2021

“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…

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Brandon’s Top 10 Games of 2020

author image by Brandon Perkins | Best of 2020 Features | 0 Comments | 26 Dec 2020

…Yeah, so fuck this year right? Seriously. According to historians, the worst year to have been alive in recorded history was 536 AD. A volcano eruption spread a cloud of ash across much of Europe and China, causing temperatures to…

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“13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 09 Oct 2020

The game I’m reviewing was almost a total failure. I don’t mean the production of the game (it was long, but fruitful). I mean the release. The first weeks of this game’s release in 2019 were a major downturn from…

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Brandon's Top 10 Games of 2019

author image by Brandon Perkins | Best of 2019 Features | 0 Comments | 26 Dec 2019

As this decade comes to a close, we may very well be seeing the end of this gaming generation. With the reveals of both Sony’s and Microsoft’s new consoles, we are now currently living the twilight of the Xbox One…

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