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Throwback Review: Sonic…

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Live and don’t learn, that’s me, because after having an absolutely miserable time with Sonic Adventure, I came right back for more with Sonic Adventure 2. While I’m sure both games were plenty entertaining in their own time (despite looking and playing worse than SM64, Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, and dozens…

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The author of this throwback review had originally planned to review Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness before it broke on him about six hours in. The game was an unkempt mess, answering the question of what a platformer would feel like if it controlled like Resident Evil 2. It…

Throwback Review: Mirror’s…

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We all know that EA is… subversive, when it comes to evolution.   A publisher known for being seemingly suicidal when it comes to new IPs, and dedicated to pushing every single innovative idea down into the ground until it reaches the Earth’s core, or acting confused about it. Dead…

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The notion of “so bad it’s good” entertainment is often faced with a challenge when brought to video games. Being a much less passive experience than movies or music, experiencing a video game requires constant physical interaction that becomes torturous the moment a faulty mechanic enters the fray. Games…

Throwback Review: Sonic…

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Sonic Adventure is one of the most beloved games in the series, and has fans that rave about it at any opportunity and endless waves of Sonic fans insisting that the best thing for the franchise is a return to the Adventure formula. Having recently played through it for the…

Throwback Review: Sonic…

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While I can’t say for certain that Sonic Colors was inspired by the Super Mario Galaxy games, there’s times when it certainly feels like it. A bad guy kidnaps a bunch of cute creatures (Wisps, Lumas) and tries to create a powerful weapon (mind control ray, galaxy generator), so the protagonist…

Singularity Throwback Review…

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It is the year 2010 and you are walking through the streets of Santa Monica when you pass by Activision headquarters. It seems like a normal day in the vicinity. A new CoD is being made to stand in for physical money printers that may give off the wrong…

Throwback Review: Soldier…

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Price Paid: $5.98 At the risk of betraying the reviewing format, it must immediately be stated that Soldier of Fortune: Payback is one of the most mindless games you could devote your mind to playing. Released slightly more than a week after Modern Warfare revolutionized FPS gaming (before arguably…

Throwback Review- Sonic…

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Welcome to the second and final installment in the Sonic Storybook series, in which Sonic, for whatever reason, appears within a fictional world and the story is retold with Sonic characters. As you can tell from the page image, this is the infamous “Sonic with a sword” game, but that’s…

Throwback Review: Skate…

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Y’know, I wanted to talk about Oblivion, but…   You may have noticed for the past few years that a certain dormant game franchise has been long awaited by the public to return. No, it’s not Half-Life, they’ve been requesting a fourth installment of this particular series. No, it’s not TimeSplitters, although I wish it…

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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle 2.0 DLC on Its Way

Arc System Works has announced that the BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle “Ver. 2.0 Expansion Pack” (that’s a mouthful) is on its way to most major platforms later in the year.…

August 9, 2019, 287
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First Look at Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD

You can turn those frowns upside down as Sega has just released a video giving us a first-hand look of Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD and its controls. This…

August 9, 2019, 106
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Sagebrush Review – Spirit in The Sky

Now, this was a gamble, I can assure you. It’s nothing to do with the developer, it’s due to the publisher pulling strings behind it. On Xbox One, Ratalaika Games’s…

August 9, 2019, 195
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GRIS Is Coming to iOS This Month

If you missed out on the amazing GRIS because you didn’t have a PC or Nintendo Switch, now is your chance; that is, if you have an iPhone or iPad available.…

August 9, 2019, 162
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Cadence of Hyrule Gets a Free Demo

Zelda fans rejoice! Nintendo just announced a free demo for Cadence of Hyrule, the excellent rhythm-based Legend of Zelda/Crypt of the NecroDancer crossover game that’s a lot better than it…

August 9, 2019, 174

Rocket League: HDR Audio and Loot Boxes Leaving?

Rocket League seems to get better and better with each update and the most recent bit of news that has come out for it doesn’t set it back one bit.…

August 9, 2019, 236
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Anodyne 2: Return to Dust Review — Dust Devil

Anodyne 2 is a Kaleidoscope of Retro Flair Despite being the homespun passion project of a mere two developers, Anodyne 2: Return to Dust carries the air of an epic.…

August 9, 2019, 338
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Cassandra Now Available in Soulcalibur VI as DLC

There had been several fan-favorite characters missing from the Soulcalibur VI roster when the game originally launched. Some of these characters (and by “characters,” I mean just Amy) were added…

August 8, 2019, 247

We Need to Tone Down the Toxicity Surrounding Epic Games Store

Since its introduction, the Epic Games Store has been the target of intense scrutiny and inflammatory discourse within the gaming community. This hostility has grown so deep that virtually all…

August 8, 2019, 367
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Over 15 Game Publishers Premiering New Content at Gamescom

Amidst the heaps of trouble E3 might be in, we can at least seek solace in the upcoming Gamescom 2019, headed to Cologne, Germany from August 20th-24th and streamed worldwide.…

August 7, 2019, 154