9 months ago
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Review: Bleak Sword DX

Earlier this year I was pleased to preview Bleak Sword DX. Now it’s out, I finally got a chance to sit down with the finished game. With a striking aesthetic and dark fantasy vibe, it left a strong impression back then, and I was super eager to see where it went from there. Let’s see
9 months ago
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Review: Harmony: The Fall of Reverie

I am usually thrilled when I write a preview and get to review the full version of a game soon after. Especially when it’s a title I’m excited about. The things I hope to see and express disappointment with during my initial playthrough are things I sharply look for the second time around, and this
9 months ago
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Preview: Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition

Growing up in the 90s, I was very familiar with Apogee thanks to their extensive shareware catalog. I spent many an afternoon playing the likes of Raptor and Dark Ages, but none stood out for me quite as much as Rise of the Triad. So of course I was excited to hear Nightdive Studios was
9 months ago
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Honkai Star Rail Reveals Character Trailer for Silver Wolf’s Upcoming Banner

Hoyoverse has released the character trailer for Silver Wolf, a Quantum Nihility Five Star character. She will be Honkai Star Rail’s next banner’s featured Five Star character. Besides knowing her in the story as one of the Stellaron Hunters alongside Kafka, we now know more information about her kit, including her skill’s ability to potentially
9 months ago
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Review: The Tartarus Key

It takes astonishingly little to endear me to an art style inspired by those found in titles released for the original PlayStation. Games for the console sported a very singular look, and to this day can provide a unique atmosphere in the gaming space that belies their age. Quite a few modern games have been
9 months ago
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Review: Evil Wizard

In most games with characters of any sort, typically the one (or ones) you play as is the good guy, who must triumph over evil, or conquer some insurmountable object, or get points by bopping bad guys, or what-have-you. It isn’t too often a game comes around where you get to play the bad guy,
9 months ago
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Honkai Star Rail Announces New Nihility Character, Luka

Honkai Star Rail officially announced a new four-star Physical Nihility character, Luka, on their official Weibo. We have seen hints of this character in-game previously already. There have been mentions of him from dialogue options with Hook, and one of the NPCs near the boxing ring mentions a fighter with a mechanical arm. He is
9 months ago
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Review: The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

With any mammoth franchise, it’s standard practice to create tie-in media that seeks to fill in the gaps of a greater narrative canon. This is just as true for The Lord of the Rings as it is for other IPs, and when it comes to video games in particular, the series has seen a lot
10 months ago
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Honkai Star Rail – Jing Yuan Official Character Showcase

HoYoverse has released the official character showcase for the upcoming Honkai Star Rail five-star character. The trailer has some lore drops, including scenes with both Yanqing and also a combat showcase against the Abundance Aeon’s deer. Jing Yuan is a five-star lightning Erudition character, with his game play heavily featuring the Lightning Lord we’ve seen
10 months ago
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Honkai Star Rail Releases New Animated Short “A Flash”

HoYoverse has unlocked an animated short for Honkai Star Rail titled “A Flash,” co-produced with Fantasier Animation and Studio ppuri. The short gives us a peek into the past of Jing Yuan, and the Xianzhou Alliance’s Cloud Knights’ long struggle against the Abundance’s affliction of “long-life.” The cinematic not only animates Jing Yuan’s flashy in-game
10 months ago
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Honkai Star Rail Officially Announces New 1.1 Characters

HoYoverse has announced new characters that will be included in Honkai Star Rail’s Patch 1.1, estimated to release at the beginning of June. One of the characters will be Silver Wolf. We’ve seen a sneak peak of her at the beginning of the game’s story as a fellow Stellaron hunter alongside Kafka. Based on HoYoverse’s
10 months ago
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New Honkai Star Rail Lore Drop: History of the Xianzhou

HoYoverse has dropped another Honkai Star Rail lore trailer. Check it out! The trailer dives into the history of the Xianzhou, the nation that is the focus of the most up-to-date story for the game currently, and recaps their history with the Hunt Aeon, Lan. The Xianzhou Alliance is home to many playable characters available
10 months ago
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HoYoverse Releases New Lore Trailer for ‘Honkai Star Rail’

HoYoverse, the publisher of Genshin Impact, has dropped its first lore trailer for Honkai Star Rail. Outside of a link to the YouTube video of the lore trailer, the official page simply had this following text: “Countless shooting stars streak across the night sky… If you can pick the right one, it will carry your
10 months ago
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Grab the Garlic: Vampire Survivors Animated Series Announced!

Fans of gothic horror and garlic rejoice: An animated series based on the acclaimed and BAFTA-winning indie game, Vampire Survivors, is officially in the works. The show will be produced by Story Kitchen, a media company led by Dmitri Johnson, who co-produced the Sonic the Hedgehog movies. Joining him will be John Wick creator/writer Derek
10 months ago
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Preview: The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood

I’ve always been a fan of the occult. Fortune telling, folk magic, fell creatures from beyond, a world lurking just beyond our own. So when I saw Devolver was publishing a new game all about these themes, of course I was interested. The developers, Destructeam, are no newcomers either, having made Gods Will Be Watching
10 months ago
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Review: Trinity Trigger

Throwback games are nearly always a risky business. There’s certainly much to be gained by taking notes from the classics that came before, but a lack of innovation on tried and true concepts can just as readily cause a game to feel like a drop in the bucket for a genre rather than a proper
10 months ago
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Review: Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly

The Coffee Talk series features two things I’m fond of: visual novel elements and coffee! It’s interesting because while the premise seems rather simple, I don’t actually come across many games that explore these types of random mixes often, or well, for that matter.
11 months ago
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Review: EA Sports PGA Tour

Like many ordinary people, my relationship with the sport of golf is a bit complicated. I have played it in real life and like it. However, I don’t really spectate it because it just isn’t that exciting as an observer. Golf has a relaxed pace and has a lot of subtle nuances that make recognizing
11 months ago
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Mini-Review: Infernax Deux or Die

It’s not all that often that I get the opportunity to revisit a beloved review title after it’s release, but when The Arcade Crew reached out for word on the latest major update for Infernax, of course I had to check it out for myself. So, for those of you who haven’t heard of Infernax
11 months ago
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Review: Everspace 2

It’s always a compelling prospect when a development team, hot off the considerable challenge of releasing a video game, makes an attempt to switch things up with a forthcoming sequel. It can also be equally off-putting; would an alteration of core elements mean a loss of what made the experience click in the first place?