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Street Fighter 6 Review

Street Fighter 2 is one of my earliest memories with fighting games. Even though it didn’t quite click with me back in the day, those timeless characters made an impression that was impossible to…

May 30, 2023 | 03:05 EDT

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Phantom Breaker: Omnia Review

From avenging the death of a parent to dreaming of becoming an arbiter of justice, the motivations of the characters in Phantom Breaker: Omnia are wide and varied. Some may be all-too-justifiable…

March 25, 2022 | 11:00 EDT


Sifu Review

It's time to get good all over again. Sifu is hard, and only through mastery of this action game's fighting mechanics can one succeed. I was initially put off by the difficulty, even though I wrote a…

February 6, 2022 | 07:00 EST

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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Review

In the age of day-one patches and promised roadmaps, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is a stellar example of a game that could someday be really good – possibly even great.  Someday being the operant word…

October 18, 2021 | 01:37 EDT

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Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Review

The immense popularity of the "Demon Slayer" anime cannot be understated. It took the animation world by storm and became insanely popular not just in Japan, but pretty much everywhere that anime…

October 13, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Guilty Gear Strive Review

It’s hard to believe that the Guilty Gear series is over 20 years old at this point. A franchise from a relatively unknown developer that once turned the fighting genre on its head, Arc System Works…

June 7, 2021 | 06:00 EDT

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Biomutant Review

There was once a time when the idea of mutations and post-apocalyptic societies would’ve blown our minds. However, those concepts are now so commonplace that creators are struggling to put a new spin…

May 24, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed Review

Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed starts with two options: Battle and Missions. There is no tutorial, and the introduction to the game's setting is brief and obligatory. It expects, practically demands,…

October 16, 2020 | 05:00 EDT

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON Review

Everything about Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxiboost On is over the top and ridiculous from its name to the number of mobile suits to choose from. Whether players are playing against AI or other…

August 6, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Review

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Review

It is increasingly rare that we see true expansions in the world of gaming. Sure, Blizzard is still packaging up WoW content into boxes, and you could argue that battle passes and seasons in ongoing…

June 6, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Granblue Fantasy: Versus Review

Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a fighting game spun off from the popular Japanese mobile and browser-based game Granblue Fantasy. Jumping into this, I’d never played the original game, so Versus is my…

April 9, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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My Hero One's Justice 2 Review

In manga and anime through the ages, there have always been standout sagas that everyone held in the highest regard. Through the '90s and early 2000's titans like Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Naruto,…

March 13, 2020 | 05:00 EDT

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One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Review

With streaming services like Crunchyroll and Funimation you no longer need to wait until Saturday mornings to get a good helping of Anime. This also means more of the strange and fantastic series are…

March 5, 2020 | 11:00 EST

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This Street Fighter II Arcade Machine Is A Knockout Punch

Like most people who grew up in the 90s and early millennium, the dream of having an arcade at home isn’t an uncommon one. While modern consoles, smartphones, and practically anything with a screen…

November 7, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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Mortal Kombat 11 Review - Brilliant Bloodshed

With Mortal Kombat 11, NetherRealm proves they are still unparalleled when it comes to making deep yet accessible fighting games. The perfect execution of easy-to-learn but hard-to-master, this…

May 3, 2019 | 02:00 EDT

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Review

Smash Bros is the premier fighting game on any Nintendo console. It's always the one that gets pulled out at parties and pretty much everyone has played it at one point in time. For those who really…

December 23, 2018 | 01:00 EST

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Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life Review - Kiryu's Final Chapter

It has been roughly two years since Yakuza 6: Song of Life was released in Japan. This is also the time since Yakuza 5 was first released in the West. This timeline meant that I was simultaneously…

March 15, 2018 | 04:00 EDT

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Review - Catch-22

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is going to be heralded as the game Capcom should have released in 2016. It’s inevitable really – the added features and larger roster of characters give the game…

January 22, 2018 | 11:00 EST

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Injustice 2 Review - A Better World

It's been said many times, but I don't think it can be overstated just how bizarre culture has become in 2017. Thirty years ago, a movie based on the Justice League seemed like a madman's pipe dream…

November 30, 2017 | 09:00 EST

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Tekken 7 Review - Jin Versus The Volcano

When I was little, fighting games were listed alongside Power Rangers and professional wrestling as one of the many forms of media that my mother deemed "too violent" for me. My older cousin had a…

June 11, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Pokken Tournament Review - Dynamic Punch

Spin-offs of Nintendo's long running Pokemon franchise tend to be a bit safe. Most of them (like Pokemon Conquest and Mystery Dungeon) are existing gameplay systems with Pokemon's cast of monsters…

March 15, 2016 | 10:00 EDT


Street Fighter V Review - We Await Your Return, Warrior

It feels strange finally reviewing Street Fighter V. It has been hanging over the life of most fighting game fans ever since its reveal. Couple this with the fact that a lot of people first got hands…

February 20, 2016 | 11:10 EST

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Super Smash Bros for Wii U Review

I grew up playing Super Smash Bros Melee, and in some ways, that game has remained with me up until now. I never played it to the competitive extremes that others may have, but I've always had a soft…

December 4, 2014 | 01:00 EST

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Super Smash Bros for 3DS Review

The moment Super Smash Bros fans have been waiting for since the release of Brawl for the Nintendo Wii back in 2008. Super Smash Bros for 3DS adds new characters, new stages, completely new aspects…

October 8, 2014 | 12:00 EDT