Console Gaming Reviews

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Lost At Sea Review

Studio Fizbin's first foray into the first-person narrative adventure sub-genre is their most uncreative work thus far.
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Chernobylite Review

Chernobylite is nearly impossible to put in a specific genre and it feels generally unpolished, but the sheer amount of fun and excitement that it provides makes the game more than worth playing.
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The Ascent Review

While Neon Giant's cyberpunk action RPG The Ascent has a few undercooked issues, it's an imaginative take on cyberpunk sci-fi that sticks in the mind.
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Unbound: Worlds Apart Review

Thinking with portals has gotten to a level beyond using them to jump to different worlds. This time, it's using them to have the properties of other worlds affect your world in Unbound: Worlds Apart.
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Paint the Town Red Review

Paint the Town Red is a 3D, First-Person brawler with an interesting combat system and amazing voxel-based character models who display real-time damage.
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Streets of Rage 4 - Mr. X Nightmare Review

Streets of Rage 4 was incredible. The one thing that was missing was more of it. Luckily, the developers noticed and brought us the Mr. X Nightmare.
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The Forgotten City Review

The Forgotten City is an adventure game developed by a small team of individuals. The team at Modern Storyteller present a recreation of their highly popular Skyrim mod of the same name, created as a brand new, standalone adventure. It's every day you see a mod turn into an actual game, and remarkably, The Forgotten City never needed Skyrim to begin with.
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The Sims 4 Cottage Living Review

A great location and the introduction of a few new gameplay elements make The Sims 4 Cottage Living an enjoyable but unessential add-on.
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Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective Review

We take a look at Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective, the new adaptation of a popular children's seek and find/maze book series to see if it stacks up.
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Death's Door Review

Acid Nerve has demonstrated an understanding of the Adventure RPG genre and has absolutely nailed its execution with Death's Door. Combat is fun and fast-paced, world exploration is rewarding, and the story while light-hearted hides some deeper meaning. Do yourself a favor and pick up Death's Door.
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Cris Tales Review

Cris Tales starts strong as a time travel RPG set in a beautiful world, but suffers from a misguided plot and combat woes.
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Walden, a game Review

From its boring gameplay loop to design decisions implicitly contradicting Thoreau's greater messages, USC Games has crafted an ill-conceived adaptation.
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Pine Creek Review

Pine Creek’s world building, immersive storytelling, and use of modern gameplay conventions, help the game stand out as one of the best indiependent Game Boy games available today.
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Beasts of Maravilla Island Review

An adventure photography game, Beasts of Maravilla Island follows Marina Montez, a young photographer following her grandfather's footsteps in preserving the fabled Maravilla Island.
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Warrior Boy Review

From its generic title to its abysmally unbalanced combat, TADVGames' freshmen effort exists as an unkempt hitchhiker in my memory.  It's sad when Warrior Boy's most notable gem is that I managed to complete it.
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Sniper Elite VR Review

Sniper Elite VR is a VR entry into the Sniper Elite series set in World War II-era Italy with the Italian resistance movement.
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Boomerang X Review

Boomerang X is a polished and exciting action platformer with throwing stars and striking art direction. But it's pretty thin on everything else.
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RWBY: Grimm Eclipse Definitive Edition Review

We take a look at RWBY Grimm Eclipse Definitive Edition to mark the five year release of the original game.
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Scarlet Nexus Review

Scarlet Nexus' accomplished combat and world are hamstrung by a shockingly low budget that oozes nearly every corner of the experience from its cinematics to its levels to even enemy composition at times. That said, action JRPG fans should be able to latch onto enough to walk away satisfied.
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Doki Doki Literature Club Plus Review

The original Doki Doki Literature Club is a phenomenal horror title, but loses a lot of the elements that made it so impressive on its translation to consoles. Play the original instead.
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Chivalry 2 Review

The bawdy jokes and arcadey style won't be for everyone but Chivalry 2 is undoubtedly a strong contender for the best medieval warfare sim on the market.
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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Official Video Game Review

With an enjoyable selection of arcade sports minigames, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Official Video Game is a gold medal effort.
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Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance Review

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is a decent arcade-action dungeon crawler best played with friends. Just be ready to work through midbudget jank.
Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Chicory: A Colorful Tale Review

Chicory is a wonderful, creative outing that is as grounding as it is it bursting with charm
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Umurangi Generation Special Edition Review

Umurangi Generation is a poignant game about finding beauty in a dying world, but is best experienced on anything other than the Switch.
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Weaving Tides Review

Weaving Tides is a wholesome adventure with a fun story and clever puzzles that's occasionally let down by repetitive combat.
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Overboard! Review

Overboard! is an excellent exploration of the whodunit genre that is both grounded and willing to do whatever it likes. This, in turn, makes it incredibly likable.
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Ninja Gaiden Master Collection Review

With the Ninja Gaiden Master Collection, you’re getting pretty much what you expect - slightly nicer looking and playing ports of two fantastic games, and one that’s less good but still okay.
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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Review

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a "rivet"ing adventure with spectacular graphics, thrilling weapons, and an endearing story that makes for one of the best in the series.
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Edge of Eternity Review

The wonderful thing about fantasy worlds is that you can mix and match parts from different fantasies and it all fits. You're determined to figure how it all goes together while getting immersed in the story. Do you best to figure out and save the world in Edge Of Eternity.