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Splatoon 2 review
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Splatoon 2 review

Just a little over two years ago, I reviewed a strange new Wii U game from Nintendo called Splatoon. As my review concluded, I wrapped things up with the following final thought:

“Nintendo’s newest cast of characters leaves their mark on the third-person shooter genre in Splatoon, one of the freshest and most exciting competitive multiplayer experiences so far this year.… Read the rest

Pyre review
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Pyre review

Supergiant Games is starting to develop a reputation for delivering quality RPGs highlighted by quality stories and unconventional gameplay mechanics for the genre. Its third effort, Pyre, continues this trend by blending yet another compelling experience with the unexpected point of conflict boiling down to what translates as an otherworldly take on three-on-three basketball.… Read the rest

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review
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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review

Long before trophy hunting was even a concept, the first three original Crash Bandicoot games were giving players the itch to hunt down every clear gem, colored gem, and the many time trial relics so they could show their friends, “this is my 100% completion save.” Now, in a world of PlayStation 4 Pros and true 1080p PC ports, Activision is reintroducing players to Naughty Dog’s creation through Crash Bandicoot N.Read the rest

Get Even review
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Get Even review

Get Even is full of contradictions. It’s an indie hit trapped in the body of a AAA title. It’s a game that asks you to explore a hallucinatory, dilapidated mental asylum one moment and stealth your way through an abandoned warehouse with super hi-tech advanced weaponry the next.… Read the rest

RPG Maker Fes review
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RPG Maker Fes review

Play video games for long enough, and it is inevitable that you’ll reach a point one day where you say to yourself, “I could make a game better than this.” Over the years, there have been game-creation tools that have challenged us fans to do just that, and one of the longest-running has been Japan’s RPG Maker series.… Read the rest

Nex Machina review
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Nex Machina review

A few days shy of 10 years ago as I write this, I was introduced to Housemarque through its PS3 release Super Stardust HD. Both the game and its development studio were totally unknown to me at the time, and it was just random curiosity that led me to trying the team’s modern homage to the classic arcade shooter Asteroids.… Read the rest

Arms review
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Arms review

It’s not often that Nintendo pushes out an original new IP nowadays, but when it does, it’s always…interesting. Just like the squid-kid post-apocalyptic world presented in 2015’s Splatoon, Arms opens with a bizarre premise: certain people wake up to find that their arms have been replaced with super stretchy, spring-like lengths of ribbon, ramen noodles, or snakes, and decide to show off their mutated appendages in a punching competition.… Read the rest