Gaming Opinions - Page 2

Looking for some new gaming opinions? Well, much like you, our team has plenty of thoughts about the games they're playing and interested in! Check out our thoughts below!

Running across Cobalt Coastlands in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Makes Relaxing Easy

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the perfect relaxation game, from exploring vast regions to collecting Pokemon. See how Legends Arceus benefits mental health.

February 12, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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What PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X Could Learn from Each Other

When you compare PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, they're not all that different. But there are Xbox Series features PS5 could use, and vice versa.

February 3, 2022 | 12:00 EST

The Pokemon Arceus floating in the sky

Are the Changes in Pokemon Legends: Arceus Enough?

Game Freak aimed to revolutionize the franchise with Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Let's look at where they succeeded, fell short, and how they can improve.

February 2, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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The Next Decade Will Be Defined By Games, Not Consoles

With Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition, the console wars are over. Xbox Game Studios and Sony Interactive will lean heavily into exclusives.

January 25, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Call of Dystopia: Microsoft's Activision Blizzard Acquisition and the Worry of a Monopoly

Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard may lead to better games in the future, but is it worth the increasing monopolization of the gaming industry?

January 24, 2022 | 11:00 EST

A shadowy creature made of self doubt looming over Raz

The Mindful Compassion of Psychonauts 2

2021 was a year full of fantastic experiences, but Psychonauts 2 manages to stand out not just in terms of overall design, but how it portrays mental health in a healing and affirming way.

January 12, 2022 | 01:00 EST

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The Downside of Game Studio Acquisitions

Over the past few years, large companies like Microsoft and Sony have been buying up smaller game developers. More resources come with downsides, though.

January 10, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Knuckles Could Be the Best Part of the Second Sonic Movie

The second Sonic the Hedgehog movie already looks to have got a lot of things right, among them being its depiction of Knuckles.

January 3, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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What Would the Ideal Persona 3 Remaster Look Like?

There are rumors of a Persona 3 Portable remaster and while such a project would be welcome, it alone would not offer the definitive Persona 3 experience.

December 29, 2021 | 12:00 EST

A robot wearing a denim jacket covered with pins and symbols from Bungie's history as a developer

Destiny 2's Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack is A Successful Celebration

Destiny 2's Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack is both a celebration of the developer's storied history as well as an absurd lark for the community.

December 28, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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High Review Scores: Do Games Need Them to be Worth Playing?

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is comfort food at its finest. It isn't the most delectable meal, but it is so satisfying when you're in the right mood for it.

December 19, 2021 | 12:00 EST

Leshy reaching out from the darkness with his hands

The Most Awkward Game Characters to Do Secret Santa with in 2021

In celebration and observation of the holidays and the entire year of 2021 in gaming, we have figured out the most awkward game character Secret Santas.

December 17, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Can Halo Infinite Stand Up to Its Competitors?

Halo Infinite is easily the best modern FPS, but does it have the longevity to compete with games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone?

December 11, 2021 | 12:00 EST

Super Mario Bros movie Bob Hoskins Mario John Leguizamo Luigi

The Mario Movie Will Be Better Than the Original, Even with Chris Pratt

Even without a trailer, it's safe to assume that next year's Mario movie will automatically be better than the 1993 live action film.

November 29, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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Did Battlefield 2042's Missing Campaign Hurt It?

Battlefield 2042 is off to a rocky start, but could the game's reception have been warmer if there was a campaign that built upon the story of the No-Pats?

November 19, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Remaster Fatigue: The Ballad of GTA Definitive Edition's Failures

GTA Definitive Edition's release is shaping up to be a disaster, but this shouldn't be much of a surprise considering the nature of remasters.

November 17, 2021 | 12:30 EST

The crumbling remains of the estate in Darkest Dungeon

The Sympathetic Focus of Darkest Dungeon II

While the original Darkest Dungeon was cold and reductive in a harsh world, Darkest Dungeon 2 manages to be more sympathetic.

November 16, 2021 | 12:00 EST

Forza Horizon 5 feature image showcasing desert landscape

Forza Horizon 5: Is Quality Mode Winning the Race?

