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“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Episode 4: Who Needs You” Review

“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Episode 4: Who Needs You” Review

Telltale is back with another emotionally charged journey with the Guardians of the Galaxy. The last two games have gone either very successful with emotion for us (Under Pressure) to a little more on the meh side (More Than a Feeling). The latest episode, Who Needs You, covers all that ground on its way to delivering a potentially devastating ending.

“Cuphead” Review

“Cuphead” Review

“Nintendo hard.” To a generation of gamers this phrase has come to embody something special. It was a time when console gaming was experiencing its rebirth after a disastrous industry crash in the mid 1980s. It was a time when video arcades had to share industry space with a serious competitor.

“Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash” Review

“Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash” Review

When I first got my hands on Peach Beach Splash at E3, I was pleasantly surprised with its gameplay.  For what it was, the controls were snappy and responsive, and I actually had a lot fun.  Now that it’s out, my opinion remains the same.  Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash is some good, wet fun.

“NASCAR Heat 2” Review

“NASCAR Heat 2” Review

While the NASCAR license has had a long and hard road behind it in the video games industry with its highs and lows, it’s still a racing franchise that people want to play. Monster Games is the latest developer to take a shot at this property and it’s remarkably solid for a second outing. What Is It? NASCAR Heat 2 is a sequel to last year’s NASCAR Heat Evolution. It builds on the groundwork laid by that game and greatly […]

“Batman – The Enemy Within, Episode 2: The Pact” Review

“Batman – The Enemy Within, Episode 2: The Pact” Review

Before we get a major dose of Batman in the upcoming Justice League film, Telltale is bringing him back in The Enemy Within’s second episode, The Pact. This time, we’re getting a whole lot more Bruce Wayne and a crazier lot of villains. What’s It About? The Pact picks up shortly after the events of The Enigma. No matter how you made your choices in the first episode, Batman will be in a tricky situation due to his relationships with […]

“NBA 2K18” Review

“NBA 2K18” Review

Despite pretty much cornering the market, the NBA 2K series has been consistently great and since last generation, the developers have never been afraid of taking risks to further elevate its success both critically and on the market.  With EA Sports back in the fold with this year’s release of NBA Live 18, 2K Sports might’ve fallen flat in its attempt to remind everyone why their game has constantly remained on top.

“Tekken 7” Review

“Tekken 7” Review

The Tekken franchise has long since found its place in the fighting game landscape. Street Fighter II may have been the game that truly marked the genre’s arrival to fighting game prominence, and Virtua Fighter was the true 3D pioneer two years later, but Namco’s masterful handling of Tekken (thanks to series caretaker Katsuhiro Harada) has made it a competitive mainstay in an era that sees games come and go constantly. That status has been good for Tekken – good […]

“Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Episode 1: Awake” Review

“Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Episode 1: Awake” Review

After spending so many hours enjoying the original Life is Strange, the ending pissed me off to a point where I never wanted to have anything to do with the series at all.  And then of course, they announced a sequel, and so far to both my pleasant surprise and regretful displeasure, I’m pleased to say it’s damn good so far.

“Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle” Review

“Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle” Review

When Ubisoft officially announced that they were working on a Mario and Rabbids crossover, they were the laughing stock on our staff and other publications.  But once E3 rolled around, those laughs eventually turned into genuine joy.  It felt like Ubisoft and Nintendo had a winner in their hands, and now that the game is finally out, we’re happy to report Mario + Rabbids is a strategy game that’s both engaging and enjoyable.

“Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana” Review

“Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana” Review

With all the positivity JRPG lovers have been throwing at Nihon Falcom’s way thanks to the superb Legend of Heroes games, it’s easy to overlook the series that put the developer on the map in the first place–an action RPG by the name of Ys.

“Yakuza Kiwami” Review

“Yakuza Kiwami” Review

Originally released in U.S. shores in 2006, the first Yakuza game took bits and pieces of what made Shenmue so successful to make a beat-em-up in 3D that remains faithful to a genre that Sega pretty much dominated in the Sega Genesis days. More than a decade later, Yakuza Kiwami takes the exact same game and gives it an HD reworking along with nuances that kept the series relevant all these years, pretty much renewing it for players looking to revisit […]

“Madden NFL 18” Review

“Madden NFL 18” Review

The NFL season is less than a week away, and with that of course comes a new edition of the only licensed NFL game you can buy, but is it another hit?

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