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“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 […]

“GRIP: Combat Racing” Review

“GRIP: Combat Racing” Review

Gamers of a certain vintage will remember a futuristic racing game released by Psygnosis in the late 90’s. No, not that one. I’m referring to Rollcage, the game that came after Wipeout, but just didn’t gain the same level of success. Rollcage had a fun concept where you had cars that could drive in either orientation. They were also able to drive up walls and on the ceilings of tunnels. Add in a healthy dose of speed and weapon power-ups […]

“Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist” DLC Review

“Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist” DLC Review

The amazing Marvel’s Spider-Man game released its first batch of DLC with The Heist, part of a three-part series called The City that Never Sleeps. The DLC series will take Web Head deeper into the mob organizations within the city. Getting things started? Peter’s dangerous ex-flame: Black Cat. What’s It About Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, made her presence felt in the main storyline through hidden cat icons, but she makes her full debut in The Heist. She’s stolen her suit […]

“Castlevania: Requiem” Review

“Castlevania: Requiem” Review

The Castlevania series is well loved by gamers. The last iteration of the series, Lords of Shadow 2, though, was not very well received and has left a bad taste in many gamers’ mouths. There is one sure fix for this, re-release Symphony of the Night. Castlevania: Requiem does exactly this but also includes Rondo of Blood for good measure. It’s a compilation that’s a safe bet, and an easy way to get two of the best Castlevania games on […]

“Valkyria Chronicles 4” Review

“Valkyria Chronicles 4” Review

  Japan has produced some of the most inventive games ever developed for the medium, and in the process have also created entire genres that previously didn’t exist. Their devotion to whimsy and the melodramatic has produced everything from adorable shooters like Fantasy Zone, to action dating sims about steam powered robots like Sakura Wars. It seems that the inventiveness of Japan’s developers knows no bounds. But considering Japan’s history, it is perhaps understandable that they have tended to shy […]

“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.

“Shadow of the Tomb Raider” Review

“Shadow of the Tomb Raider” Review

Rise of the Tomb Raider launched to quite a bit of praise, especially from yours truly.  A timed Xbox One-exclusive at the time, I went as far as to call Rise of the Tomb Raider the Uncharted 2 to what the 2013 reboot was.  At that, because it launched alongside Fallout 4, it didn’t really get the attention it deserved, but we’ve fortunately still been blessed enough to see its sequel, Shadow of the Tomb Raider come to fruition, and […]

“Fire Pro Wrestling World” Review

“Fire Pro Wrestling World” Review

With the WWE 2K series taking it a little far with being the “most realistic” wrestling sim in video games and no apparent plans to release another Def Jam game anytime soon, it’s been years since players have had a wrestling game that’s both fun and easy to pick up and play.  Fire Pro Wrestling World looks to take over that mantle, and they’re pretty damn close.

“Death’s Gambit” Review

“Death’s Gambit” Review

The word ‘Soulslike’, much like the word ‘Roguelike’, has become incredibly ubiquitous in recent years. With the dark horse success of From Software’s rewarding and punishing franchise, players and developers all over the globe have discovered their inner masochist. Maybe it was the perceived ‘hand-holding’ nature of modern gaming, what with their robust tutorials and streamlined control schemes. Maybe it was just the feeling of having actual consequences for dying in a game. For whatever reason, gamers enjoy dying. A […]

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