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2 weeks ago
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Review: Tower of Fantasy

Every once in a while, something comes along to surprise you. You got the job, a freak thunderstorm appears out of nowhere, or perhaps best of all, you come across a game that defies your expectations. Tower of Fantasy is an action-oriented MMORPG now available on mobile and PC that aims to take on some
2 months ago
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Hardware Review: Nacon RIG 800 PRO Gaming Headset

If you’re a modern gamer, you very likely have or want to have headphones of some variety so you can enjoy your favorite games (and often their music) to their fullest without disturbing others. Particularly in the last decade or two, numerous companies have taken on the challenge of creating a good audio experience from
2 months ago
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Review: Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

As you may well know, Monster Hunter Rise was one of our top games of 2021, earning one of our coveted 10/10s. Many Monster Hunter titles get followed up with an improved “G” (for “guild,” in Japan) or “Ultimate” (in the US), and with the advent of the ease of patching that comes with modern
3 months ago
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Hardware Review: Nacon RIG Revolution X Controller

If you’re a regular here, you may remember the review we did a while back on Nacon’s Pro Compact controller for Xbox systems and Windows 10/11, and what we have here today can fairly be described as its big brother: the Revolution X. Billed as “competition grade,” it does pack in some additional features and
4 months ago
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Review: Dolmen

While I tend to lean more towards fantasy over science fiction in video games, there has been the odd franchise or two with the latter type of setting that I’ve gotten into. The Metroid series comes to mind here, along with some sci-fi based shooters. Bearing in mind the relatively neutral perspective I have on
5 months ago
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Review: Rogue Legacy 2

You know, sometimes it’s really best to stick to what works. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” they say. And that, I can proudly proclaim, is the case here with today’s game, Cellar Door Games’ Rogue Legacy 2. I don’t usually let on exactly how I feel about a game in the opening paragraph,
6 months ago
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Review: Forward: Escape the Fold

I’m quite a fan of roguelike/lite games, but I have to admit, they can often be quite the time sinks. If you’re the type that has found their style of gameplay interesting, but find that they’re often too time consuming or too elaborate, you might find today’s entry quite refreshing. Forward: Escape the Fold (Steam,
7 months ago
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Review: The Waylanders

While I’ve played many RPGs, I can’t say I’ve played many based specifically Celtic mythology. So I was rather intrigued to explore this mythological realm in The Waylanders (released out of Early Access for Steam on February 2, 2022), one that I have not had nearly as much experience with as most other RPGs I’ve
9 months ago
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Preview: The Anacrusis

Well, it’s time to reset the clock since I last enjoyed a horror co-op experience. Left 4 Dead and its sequel spawned a genre of co-op shooter titles. They and games like them have you take on the role of a party of characters to get them out of some dire situation. I’ve enjoyed the
10 months ago
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Preview: Wartales

RPGs have been among my favorite games for a long time, and today we have the chance to take a look at a fairly interesting one in Wartales, by Shiro Games, now in Early Access. My quick first impression is that it leverages some elements I really like from some unlikely other games I’ve played
10 months ago
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Review: Battlefield 2042

Oh, hey guys. It’s me, Grant, I’m back from the year 2042. You thought 2020 wasn’t so hot? Looks like we’re in for another world war in 20 years or so. At least according to EA and DICE’s Battlefield 2042. So if you can’t wait 20 years, I’m here with the deets on how things
1 year ago
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Review: Knockout Home Fitness

Wait, what did that title say? Something about home fitness? Oh no, that means I have to get up and move again… Over the years, many have tried mixing a game console with physical activity. All the way back on the NES, there was the Power Pad mat controller with World Class Track Meet. Then
1 year ago
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Review: Rustler

Back in March of 2021, I took a look at a neat little game. Something of a parody on the earlier Grand Theft Auto games, the game trades a modern city for a humorous interpretation of a medieval setting, while keeping a modern (and coarsely-worded) take on much of the dialogue, story, behaviors and activities.
1 year ago
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Review: Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

I’m going to cut to the chase with this one, folks. I’ve got quite the backlog of games I haven’t finished or own but haven’t played yet. What tends to happen, especially for RPGs, even though I love them, is I invest quite a bit of time in them, get distracted by another new game,
1 year ago
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Hardware Review: RIG Pro Compact Controller

I’ll be honest. My first gaming device was a computer – the Commodore 64. I laid my hands on it barely after I learned to walk. Despite being a big Nintendo fan and getting the original NES for Christmas when I was six, I’ve actually played more games using a keyboard (and mouse later) than
1 year ago
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Review: Chivalry II

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always had a thing for medieval stuff. Knights, castles, siege weapons, swords, bows, everything really. I also really dug the more fantasy type stuff like wizards and elves and such. I have some real pieces of armor, swords and stuff in my personal space, so that should validate
1 year ago
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Preview: Blood Bowl 3

Here at Gamer Escape we recently had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the latest video game iteration of a classic board game inspired by the Warhammer Fantasy universe, Blood Bowl. Having recently undergone a major rules update, Blood Bowl 3 is being released on PC taking advantage of the new rule set. If
1 year ago
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Review: Solasta: Crown of the Magister

I spent a lot of time playing Dungeons & Dragons-based RPGs (or games at least partially styled after them) in the late 90s and early 2000s. Neverwinter Nights in particular was one of my favorites, along with Icewind Dale and later, Dragon Age: Origins. The detailed character creation, the engaging story, I even remember having
1 year ago
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Preview: Solasta: Crown of the Magister

While I’m not an avid in-person roleplayer (current state of the world not withstanding), I have had a fondness over the years for PC-based North American RPGs based on Dungeons & Dragons. These games tend to take a turn-based tactical approach, as does pen-and-paper gaming, and I also have a similar fondness for tactical games.
1 year ago
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Review: Monster Hunter Rise

I’ve been a fan of Monster Hunter since I was introduced to it with Monster Hunter 3 on Wii, in part because of its straightforward and satisfying premise: killing giant beasts, making weapons and armor from parts carved from their corpses, and using those weapons and armor to kill bigger and fiercer monsters. I also