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Lethal League Blaze excites the competitive casual in me

Like a deconstruction of a shonen protagonist, I admire the spirit of competition, but I'm much more of a casual than a hardcore player. I get a thrill from trying to climb up leaderboards and learning new things about the online versus gam...

 
 
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What DLC do you wish was a new game instead?

One of my most anticipated releases in 2019 is not a new game, but a DLC expansion to Hollow Knight. As a part of its Kickstarter stretch goals, the acclaimed bug-em-up Metroidvania’s developers planned to create a side adventure star...

 
 
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Trials of Mana was E3's most magical surprise

Everyone tunes into E3 with a list of wishes because there are few feelings as exciting as that wish coming true. Setting one’s expectations that high is unrealistic, but I personally don’t believe it’s healthy to set your...

 
 
 
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A monotonous retail job could make for a rad rhythm game

Most career-based games set out to either emulate a job to a T or build upon their most interesting tasks. For instance, American Truck Simulator sets out to simulate a delivery truck driver's experience as accurately as possible. Game Dev ...

 
 
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Dating sims are the most hilarious April Fools' game genre

My favorite kind of April Fools’ joke is where developers create mock-ups for products so ridiculous they’ll probably never exist. It's even better when they actually release that product and it ends up being great! In the video...

 
 
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Ni No Kuni II's storytelling doesn't stick the landing

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is one of those sequels that is unanimously considered good, but less so than its phenomenal predecessor, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (or Dominion of the Dark Djinn if you count the Japan-only, Ninte...

 
 
 
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Kingdom Hearts III's Disney worlds, ranked

Before we start, I want to make it clear right out of the gate this post discusses various plot elements from Kingdom Hearts III. Specifically, the Disney arcs. Since a part of this involves inferring the relevance these have on later ...

 
 
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Dragalia Lost's limited-time events burned me out hard

It says a lot about the weary nature of gacha games that I’ve stepped back on my relatively idealistic outlook towards them in such little time. I was already wary of them even while trying to remain relatively optimist...

 
 
 
 
 
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Pokemon's single-player battles are aging poorly

I’ve grown increasingly exhausted of Pokémon with each generation, despite feeling the games are improving overall. From Gold through Pearl, I had unyielding optimism to "catch ‘em all" and excessively grind my team up fo...

 
 
 
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The Yakuza team could make a pretty rad Chibi-Robo game

After Star Fox Zero flopped, I feared that Nintendo was going to leave the beloved space shooter series in the dust. So when I saw that Star Fox would have a major cameo in Ubisoft's Starlink, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s a far cr...

 
 
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MMOs would benefit from more playable furries

Ever since I started blogging on Destructoid, I’ve not bothered to keep it a secret that I’m part of the furry fandom. I mean, yeah, it’s weird to say I like pretending to be a giant moth man with extraneous kaiju-like fea...

 
 
 
 
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The DC Extended Universe needs to die

I remember back in 2013 when Man of Steel came out. It was meant to be the big return of the Blue Boyscout to theatres after 2006's groan-worthy Superman Returns. After its release, people were split on whether or not Man of Steel was a goo...

 
 
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It's time to pray for Chibi-Robo

[This piece was originally published in 2015. In light of recent rumors about the next Nintendo Direct and an ensuing eyebrow-raising tweet from Nintendo of America today, it just felt right to revive it. -Jordan] Chibi-Robo is a refugee fr...

 
 
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Kevin Mersereau's Top Five Games of 2017

It’s officially the year 2018 and not a whole lot has changed so far. I’m still a bald, broke, and excessively sweaty college student with an unhealthy obsession for video games. Luckily, that means I actually took the time to p...

 
 
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Christmas games that aren't Christmas games

Quite shamefully, I only saw Die Hard for the first time two years ago, in December and in a packed movie theatre. It was only then that I could fully appreciate the classic argument that rages about the film. No, not whether Hans Gruber is...

 
 




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Super Punch Patrol"I've got Jack Johnson and Tom O'Leary waiting for you right here"

 

Death and Taxes"In this world nothing can be said to be certain..."

 

Hades"Thank you, sir, may I have another?"

 

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Spelunky 2"Time to go back in the cave"

 
 
 

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Lord Spencer

Weekly Update, here are the games I am currently I am going to review those within brackets once completed: - - -Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch) -Owlboy (Switch) -Prey (PS4)

 
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For Raven,

 
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Making a huge Zelda game It will be 10 of the games people told me were their favorite in and older leave a list of the 10 games in the comment section of this

 
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There are times when I am watching anime filler episodes that make me question what sort of mind-bending drugs the studio was on at the

 
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2020 is just playing the opening of Dead Space 2 on loop

 
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O man o man o What a great game 4 to Hope Stars win in Crosses

 
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Every time I think about Larry Croft a weird and unexplored part of me smiles just a little bit

 
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Been binge watching Orange is the New Black with Today, 21 years ago, I asked her to marry Best decision I ever

 
 

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