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“WWE 2K Battlegrounds” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 25 Sep 2020

After the viral travesty that was WWE 2K20, 2K has taken a bit of a break on their marquee WWE series. While the next release is being figured out, we’ve been treated to the far more outlandish and arcade-like WWE…

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“Fight Crab” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch Reviews | 0 Comments | 24 Sep 2020

As shocking and crazy as it is to know this game exists, it’s probably even more shocking and crazy to know that it’s actually pretty enjoyable. What Is It? Fight Crab is an arena fighter all about having crabs fight…

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“Super Mario 3D All-Stars” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch Reviews | 0 Comments | 22 Sep 2020

It’s been over 35 years since Mario (and Luigi) first graced television sets for Nintendo’s first home console in Super Mario Bros., and everyone’s favorite plumber is still going strong. With the Switch being the wild success it is, celebrating…

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“Tell Me Why – Chapter 3” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PC Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 18 Sep 2020

Like Chapter 2, Tell Me Why‘s conclusion is mostly a slog. Thankfully it rebounds in such a way that makes the game Dontnod’s most game-like experience yet. What Is It? Chapter 3 is the finale of the three-part series featuring…

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“NBA 2K21” (PS4, X1) Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 08 Sep 2020

Everyone is already well aware of how weird this year is, so we don’t have to go into any details about that, but even weirder is the fact that annual sports games didn’t get delayed despite virtually every sport going through that fate. So here we are, in the midst of the playoffs, and next season’s NBA game is already on store shelves.

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“Tell Me Why – Chapter 2” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PC Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 07 Sep 2020

The second chapter in Tell Me Why picks up right where Chapter 1 left off as Alyson and Tyler continue to look back on the details of their mother’s death, but hardly anything interesting happens in this slog of a…

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“Tell Me Why – Chapter 1” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 30 Aug 2020

With Tell Me Why, Dontnod looks to break even more barriers, and the minority American in me is ready for the ride.

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“Battletoads” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PC Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 24 Aug 2020

When Microsoft acquired Rare almost two decades ago, one of the IPs they got in the deal was Battletoads, a beat-em-up that helped games of that era earn the “Nintendo hard” moniker. As it enjoyed some success in the 1990s,…

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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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