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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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Review: Darksiders Genesis

Darksiders is a wild series. On one hand, you know most of the cast of those games wear Jack Skellington sweatshirts as loungewear. On the other, they also star in pretty fun action-adventure romps. You take the good, you take the bad....

 
 
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Review: Heroland

I'm sure I'm not unique in saying this but I've had a lifelong affinity for theme parks. It's always been my dream to pull a Dolly Parton and buy one to call my own. I know that's not going to happen -- Destructoid doesn't pay that wel...

 
 
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Review: Arise: A Simple Story

Within seconds, Arise: A Simple Story begins with your death. There's nothing simple about it, from a narrative standpoint.

 
 
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Import Review: SD Gundam G Generation Genesis

It feels like SD Gundam G Generation Genesis is forgotten sometimes. While it wasn’t the first of Namco’s licensed games to be translated in English for the Asia region – that honor goes to Gundam Breaker 3 and Super Robot...

 
 
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Review: The Touryst

Right now, there are seven inches of snow on the ground and the temperatures are well below freezing. It's the type of weather that gets people imagining warm, exotic locations in a fruitless bid to tricking the body into thinking it's warm...

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Sword

I don't envy Game Freak. It's a weird statement to make because for more than 20 years, the company has been part owner of one of the most successful video game franchises on the planet. Game Freak has guided Pokémon since ...

 
 
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Review: Golem

It's taken Golem longer than expected to make it onto PlayStation VR, and I worry that for some people, the game missed its window of opportunity – that it's going to seem like too little, too late. VR is a fast-moving field, after al...

 
 
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Review: Shenmue III

I've been slowly working my way through Shenmue III and what can I say? It's kind of a monkey's paw fever dream. A lot of us wanted a true continuation of the storyline that kept us hanging nearly 20 years ago, but with that narrative ...

 
 
 
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Review: Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series - Episode 3

It's hard to believe that the inaugural episode of Vader Immortal, a VR (and Oculus)-only experience came out in May. Although it was very hurried I was hooked from the first run, and needed to see where it all ended. Naturally it can'...

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Shield

Another iteration of Pokémon is upon us, and now it's time for everyone to get really joyous or mad while cute creatures frolic on-screen. With the exception of the second generation (which many still herald as the best to date)...

 
 
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Review: Terminator: Resistance

In the wake of the poor box office for Terminator: Dark Fate – a film that is struggling to draw audiences despite the return of stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, as well as producer James Cameron – it appears that...

 
 
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Review: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

It's tough to make a Star Wars game. All eyes are on you, whether it's the general 50-ish-year fandom or newcomers, to really deliver. It's one of the most unforgiving licenses known to man, especially after LucasArts gave us hit after...

 
 
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Review: Gylt

Can you guess how many times I misspelled Gylt in this review and had to go back and fix it? Every...damn...time.

 
 
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Review: Google Stadia

We've been down the streaming road before. No, OnLive's early attempts are not what most would consider modern streaming. As folks have "pulled the plug" and moved on to ubiquitous streaming platforms, the mere mention of digital media has ...

 
 
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Review: Guildlings

Guildlings is a game that just launched on Apple Arcade, and it’s got a whole lot going for it. Through a mixture of RPG, point-and-click, and visual novel mechanics, it tells the story of a young girl who gets her first phone. Only, ...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Terminator: Resistance

Ever since Bethesda's MS-DOS effort way back in 1990, Terminator is a franchise that has been revisited time and again by various developers across almost every gaming generation. With its exciting, time-jumping storyline, futuristic weapon...

 
 
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Review: The Stretchers

Several weeks ago, Nintendo released the Switch Lite, a portable only version of its best-selling console. It's a great piece of hardware, but it does change one of the fundamental aspects of owning a Switch: it turns this social machine in...

 
 
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Review: Disco Elysium

My first foray into the CRPG genre was the original Fallout. Yes, the Bethesda-era debut was called Fallout 3 for a reason, as Interplay and Black Isle Studios had been working their magic alongside of industry titans like (o...

 
 




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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries"Mech, mech, goose"

 

Tools Up"Good bones"

 

Shovel Knight: King of Cards"Also, some thoughts on Showdown"

 

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey"'Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide'"

 

Darksiders Genesis"Revelation 3:1 says, 'loot thy dungeons'"

 

Heroland"Save the day (for a nominal fee)"

 

Import SD Gundam G Generation Genesis"Nu Gundam isn't just for show!"

 
 
 

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Operative20

Aww man, Crystal Chronicles got delayed to summer Thats such a bummer, but as long as its all good when it does launch, I can wait

 
triggerpigking

Drew this character a while back, but never did a full body shot, figured itd be fun to play around with clothing ideas for

 
Occams

Blessed be Cursedmas!

 
whybmonotacrab

Do you ever have those times where you dont play anything new because youre in a shit mood and you know youll unfairly hate on it even if its amazing? Yeah Ive been feeling that for the past 2

 
Kyle Yadlosky

FYI Cinnamon Coke is the

 
Electric Reaper

Cursedmas (in the

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Oh, I forgot to share the other things I got for Black CTR is tougher than I remember it!

 
Shut Up Ace

Kinda want to do a top 10/11 list for the best games Ive played during How taboo is it to include games that didnt come out this year cause Ive got a couple top contenders that arent fron this year?

 
TheIntern

Holy I just got DS1 done and jumped right into Darksiders 2, and the difference is like night and Every nagging issue I had with the first game has been improved This is quickly turning into a new

 
Seymour

Nearly 100 hours later, Ive finally bothered completing the Shield/Sword Most of what little depth the story had suddenly split over during the last stretch, but it was an okay romp saved by my addiction to training up many powerful

 
 

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