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Brandon’s Top 10 Games of 2023

author image by Brandon Perkins | Best of 2023 Features | 0 Comments | 29 Dec 2023

If 2023 was anything, it was the year of sequels. Sequels that had been long anticipated, sequels that were announced fairly recently but still expected, and some that simply came out of nowhere. Pretty much all of the major games…

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“Blasphemous 2” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | Reviews | 0 Comments | 30 Aug 2023

After the success of Dark Souls and Bloodborne, the gaming world was rife with imitators. Many of them fell far short of the quality of those games, lacking the polish that made them so good in the first place. In…

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“GrimGrimoire OnceMore” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | Reviews | 0 Comments | 16 Apr 2023

Back when I first played Odin Sphere in 2007 (holy crap am I old), I was floored by the amazing visuals, challenging Action-RPG gameplay, and incredible writing. Sadly, that game was a niche hit at best and didn’t really get…

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Brandon’s Top 10 Games for 2022

author image by Brandon Perkins | Best of 2022 | 0 Comments | 31 Dec 2022

For me, the year of 2022 (at least as far as gaming is concerned) was much like a chocolate chip bran muffin: sure, there were some nuggets of sweet goodness, but most of it was just kind of…meh. That’s not…

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“The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 29 Sep 2022

No other series of JRPGs has the quality of characters, world-building and story-telling as Falcom’s decades-long saga, and the fact that they’ve been able to keep up that level of quality for this long is truly a testament to their work.

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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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