5 months ago
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Review: Airship: Kingdoms Adrift

When you dive into the video game sea, sometimes you can uncover a hidden gem. Other times, maybe not so much. But it’s always an adventure regardless, and in the sea that is my email inbox, I came across something that looked a bit different, yet intriguing. The media featured what looked like classic sailing
5 months ago
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Review: Silent Hope

I’ve been a fan of Marvelous’ work for a while, starting with the old Harvest Moon games way back when and more recently with the Rune Factory series. So of course I was delighted to see some classic monsters return in the trailer, and I knew I had to check this out. While it seemed to lean away from the life sim elements of those other series and into pure action this time around, adding action had made Rune Factory better for me than Harvest Moon, so I shouldn’t have been surprised that sooner or later they would decided to go all in.
5 months ago
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Final Fantasy XIV – Prep Tips for Patch 6.5 and 6.51

Final Fantasy XIV’s Patch 6.5 is coming on October 3rd, so here’s a last minute guide to help you prep for the new content! Catch Up on MSQ and Side Story Quests On top of making sure you are caught up on the Main Story quest, there are a couple of side story quests that
5 months ago
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Preview: While We Wait Here

The trailer for While We Wait Here is one that immediately intrigues. Taking a gritty, low resolution aesthetic, marrying it to a dialogue-heavy adventure, and then placing said adventure in a run-down diner filled with inhabitants waiting for the impending apocalypse? It’s a high concept logline that feels like a guaranteed recipe for something unique.
5 months ago
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Review: Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 has walked quite the rocky path. Following a launch burdened by myriad technical issues and negative player reception, the game has nevertheless soldiered on and steadily improved. I was lucky enough to miss out on a lot of egregious technical issues in my initial playthrough, and thus enjoyed my time
6 months ago
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Preview: Jusant

Jusant was a game that immediately and intensely caught my eye upon its announcement at the Xbox Games Showcase this year. The title’s visual style was undeniably a huge part of that initial eye catch, but its premise was what intrigued me most: traversing a towering monolith of stone and unearthing the stories of the
6 months ago
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Review: The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood

Back in April I’d covered a preview of The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood, and found myself immediately fascinated by it. Coming from an established publisher and developer and dealing with occult matters in a fleshed out fantasy world, it was just a taste of something that promised to be far greater. So how could I turn down checking out the finished deal?
7 months ago
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Review: Komorebi

Back in 2021 I reviewed a rather well-made furry visual novel called Winds of Change, and I was immediately drawn in by its world building and characters. So, when the developer contacted me about reviewing their followup title Komorebi, how could I possibly say no? I knew that one way or another, I’d be in for an experience.
7 months ago
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Review: Invector: Rhythm Galaxy

Rhythm games are basically my lifeblood. I own more than one person probably should, invested way too much money into an arcade style controller for one of them, and occasionally slack off from work by visiting the local Round 1 arcade to play some for an hour or two. With the state of the genre
7 months ago
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Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail Announced at Fan Fest 2023!

The North American FFXIV Fan Fest kicked off things in Las Vegas this morning with the reveal of the next expansion, Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail releasing Summer 2024. FFXIV Producer and Directory Naoki Yoshida led the presentation, saying that he hopes to release earlier in that Summer window. The trailer showed the Warrior of Light
7 months ago
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Review: Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition

As someone who grew up with PC games in the mid-90s, I was quite familiar with…hang on, we just went through this didn't we? Yes, the remaster of Rise of the Triad that we did a preview for last month has finally released, and I had the opportunity to experience the full game. So, let's turn back the clock and give this another go exploring this classic FPS and how it holds up in the modern day.
7 months ago
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Review: Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons

One of the more consistent dilemmas that surface in whatever long-running property you feverishly consume is the problem of staving off becoming stale. For every book series that has tens of entries from the likes of James Patterson or Janet Evanovich, for every tired comparison to the MCU and its plethora of shows and movies,
7 months ago
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Review: Remnant II

In 2019, Remnant: From The Ashes showed up on the scene with an interesting fusion of third-person cooperative shooting gameplay and the challenging, more exploratory emphasis of Soulslike games. While a novel blend in its own right, the first game’s rougher edges prevented it from really sinking its claws in me as much as I’d
7 months ago
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Review: Testament: The Order of High Human

Sometimes, a review opportunity presents itself that, despite my not having previously heard of the game, IP, or developer, makes me curious about it by its genre and description alone. After all, while I have reviewed titles from almost every genre over the years, I of course do have favorites. Today’s game, Testament, is one
8 months ago
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Preview: Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons

I might not speak for everyone when I say this, but some would agree that the recent visibility of the beat-’em-up genre bodes well for fans of local multiplayer games. It’s a genre that I’ve found myself covering a lot in those same days, and I can’t say that I’m not enjoying its time in
8 months ago
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Genshin Impact Just Released an Official Trailer for the New Region Fontaine

Hoyoverse has just released a new trailer for Genshin Impact’s new region, Fontaine, and a handful of the region’s new characters. Based on this trailer, a previous teaser, and official livestreams, the new region will be set in an industrial/steampunk version of France. Although we do not have official news about the character’s kits yet,
8 months ago
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Eternal Return’s Upcoming Full Release and What to Expect

Eternal Return is having its official 1.0 release on July 20th. Published by Kakao Games, Eternal Return is an isometric multiplayer online survival battle arena game. In the beta, it featured 64 characters, a loot-and-craft system, and both single and squad based modes. I was decently surprised to to see this press release email land
8 months ago
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Review: Sludge Life 2

Endearingly strange games, and really just any weird media, are something I’m sure I enjoy more than most people. I’m always down to plop myself in front of something that some might find too out there, and some games meet these criteria in a way that I find endearing and entertaining. It’s part of the
8 months ago
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Honkai Star Rail Reveals Character Trailer for Luocha’s Upcoming Banner

Hoyoverse has released a character trailer for Honkai Star Rail’s next Five Star character, Luocha. He will be the first Five Star rate-up healer in Honkai Star Rail. From what we already know based on the story so far, he is a traveler from afar, who has journeyed to the XianZhou Luofu to fulfill a
9 months ago
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Preview: El Paso, Elsewhere

When the Wachowskis unleashed The Matrix onto unsuspecting moviegoers in 1999, there was little inkling of just how much its gun-toting, martial arts-flinging, slow motion-laden antics would persist in popular culture for decades after. Setting aside the flood of parodies and inspired works in film itself, video games were (naturally) quick to take inspiration from