Game Reviews

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Phantom Doctrine Review – Deep State of the Art

August 14, 2018 by Richard Costa

All tactical games have their roots in chess, the paragon of turn-based gameplay. The rules and the pieces change, the scope grows, but the turn-based mechanic persists for centuries. Making…

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State of Mind Review – When Berlin Wasn’t In

August 13, 2018 by Samuel Guglielmo

Up until I saw the first trailer for State of Mind I had never heard the song Reality Cuts Me Like a Knife by Faada Freddy. Much like Gears of…

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Tiny Hands Adventure Review – A T-Rex and His Shortcomings

August 10, 2018 by Amanda Bower

When your arms and hands are awkwardly proportioned compared to the rest of your body, simple tasks are difficult. Borti, the happy-go-lucky T-Rex, decides to take matters into his own hands…

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We Happy Few Review – Mask of the Beatnik

August 9, 2018 by Alex Santa Maria

Editor’s Note: Hours after publishing this review, a 7.6 GB patch was distributed to media. The changes include rebalancing crafting recipes, fixing crash bugs and repairing broken AI behavior. These…

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Unavowed Review – Demons and Jinns Take New York

August 8, 2018 by Richard Costa

Some may assume that fantasy has no rules, that anything goes. Like all fiction, it must stick to possibilities, even when they’re unrealistic. Great fantasy operates through a very rigid…

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Dead Cells Review – When Perfect Wasn’t Good Enough

August 6, 2018 by Himpe Kenny

A clump of undetermined green mass drops from the ceiling. It merges with a headless body lying on the ground, after which a lady in armor tells you that you…

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18 Floors Review – 2 Floors

August 5, 2018 by Samuel Guglielmo

Puzzle games are one genre that seems to have really benefited from the advantages of VR. Having two hands and being able to fully manipulate objects can really come in…

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Gray Dawn Review – Fall From Grace

August 4, 2018 by Richard Costa

It’s refreshing when developers try something new, whether a theme or a mechanic. In a medium where the return on investment often depends on tried-and-true formulas, it takes courage to…

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Octopath Traveler Review – The Road Less Traveled

August 3, 2018 by Robert Grosso

The world of video games thrives on its ‘epic nature.’ You have ‘epic narratives’ and ‘epic moments’ wrapped in ‘epic presentations,’ with all the flashiness that befits a Twitch generation. In…

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The Walker Review – Stalled

August 2, 2018 by Samuel Guglielmo

Wave shooters are a dime a dozen on VR platforms. They really need to do something unique to stand out from the crowd. The Walker is a Chinese developed game…

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