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A race to the horizon

Forza Horizon 5 Vs Forza Horizon 4 The Forza Horizon franchise quickly and efficiently carved out its own space that no other game or franchise has been able to compete on. Using the foundation of the Forza Motorsport series – drivatars, physics, handling systems, etc. – Horizon added a lighter tone, open-world activities, and casual […]

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My favorite games of the year 2021

Also, ongoing experience of the year. Ongoing experiences of 2021: I suck at coming up with titles. “Ongoing experiences” might be my worst title yet because of how deceptive it is; it does perfectly capture how I interact with these games, though. Most will think that I’m talking about “live-service” games, but these games are […]

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Games of the Year list: Part One

2021’s 2020 game of the year, best of the rest. 2021’s 2020 game of the year: I have many hobbies and, as is true for everyone, limited time. So, I always have stuff that I want to play or experience from years past and 2020 was no different. These are the games I played in […]

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Is difficulty a good metric for quality?

Most of us had that conversation before and will have it again many times, whether it’s us criticizing something as “simple” or whether it’s someone else criticizing something we like as “easy”. I’ve had this conversation recently about music, movies, games, anything under the sun can fall into that category. For me, the answer is […]

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The 1 to 5 on games: The Gunk

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 a more […]

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The Forgotten City game review

In the world of video games, 2021 will be remembered for one thing: Time-loops. Appropriate for a year where most of us had expected to return to normality after a year during a pandemic, yet even beginning to return to that past normality was met with further lockdowns and setbacks, as if we were stuck […]

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Reviewing Studio Fizbin’s busy 2021

Say No! More and Minute of Islands One of my favorite indie studios is Image & Form of SteamWorld fame mainly because of their ability to tackle different genres with the execution, balance, and maturity of seasoned developers of that genre. Studio Fizbin is not one of my favorite indie developers – in fact, I […]

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I tried a few demos from the Xbox TGA event

First of all, congratulations to all the winners and the nominees from The Game Awards, but also to all the amazing games that came out this year that weren’t mentioned. I always look forward to the show, but I’m really enjoying these demo events to preview and learn about new games, so I tried 7 […]

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Sable game review

There’s an area in Sable that is a shipyard/graveyard of old ships. As I waited to complete a quest that needed some time to pass, I decided to venture into that area one last time, before completing the game; I realized that this vast, open space filled with dead ships can be connected to the […]

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Good is not good enough anymore

With more spare time in my hands and a huge backlog of games that came out in 2021 that I want to play and include in my ‘end of the year’ lists, I’ve been playing a lot of games, but ever since I played Lost Words: Beyond the page, I’ve found myself pondering how to […]