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Mages of Mystralia…

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The Legend of Zelda clones are surprisingly rare, for some perplexing reason.   Here we are, with almost the entire series residing among the Metacritic Top 100, and yet a few have attempted to ape the success of Nintendo’s baby. There’s Darksiders and Elliot Quest, and.. That’s all I can think of from the…

Feral Fury Review…

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Maybe the top-down roguelike twin-stick shooter is getting to be too much now. The content and the name.   I could probably name 100 off the top of my head, and maybe another 200 after that. I personally think the genre was topped with Neurovoider, Flying Oak Games’ perfection of the…

BlackSea Odyssey Review…

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Pirates are surprisingly untouched in video game history.   Aside from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, can you think of more than five good pirate games without resorting to Google? I mean, there’s Sid Meier’s Pirates, Monkey Island and the Shantae series, and that’s pretty much it when it comes to it. We’re seeing a mild…

BLEED Review –…

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Ah, the 360 indie market of olde.   The original Capital Wasteland, where there were no rules, and no mercy. The dreams were covered by the filth and the dirt of the streets, people looking for that easy cash from gullible Minecraft players, and the pre-pubescent teens looking for boob-filled adventurers.…

Masquerada: Songs and…

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  Love and passion are things that don’t come across as easy as you would think.   It’s easy to love a game, if you don’t think the faults matter. However, when you’re faced with marring issues that break flow and ruin immersion, but is so expertly made in…

SwapQuest Review –…

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For the ever-living forgiveness of Christ, why does every indie game need a gimmick?   Oh, it’s not enough to create an absolutely riveting story and fine-tune every single end of your loose ends, you’ve got to create a control scheme or gameplay mechanic akin to playing Guitar Heros’ Expert +…

Sonic Mania Review:…

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So it’s no secret that a lot of Sonic games aren’t…the best. Sonic has had it rough for a very long time and has unfortunately garnered a bad reputation among gamers for repeated bad games. Even when SEGA manages to produce generally well received games like Sonic Colors and…

Escapists 2 Review

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There’s something fascinating about the layer of complexity in planning an escape from a high security prison. Countless hours of anticipating guards’ routes and day to day movements. Trying to convince old man Sam to sell you that last roll of duct tape, even if you did club him…

Original Journey Review:…

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Product provided by Bonfire Entertainment Overview I’ve played quite a few roguelikes in my day, such as Rogue Legacy, Overture, Everspace, and now Bonfire Entertainment’s Original Journey. Original Journey plays similarly to Rogue Legacy, one of my personal favorites on this list, as they’re both side view and both…

Thumper Review –…

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Rhythm.   Rhythm and song are quintessential to life: it’s what brings you brevity, emotion, and uplifting enlightenment. You have to subject yourself to it, give in to the beat and just let the music take over you. It’ll either lead you to the equivalent of a contact high,…

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Xbox Exec Thinks First-Party Expansion Is Enough for Now

In an interview with Twinfinite, Xbox Games Marketing Manager Aaron Greenberg had some notable comments concerning Microsoft’s recent expansion of their first-party game output. Following the purchases of Double Fine…

August 28, 2019, 668

Jet Kave Adventure Launching on Switch September 17

Jet Kave Adventure, developed by Polish studio 7Levels, is a 2.5D action-platformer focusing on the adventures of a stone-age man named Kave. After being banished from his tribe, Kave discovers…

August 26, 2019, 811
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Control Review – Darling, I’m In AWE of You

Control, developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by 505 games, is a war between left brain and right brain. At times, it seemed the biggest conflict in the game was…

August 26, 2019, 1,777

Why Sony’s Silence Tests the Patience of Gamers

It’s no secret that the next-generation is causing both Microsoft and Sony to tightly hold their cards, ensuring that whichever event they choose to reveal their next consoles at are…

August 24, 2019, 791
Promotional art for The Witcher. Main character Geralt looks forward menacingly

Throwback Review: The Witcher

The Witcher is an Action RPG developed by CD Projekt Red, released on PC in 2007. The beloved series has been played by many, but I wanted to explore CDPR’s…

August 24, 2019, 2,309

Subdivision Infinity DX Review – Major Tom

With Space Shooter-type games, you get one of two flavors.   On one hand, you have the super accurate sims. Elite: Dangerous, Everspace, Starpoint Gemini, blah blah blah. The kind of stuff that…

August 23, 2019, 1,092

Apex Legends: Rusted Iron Crown Event

The Big Mistake About a week ago, Respawn decided to drop a fun little event called the Iron Crown, which would allow players the ability to unlock some of the…

August 22, 2019, 922
Yakuza protagonist glaring at the camera in a crowded street

Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 Remasters Announced for PlayStation 4

Sega just shadow-dropped Yakuza 3 on PlayStation 4 today, with 4 and 5 remasters releasing months afterwards. By February 2020, all mainline Yakuza games will be readily available on PSN. On October…

August 20, 2019, 482
Promo image for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Classic 2D Events Coming to Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

After a three year breather (which now seems to be the common pace for the Olympic Games series), Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will unite polarized…

August 20, 2019, 684
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Gamescom: Opening Night Live Round-Up

Gamescom: Opening Night Live just aired and there’s quite a bit to talk about. Hosted by the creator of the Game Awards Geoff Keighley, the stream featured a number of…

August 19, 2019, 706