Category: Xbox One

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“NBA 2K21” (PS4, X1) Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 08 Sep 2020

Everyone is already well aware of how weird this year is, so we don’t have to go into any details about that, but even weirder is the fact that annual sports games didn’t get delayed despite virtually every sport going through that fate. So here we are, in the midst of the playoffs, and next season’s NBA game is already on store shelves.

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“Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2” Review

author image by Jon Yelenic | Articles PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 07 Sep 2020

The name “Tony Hawk” means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For some, he’s a skateboarding icon famous for “the 900” and other impressive feats performed during his long career, but for many others, he’s…

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“Tell Me Why – Chapter 2” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PC Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 07 Sep 2020

The second chapter in Tell Me Why picks up right where Chapter 1 left off as Alyson and Tyler continue to look back on the details of their mother’s death, but hardly anything interesting happens in this slog of a…

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“Tell Me Why – Chapter 1” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 30 Aug 2020

With Tell Me Why, Dontnod looks to break even more barriers, and the minority American in me is ready for the ride.

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“Battletoads” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | PC Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 24 Aug 2020

When Microsoft acquired Rare almost two decades ago, one of the IPs they got in the deal was Battletoads, a beat-em-up that helped games of that era earn the “Nintendo hard” moniker. As it enjoyed some success in the 1990s,…

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“Destroy All Humans!” Review

author image by Eduard Gafton | PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 04 Aug 2020

What is a remake in 2020? Well, look at Resident Evil 3 and you’ll see a game that is entirely different from the original, mostly for the better, but in some ways also for the worse. In the same vein,…

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[Summer Game Fest 2020] Hands-On: CrisTales

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 27 Jul 2020

It’s no secret that the SmashPad staff has a penchant for RPGs, so when we were urged to try out CrisTales after its demo came out a few days ago, we thought it would at least be worth a try….

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[Summer Game Fest 2020] Hands-On: Haven

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Previews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 27 Jul 2020

One of the more interesting demo offerings as part of Microsoft’s Summer of Gaming lineup is Haven, and it’s definitely shaping up to be an indie release to keep an eye on this year. From the demo I played, Haven…

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“Superliminal” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 27 Jul 2020

First-person puzzle games are really starting to become more commonplace in the market, especially with the indie scene after the success of games like Portal. Jonathan Bloom’s The Witness and Steam darling The Talos Principle also come to mind, but…

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How We Lost The War

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Features PlayStation 4 Xbox 360 Xbox One | 0 Comments | 24 Jul 2020

Seven years. It’s really hard to believe, but it has been seven years since the disastrous Xbox One reveal that hung over an otherwise solid E3 2013 Microsoft conference like a rancid swamp ninja, smothering every last bit of potential…

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“Carrion” Review

author image by Jon Yelenic | Nintendo Switch PC Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 22 Jul 2020

Horror games typically like to trap you in a setting with a big, bad, powerful enemy. When applied well, it adds a layer of challenge, but more importantly, a layer of fear. It sets a tone that can force you…

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“SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 14 Jul 2020

THQ somehow found a way to make a SpongeBob SquarePants game more than decent, and it ended up with a cult following, particularly with the speedrunning community. All that was enough for this 17-year-old 2003 Nickelodeon property to end up getting a 2020 remaster, and as someone that’s never played the game before, I see the appeal.

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