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Hellpoint Review –…

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“3 inches above the floor, man in the box wants to burn my soul.”   Y’know, Dark Souls really was this metaphorical bag of Doritos the world wanted to snack on. An irresistible formula that many love the taste of, but no one can fully emulate in the correct way. We’ve…
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Metamorphosis Review –…

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Roughly 105 years after the publication of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, Ovid Works has come out with Metamorphosis, a game inspired by the inspiringly impactful novella. Unfortunately, Gregor Samsa’s psychological adventure in the game pales significantly in comparison to the novella. Kafka’s The Metamorphosis took advantage of every aspect…
The Last of Us Part II Review

The Last of…

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It’s quite the task to discuss The Last of Us Part II without spoiling anything. This review will attempt to dissect Ellie’s journey as vaguely as possible. I hope to explore the game’s narrative, themes, and characters in another article at another time.  I’m gonna be honest, I am…
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Destroy All Humans!…

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Whether it be due to a growing discontent with the trend-obsessive AAA industry or the fact that we are running out of unimpeachable masterpieces to reissue, the remaster-and-reboot initiative has cast a much wider net in recent years than it did during the PS3/360 generation. Where once it was…
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Desperados III Review…

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Because of a lack of mainstream publicity, it’s hard to see Desperados III being considered as one of the best games of 2020 by the end of the year, but there’s no question in my mind that it deserves to be in the conversation. Mimimi Games did very little…
Summer in Mara Review

Summer in Mara…

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It’s tough to properly review a video game when you aren’t able to finish it due to a game-breaking bug. If I’m going to be honest, I’m relieved that Summer in Mara broke. I can tell that developer Chibig poured a lot of love into it, but the game is…
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The Dark Eye:…

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Tabletop and video games take on many different distinctions that make it difficult to transition between the two, and The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes exemplifies this in every possible way. They rely heavily on the complexities of the tabletop game The Dark Eye, yet the entirety of the…

Dread Nautical Review…

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“My mind’s an endless storm out in the cold unknown.”   My relationship with X-Com is one of unrequited love and passionate hatred. Even though I got into the turn-based party quite late with Firaxis’ 2012 version of Enemy Unknown, I still found myself absorbed in an adventure that…
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The Innsmouth Case…

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Einstein once said, ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.’ An oddly applicable statement when discussing The Innsmouth Case, a H. P. Lovecraft-themed, choose-your-own-adventure game. It’s a genre that’s often criticized for its obtuse logic and how it makes…

Beyond Blue Review…

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“Looking down into the water, it’s hard to make out your face.”   You know, it’s crazy how in all of this advancement into making games fun and educational hasn’t led into the two meeting each other for younger audiences. I highly doubt you’re going to find a pre-teen…

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Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase September

Watch the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase Tomorrow

Nintendo just announced another Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, which will place on September 17, 2020, at 7 AM PST. The last Nintendo Direct Mini released in August, was only around…

September 16, 2020, 147
Twin Mirror Release Date

Twin Mirror Gets a Release Date, Gameplay Trailer

DONTNOD has put out a new gameplay video for the much-anticipated Twin Mirror along with a release date for the game. Twin Mirror will be releasing on December 1, 2020,…

September 15, 2020, 81
Alien Hominid Invasion title screen

PAX Online – Alien Hominid Invasion First Impressions

Even confined to a virtual environment, PAX is always a conduit for hype, and for this year’s PAX Online, there was hardly a studio I was more excited to check…

September 13, 2020, 402
PlayStation 5 Consoles

Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Showcase Event for September 16th

On a brisk Saturday morning, Sony dropped the megaton announcement everyone has been waiting for: another PlayStation 5 event. Coming off the heels of Microsoft’s Xbox Series S announcement earlier…

September 12, 2020, 187
Undertale 5th Anniversary Concert

Undertale Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Online Concert

It’s hard to believe it, but Undertale is about to celebrate its 5th anniversary since its initial launch on PC. The surprise indie hit gained a large following and critical…

September 11, 2020, 751
Presentation still from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, shows the Prince's remade character model facing the audience

Ubisoft Announces Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake

Just a few hours after making a conspicuous and accidental appearance on UPlay, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has been formally announced. Quickly becoming one of the more polarizing…

September 10, 2020, 322
Space Robinson Promo Art

Crytivo Blasts Space Robinson onto Nintendo Switch

Crytivo, the indie publisher that’s responsible for The Universim, Turmoil, and Beholder, announced on Thursday that Space Robinsons has arrived on Nintendo Switch. Developer Luxorix Games has put together a…

September 10, 2020, 151
ENDER LILIES Quietus of the Knights Key Art

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights Coming Winter 2020 as Binary Haze Interactive’s First Title

Brand-new publisher Binary Haze Interactive has revealed its first project, ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights. The game focuses on a dark atmosphere and narrative, the center of which is…

September 10, 2020, 497
Xbox Series X Release Date

Xbox Series X Finally Has a Release Date and Price Point

After years of rumors and fierce speculation, Microsoft has finally revealed the release date for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on Twitter. This comes right off the…

September 9, 2020, 189
There Is No Light Kickstarter

Kickstarter Launched for ‘There Is No Light’ Action RPG

Developer Zelart has officially unveiled a new Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming Action RPG, There Is No Light. The game is described by Zelart as a “grim post-apocalyptic pixel-art action-adventure.” Here…

September 8, 2020, 413