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Review: Agent Intercept

Spy/thief/espionage fiction is a sweet spot for me. I could watch Ocean's movies ad nauseam, and even though Eon has no clue what to do with James Bond in the modern era, you better believe I'm there in theaters waiting to see if they ...

 
 
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Review: Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series - Episode 2

A VR lightsaber game with Touch remotes seems like a no-brainer: like the sort of thing Oculus should have locked up years ago and paraded on stage during a major conference. But alas, the Star Wars license is as fickle as the battle betwee...

 
 
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Review: Assemble With Care

One of the great things about the mobile platform is it's ripe with opportunities for developers who want to create small, narrative-driven or experimental games. One of the worst things about the mobile ecosystem is it's largely unsupporti...

 
 
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Review: Sneaky Sasquatch

So far the Apple Arcade initiative has been an eclectic mix of indies, but with so many on offer it's very easy to miss those rare gems. Sneaky Sasquatch is one of those games you might scroll through on the way to a Shantae or an Exit...

 
 
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Review: Spidersaurs

WayForward sure as hell knows how to sell a game. With a cartoon intro that looks straight out of the '80s/early '90s as-is, downloading Spidersaurs on the Apple Arcade is an easy ask. It doesn't fully execute that lovely premise, but ...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Code Vein

If it wasn't obvious enough yet, it's worth saying right now: Code Vein is like Dark Souls. It's cliché to try to compare From Software's landmark series to anything these days, but the shoe fits in this case. It fits so we...

 
 
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Review: Grindstone

When a puzzle game's central mechanic is seared in your mind to the extent that it vividly flashes before you every time you close your eyes, you know you've overdone it. That's precisely where I'm at right now with Capybara's new puzzler G...

 
 
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Review: Exit the Gungeon

It's hard to believe, but the relatively recent Enter the Gungeon is now officially a franchise. I mean it pretty much cemented itself as one once the arcade cabinet was unveiled at E3 this year, but now it's officially official with a clev...

 
 
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Review: Rayman Mini

Rayman is one of those series that I'm glad never died. So many mascot platformers were unceremoniously killed off (seriously, where's my Jersey Devil and Aero the Acro-Bat remasters?), but Rayman endured, even with new ...

 
 
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Review: Utawarerumono: ZAN

When reviewing a game, it's usually a good idea to try to ask the question "Who is this game for?" Sure, it's a bit presumptuous, but attempting to figure out what theoretical audience a given game is trying to serve can shed light on what ...

 
 
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Review: Shantae and the Seven Sirens Part 1

It's hard to believe that Shantae and the Seven Sirens is just...out on the Apple Arcade (kind of)! I mean Shantae games are an event at this point following the incredible second showing of Risky's Revenge. From Ga...

 
 
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Review: Shinsekai: Into the Depths

When Apple Arcade was first announced, I never expected to one day use the subscription service to play a deep-sea metroidvania game from Capcom. What a wild thought. Even now, it feels like a dream. Looking through the launch lineup, Apple...

 
 
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Review: Frogger in Toy Town

One of the most appealing facets of Apple Arcade is the idea that I can try before I buy. I know a lot of games these days come with demos, but usually those are extremely limited in how much you'll be able to see of the final product. With...

 
 
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Review: Untitled Goose Game

Honk honk honk honk honk honk honk honk honk (wing flap) honk honk honk honk honk honk honk honk (break pint glass) honk honk honk honk honk honk honk honk (steal bra) honk honk honk honk honk honk honk honk (turn neighbors against one anot...

 
 
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Review: Overcooked 2 - Carnival of Chaos

I'm not ready for Overcooked 2 to come to an end. That's how I felt going into Carnival of Chaos – the third and final DLC in the game's season pass – and that's how I felt after finishing it this weekend. Overcooked has be...

 
 
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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening had a profound impact on me growing up. Although I was already familiar with more traditional JRPGs like Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy at that point (and had played the first two Zelda games), Lin...

 
 
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Review: What the Golf?

What the Golf? is as good as I hoped it'd be, which is to say, "very." I'm honestly relieved! The game takes an otherworldly view of golf, twisting and turning a basic premise in increasingly outlandish ways not unlike something out of Wari...

 
 
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Review: Gears 5

It was the best of Gears, it was the worst of Gears. It was an amplification of everything every Gears before did well, and it was a maturation of everything those same games struggled with. It was an identity crisis, a dysmorphic preoccupa...

 
 
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Review: Borderlands 3

I have a complicated history with Borderlands, and I suspect that's a fairly common experience. Okay, so it's not all that complicated but bear with me. I wasn't super into the first game. Sue me! "Better with friends" is an idiom/crutch th...

 
 
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Review: Metro Exodus: The Two Colonels

Making my way through Metro Exodus back in February was one of the most frightening video game experiences I've ever had. As I noted in my review, I'm a particularly jumpy person. I'd be on edge in a room full of kittens, lest one of them m...

 
 
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Review: Blasphemous

Blasphemous might be 2019's gnarliest video game. Its odds are certainly up there. Drawing direct inspiration from the usual suspects like Dark Souls and Castlevania – the series, I mean, not just Symphony of the Night – Bl...

 
 
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Review: Daemon X Machina

Adequately creating a mecha action game seems like an absolutely daunting task. Years of anime shows like Gundam and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA have enriched our imaginations of what action combat would look like if these ...

 
 
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Review: Sega Genesis Mini

I was very lucky to have the friends and relatives I had growing up. Although my parents could only afford the occasional console, I had the opportunity to experience pretty much every device (including ill-fated ones like the Wonderswan an...

 
 
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Review: Creature in the Well

There is one sure-fire way to get me to pay attention to your upcoming game: just tell me it’s something I like with pinball. “It’s a metroidvania…with pinball!” Consider the physical edition purchased. &ldquo...

 
 
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Review: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

With Monster Hunter: World last year, the adrenaline-pumping series finally managed to break through for me, and – given what a colossal sales success the game has become for Capcom – plenty of other would-be players. It's not ...

 
 




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elric6

And thats Code Vein I dont recommend it, The class system can be fun, even if the game explains fuck all about it, but the combat itself feels to floaty and inconsistent for the Souls-type vibe that they were going for

 
CaimDark Reloaded

I got my weight down to as low as 86 Kgs, currently its up to nearly 90, except now I got more muscle and less fat than I did when I weighed Caim is getting buff, baby!

 
ThisIsMyBoomstick

#shelfietoid

 
NeoTurbo

Heads up, PSN is doing a Halloween sale! I ended up grabbing that new Call of Cthulu game since it went down to about 16 bucks I figure its probably worth that price as my random spoopy game for this

 
CoruptAI125

Just finished re-watching Furious 7 for the first time since it came out, Im cutting so many onions right RIP Paul I really didnt expect to be hit so hard the second time

 
Riley1sSpook

Spooooooky

 
Dennis Carden

Picked up the Switch port of The Witcher honestly pretty Like, it’s just The Witcher On And it doesn’t feel bad to play so I am very okay with Very much

 
triggerpigking

Linktober sketch dragon way out of my comfort zone for this one and tired to boot

 
bong264

A little sneak preview of the orktober project :P

 
taterchimp

Back at home in Des Maine was a hoot, but theres no place to drop a deuce like the throne you This is my favorite picture from the trip, and makes me want to get a Dark Souls bonfire tattoo

 
 

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