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“Ape Out” Review

“Ape Out” Review

Nothing good can come out of caging a raging ape at any sort of stronghold–nothing good at all, unless of course we’re talking about Ape Out.

“Life is Strange 2 – Episode 1: Roads” Review

“Life is Strange 2 – Episode 1: Roads” Review

The original Life is Strange is a game that easily clicked for me because stories of teen angst have always been a guilty pleasure of mine.  The game’s five episodes really set the story up to be the “Dawson’s Creek” or “The O.C.” as far as narrative video games went, and I enjoyed them immensely–up until the final choice of last episode, which made me hate the game in general. The fact that it got this sort of reaction from […]

SmashPad’s Most Anticipated Games of 2019

SmashPad’s Most Anticipated Games of 2019

By now, you should be in the swing of things as far as 2019 goes.  No more accidentally writing 2018 on your forms and crossing out that eight, right?  No?  Well, time isn’t waiting for you. Quite a few games have already come out in 2019, and whether or not you’ve finished playing some of the best of 2018 yet, once we get through Kingdom Hearts III, the games will just keep on coming.

“Octopath Traveler” Review

“Octopath Traveler” Review

When “Project Octopath Traveler” was first unveiled at the Nintendo Switch Reveal Event in late 2016, its visual style left gamers with collective “Ooos and Ahhs.”  We knew it would be a title to look out for, but we didn’t know that it would turn out to be a feature title that would end up pioneering the Switch as a go-to destination for JRPGs down the road.

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” Review

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” Review

When it comes to the success of the Switch, we’ve always talked about how integral the Wii U Evacuation Plan is.  But when the latest Super Smash Bros. was announced, we didn’t know whether it would be a port of the Wii U game or a new experience entirely, and it ended up being the latter and so much more. SO MUCH MORE.

“The Quiet Man” Review

“The Quiet Man” Review

The Quiet Man was an interesting little title that was shown at Square Enix’s E3 showcase.  I’m all about interesting.  Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of good things to say about the game at all.

“Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee” Review

“Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee” Review

The announcement of Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee resulted in a mixed bag of emotions. There are Pokémon fans who hate Pokémon Go, Pokémon fans who hate the nostalgia trip of the original 151 Pokémon and would rather have a completely new and core Pokémon experience, and Pokémon fans who seemingly outgrew the formula and are upset to see what’s essentially “baby’s first RPG” made even more simple. Here’s the funny thing — it doesn’t matter what side […]

“The Jackbox Party Pack 5” Review

“The Jackbox Party Pack 5” Review

Another year, another Jackbox Party Pack.  Since its initial release in 2013, the Jackbox Party Pack has been a delight especially when you reach that point in a party where it’s largely over, but the people still at the house are sobering up or are close to considering leaving after finishing the last of your spiked punch. The fifth Party Pack continues that tradition, and it’s definitely the most fun its been in a while, primarily because of two games. […]

“Super Mario Party” Review

“Super Mario Party” Review

The Mario Party series is one I have mixed thoughts about. It’s the very definition of what trolling is, and it’s a game that promotes it. I personally hate trolling and while Super Mario Party has its fair share of that, it also provides that familiar breath of fresh air that longtime fans of the series have been longing for since the Wii era–thus making it one of the best entries in the series in a long time.

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