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Jordan’s Top 10 Games of 2018

author image by Jordan Elek | Articles Best of 2018 Features | 0 Comments | 23 Dec 2018

The past several years in gaming have all felt like they’re trying to one-up each other. I keep expecting a crash, a year in which every developer just happens to be busy working on a new game that won’t come…

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“Pool Panic” Review

author image by Jordan Elek | Nintendo Switch Reviews Steam | 0 Comments | 30 Jul 2018

Pool Panic is more akin to a puzzle platformer than a billiards game, but it doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre. In fact, nothing about the game is tidy, which is both its greatest strength and worst weakness.

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“The Alliance Alive” Review

author image by Jordan Elek | Nintendo 3DS Reviews | 0 Comments | 12 Apr 2018

Devoid of any real style or substance, The Alliance Alive is only as strong as its battle system. Fortunately, the combat is interesting and fun, if a bit on the easy side.

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“Cave Story+” Review

author image by Jordan Elek | Nintendo Switch Reviews | 0 Comments | 20 Jun 2017

When Cave Story originally released in 2004, old-school design philosophies and pixel art were still unique and refreshing. The market is different in 2017, however, and even with updated HD pixel graphics, the complete package of Cave Story+ doesn’t offer…

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“Flinthook” Review

author image by Jordan Elek | PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 15 May 2017

For years, I’ve looked for a game to challenge the greatness of Rogue Legacy. While Flinthook nails the gameplay and most of the roguelike mechanics, it lacks a few little touches that might have elevated it to that level. Even so,…

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“Cosmic Star Heroine” Review

author image by Jordan Elek | PC PlayStation 4 Reviews | 2 Comments | 22 Apr 2017

Cosmic Star Heroine doesn’t quite hang with the company it was inspired by, but it comes close in some ways and manages to carve a little corner for itself in the combat department.

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Jordan’s Top 10 Games of 2016

author image by Jordan Elek | Best of 2016 | 0 Comments | 25 Dec 2016

Last year gave me two of my favorite games of all time. How does 2016 stack up to that?

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“The Witness” Review

author image by Jordan Elek | PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 16 Dec 2016

The Witness is challenging, satisfying, and captivating on a level beyond most of its peers. It leaves an impression that won’t soon go away.

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“Monster Hunter Generations” Review

author image by Jordan Elek | Nintendo 3DS Reviews | 0 Comments | 14 Dec 2016

Despite borrowing significant content from previous games in the franchise, Monster Hunter Generations is faster, flashier, and more satisfying than ever. If you weren’t into Monster Hunter before, however, Generations won’t do much to win you over.

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“Mighty No. 9” Review

author image by Jordan Elek | Nintendo Wii U PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 15 Jul 2016

If you shattered Mighty No. 9 into a million pieces and reassembled it with only the good parts, it would be an awesome game. As it is, it isn’t worth your time.

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“Tumblestone” Review

author image by Jordan Elek | Nintendo Wii U PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 10 Jul 2016

A puzzle game that you have to pay for? And it’s not on a phone? It’s okay, Tumblestone is good enough to pay actual money for and play on your couch, especially with friends.

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