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Seven: The Days Long Gone Review – Frustration is Here to Stay

Seven: The Days Long Gone is game that I had a lot of hopes for. The development team at Fool’s Theory is made of AAA industry veterans from CD Projekt…

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Mushroom Wars 2 Review – Mushroomy Mayhem

A few weeks ago I previewed Zillion Whales’ Mushroom Wars 2 at Play NYC 2017. I sat down with the developers and played a couple of rounds of the game using…

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Ghosts of Miami Review – Case Closed

My parents were prolific readers, and among their collection of books was a large library of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. I read these detective stories voraciously, and I’ve loved a…

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Absolver Review – To Know Your Enemy … And Yourself

When you go into a fighting game, you expect your character to have a predefined list of moves. It’s just a matter of taking time to memorize them and making…

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Songbringer Review – Shirtless Odyssey

When one-man developer Wizard Fu (otherwise known as Nathanael Weiss) brought Songbringer to Kickstarter in 2015, it was with the aim of creating a modern twist on classic 16-bit era…

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Immortal Planet Review – Romancing the Souls

As the term Souls-like has made the transition from journalistic buzzword to legitimate genre, we’re seeing more and more examples of developers that namecheck From Software’s series to convey what…

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Agents of Mayhem Review – Mission Accomplished

Imagine if you got the teams behind G.I. Joe and Archer together, provided them an endless supply of liquor & mind-altering psychedelics, and then told them to make a video game. That,…

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Smashbox Arena Review – Are You Not Entertained?

I know what you’re thinking, so don’t deny it. It’s easy to judge Smashbox Arena right off the bat. It looks like an HD version of Roblox with an artistic…

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Snake Pass Review – Solid Snake

3D platformers are hard to come by these days. I’m not talking about your typical action-adventure titles with light platforming and collectables as ancillaries, but games that stand on these…

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Breath of the Critics: A Qualitative Analysis of Video Game Reviews and How We Should Approach Them

After ascending a series of waterfalls, I’ve reached Ploymus Mountain’s plateau peak. I’m in a land caught in perpetual rainfall, and right now, I’m nervously weighing my options as I…