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Before Your Eyes game review

There is this line that keeps bouncing around the gaming communities – a line I often use myself, because a lot of the time it is true. “Gameplay is king”. You often see this line in reference to games with a bad story; yeah the story sucks, but the gameplay is great, so who cares? […]

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Cozy grove game review

An alternative to Animal Crossing, where every difference is both for the best and for the worst. Animal Crossing was one of the franchises I desperately wanted to get into, after I fell in love with Stardew Valley; they are not that similar games, but it was a Nintendo franchise that had similar goals, and […]

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The 1 to 5 on games: Rain on your parade

This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]

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Ubisoft free to play plans

It’s been a few days since Ubisoft announced its intentions to forego the 3-4 AAA games per year model, in favor of FTP titles that will have longer life spans alongside their AAA stuff; as with everything, the community seems to have some “hot takes” on the matter. In this case, surprisingly, I am no […]

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The 1 to 5 on games: Fate of Kai

This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]

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Trying to find the way to enjoy Outriders

Outriders is just one of those releases that just splits people and produces varying opinions; searching for the game online, you’re just as likely to find a scathing breakdown of all the game’s failures, and a praising critique of all the things it got right. Nothing exemplifies this more than the launch period, where the […]

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Endless time loop games, for a (hopefully) soon to be ending time loop.

These past 14 or so months have been an endless time loop for the majority of people; regardless of age, occupation, or status, the pandemic and consequent quarantine periods have forced most businesses to utilize remote work practices, and most households to become a makeshift workplace, and entertainment center, as well as being…a house! Even […]

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Watch Dogs Legion: My biggest disappointment of 2020

One of my favorite articles I’ve written was about Rage 2 and how the two studios you would want in charge of shooting mechanics (ID software) and open world design (Avalanche Studios) being brought together, led to each studio’s vision of what the game should be to cancel each other out; WD Legion is even […]

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Ikenfell review

If you saw Ikenfell on a storefront and dug a bit deeper to see a description, a features list, and a few screenshots, you may have the same reaction I did: “Is this another indie, RPG, narrative-heavy game with a bright, pixelated style and a surprisingly heavy and deep thematic substance, and a cool twist […]

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Narita Boy game review

I like using the phrase “style over substance” in reviews, because it is such a widely accepted and understood description; it’s not a sign of something being dumb and flashy over having something meaningful to say necessarily, it is more of an upfront and concise way to say that the presentation qualities of something is […]