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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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“NieR: Automata” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 20 Mar 2017

Japan has given birth to some of the most unique and eccentric game developers in the field. Hideo Kojima, for example, went a long way in adapting and articulating the language of film in his games. Fumito Ueda, whose minimalist…

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Brandon’s Top 10 Games of 2016

author image by Brandon Perkins | Best of 2016 | 0 Comments | 24 Dec 2016

The year 2016 managed to produce some serious surprises. For one thing, we managed to get not one, but TWO long awaited major titles (Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian) on the shelves after long delays and troubled development. Not…

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“The Last Guardian” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 22 Dec 2016

After almost a decade in development, with several false starts and cancellations, the third title by video game auteur (and former Team Ico head) Fumito Ueda has finally made its way to store shelves. Ueda’s two previous titles are a…

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“Odin Sphere Leifthrasir” Review

author image by Brandon Perkins | PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation Vita Reviews | 0 Comments | 06 Jun 2016

With the release of the fantasy beat-em-up tribute Dragon’s Crown in 2013, Japanese developer Vanillaware finally became a major name in gaming, with the title going on to sell almost a million copies worldwide and in-turn outselling every other Vanillaware release…

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