Forza Horizon 5 features the most compelling quality mode to date with a gameplay experience that doesn't make you feel like you're making a sacrifice.

November 12, 2021 | 01:00 EST

Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy Puts an Interesting Spin on the Sad Dad Trope

Guardians of the Galaxy puts a major focus on character and story, and the title even manages to put some interesting twists on age-old tropes.

November 10, 2021 | 12:30 EST

A black and white image of two Guardians walking together

Destiny 2's Seasons 2021: The Ups and the Downs

With Season of the Lost currently on hiatus, we look back at the ups and downs of Destiny 2's current year of seasonal content.

November 9, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Uncharted 3 Anniversary Retrospective: Shackled By Its Precursor's Legacy

A decade after its release, how does Uncharted 3 fare today? Does its story still work? Was its precursor’s legacy a bedrock or quicksand for its own aspirations?

November 1, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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When It Comes To Cosmetics, Hero Shooters Can Learn from Team Fortress 2

Before character dress-up got refined to a science, what can we learn from Team Fortress 2, a game celebrated for its approach to cosmetics?

October 27, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

The Shattered Throne in a plane of moving shadows and fog

Destiny 2 Paywalling Dungeons is a Bad Idea

Bungie have recently announced that their new Dungeons for Destiny 2 will be paywalled following the launch of The Witch Queen. This is a bad decision.

October 21, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

Mii Fighter costumes in Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Mii Fighter Costumes Are the Worst

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Mii Fighter costumes may be Sakurai's way of adding more content and characters to the game, but it falls short of actually adding value to the Nintendo Switch Smash Bros. game.

October 20, 2021 | 12:30 EDT

The Tower filled with Halloween decorum

Destiny 2 Makes Ghoulish Changes to Festival of the Lost

Destiny 2 is celebrating Halloween with its in-game event, The Festival of the Lost. 2021's Festival makes some small but major changes.

October 15, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Tradition vs Innovation: Will Battlefield 2042's Specialist Gamble Work?

Battlefield 2042 will feature a Specialist system that offers unparalleled freedom in creating your own class, but is it a good fit for a series that has traditionally revolved around teamplay?

October 12, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

Cayde staring down an army of Scorn

Destiny 2's Recent Vaulting is Necessary

Bungie is scheduled to vault more content for Destiny 2 to make way for The Witch Queen expansion releasing in 2022. It's mostly a good thing.

October 9, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Kirby Forgotten Land

Will 2022 Be the Year of the Nintendo Switch?

Time will tell where the Switch will end in terms of sales, but it has been nothing but a gargantuan success for Nintendo. 2022 looks set to keep the good times rolling.

October 4, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Every Title in Castlevania Advance Collection Ranked

We look into the games found in the Castlevania Advance Collection, remastered by M2 Productions, and rank them from worst to best.

October 1, 2021 | 12:30 EDT

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Nintendo 64: How Nintendo Defined a Generation

The Nintendo 64 25th anniversary is here. Look back on the N64 release and see how this Nintendo console defined a generation. We’re still seeing the effects today, especially with the most recent announcement of Nintendo 64 games on Switch.

September 29, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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It’s Been a Year Since the PS5 Preorder Debacle: Was It Worth It?

Exactly one year ago, PS5 preorders went up prematurely at retail centers around the globe, sending buyers into a frenzy of trying to secure a PlayStation 5 preorder before it was too late.

September 17, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Ghost of Tsushima Rivals Mode

Ghost of Tsushima Rivals is a Welcome Addition to Multiplayer

The new Ghost of Tsushima Rivals mode combines the best of competitive and co-op multiplayer into a single mode. If you’re already a master at Ghost of Tsushima Legends, try out the new Rivals mode online.

September 11, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Aloy aiming a bow and arrow at a Tremortusk in Horizon Forbidden West

Why Don't the Horizon Forbidden West Collector’s Editions Come with a Physical Disc?

The Horizon Forbidden West launch is approaching, and we just got a look at the different collector’s editions. Only one issue: These Forbidden West collector’s editions don’t come with a physical disc.

