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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

There are many adjectives one can use to describe Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus; excellent, bombastic, poignant, funny, bat-shit insane, flamboyant, pulpy, gory… the list goes on. But whatever adjective one chooses to assign Wolfenstein with, it is going to undersell the experience of playing it; for me it’s going to be extremely difficult to […]

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Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice

In the featured documentary on the process of the creation of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, director Tameem Antoniades said something that stuck with me; in regards to his research on mental illness, and more specifically psychosis, he said: “I didn’t have to look far to discover my own ignorance of the subject.” That’s how I felt […]

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GRIS and Return of the Obra Dinn

For the last O.D. of the year, ROW checks out one of the standout games of the year for him: GRIS, from newly formed NOMADA studio, published by Devolver Digital. GRIS is just one of those games. An artistic vision that some people will just love its particular art style, story, and mechanics, which will […]

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Lumines

One of my most bitter disappointments of 2018 was not owning a PS4; not because I couldn’t play God Of War or Spiderman (although those are pretty rad games I would play had I owned the console), but because I couldn’t play Tetris Effect when it launched exclusively on PS4. It will probably come out […]

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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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Mutant Mario

Recently, I’ve been spending some time with two interesting and novel takes on ‘XCOM-like’ tactical, turn-based games: Mario+Rabbids, and Mutant: Year Zero. These games offer up intriguing changes and new takes on a genre that has seen its fair share of growth in the past couple of years, and wanted to give my two cents […]

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My Friend Petro

As an obsessive fan of various entertainment mediums, I’m a huge sucker for IPs that attempt to marry two or more mediums in a unified product, whether that’s through adapting an IP from one medium to another or by combining the inherent features of both into one unique experience (like rhythm games). While it’s obvious […]

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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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Rumu review

Quick question: When you see the words ‘video game’ and ‘AI’ in the description of the latest sci-fi themed release, what is your initial, gut reaction? If it’s “AI gone mad and murdered/sent other AIs to murder everyone”, then Rumu may seem like another one of those. I’m not judging you by the way-that was […]

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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 […]