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“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 […]

“Overcooked 2” Review

“Overcooked 2” Review

When it first came out in 2016, Overcooked‘s unquestionable combination of infuriating players while having fun ended up making the game one of the best party games this generation.  Overcooked 2 is more of the same, if not even more chaotic and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

“SEGA Genesis Classics” Review

“SEGA Genesis Classics” Review

The console version of the Sega Genesis Classics Collection released back in late May. Had I reviewed the game back then, it likely would have scored a 1.5 or 2. It had so many issues that genuinely affected the enjoyment of those classic games that I believed it was completely inexcusable of Sega to have released a game in that state. Here we are now, a few patches later and things have changed significantly. While it still isn’t perfect–especially the […]

“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.

“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.

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