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Games I’ll never finish: Away: Journey to the Unexpected and SIMULACRA

February is a weird month this year for me; there are a lot of highly anticipated games out this year, but none of them “forced” me to pull the trigger on them. Anthem looks like something I’m not interested in (regardless of quality), Far Cry: New Dawn looks like more of Far Cry 5 and […]

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Day 1: Just shipwrecked on this isle. Found a few resources on the beach and then climbed this hill; found this weird lantern that uses unnatural energy orbs and open up pathways, while lighting my way, as I descent further and further into this cave…found a way back to the beach so I’m going to […]

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Can music carry a game? A look at The Bard’s Tale IV

When people talk about a game being “carried” by something, it is usually an element that is more “directly” involved with that game’s core appeal or premise, such as gameplay feel and/or mechanics, story, graphics, etc. But, rarely if ever I’ve heard of a game that is “carried” by music and there’s a good reason […]

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Chill puzzle games (Picross S3, ISLANDERS, Golf Peaks)

All video games are puzzle games, if you see them from a certain perspective; my definition of a puzzle is that you’re presented with a clearly defined set of rules which are meant to be followed—or broken in an equally defined and predictable way—in order to reach a valid or acceptable end state. They are […]

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Devolver Digital Double Switch Feature

Throughout the years of its existence, Devolver Digital has gained a reputation as a publisher and a brand; they don’t play by the same rules as everyone else. They take risks on niche games, they promote their games in unique and PR-less ways, and they even have a yearly press conference at E3 where they […]

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Exploring three mediocre sequels to see if they are worth playing

As a Game Pass subscriber, I’m always excited to see which new games are added each month for me to sink my teeth in. Over the past few months, there were several games added that I always wanted to try, but never really intrigued me enough to take the monetary plunge on them; whether that […]

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Moonlighter and the fine line between a balanced and a shaky progression.

Video games are a hot commodity, at the moment; last year’s 10% increase in revenue in regards to 2016’s revenue is just the statistical proof, and on Steam alone, there were 7, 672 games released in 2017 (as per Polygon). In practice, the game industry is becoming more and more competitive and vicious for games […]

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How two studios’ visions of Rage 2 contradict and cancel each other out

Rage 2 is one of those games that are just good; not bad, not great, there’s nothing so incomprehensibly bad that it hurts your head just thinking how that feature made it through the development process, or anything amazing about it that it would make me think about it long after I stopped playing. It’s […]

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Some general concerns about Google Stradia that I have

On Tuesday, March 19th, Google unveiled its “secret” project to enter the gaming space with Google Stradia; a streaming service that uses databases as the platform for high-end gaming experiences, that are then streamed to the player on their screen of choice (phone, laptop, TV, etc.), alongside a handful of neat features like sharing save […]

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State of Decay 2 is a good game and a disappointing one, at the same time.

What makes a good sequel? Some say that it should fix the problems of its predecessor and expands on the positives, with more meaningful improvements; others will say that it should attempt to do something new and exciting in the same universe. There are many ways to make a sequel and be successful, at least […]