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“Super Mario Odyssey” Review

“Super Mario Odyssey” Review

Super Mario Odyssey does things that no other game before or after it could or ever would do, and that’s one of many reasons why it’s a must-have for anybody with a liking for video games.

“South Park: The Fractured But Whole” Review

“South Park: The Fractured But Whole” Review

South Park: The Stick of Truth was one of the surprise hits of 2014, so it was hardly a surprise when a sequel was announced a year later.  After a couple delays, the latest game is here, and for better or for worse, it’s more of the same.

“Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Episode 2: Brave New World” Review

“Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Episode 2: Brave New World” Review

Life is Strange: Before the Storm really had no business being good, especially since it doesn’t feature the time travel mechanic that helped make the first so unique.  Before the Storm is actually every bit as engaging if not more so than the initial season, showing off what the game’s writers can really do with a good plot and fantastic character development. What Is It? The second episode in this prequel series continues a day after the events in Awake.  […]

“Uncharted: The Lost Legacy” Review

“Uncharted: The Lost Legacy” Review

Our 2016 Game of the Year, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, featured an ending that was damn near perfect.  While we won’t go and spoil it, it left a glimmer of hope that the series would continue somehow, some way. So here comes Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Naughty Dog’s promised single player DLC that got so big, it ended up being a standalone release.  Say what you want about whether or not it’s “just DLC,” but the bottom line is […]

“Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash” Review

“Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash” Review

When I first got my hands on Peach Beach Splash at E3, I was pleasantly surprised with its gameplay.  For what it was, the controls were snappy and responsive, and I actually had a lot fun.  Now that it’s out, my opinion remains the same.  Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash is some good, wet fun.

“NBA 2K18” Review

“NBA 2K18” Review

Despite pretty much cornering the market, the NBA 2K series has been consistently great and since last generation, the developers have never been afraid of taking risks to further elevate its success both critically and on the market.  With EA Sports back in the fold with this year’s release of NBA Live 18, 2K Sports might’ve fallen flat in its attempt to remind everyone why their game has constantly remained on top.

“Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Episode 1: Awake” Review

“Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Episode 1: Awake” Review

After spending so many hours enjoying the original Life is Strange, the ending pissed me off to a point where I never wanted to have anything to do with the series at all.  And then of course, they announced a sequel, and so far to both my pleasant surprise and regretful displeasure, I’m pleased to say it’s damn good so far.

“Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle” Review

“Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle” Review

When Ubisoft officially announced that they were working on a Mario and Rabbids crossover, they were the laughing stock on our staff and other publications.  But once E3 rolled around, those laughs eventually turned into genuine joy.  It felt like Ubisoft and Nintendo had a winner in their hands, and now that the game is finally out, we’re happy to report Mario + Rabbids is a strategy game that’s both engaging and enjoyable.

“Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana” Review

“Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana” Review

With all the positivity JRPG lovers have been throwing at Nihon Falcom’s way thanks to the superb Legend of Heroes games, it’s easy to overlook the series that put the developer on the map in the first place–an action RPG by the name of Ys.

“Yakuza Kiwami” Review

“Yakuza Kiwami” Review

Originally released in U.S. shores in 2006, the first Yakuza game took bits and pieces of what made Shenmue so successful to make a beat-em-up in 3D that remains faithful to a genre that Sega pretty much dominated in the Sega Genesis days. More than a decade later, Yakuza Kiwami takes the exact same game and gives it an HD reworking along with nuances that kept the series relevant all these years, pretty much renewing it for players looking to revisit […]

“Madden NFL 18” Review

“Madden NFL 18” Review

The NFL season is less than a week away, and with that of course comes a new edition of the only licensed NFL game you can buy, but is it another hit?

“Sonic Mania” Review

“Sonic Mania” Review

Sonic the Hedgehog used to be a series held in high regard. What was obviously an answer to Nintendo’s plumbing mascot was actually something entirely different. It was its own kind of awesome. Unfortunately, due to hiccups and head-scratching development decisions, a lot of fans turned their backs on the blue hedgehog. Sonic Mania is more than a return to prominence. In a year that we can arguably call the year of the mascot platformer, especially with the success of […]

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