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“Metro Exodus” Review

“Metro Exodus” Review

It’s 1972 in Moscow. Nuclear annihilation is a real and present danger. The Cold War is still waged, silently but actually, on the world stage. But in the minds of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, it is not nuclear annihilation which forever changes the face of the planet—it’s first contact.

“Red Dead Redemption 2” Review

“Red Dead Redemption 2” Review

It’s finally time for a review of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2. Months after release? Such is the life of a gamer with too much going on and yet so much to do within a massive game. Was it worth it? Or was it a chore? It’s ultimately a fair amount of both, depending on how you handle yourself or how much you care. Let’s ride this one out. What Is It? You’re Arthur Morgan, a gunslinging outlaw in a […]

“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.

“Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” Review

“Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” Review

The year off in 2016 for Assassin’s Creed was a much needed breath of fresh air as the series returned to reinvigorate the franchise into new and exciting directions. Origins was an instant success, breathing life into a stagnant series with new combat, exploration options and scenery. But unlike past yearly installments that tried to reinvent the wheel with each new iteration, Odyssey branches off of what Origins created and delivers one of the best entries into the long-running Assassin’s […]

“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 […]

“Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars” DLC Review

“Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars” DLC Review

After starting off the DLC series with Black Cat, Marvel’s Spider-Man is back with part two of The City that Never Sleeps with Turf Wars, featuring Hammerhead. While The Heist had its highlights, it was too intimate of a setting and I had hoped we’d see a much larger expansion of the storyline. Not so much, unfortunately. What’s It About Turf Wars picks up shortly after the events of The Heist. I wasn’t incredibly clear on how far after, but […]

“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. […]

“Tetris Effect” Review

“Tetris Effect” Review

Tetris is a game that has seen releases on just about every platform with a CPU, and some without one, too. It’s a perfect example of a simple concept that is approachable and intuitive to learn but is incredibly addicting and challenging at a higher level. Tetris Effect takes the tried and true block clearing concept pioneered by Alexei Pajitnov and extends it to its natural conclusion. The result is a game that is in my opinion, the definitive version […]

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