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Review: Final Fantasy VII Remake

I'm not even going to try to summarize the monumental impact Final Fantasy VII has had on countless lives, the JRPG genre and gaming as a whole. So let's talk about the remake.

 
 
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Review: Treachery in Beatdown City

In an age where games often come as a form of escapism, it's interesting to see one built around an over-the-top brawler intertwined with today's social realities. However, Treachery in Beatdown City does just that -- it's a beat-'em-up str...

 
 
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Review: Resident Evil 3 (2020)

Resident Evil is one of my most-played series in my three-decade-long gaming career. I still recall the first time I played the original: where I was, what my room looked like, how it felt to finally finish that last stand finale. But ...

 
 
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Review: Good Job!

Several years ago, I used to work at a toy warehouse. It was a lousy job with lousy pay and lousy holiday hours. But it also provided me with a lot of downtime, and in that time, I'd often daydream about hopping in the forklift that sat col...

 
 
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Review: Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles

Borderlands 3 is off to a decent start when it comes to DLC. Moxxi's Heist of The Handsome Jackpot was a slightly more than serviceable add-on, and the long string of free updates that Gearbox has implemented have mostly been for ...

 
 
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Review: Neon City Riders

The year is 2075, and all is not well beneath the ultraviolet lights of Neon City. Following the Android Revolution, which resulted in a civil war and the destruction of thousands of automatons, the bustling cyber metropolis and its surroun...

 
 
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Review: Control: The Foundation

Jesse Faden's in, ahem, control now but she isn't bringing any much-needed stability to the Bureau. That's sort of the curse that FBC directors are burdened with: They react to crisis after crisis until everything finally goes haywire and t...

 
 
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Review: Panzer Dragoon: Remake

There are certain joys that I never thought I'd be able to experience again, but in the age of remasters and remakes, anything is possible. Kevin Garnett was right. Take the original Panzer Dragoon for example. It was born as a Se...

 
 
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Review: Bleeding Edge

As a four-on-four team fighter with limited content, Bleeding Edge has its work cut out for it. Ninja Theory's third-person PvP brawler has drawn a lot of comparisons – and also a lot of skepticism. It's the kind of game you can downl...

 
 
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Review: Half-Life: Alyx

Every so often we tackle dual reviews, where two authors share their takes on a game and provide a single combined score. What better game to bring that concept back than Half-Life: Alyx, the first new Half-Life game in ages. Gath...

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

While the Mystery Dungeon franchise has been around since 1993, I imagine a lot of players only got their first taste of it more than a decade later when developer Chunsoft teamed up with The Pokémon Company to make Pokém...

 
 
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Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Shadow of Doom

There's no two ways about it: the season pass for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 has pretty much bamboozled us so far. Okay, I get that the first DLC might not meet all our expectations. But the second pack similarly disappointed and compl...

 
 
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Review: Shinsekai: Into the Depths

[This review was originally published in 2019. Shinsekai is out on Switch today, and it's worth revisiting.] When Apple Arcade was first announced, I never expected to one day use the subscription service to play a deep-sea metroidvania gam...

 
 
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Review: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing is a series that has always been at odds with the type of gamer I am. I'm always looking for what's new, wanting to beat a game and move on to the next one. That type of personality does not lend itself well to the Anim...

 
 
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Review: My Hero One's Justice 2

Video game sequels are weird. Whereas the sequel to a book or film need only continue or conclude the story set out in the previous entry, most players generally expect a video game sequel to be substantially better than what came...

 
 
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Review: Doom Eternal

Back in 2016, Bethesda was following a policy that limited early review access to its games. Doom fell under said policy, which led to concerns regarding its quality, and whispers that Bethesda wasn't confident in it. It only took five...

 
 
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Review: One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows

How do you make a game about a character that's literally invincible and unbeatable? It's a problem everyone that's thought about making something about Superman has had to face, and it's a problem that Spike Chunsoft is also saddled with. ...

 
 
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Review: Ori and the Will of the Wisps

The cliched "games are art" discussion is bound to cause eye-rolling in 2020, but Ori and the Blind Forest feels like one of those examples that's just unanimously celebrated. Much like a well-animated Don Bluth film, Ori still ho...

 
 
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Review: Granblue Fantasy: Versus

Growing up with Arc System Works, it's been a treat to see them evolve to the point where they basically run EVO alongside of giants like Capcom and Nintendo. With humble beginnings as a brawler and platformer developer, Arc crashed onto th...

 
 
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Review: Nioh 2

Nioh was something of a surprise hit in 2017. Many of us saw the Sengoku-era action-RPG – a brilliant fusion of From Software concepts and Team Ninja's own Ninja Gaiden – as a return to form. It's not every day that a falte...

 
 
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Review: Bloodroots

Okay, if I grab the hammer from that stump I can use it to take out two of those mooks guarding the shish kebab, then dash past the crush traps. The guy at the end of the trap line is wearing a pool floatie as armor, so I'll have to use a r...

 
 
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Review: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection

When work began on Mega Man X, Keiji Inafune, the father of the series, originally envisioned it with Zero. Plans changed and X became the hero instead, but Inafune had his cake and ate it too once Zero became something of a fan favorite. H...

 
 
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Review: One Finger Death Punch 2

One Finger Death Punch 2 is the sequel to everyone’s favorite two-button action romp. It’s definitely iterative of everything done in the first game, but it does come with a handful of improvements as well. If you played the ori...

 
 
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Review: Azur Lane: Crosswave

Azur Lane has had a rather rapid rise to the upper echelons of gacha gaming. Once, it was derided as a Chinese "clone" of the Japan-exclusive Kantai Collection. Now, less than a year after its official English release, Azur Lane i...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Dragon Quest of the Stars

Dragon Quest is, without a doubt, one of my favorite properties in all of entertainment. It's also one that tends to leave me yearning far more often than it quenches my thirst for it. While we in the west need not fear a lack of local...

 
 




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Final Fantasy VII Remake"It finally Materia-lized"

 

Treachery in Beatdown City"Become your inner Urban Champion"

 

Good Job!"Working for the man every night and day"

 

Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles"More fun than Yog-Sothoth at a party"

 

Neon City Riders"Neon City is about to E-X-P-L-O-D-E"

 

Control: The Foundation"How low can you go?"

 

Panzer Dragoon: Remake"Rock the dragon"

 

Bleeding Edge"Short-lived thrills"

 

Half-Life: Alyx"Valve is back"

 
 
 

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Ill hold off for getting into the specifics of why I love FFVII Remake, but for now, believe the Its good

 
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