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“Borderlands 3”: Works Where It Counts, But Doesn’t Add Much Else

There’s a tempering of expectation of sorts when it comes to Gearbox and 2K Games’ Borderlands franchise that you know what you’re getting from the start and for many, that’s enough, but let’s not pretend this title will ever reinvent the wheel when it comes to first-person shooters. The humor of the game is sort […]

Review: Super Mario Maker 2

Review: “Super Mario Maker 2” for Nintendo Switch

The moment I saw we were finally getting Super Mario Maker 2, the ideas of how to punish my friends immediately swirled through my head, as it did with many others. Granted, there are many people who played the original on the Wii U and got to live out their level-builder fantasies. Or those who […]

Review: "Toy Story Drop" For Android

Review: “Toy Story Drop!” For Mobile Devices

Earlier this year, Big Fish Games announced they would be doing a Toy Story mobile game in time for the next film called Toy Story Drop! A few weeks ago, that game finally came out and we received a review code for it on iOS to try out. The game itself is pretty simple to […]

Review: ‘Resident Evil 4’ Nintendo Switch Port Excels as Expected

It’s hard to improve upon the best Resident Evil game for a Nintendo console, but Capcom did find a way with the expected HD remastered version of Resident Evil 4. Originally released in 2005, Resident Evil 4 revolutionized the franchise opting for a more action-oriented affair with sequences that require the player to perform a […]

Review: ‘Resident Evil’ HD Remastered Solid Port for Nintendo Switch

Review: ‘Resident Evil’ HD Remastered Solid Port for Nintendo Switch

It’s hard to believe the original remake of Capcom’s Resident Evil started on the Nintendo Gamecube and now its superior HD version has made its way to the Switch. The 2002 remake was part of an exclusivity deal Capcom made with Nintendo that saw the game mostly reworked. The puzzles remained the same, but the […]

Dauntless is an Impressive Achievement and a Damn Good Game

Dauntless‘s rocky launch aside, there’s a whole lot of great game for players to sink their teeth into now that it’s been fully launched. And the rocky start really just goes to show how difficult a simultaneous cross-play launch across all available platforms can truly be. Sure, the matchmaking could be faster and the server […]

Team Sonic Racing’s Unique Mechanics are a Double-Edged Sword

SEGA and Sumo Digital’s Team Sonic Racing is a team kart racer that actually requires teamwork, which makes it rather unique. The concept involves teams of three players working together to boost one another based on their racer-type abilities. The three types – speed, power, and technique – all have their own special abilities which can […]

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[Review] A Plague Tale: Innocence is Hauntingly Hopeful and Heartbreaking

Asobo Studio and Focus Home Interactive’s A Plague Tale: Innocence is as beautiful and heartbreaking as the story of two young children surviving the Spanish Inquisition and Black Plague ever could be. The game’s scenery is engrossing, the story is handled with a deft touch, and the stealth action is intuitive but unforgiving. A Plague […]

[Review] Kingsman: The Secret Service Game

[Review] Kingsman: The Secret Service Game

YesGnome’s mobile game based on Kingsman: The Secret Service which uses a combination of tap controls and a virtual joystick to take down opponents using stealth and quicktime combat. The game requires quick reflexes for its surprisingly intense action combat. While the game’s story is very reminiscent of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, it isn’t a direct adaptation. […]

[Review] The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a Bit of a Pay to Win Game

Bethesda Softworks has released mobile game The Elder Scrolls: Blades into Early Access for all players, and the game’s freemium model is not great. Blades is an AAA mobile game, and with that, has some rather sophisticated graphics and controls. The graphics and character models look exactly like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which is pretty damn […]

NBCUniversal Announces Interactive Storytelling Game "Series: Your Stories Universe"

[REVIEW] Series: Your Story Universe is Full of Hidden Costs

Series: Your Story Universe is a narrative based mobile game by Universal Games and Digital Platforms that leverages several Universal properties. The game is essentially the ultimate in wish-fulfillment as it lets the player take part in the action of their favorite TV shows and movies. Some rehash the plot of the original with a […]

[REVIEW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on Switch

[REVIEW] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on Switch

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has been around since 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. However, the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions of the remaster are relatively new. Which is a bit of a problem, as the HD remaster still doesn’t fix some of the biggest problems with the games, particularly, […]

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We Test Our Might As We Review Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat at this point in time is basically an institution in gaming and the fighting genre, with Mortal Kombat 11 being the next phase of its legacy. Ever since the cliffhanger ending to MKX in a universe drastically altered by the events of MK9, everyone has been curious as to what the future holds […]

Power Rangers 'Battle For the Grid' is Great, Just Needs Fleshed Out

Review: Power Rangers: Battle For the Grid is Great, Just Needs Fleshed Out

Power Rangers: Battle For the Grid released a little bit ago now from nWay, Hasbro, and Lionsgate Games, and after spending quite a few nights building Ranger teams and going to battle, it can be called a totally fun, if not complete game. Spanning all eras of the franchise, the Power Rangers fighting game fans […]

[SPOILERS] Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in Retrospect

The last content update for Final Fantasy XIV’s Stormblood cycle released at the end of March, which means its time for me to sit here and tell you all about why Stormblood is the best content cycle in the game so far. To be fair, that was my immediate reaction to SB when it launched two years ago, […]

[REVIEW] The World Next Door

[REVIEW] The World Next Door is a Narrative Heavy Artistic Experience

Viz Media and Rose City Games’ The World Next Door is a narrative based action anime game which follows rebellious teen Jun who gets stuck in a world of demons. Thr game is a combination of third-person isometric exploration, puzzle solving, and narrative choices. The levels are designed rather simply, but with immense detail and fantastically […]

[REVIEW] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a Brilliant Challenge

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is Activision and FromSoftware’s first collaboration in years, but you’d never guess from the polished localization and gameplay. It doesn’t hurt that Sekiro is absolutely stunning visually as well. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice puts you in control of a character without a name. Referred to as the nameless shinobi, or Wolf, the […]

[REVIEW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! is Too Cute for Words

  Square Enix’s Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! is a remastered version of Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon that improves the game’s graphics as well as its gameplay. However, the basics of the game and the story are completely unchanged. You still control the titular Chocobo as he helps various people with their memory problems in the […]

Square Enix’s Left Alive is Better Left Well Alone

If you asked me to name one genre of game Square Enix could not do well no matter how hard they tried, it would be a survival shooter. I happen to love most Square Enix games, but their shooters are always been developed by their western affiliate studios like Eidos Montreal and (formerly) IO Interactive, […]