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Death’s Gambit Review – Dealing A Bad Hand

August 26, 2018 by Joe Allen

Oscar Wilde once said in De Profundis that most people “are other people; their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation”. Harsh, perhaps, but it…

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Review – Worldbuilding of Warcraft

August 25, 2018 by Marcus Hansson

World of Warcraft and nostalgia are inextricably linked. Often, longtime players remember in-game locations as they would childhood homes. In the real world, places such as these change: they are…

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Review – Really Packs a Punch

August 23, 2018 by Georgina Young

Since the popularity of Yakuza 5’s Western release back in 2015, we’ve all been blessed with a huge number of Yakuza localisations in recent years. SEGA’s latest offering is Yakuza Kiwami 2, a remake of…

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The King’s Bird Review – Let My Spirit Carry Me

August 23, 2018 by Alex Santa Maria

I am very much into long scarves floating in the breeze. Whether attached to wandering journeymen or agile superheroes, they really add a certain it factor to the proceedings. This…

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WarioWare Gold Review – Mega MicroGOTY

August 22, 2018 by Alex Santa Maria

There is an art to rereleasing media. Some companies choose to modernize the entire package, losing a bit of the retro charm of the original. Some present games just as…

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Thief of Thieves Review – Post Mortem

August 18, 2018 by Ron Welch

The protagonist of Thief of Thieves is often insulted for being a jack of all trades, master of none. That phrase also describes the game itself and carries the same…

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 1 Review – Headshot

August 17, 2018 by Samuel Guglielmo

In 2012, Telltale released The Walking Dead and everything changed. Okay, not everything, but we witnessed a birth of a new genre, a new interest in episodic games, a new…

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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Beast of Winter Review – The Gods Are Assholes

August 17, 2018 by Richard Costa

In my review of Deadfire, I wrote about the inevitability of chaos and entropy. Later I was eager to learn more about the first DLC in an interview with Game…

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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…