Patapon is an excellent idea executed badly. The focus on grinding fails to create a rewarding sense of progression when it boils down to entering the same basic patterns over and over. Throw in some more commands to use in more dynamic ways and speed […]

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Pyre Review

Pyre may not play like Bastion and Transistor, but it still manages to hold onto the essence of its predecessors in the way that it approaches its players. Most importantly, though, Supergiant Games continues to craft unique and excellent games which require you to stop […]

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Tacoma Review

Tacoma offers many themes that are not widespread yet but is a probable snapshot of the near-future. The AR technology is cool, yes, but what really peaked my interest are the implications and morality of using super artificial intelligence. If they’re as smart as a […]

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Splatoon 2 Review

Splatoon 2 is a wonderfully fresh feeling game. Though it isn’t a huge step from the first game, everything feels broader here while still being notably more refined. Topping off the core multiplayer modes with a fun campaign and great co-op mode means there’s a […]

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is a well-loved instalment in the franchise that has been remastered beautifully, but as a newcomer to the game there are several areas I felt were lacking and could really have been improved with this new release. There are […]

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Aven Colony Review

Aven Colony is a game that’s almost too easy to get into. The gameplay mechanics are simple to a fault, and while the core logistical challenges of keeping people alive are enjoyable to manage, the crises are not. The game looks great but has plenty […]

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Ever Oasis Review

When I first started seeing the trailer images and teasers for Ever Oasis, I have to say I had high hopes. The art popped, there was an unusual Egyptian style to the world, and the characters shown stood out creatively. It’s such a shame the […]

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Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is a game that wears its limitations and shortcomings on its sleeves. It has many things about it that I don’t particularly like and yet it is also somehow very worthwhile. It provides a really nice place to explore and […]

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a faithful rebuilding of the original three Crash games, yet it feels so much better than they do today. The positive vibes and joyous aesthetic cut through the sometimes-dubious gameplay, while simplifications and updates to the structure and systems […]

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To tamp it down for you: Beans is not good if you’re expecting a genuine simulator, or if you want something that relates what it’s like to work in or manage a cafe, or if you want a game with any depth or longevity to […]

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