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Mass Effect: Andromeda review

“And it’s another ambush.” This innocuous, almost throw-away line of dialogue near the end of a side mission on the ice planet Voeld was one of the most compelling moments in my time with Mass Effect: Andromeda. Not because the situation or even the line itself was particularly thrilling, but because the exasperation with which the line was delivered was exactly how I had felt for about the first 30 hours of the 65 it took me to finish the campaign.… Read the rest

Super Bomberman R review
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Super Bomberman R review

There had been a Bomberman game on every Nintendo system ever until that streak finally broke with the Wii U. Looking to make sure that mistake wasn’t repeated, Konami surprised everyone when they announced that their first Bomberman game and the first game we’ve seen from the series in seven years—Konami acquired original Bomberman creators Hudson Soft in 2012 and then never used the IP—would be a Switch launch title.… Read the rest

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

No two Legend of Zelda games are alike. In one, the moon falls, threatening to destroy all of Termina; in another, the Wind Fish dreams of a fading island; in yet another, haunted train tracks crisscross the land. Regardless of circumstances, the same spirit burns at the heart of each game: when evil threatens, a hero of indomitable courage will rise up and adventure across the land to defeat it.… Read the rest

For Honor review
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For Honor review

Great ideas are born all the time in the video game industry, but not all of them reach fruition—and fewer still achieve their fullest potential. It seems Ubisoft’s For Honor, at least at this moment in time, falls into the latter category of a game that just isn’t where it needs to be.… Read the rest

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Horizon Zero Dawn review

Horizon Zero Dawn is a survival game. Not in the sense of the genre—where you must carefully ration food, brave the elements, and face endless waves of enemies—but in a way that brings to light how fragile humans are. We’re not Rambo, as many video games make us feel; we’re not invincible.… Read the rest

Nioh review
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Nioh review

When writing reviews, it’s always tempting to compare the game you’re talking about with others that have come before it to give a better picture of what to expect to readers. However, that can quickly put you into a position where you aren’t judging a game on its own particular merits, so it’s a practice I typically try to avoid—except for today.… Read the rest

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Yakuza 0 review

Dating back to the PlayStation 2, the Japanese-developed Yakuza series managed to muster a cult following of players worldwide. The series’ popularity began to slip off in the West over the years, but those most passionate about the 3D beat ‘em up fought to keep the games coming to the States.… Read the rest