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Somerville Review: A Frustrating, Beautiful Sci-Fi Adventure

17 November 2022

Contents How Somerville Presents Itself Somerville’s Gameplay The Story Of Somerville Performance Woes Final Thoughts on Somerville Somerville has all the trappings of a killer indie science fiction mystery. Gorgeous visuals, an engaging central mystery, some awe-inspiring animations, and some of the talent behind indie darlings Limbo and Inside. And it starts poised to deliver. […]

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Bayonetta 3 Review: Is This Demonic-Action Game Worth It?

10 November 2022

Contents Combat in Bayonetta 3 How Is The Gameplay In Bayonetta 3? Technical Issues In Bayonetta 3 Final Thoughts On Bayonetta 3 After eight long years, the witch queen returns with more drip than a drag show and higher octane than a Fast and Furious movie. Longtime fans will find this as no surprise and […]

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A Plague Tale: Requiem Review – An Emotionally jarring journey through 14th Century France

1 November 2022

Contents A Plague Tale: Requiem’s Visuals Are Stunning A Plague Tale: Requiem’s Story Is Personal A Plague Tale: Requiem’s Gameplay Is Redundant Final Thoughts The first installment in the series was released in 2019 and was met with resounding praise, barring some complaints about gameplay. Requiem takes everything it got right in the first game […]

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COD Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Review: A Thrilling Shooter Just Shy of Greatness

27 October 2022

Contents Graphics & Audio Gameplay & Gunplay MW2’s Mission Design: Nostalgia is Powerful Final Thoughts “War isn’t about friends, it’s about enemies.”  One of my favorite quotes from the high-octane campaign of this year’s Call of Duty. It rings true in the story, but only partially for the game itself. You’ll be (re)introduced to many […]

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Sunday Gold: Tips And Tricks For The Best Minigames In Dystopian London

13 October 2022

Let’s get to work and get the loot. It’s not easy being a hacker, locksmith, and weight lifting champion all at the same time. Your time in the London underground will be full of obstacles that will be in your way, but fear not, with these hints you won’t even have to save scum your […]

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Manor Lords Demo Review: An Amazing Medieval City Builder And RTS Hybrid

5 October 2022

Contents Is Manor Lords Worth The Wait? Medieval Gameplay In Manor Lords Citybuilding In Manor Lords The Change of Seasons Final Thoughts On Manor Lords It was the summer of 2020 during lockdown when a friend of mine texted me a link to an announcement trailer for this game called Manor Lords.  What I saw […]

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PAX West 2022: Five Favorite Games That Stole The Show At This Year’s Convention

22 September 2022

Contents System Shock Company of Heroes 3 Lies Of P No Place For Bravery Baldur’s Gate 3 Honorable Mentions PAX West 2022 was a return to form for the convention. After one year completely off (2020) and a year that was very much feeling the effects of the pandemic (2021), 2022 saw the return of […]

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No Place For Bravery Review: A Brutal Pixel Art Action-RPG

21 September 2022

Surviving in the pixilated world isn’t as easy as it looks… Contents A Brutal Revenge Tale: No Place For Bravery’s Story The World of No Place For Bravery Combat in No Place For Bravery  Final Thoughts No Place For Bravery’s strengths lies in its rich story, challenging combat, and beautiful art style.  I often found […]

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Metal: Hellsinger Review: A Rhythm FPS Backed by a Killer Metal Soundtrack

15 September 2022

Metal: Hellsinger is rad. This mashup of DOOM and rhythm game makes for engaging, tense, frenetic combat set to a roaring original soundtrack. Even though it doesn’t manage to stick around long enough, it should not be missed by shooter or metal fans alike. You take on the role of The Unknown as you battle […]

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The Wandering Village Review: An Engaging City-Builder That Stands On The Shoulders Of Giants

12 September 2022

Contents My First 30 Minutes In The Wandering Village The Wandering Village Gameplay  User Interface Of The Wandering Village Final Thoughts You lead your tribe on foot. Wandering helplessly across a world in decay as supplies and hope dwindles.  You have no home or shelter. In front of you, the ground shakes, and before your […]

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Sunday Gold Review: A Point-A-Click RPG Set In Dystopian London

12 September 2022

Contents Life In The Slums: Sunday Gold’s Aesthetics Exploring The World Of Gold Sunday Sunday Gold Gameplay Voice Acting In Gold Sunday What I Didn’t Like About Gold Sunday Final Thoughts Your name is Frank; a too old for this, bloodshot-eyed, mohawk-wearing, cigar-chomping asshole living in the dystopian noir hell hole streets of London. You […]

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Steelrising Review: A Soulslike Action Game Set In Steampunk Paris

9 September 2022

Contents What Is Steelrising? Is Steelrising a Soulslike? My First Impressions of Steelrising Final Thoughts On Steelrising Steelrising is a game with lofty ambitions from French developer Spiders. It is a challenging game similar to Dark Souls, where you play as Aegis, a clockwork “automat” who must battle other similar creations in a 1789 steampunky […]

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