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[Summer Game Fest 2020] Hands-On: CrisTales

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 27 Jul 2020

It’s no secret that the SmashPad staff has a penchant for RPGs, so when we were urged to try out CrisTales after its demo came out a few days ago, we thought it would at least be worth a try….

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[Summer Game Fest 2020] Hands-On: Haven

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Previews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 27 Jul 2020

One of the more interesting demo offerings as part of Microsoft’s Summer of Gaming lineup is Haven, and it’s definitely shaping up to be an indie release to keep an eye on this year. From the demo I played, Haven…

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“Ghost of Tsushima” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 27 Jul 2020

First unveiled at Paris Games Week 2017, the latest project out of Sucker Punch was a far cry from the Sly Cooper and inFamous titles PlayStation fans had been accustomed to seeing. Instead, a samurai game with deep action mechanics…

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“Superliminal” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 27 Jul 2020

First-person puzzle games are really starting to become more commonplace in the market, especially with the indie scene after the success of games like Portal. Jonathan Bloom’s The Witness and Steam darling The Talos Principle also come to mind, but…

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“SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 14 Jul 2020

THQ somehow found a way to make a SpongeBob SquarePants game more than decent, and it ended up with a cult following, particularly with the speedrunning community. All that was enough for this 17-year-old 2003 Nickelodeon property to end up getting a 2020 remaster, and as someone that’s never played the game before, I see the appeal.

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“CrossCode” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 10 Jul 2020

While this one aims to bring us back to the golden age of JRPGs, this might actually take enthusiasts back to even further depths.

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“The Last of Us Part II” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 22 Jun 2020

The player doesn’t play The Last of Us. The Last of Us plays the player, and it’s an amazingly unique experience.

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“Persona 5 Royal” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 16 Jun 2020

Persona 5 was one of the best, if not the best, JRPGs to be released this generation. Much like its predecessors in Persona 3 and 4, Persona 5 ended up getting more love in the form of Persona 5 Royal,…

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“Kunai” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch Reviews Steam | 0 Comments | 10 Feb 2020

It isn’t hard to find a quality Metroidvania on the Switch (or even Steam for that matter). From Hollow Night to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to even its port of Ori and the Blind Forest, there’s plenty to keep…

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Danreb's Top 10 Games of 2019

author image by Danreb Victorio | Best of 2019 Features | 0 Comments | 30 Dec 2019

Maybe there weren’t as many “heavy hitters” as there were the last couple years, but 2019 was definitely not a bad year in gaming as it was extremely difficult to come up with the 2019 releases I sincerely liked the…

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"Pokémon Sword/Shield" Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch Reviews | 0 Comments | 08 Dec 2019

A mainline Pokémon release is always a big deal, but this time it’s different. Not only is it the debut of a mainline release on a new platform, it’s the debut of a mainline Pokémon on a home console.

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“Concrete Genie” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Reviews | 0 Comments | 20 Nov 2019

Whatever amount of success this game finds, Concrete Genie deserves more.

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