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“Lumines Remastered” Review

“Lumines Remastered” Review

Lumines took Sony’s handhelds by storm and with the Switch being the success that it is, it’s only right to finally bring the addictive puzzler to Nintendo’s hybrid platform–as well as the higher resolution PS4 and Xbox One.

“Detroit: Become Human” Review

“Detroit: Become Human” Review

Despite what pundits think about David Cage and his directorial style when it comes to video games, his projects with Quantic Dream never seem to fail at providing a polarizing reaction.  This time it’s with Detroit: Become Human, a sci-fi look at slavery.

“Vampyr” Review

“Vampyr” Review

Dontnod Entertainment is a modern-day example of a studio rising from the ashes to become a relevant name in the gaming industry. After Remember Me‘s mixed reception, the episodic teen drama stories in Life is Strange were met with monumental success, leading to a lot of growth for the French development team. The developer’s latest project, Vampyr, is one that should inspire interest because of its intriguing setting and unique gameplay mechanics, but its pacing and bland combat woefully bring […]

“Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom” Review

“Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom” Review

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was a game with undeniable charm that featured an art style that was especially breathtaking for its time.  With a lot of the same staff back, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom looks to capitalize on what made the original so good in combination with the fact that JRPGs are sort of making a comeback with the recent success of titles like Persona 5 and NieR: Automata.

“A Way Out” Review

“A Way Out” Review

Whether or not you believe Josuf Fares purposely brought the attention that came with him to The Game Awards, his latest project A Way Out is definitely one that turned heads. A Way Out is an interesting take on both local and online co-op. It’s also one that barely scratches the surface on what a game like this can do.

[GDC 2018] “Headsnatchers” Hands-On

[GDC 2018] “Headsnatchers” Hands-On

Local multiplayer party games have seen somewhat of a return to form as of late.  After all, who doesn’t want to go back to the times when we went to our friends’ places and lied on our bellies playing Streets of Rage, Mario Kart, or GoldenEye? We got our hands on Headsnatchers at GDC this week and couldn’t help but burst out laughing and having fun like we were in grade school, and it was a fantastic feeling.

“Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Bonus Episode: Farewell” Review

“Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Bonus Episode: Farewell” Review

If you’re a fan of Life is Strange, particularly its excellent prequel mini-series Before the Storm, you undoubtedly picked up the Deluxe Edition of the game for the bonus episode. Whether or not you have the Deluxe Edition, all you should know is that the bonus episode is excellent, and it does more than enough to appeal to any fan of the game, even if you didn’t touch Before the Storm.

“Monster Hunter: World” Review

“Monster Hunter: World” Review

It would be an understatement to say that Capcom’s Monster Hunter series is one with a rabid fanbase. The franchise has enjoyed most of its historical success on handheld systems like the PlayStation Portable and Nintendo 3DS, but because the best games in the series have mostly been on handheld save for some enhanced ports on the Wii and Wii U, it hasn’t exactly taken off in the west until now. Built from the ground up using the raw power of […]

“Super Mario Cereal” Review

“Super Mario Cereal” Review

Yep, Nintendo is back in the cereal business in the most Nintendo way possible, and as far as taste goes, it’s a great breakfast choice… as long as you can find one at retail value.

SmashPad’s Most Anticipated Games of 2018

SmashPad’s Most Anticipated Games of 2018

With 2018 finally upon us and everybody seemingly back to work, we can breathe a sigh of relief that 2017 is finally over.  And if you’re not, that’s completely fine, because 2017 had more great games than you can imagine, and there’s no way anybody that enjoys video games actually put all the time they wanted to in their full slate of 2017 releases.

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