Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy flying through the air in Sonic Superstars.

Sonic Superstars Preview

There's a certain thrill that comes from classic 2D Sonic games when you're in the groove. Spin dashing up a ramp, going through loops, effortlessly bouncing between springboards -- Sonic is at his…

June 11, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Like a Dragon: Ishin! Preview - Samurai and Shenanigans

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is one of the Yakuza franchise’s lesser-known titles in the West, but the translation of “Ishin” to “Restoration Extreme” is now more fitting than ever, considering this…

January 27, 2023 | 09:00 EST

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Humankind Gets Cultural in Course of Human History

Humankind certainly has a lot on its table. After all, trying to cover the course of known human history in the span of just one game is no easy feat, but after attending attend a media event that…

June 1, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Feels More Like A Repackage Than A Real Sequel

Peanut butter and jelly. Milk and Oreo’s. Strawberries and cream. All things that are great when enjoyed individually - but absolutely fantastic when complemented with their pairing. Add to that list…

November 19, 2020 | 11:00 EST

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Playfully Pays Homage to JRPGs

Close your eyes and imagine a JRPG. Maybe you’re thinking of high-fantasy adventures with knights and rogues, or modern-day high schoolers that summon spirits. Whatever you’re thinking, it probably…

October 12, 2020 | 09:00 EDT


Humankind Is 4X Strategy For The Masses

4X strategy can be tough to handle for a lot of people. By their nature, these games are complex and involving. In some cases, they can even eat up days or weeks of the player's time on a single game…

June 18, 2020 | 10:00 EDT

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A Total War Saga: Troy Blends Myth With Reality

Like the Iliad, the Total War series has had a long and storied tradition. A Total War Saga: TROY expects to continue that tradition with the earliest historical timeline entry in the franchise. For…

June 4, 2020 | 10:00 EDT

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Is Simple Fun

Sometimes, it's pretty obvious that a game is hard. A gritty aesthetic, overdesigned boss battles, and serious "tough guy" music are all ways to set the stage for a bruisin'. Other games are far more…

October 19, 2019 | 01:30 EDT

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Mario and Sonic Ready the Starting Pistol At Tokyo 2020

When you think of returning sports franchises you have your NBA, your Madden, and your NHL. All tentpoles of what sports fans expect to play on current-gen hardware. A big part of returning sports…

October 3, 2019 | 12:55 EDT

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Persona Q2 Offers Players a Ticket to Fan Service

The Persona series is no stranger to spin-off games. Since the successful release of Persona 5, we got two rhythm games and a promise of a musou-style hack-and-slash. Beyond those, Atlus released a…

May 21, 2019 | 10:30 EDT

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All's Fun and Games in Valkyria Chronicles 4's Anime War

In 2008, Sega released Valkyria Chronicles. This weird PlayStation 3 exclusive caught many eyes thanks to its mixture of genres and strong art style. While the game got a pair of iffy sequels on…

September 25, 2018 | 01:20 EDT

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Yakuza 6 Takes The Open World Brawler Back to Basics

Back in 2015, I got my hands on Yakuza 5. I was already living in Japan at that time, so it was delightful to see the series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu running around the streets of my city Fukuoka.…

March 8, 2018 | 09:00 EST


Total War: WARHAMMER - Norsca Impressions - Pillaging with a Viking Flair

Every time I think about Total War: WARHAMMER, two thoughts have crossed my mind. The first is, “Why didn't they just call it 'Total Warhammer'? The second is “When will I get more Norscan tribesmen…

August 8, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

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E3 2017 - Sonic Mania Hands On Impressions

Sonic is back! Well, he never really left, but that's the feeling you get when seeing the public reaction to Sonic Mania. Being developed by a group of hardcore Sonic fans with years of experience…

June 14, 2017 | 06:06 EDT

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Total War: Warhammer First Impressions

The Total War franchise has been continuing onward for close to two decades, and as a result, things have gotten a little too safe and comfortable. Players knew what to expect from a Total War launch…

May 26, 2016 | 09:00 EDT