Patapon Remastered

Patapon is an excitingly unestablished idea for video games. A rhythm-based real-time strategy game sounds ridiculous, but commanding troops with different patterns makes a lot of sense. It’s a premise that allows for both rhythm-based gameplay with player agency and strategy gameplay in which the […]

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Pyre

Much like its predecessors Bastion and Transistor, Pyre is a game built upon a highly moral and philosophically thought-provoking narrative – the kind of story which makes you consider your thoughts and actions, not just in the game, but as a human being with emotions […]

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Tacoma

While there is a sizeable portion of the gaming population who seemingly dislike “walking simulator” type games, I’ve always liked them for the storytelling and relatively short length they offer that make them a perfect match for beer and rainy Saturday nights. Gone Home, by […]

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Splatoon 2

Splatoon will likely go down as the Wii U’s flagship title; a fresh and inspired take on a crowded genre during a time of lacking enthusiasm towards Nintendo. On the Switch, though, Splatoon 2 faces a much larger audience than the one that received its […]

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

As a long time fan of the Final Fantasy series growing up, I never had a chance to play Final Fantasy XII because I didn’t own a PS2. I can still recall when it was originally released and being hesitant about how well it would […]

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Aven Colony

Many of us are looking to the stars these days. We’ve messed up our planet to the point where a concerning percentage of the scientific community believes it’s irreparable, but other planets still exist out there. We’ll just grab a couple of rockets filled with […]

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Ever Oasis

I like RPGs, and at this point in my life, I’ve played quite a few. From amazingly epic adventures through time and space to small contained quests for freedom or family, whatever the general idea is, they’re usually all a pretty solid way to blow […]

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Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is a whimsical open-world adventure game. It has no combat and no puzzles; instead, progress comes purely from exploration and by finding, trading and crafting items. It was developed by Prideful Sloth, a self-described “micro-AAA” studio started by some industry […]

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

I’m torn on Crash Bandicoot. I loved Naughty Dog’s trilogy to pieces as a kid but never found that same joy coming back to them. Their rigid controls and focused levels have left them anchored squarely in the ’90s, while contemporaries the likes of Spyro, […]

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Beans: The Coffee Shop Simulator grabbed my attention when I was mindlessly flicking through Steam’s upcoming games list (AKA the no-frills abyss of shovelware, missed chances, and broken dreams). “Yes,” I said to myself, “A coffee shop simulator! That’s exactly what I want to play […]

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