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3 months ago
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Review: Shadow Warrior 3

While Devolver Digital is known for publishing everything from the quiet and emotional Gris to the gory and violent Carrion, the publishing studio itself is known for having a snarky, off-kilter sense of humor. Watching any of their E3 “press conferences” is a quick way to see what the studio is about (and a rabbit
3 months ago
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Review: Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream

You know, it’s really hard to call something niche when a series has been receiving regular entries for what’s now been decades. It may be hard to believe that the Atelier franchise as a whole has been a long standing presence reaching right back to the original PlayStation, but there’s something to be said about
3 months ago
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Review: Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster

Back in August of last year, we saw the release of the first batch of Square Enix’s Pixel Remasters with Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, and Final Fantasy III. Since then, we’ve also seen the release of Final Fantasy IV, and Final Fantasy V with the same treatment. And now, because of how counting works,
3 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
3 months ago
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Review: Infernax

Few games have made me more excited over a simple trailer than Infernax. As someone who grew up with 8-bit action games, I eagerly covered a preview of it last month, where I was pleased with what they had and could only speculate on where it would go. When I heard I’d have the opportunity
3 months ago
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Review: The King of Fighters XV

The King of Fighters is a series long-beloved by fighting game fans. It’s consistently sported a colorful cast of memorable characters, flashy specials as satisfying to watch as they are to input successfully, and a high level of overall speed that sets itself apart not just from other team fighters, but the fighting game genre
4 months ago
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Review: Lost Ark

In the current landscape of online RPGs, it often feels as though developers and publishers aren’t vying for your wallet so much as they’re vying for your time. As the years have passed and free-to-play has asserted itself as the de facto business model for any MMORPG attempting to break into the scene, it’s become
4 months ago
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Review: Dying Light 2: Stay Human

One thing that being a game reviewer for nearly a decade now has taught me is that it’s not really possible for me to dislike an entire genre. Sure, there are some genres out there that I’m not much a fan on – fighting games for example – but then the occasional game comes along
4 months ago
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Review: Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2

You know what series is deceptively difficult to make work? Mega Man. The thing about the Mega Man franchise and its derivations is that all of them are based upon a rather simple template. You go around and fight a few bosses, acquiring weapons from each of them, then you go through a fortress stage
4 months ago
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Review: The VII Enigma

Is anyone else tired of some modern games not being able to put forth clear narratives? I recently experienced this with The Good Life, SWERY’s newest title, and now find myself in the same boat with The VII Enigma, a character-driven sci-fi mystery visual novel developed and published on PC via Steam by Spire Games.
4 months ago
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Review: Windjammers 2

Some may accuse me of clinging to nostalgia, but I still think there’s still value in the formula of certain simplistic old school arcade game mechanics. There’s something appealing about the ability to quickly understand how to play and be able to hone your skills as you do so. I’m sure it’s also fun as
4 months ago
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Review: Blackwind

It can be a wonderful thing to stumble on a game that just lets you turn your brain off and have some fun. There’s a unique catharsis to it, even; sometimes you simply don’t want to worry about concerning yourself with the finer details of a brainteasing plot or mastering complex inputs with precise timing.
5 months ago
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Review: Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

When Square Enix launched the original version of Final Fantasy XIV in 2010, it was deemed a massive failure by both critics and players alike. Since then, the game has been successfully relaunched seen an increasingly growing playerbase and has just released its fourth expansion- Endwalker. Its previous expansion, Shadowbringers, was highly regarded by all
5 months ago
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Review: Scarf

For a genre that has given rise to the creation of so many great games, it can often be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to the puzzle platformer. This is doubly true when games under its umbrella are heavily evocative of one another in certain visual or mechanical elements,
5 months ago
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Review: Asteroids: Recharged

Early gaming has always fascinated me to some extent. Given that video gaming itself can largely be tracked to scientists goofing off on an oscilloscope to eventually grow into a lucrative and profitable economic mainstay is ridiculous feat in such a short amount of time. While they are merely a shadow of their former selves
6 months ago
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Review: Chorus

A few months ago, we had the opportunity to go hands-on with an early build of Chorus, a space combat game that was promising an engrossing story alongside its intergalactic dogfighting gameplay. This initial demo left a positive impression on me, despite me being…well, quite bad at the game itself. Now, with the full version
6 months ago
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Review: Date Night Bowling

I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting genre mashups. It’s a great way to add new flavor to a stale scene, to challenge genre norms. So naturally I was interested in Date Night Bowling. I do enjoy bowling IRL and while it rarely comes across well in video games, the change in theme
6 months ago
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Review: Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster

Media preservation is a funny thing. Films, television and music have obviously been around a lot longer than video games have. Because of that, there’s a bit more reverence and concern for preserving the good and bad of everything for future generations to experience. Shift that focus to video games and that gets a little
6 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
6 months ago
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Hardware Review: DXRacer Air Series Mesh Gaming Chair

Here’s the thing about any kind of gaming chair – it’s simultaneously one of the least important and most important decisions that you’re going to make when it comes to your personal setup. On the one hand, well, it’s a chair. It’s a place to sit. It’s not a game, it doesn’t make your PC