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The first 2020 games of 2020

So far, this year has been really slow on releases I care about and have been using that time to catch up on older games I haven’t gotten around to playing yet. But some games have released recently that I did play and wanted to offer some of my thoughts on them. First, the Bleeding […]

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The one thing I particularly enjoyed about the campaign of The Division 2

As the modern game industry keeps making and adopting the “live service” model for most, “big” AAA games, I’ve found it harder and harder to talk about them consistently or, in some cases, passionately; even as I write this, Massive Entertainment, the studio behind The Division franchise, have come out with news about a paid […]

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2019 games in 2020: Valfaris and Afterparty

2020 is off to a slow start, regarding new releases, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to sit down and finish off some of the games I missed last year. One of those games is Valfaris, a side-scrolling action game that’s Contra-esque and metal as hell! You play as a dude with […]

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Apex Legends and Tetris 99

Ever since “PUBG” exploded into the scene, I was pretty disinterested in the genre; Kinji Fukasaku’s “Battle Royale” is one of my favorite movies, not only because of the concept, but of what he explores through that concept, such as the brutal competition bred into younger generations by older ones who have seen and done […]

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Battle Chef Brigade

2017 was a heck of a year for video games; while the business side was pushing unsavory practices to the point where it backfired badly, in terms of games, there were a plethora of amazing experiences released and adored by fans. Each person you ask will say a different title for their game of the year. So […]

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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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Control

Remedy entered 2019 in a weird place; after middling reviews on their last major projects (Alan Wake’s stand-alone expansion American Nightmare and Quantum Break), the highly regarded studio no longer possessed the automatic buzz its projects used to have. Control was highly-anticipated with trailers and showcases of the game gathering momentum and hype, but there […]

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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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Gears 5

If I had to summarize Gears 5 in one sentence it would go something like this: You know that buddy we all have, who says he’s going to change and then starts to do some things differently where you see some difference, but stops halfway through? That’s Gears 5 in a nutshell; it realizes it […]