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Overwatch Review

Overwatch exists at an intersection between design and artistry, a crossroad at which pure tactile joy meets refined, intelligent design to create a rare spark of magic. As a 6v6 multiplayer, objective-based shooter, it finds accessibility not by lowering the skill ceiling, but by broadening the definition of skill.… Read the rest

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan Review

No matter how you slice it, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan isn’t a fulfilling adventure. For as cool as the turtles and the bosses look, and despite hitting a pretty nice balance between classic cartoon nostalgia and entertaining new fans, the most important part of this ninja’s arsenal – the combat itself – is too chaotic to enjoy, even over its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it length.… Read the rest

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Agents of SHIELD: Season 3 Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

After its rocky start, Agents of SHIELD had turned into a much more entertaining, involving series by its second season. Season 3 of the Marvel series found the show not quite operating on as strong a level as the year before, though there was still a lot to enjoy amongst some beats that didn’t quite work as well.… Read the rest

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Kirby: Planet Robobot Review

At first glance, Nintendo’s favorite platforming pink puffball may seem out of place in the cockpit of a large robot mech, utilizing giant buzzsaws, laser guns, and flamethrowers to demolish foes and roadblocks alike. While that robot-fueled destruction might make things a little easier than I’d like, its clever use of 3D-based puzzles in vibrant worlds, engaging boss fights, and a collection of enjoyable side-modes make up for pushover enemies.… Read the rest

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Arrow: Season 4 Finale Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

Arrow’s fourth season has been a mix of good and bad, leaning a little more towards the former but never quite committing to one or the other. It’s fitting, then, that the season finale focused on the duality in Oliver Queen’s soul and the need for darkness and vengeance to go hand in hand with light and justice.… Read the rest