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HackyZack Review —…

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There’s something to be said for the unassuming charm of a slightly obtuse puzzle platformer, where traversal can be slowed to a crawl and each and every move takes consideration. Perhaps we take progression for granted in the typical platformer, where often a test of reflexes prevails over anything…
Pikuniku Title Screen

Pikuniku Review –…

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I’ve played a lot of weird games in my day, including random Japanese anime games and several children’s educational games. Pikuniku is a whole other breed of bizarre. I asked myself several times why this game even existed, but as I continued to play, the charm overwhelmed and won…

Genesis Alpha One…

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Ahh. Once more unto the breach lads.   It’s a shame that we are the humans that were born too late to explore the planet with a boat, were born too early to travel the stars but were the ones to have invented the television. So instead of being…

Life is Strange…

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Damn, this took a while, didn’t it?   I was expecting this back in late November or early December, but DONTNOD wanted time to hone in on their craft, their life, their passion for what is their most popular franchise. By “time”, they mean “make the episodes twice as…

Guacamelee! 2 Review…

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Truth be told, the original Guacamelee! wasn’t exactly the most appetizing Enchilada.   It didn’t feel like it was setting out to blow any minds, merely existing to fill some undetermined spot for Metroid-Vanias. It was perfectly adequate, with punchy combat, a vibrant aesthetic pushed even further into remembrance thanks to…

Aquaman Review

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The DC Extended Universe has suffered very strong reactions from a lot of people. With Zack Snyder directing the majority of films in the anthology, most of DC’s big hitter ended up being critical blunders, with very few exceptions. Well, only one exception and that being Patty Jenkins’ Wonder…

My Time at…

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From an outside perspective, it can be hard to see the point of “life simulation” games, like Animal Crossing or Harvest Moon. I spend all day working and doing chores and talking to people, why would I want to spend my leisure time doing more of the same? Part of it…

Spider-Man: Into the…

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The moment I laid my eyes on the newest animated Spider-Man feature film from Sony, the visual style alone earned my cash. The vibrancy of the colors and the seamless blend with realistic CGI and exaggerated cartoon nature of a comic book never fails to amaze my eyes. Once…

Gene Rain Review…

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I… I don’t even know where to start.   This might be a boring and overdone comparison, but do you know that bit in 2001: A Space Odyssey, where Bowman gets pulled into the vortex, and he sees all of these horrific visions? The really spooky music is playing in…
The title screen of The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and The Island of Memories.

The MISSING Review…

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Yeah, I’m not even going to put the entire name, that’s just insane.   SWERY is a man that needs more of a spotlight shed on him. He houses a mind that attempts to reveal the true human condition, and along with a lot of western influences, he manages…

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Top 10 Games of 2018 – What’s the Story, Wishbone

2018 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Decade   There’s nothing I love more than a good story with compelling characters, and 2018 delivered on an…

January 16, 2020, 612
Byleth Joins Smash

Fire Emblem’s Byleth and Cuphead Mii Costume Join Smash

At last, we finally know who will be the 5th and final character released in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighters Pass. Mr. Sakurai revealed in a video presentation today that…

January 16, 2020, 759
Image from the promotional art of Resident Evil 3 (2020). Depicts villain Nemesis facing towards the camera.

Resident Evil 3 Remake’s New Trailer Shows Off Nemesis

Capcom’s highly anticipated Resident Evil 3 Remake has just gotten a new trailer. This marks the second bit of footage we’re seeing of RE3 Remake, which was announced last December…

January 15, 2020, 683
Sam Bridges looking out

Death Stranding Review – A Walking Wonder

“Humans aren’t made for living alone. They’re supposed to come together, to help one another.”    This is the sentiment that echoes throughout Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima’s first independent game…

January 14, 2020, 1,237
Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake and Avengers Delayed

Final Fantasy VII Remake and Avengers are going to need more time according to their respective development teams. Square Enix has thrown their hat into the ring of countless major…

January 14, 2020, 393

Sony Declines to Appear at E3 2020

E3 2018 was packed with publishers: the big three of Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo all made their appearances; Ubisoft, Bethesda, EA and the PC Gaming Show all returned; Devolver continued…

January 13, 2020, 581

Mysterious Disappearance of Pikmin 3 Website Prompts Speculation

The official Pikmin 3 promotional page has quietly and mysteriously disappeared (source: the webpage no longer exists), leading to mass rumors and speculation among fans. Pikmin has been one of Nintendo’s…

January 13, 2020, 743

Xbox Series X Won’t Have First-Party Exclusives Near Launch

In an interview with website MCV, head of Xbox Games Studios Matt Booty confirmed that the Xbox Series X won’t have any first-party exclusives close to launch. Booty stated that…

January 11, 2020, 502
Hollow Knight Cover Art

Top 10 Games of 2017 – The Indies Strike Back

2017 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Decade   Independent games are to AAA games as cement is to a city. Cement is in our streets,…

January 11, 2020, 677

AVICII Invector Review – Chocolate’s Overrated

“These are the nights that never die.”   AVICII was a trend-setter, an artist with a proper vision. 2011 saw the release of his breakthrough single “Levels”, a feel-good house…

January 10, 2020, 661