September 7, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Difficulty in Games: Psychonauts 2's Invincibility Experiment

Pyschonauts 2's invincibility mode is an interesting way to approach difficulty in games that emphasizes the game's mechanics and problem solving over reaction speed, though it's probably not applicable in every genre.

August 30, 2021 | 12:00 EDT


Every Version of Skyrim Ranked

With the upcoming Anniversary Edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it's time to look over all the different versions of the game and rank them.

August 23, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Hades poster in front of the Bone Hydra

How Hades Parallels Mental Health Resiliency

Hades is a beloved game that's renowned for its exciting gameplay, but its story is no slouch either. Different people find different meanings for it.

August 12, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Featured image showing Kiryu, Ichiban, and Yagami

Every Yakuza Game Ranked

With RGG in the mainstream spotlight, about to complete their first simultaneous worldwide release, let's take a look back and rank the Yakuza games.

August 9, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Pokemon Go

Niantic’s Pokemon Go Changes Aren’t Just Unpopular... They Are Dangerous

Pokemon Go has had a rough time, but with the COVID-19 Delta Variant running wild, Niantic is making a dangerous decision to remove pandemic era changes

August 6, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

The Avengers in endgame armor standing together

Marvel's Avengers, 11 Months Later

It has been 11 months since the release of Marvel's Avengers. The free weekend got my attention, then the flaws pushed me away again.

August 5, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

The title of Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD in front of a cloudy sky

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Was Always Good

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is now on the Nintendo Switch. People are saying this HD release is good now, which is wrong; it's always been good.

July 27, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Isaac Aiming a Weapon in Dead Space 3

Dead Space is Alive, But Visceral Games is Still Dead

The Dead Space remake might have brought the franchise back, but much like all the other studios EA felled, Visceral Games itself remains dead.

July 26, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Shows an Industry in Need of Reform

Disturbing details about Activision Blizzard's workplace were recently revealed, but this is merely one of many similar occurrences in the gaming industry.

July 23, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Judgment's main hero Takayuki Yagami readying himself for battle

Why Judgment and Yakuza Need Each Other

Judgment may be ending after just two games. If that is true, then the Yakuza series will forever be lesser without its sister series complementing it.

July 22, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Pokémon GO Fest 2021 Wasn’t Worth $5

Pokémon GO Fest 2021 was an undoubted financial success for Niantic and The Pokémon Company, but it wasn't worth the $5 entry fee.

July 20, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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A Plague Tale: Requiem's Room for Growth

A Plague Tale: Requiem can be an exciting sequel if it addresses its predecessor's largest area of concern: in-game dialogue. With sign-posting being minimized, Requiem can capitalize on Innocence's potential.

July 13, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Guilty Gear Strive

Guilty Gear Strive Might Have Changed Fighting Games Forever

Rollback netcode has changed the smell of the game, but there's so much more that makes Guilty Gear Strive a revolution in fighting games.

July 12, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

Silent Hill's Pyramid Head lurching through a dark corridor

Konami's Patchy History May Doom Bloober Team's New Game

Despite the merits of indie horror developer Bloober Team working with Konami on new games, I can't help but know they'll mess it up somehow.

July 10, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Why Queer Representation in Video Games Matters

Queer representation in video games can help people discover who they are and help connect them with who others are.

July 6, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Saint confronting Mithrax over resources

Destiny 2's Season of the Splicer Asks Hard Questions

The latest season's story for Destiny 2 introduces moral greys to the world's longstanding organizations and asks difficult questions.

July 3, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

Dead Space Resident Evil Remake

What the Rumored Dead Space Remake Should Take From Resident Evil 2

The long-rumored Dead Space remake could take a lot of cues from another beloved horror franchise known for its remakes: Resident Evil.

July 3, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Samus surrounded by red-eyed robots

Is MercurySteam the Right Studio For Metroid Dread?

Despite their work bringing Metroid back into people's minds and being behind the long-awaited sequel, does MercurySteam understand the tone of the series?

June 23, 2021 | 12:00 EDT