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The Disney Afternoon Collection review
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The Disney Afternoon Collection review

You’d be hard-pressed to convince me that I didn’t grow up in a golden age of cartoons, as there was always animation inspired by video games, movies, comic books, and action figures to be found. Shows like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Super Mario Bros., Batman: The Animated Series, Spider-Man, GI Joe, Transformers, and more would serve as constant imagination fuel, but often only in half-hour increments at a time.… Read the rest

Yooka-Laylee review
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Yooka-Laylee review

Like many gamers around my age, my gaming prime came on the Nintendo 64. Those late adolescent/early teen years of my life were spent pouring hour after hour into the medium’s first 3D worlds, and few experiences hold as special a place in my heart as the action-platformers on Nintendo’s system.… Read the rest

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Has-Been Heroes review

I’ll admit it: I’m not a person who generally enjoys this type of game. Sure, the occasional roguelike has wriggled its way into my heart—Crypt of the Necrodancer and the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series are notable favorites—but the genre as a whole wouldn’t make its way onto my list of preferences.… Read the rest

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Old Time Hockey review

Back before Wayne Gretzky exploded on the scene in 1979 to deke defenders into submission and spin-o-rama his way to a career highlighted by the most points in NHL history, hockey was brutal. Teams like Philadelphia’s Broad St. Bullies epitomized the rough and tumble style that fans came to love, and every team that had success in that era had at least a “goon” or two on the bench.… Read the rest

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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