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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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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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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 […]

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Unpacking review and a discussion on game pricing and worth

Gaming discourse can be a fun space to interact with. I remember back in 2017 when Odyssey was first revealed and people (including myself) absolutely lost their minds when Mario had nipples; all that additional power of the Switch utilized to give Mario what he has been missing all these years: Nipples. It was some […]

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Should punishing games have a difficulty option?

The hotly debated topic with XCOM Chimera squad as a focal point. With the recent showing of Elden Ring gameplay (and with any new release by FROM Software), there are two statements that come to mind as I watch the footage: “I will never play this, but I’m glad people are excited about this” and […]

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Music Games 2021 Part Two: Of bird and cage

Compared to The Longest Road on Earth, Of bird and cage (OBAC) seems to be a completely different proposition; where TLROE is immediately recognizable as indie, OBAC is AA through and through. Graphics that look good from afar and terrible up-close? Check. An assortment of gameplay and narrative ideas that show great ambition yet deliver […]

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Music games 2021: The Longest Road on Earth and Of bird and cage.

Part One: The Longest Road on Earth For the longest time, music as a primary feature in a video game came in the form of rhythm mechanics or critics praising the soundtrack of a particular game and citing it as a highlight of their time with a game. As time passed, musicians became more interested […]

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Boyfriend Dungeon content warning discussion and game review

Some mild spoilers regarding the story and content some have thought should have been warned beforehand. If you want to go in blind, the review is spoiler-free and starts from the 3rd paragraph. Kitfox games, developers of Boyfriend Dungeon, have been one of those indie studios that I have a real fondness of their games, […]

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Twelve Minutes Spoiler Discussion

Complete Story spoilers, if you want to avoid them check out my spoiler-free review. If you’ve read my review for 12 Minutes, you’d understand that I have mixed feelings on the game; on the one hand, it is an interesting, thought-provoking, kind-of-unique game with great moments and ideas; on the other, it suffers from a […]

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Why am I still playing Biomutant?

Besides the fact that I am weird. This is it. I am finally a GamerTM. There are so many games coming out, tons more being announced during the E3 period, and a heck of a lot more games/announcements coming later this year; yet I am playing a game that I am kind of enjoying and […]