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Review: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers (Patch 5.2)

It's hard to believe I've been playing Final Fantasy XIV regularly for nearly seven years. That's the Realm Reborn edition of course, which itself is a rebuild of the failed iteration from 2010. To see a project like this — on th...

 
 
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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: Taur

I was sold on Taur, a tower defense game about a literal laser-firing tower, in a single screenshot. It's a weekend-eating strategy title about keeping hordes of robots, tanks, and bombers at bay, and while its minimalist aesthetic might se...

 
 
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Review: Dreams

"How do you even review Dreams?" It's a question I've asked, and been asked. Even now, as I try to stall so the right words might spill out of my subconscious and capture some of its playful magic, I'm grappling with possible answers. It's ...

 
 
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Review: Code Shifter

There is a moment in Code Shifter where one of the characters is asked to play through the game-within-a-game to test it for bugs and difficulty. She eagerly agrees at first, but when the scene jumps back to her a bit later, she's had enoug...

 
 
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Review: Dead Cells: The Bad Seed

I don't know when I put down Dead Cells, but I did, and I've been meaning to get back into it ever since. The roguelike action-platformer has seen continuous support for years now, to the point where it's easy to lose track of what's coming...

 
 
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Review: Warcraft III: Reforged

Blizzard has had a rough several years. It needs to hunker down and completely rethink its gameplan, especially after making mistake after mistake...after mistake. For some, Warcraft III: Reforged is another blunder to add to that pile...

 
 
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Review: Wide Ocean Big Jacket

Are you in the mood for a low-key, laid-back, stripped-down camping trip? What about a good-natured adventure game that's less about interacting with stuff and more about absorbing the atmosphere? It's a specific question, I know, but I can...

 
 
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Review: Silver Falls: 3 Down Stars

Not three days after I published my review-in-progress for Silver Falls: 3 Down Stars, the update players had been waiting for dropped. The game-breaking bugs plaguing those who picked it up were no more and everyone would be able to see th...

 
 
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Review: Journey to the Savage Planet

It's presumptuous to make this call so early into 2020, but here goes: Journey to the Savage Planet stands a very real chance of being one of my most pleasant surprises in video games this year. I came in with little to no expectations &nda...

 
 
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Review: Coffee Talk

Coffee is my blood. Not literally – that would be hideous – but the caffeine-infused drink has become an unfortunate necessity, something required to start my day, keep me moving once we hit lunch and, on occasion, warm up those...

 
 
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Review: Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind

After many, many years Kingdom Hearts III finally arrived in early 2019, and it was a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Who would have guessed! Just because a project is gestating for a long time, it doesn't make it...

 
 
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Review: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

You could say that The Walking Dead franchise is a volatile beast in terms of quality. I'll spare you the rhetoric of the ups and downs of the television show, but even the flagship Telltale games took a dip eventually and fell into ov...

 
 
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Review: Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Playing through Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is very much like experiencing a re-watch of Dragon Ball Z itself. There's filler, excitement, and everything in-between. In the end, it managed to just win me over, but only because I a...

 
 
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Review: SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays

To say it’s been a rough generation for Gundam games would be putting it lightly. Despite starting strong with SD Gundam G Generation Genesis and Gundam Breaker 3, every subsequent game seemed to get worse and worse. This was due to b...

 
 
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Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Rise of the Phoenix

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 had some lingering issues at launch, most notably a lack of key cast members (the same fate that fell upon Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite). But Team Ninja had a plan: through both free and paid DLC, that roster w...

 
 
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Review: Borderlands 3: Moxxi's Heist of The Handsome Jackpot

Having helped usher in the idea of the season pass and one of the few who ever offered a second pass, Gearbox is no stranger to DLC. In fact, by the time Borderlands 3's run is done (in 2030?) it may not even be the same game, seeing as Bor...

 
 
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Review: SuperMash

SuperMash looked like one of the standouts during Nintendo's recent Indie World Showcase, a genre-defying retro throwback to early Nintendo titles which seemed perfect for the Switch. Surprisingly, the game had already launched one day befo...

 
 
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Review: Wattam

Wattam, the new "goof-around" game from Katamari Damacy's Keita Takahashi, is like burrowing yourself in a fuzzy blanket that's still radiating heat from the dryer. It's silly, jovial, and above all, cozy. I came in expecting a toy-box worl...

 
 
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Review: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

For some, MechWarrior is a religion. I was first introduced to the series in the '90s from a fellow that had what I can only describe as a "battle station." His chair was rigged with joysticks on the arms. He had a force feedback vest for w...

 
 
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Review: Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard

Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard is the sequel to the greatest video game ever to feature a frog, who is also a detective, in the history of the human race. Until now, that is. As of December 9, 2019, there’s a new c...

 
 
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Review: Tools Up

If I have time to kill on a lazy weekend and I come across a local co-op game in the style of Overcooked, chances are high I'm gonna want to take it for a whirl. That's exactly how I fell into Tools Up, a team-building – and potential...

 
 
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Review: Shovel Knight: King of Cards

The time has finally come. It's been five and a half years since Shovel Knight was released (time doesn't just fly, it runs at light speed), and with the lofty King of Cards update, its quest is finished. Let's...dig in. [Check out our revi...

 
 
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Review: Life is Strange 2: Episode 5: Wolves

[You can read reviews for past episodes here: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4.] Pangs of guilt washed over me in the final moments of Life is Strange 2. I saw the conclusion to this story -- this long, strange, for...

 
 
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Review: Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Evolution is beautiful, staggering, and uncaring. So too is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, a survival-adventure game that rewinds the clock 10 million years to shine a light on the plights of early hominids. It's one of those video games...

 
 




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Taur"Tower defense with an action-oriented hook"

 

Dreams"Express yourself"

 

Code Shifter"Arc System Irks"

 

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed"It's good, actually"

 

Warcraft III: Reforged"Zug Zug 2020"

 

Wide Ocean Big Jacket"Those were the best days of my life"

 

Silver Falls: 3 Down Stars"At least the 3DS still has an extensive back catalog"

 

Journey to the Savage Planet"A surprisingly easygoing collectible-filled adventure"

 
 
 

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