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“Mario Tennis Aces” Review

“Mario Tennis Aces” Review

Mario Tennis Aces just might be the deepest tennis game ever made, but a bunch of eyebrow-raising decisions hold it back from being an all-around fantastic game.

“Pool Panic” Review

“Pool Panic” Review

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.

“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.

“Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn” Review

“Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn” Review

During the early 90’s, Delphine Software and Electronic Arts released a little fighting game onto the Sega Genesis and SNES that would gain a most infamous reputation. Shaq Fu, as the name would imply, features Shaquille O’Neal battling his way through an alternate dimension in order to save a young boy from an evil mummy. The game would receive mixed reviews, and in preparing for this review, I had to go back and play it again. While I do think […]

“BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle” Review

“BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle” Review

This year may be the year of the anime fighter. With Dragon Ball FighterZ being wildly successful, it has opened the door for other series to get a bit more exposure. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (referred to henceforth as BBTAG) is another fighter from Arc System Works that takes a slightly different approach to the genre. For the most part, it’s very successful at what it attempts.

“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 […]

“Conan Exiles” Review

“Conan Exiles” Review

Conan the Barbarian is one of those characters that is so ubiquitous that he has become a trope in and of itself. From his origins in the pulp magazines by author Robert E. Howard, he’s been given life in movies, best-selling comic books, and occasionally video games. Yet to be completely honest, none have been able to really portray him the way Howard portrayed him in prose.

“Horizon Chase Turbo” Review

“Horizon Chase Turbo” Review

More and more we see games trying to include as much content as possible in the hopes of appealing to a wider market. The problem with this sort of approach is you end up with a game that while it may be good, it isn’t as good as it could have been had the developers known exactly what it was and focused their efforts on that one aspect. It’s rare these days that a game will try to do just […]

“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.

“God of War” Review

“God of War” Review

I have to admit: I’m a complete novice when it comes to God of War. General life circumstances never really gave me access to the franchise (which is easily correctable at this point). Despite that, I was excited to dive in with this newest God of War. There was a lot of change I could come into that would ultimately be new for me. So how does it all resonate? Pretty awesomely! Let’s dive in.

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