NBA 2K18

Descending from up on high, it’s that time of year where I get excited about the latest NBA 2K release and remember what it fleetingly feels like to be an idealistic youngster. Discussion of the NBA and the most recent video game is a core […]

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Project Cars 2

Passed down through the generations of Western culture is the sentiment that the wheels on the bus go round and round. I wish to challenge this notion. Such a tight focus on the wheels, their form plainly toroidal, diminishes the value of the real hero […]

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Absolver

Absolver is an open-world fighting game. It’s by Sloclap, a French indie studio, and I knew nothing about them or their game before it turned up in my inbox. Aside from the usual whisperings, that is. “It’s a bit like Dark Souls,” said one (presumably […]

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Metroid: Samus Returns

Seven years. It’s been seven long, gruelling, arduous years since a mainline Metroid game saw the light of day; the last of which being Metroid: Other M on the Wii. It wasn’t exactly well received by fans, and after the catastrophe that was 2016’s Federation […]

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

So if I haven’t been knee-deep in alien giblets for the past month with XCOM 2, I’ve been playing another strategy game in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (MRKB). Honestly, I think I’m going a little peculiar, seeing grids forming on the ground in the […]

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SteamWorld Dig 2

I can’t say that I was ever expecting a sequel to SteamWorld Dig. While Rusty’s adventure into the depths beneath Tumbleton is an absolute blast, I couldn’t imagine a sequel being anything but a rehash. Not to say I didn’t want one, just that I […]

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

XCOM 2 was a fantastic game (though fraught with technical problems) and ended up being one of my favorite games of last year. Those technical problems are still mostly present, apparently not having been fixed up or patched out in the time since its release, […]

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Knack II

Knack was a classic case of an okay game with some great yet underdeveloped ideas. A protagonist who shrinks and grows with the absorption of relics wasn’t just an immediate way to show off how well the new PS4 could handle a bunch of rocks […]

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

As a relatively active gamer, I always marvel at those series which reach the high sequel numbers without catching my attention previously. Not to say I’ve played them all; for example, I’ve never tried out the Dragon Quest series, but I’ve at least heard of […]

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ARK: Survival Evolved

That’s it. We’ve reached peak game. At last, after more than two decades of gaming, we finally have a piece of software where you can tame and ride dinosaurs. I can already hear Blizzard closing up shop, because let’s admit it, there is no better […]

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