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Review: Danger Zone 2

A little over a year ago, Three Fields Entertainment graced us with a sort of reboot of the Burnout series by a different name. Danger Zone, as it was called, focused on the Crash mode from Criterion’s heyday and it was a pretty damn ...

 
 
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Review: Octopath Traveler

When people say "Square doesn't make old-school RPGs anymore" I can't understand it. We might have been lucky to get two Bravely Defaults, but they've been investing in other projects for years like Setsuna and Lost Sphear. Although th...

 
 
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Review: Bomb Chicken (Switch)

When I tell people that a large reason why I went vegetarian two years ago is because of chickens, most of them gasp in disbelief. "But they're mean and taste delicious" is usually the response. I get it. I love them and want to own some on...

 
 
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Review: All-Star Fruit Racing

I'm baffled right now. Absolutely baffled. Befuddled even. Nonplus. The karting genre is a gaming no-brainer. It's one of the linchpins of the industry, corralling casual and hardcore gamers alike. It's been that way since the early 1990s, ...

 
 
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Review: Pocket Rumble

Pocket Rumble’s arrival on Switch comes at an awkward time. We initially found out about the port last year and it was expected to launch in the first few months of the system. That didn’t happen, obviously, and in its absence, ...

 
 
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Review: Sonic Mania Plus

[image credit: Tyler McGrath] Sonic is back. Okay well he had a trademark misstep with Forces, but the charm of Sonic Mania and its subsequent cartoon are undeniable: enough to muster an appreciation that will cleanse the world of the ...

 
 
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Review: Lost in Harmony

The video game industry has grown well beyond the concept of score chasing and arcade action. We live in a time where one can make a game with virtually any concept and imbue it with an emotional core. This medium is beautiful, chaotic, wil...

 
 
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Review: Sorry to Bother You

Every time Tessa Thompson's character in Sorry to Bother You shows up, she is wearing a new pair of earrings of her own design. These serve as the perfect metaphor for the movie itself: they are big, impractical, provocative, lack any subtl...

 
 
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Review: The Spectrum Retreat

The Spectrum Retreat is a puzzling game. It's a puzzle game, sure, and that means solutions are the great reward. But there's an overarching story that's slowly unraveled, and answering its mystery is the greatest reward. The problem i...

 
 
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Review: Skyscraper

I'm not sure why, but I was kind of thinking that Skyscraper would be something special. Not like, "good" special, but just some sort of low-key, fun action flick that riffed a bit on Die Hard and The Towering Inferno. I mean, it ...

 
 
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Early Access Review: Slay the Spire

I love the indie market. Unbound from major publishers that want to reach as many people with a single strike, indie developers operate on their own rules. These smaller teams are perfectly set up to find a niche in gaming, hone in on what ...

 
 
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Review: Grab the Bottle

For the most part I pick games that are either striking in some way or another or just flat-out goofy looking when I decide to write about them. For reviews, I get to be even more picky as the "good" games are gobbled up by tenured staff, l...

 
 
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Review: Koihime Enbu RyoRaiRai

Fighting game fans have it pretty good right now. The big three of Street Fighter V, Tekken 7 and Dragonball FighterZ are doing pretty well and we have recently seen new games such as Blazblue Cross Tag Battle and Fighting EX Layer added to...

 
 
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Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

I laid my feelings out about the Ant-Man films and their importance to the Marvel cinematic universe yesterday so I won't dive too deeply into that again, but suffice to say Ant-Man is a bit of an odd duck in the MCU, and it's all the ...

 
 
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Review: The First Purge

Of all the contrived horror franchises, The Purge series of films is the most perplexing to me. Series like Insidious or Saw are, for the most part, poorly written excuses for a nightmare to emerge onscreen. Th...

 
 
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Review: Red Faction Guerrilla: Re-Mars-tered

As far as games worthy of a remaster go, Red Faction: Guerilla is a prime candidate. The game didn’t sell abysmally, but it never got the attention it so rightfully deserved in 2009. Released at a time where hype for upcoming sequels ...

 
 
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Review: The Crew 2

The Crew was an acquired taste. If you put in the time to max out your favorite cars with the best gear and you stuck around long enough for the updates and expansions, it was a gem of a game. Real comfort food. But, most people I know neve...

 
 
 
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Review: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

So there I was, sitting in a McDonald's in England. It was 2015, and I was killing time since I had the weekend off. I went to my local comic book store and was able to pick up some issues of Justice League since I was behind a few months. ...

 
 
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Review: Call of Duty: WWII - United Front

So far Call of Duty: WWII's add-ons have stayed the course. Some of you might know even be aware that WWII is on its third DLC -- that's how low key these releases have been. United Front mostly maintains the status quo as we wait...

 
 
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Early Access Review: Sky Noon

Steam Early Access is riddled with multiplayer shooters. The bulk of them do little to stand out in the sea of competitive games on the gigantic marketplace. Sky Noon's claim to fame is its strange lack of bullets. Sky Noon is a knock-...

 
 
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Review: Lumines Remastered

I was a late bloomer when it came to Lumines. Unbeknownst to me I skipped over that whole step and moved on to Q Entertainment's next hit -- Meteos. So when everything came full circle years later, I was ready to embrace its greatness. Afte...

 
 
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Review: Mario Tennis Aces

One of the reasons the Nintendo GameCube is my absolute favorite home console to date is that was when Mario sports titles absolutely exploded. The N64 brought us Mario Tennis and Golf, but it was on the next system where we ...

 
 
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Review: The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

It's always so sad when a child has to take on adult responsibilities. Like, someone in their life has failed them -- whether through extenuating circumstances or not -- and now a kid has to grow up faster than they should. The older you ge...

 
 
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Review: Unworthy

It is somewhat surprising we haven’t seen more games try to ape Dark Souls in the wake of its success. While there are a few big titles with similar mechanics (Nioh, Lords of the Fallen, and The Surge come to mind), most of those game...

 
 




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I just want to give a shoutout to these guys, because their LPs have consistently been They are doing Metal Gear 5, and it is the most thorough playthrough on the They also did a great job on Highly recommend, not enough views

 
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Salador

Thanks to everyone who responded to my quickpost the other day! I needed that Ive joined the recap team and finally started on Mass

 
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Bought for the short print, played for the dream that snes RPGs will make a come back

 
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A bit steep, and I know people wont be happy about yet another statue in a collectors edition, but the rest looks pretty Especially that

 
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Sometimes it feels like tempering expectations is less like Russian Roulette with a revolver and more like a

 
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Okay, I think this is stupid and Youre welcome to disagree with But Im a different person than I was 6 years Leave room for

 
 

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