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  • Star Fox Zero Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on April 30, 2016 under Featured, Nintendo Wii U Reviews
    Star Fox Zero should have been my game of the year. The Star Fox series is one close to my heart, this is the first major console installment since Star Fox Assault on the GameCube, and Nintendo collaborated with my favorite action studio of all time, Platinum Games, on this project. If there was anything more directly aimed at my personal taste for videogame nirvana condensed in a single experien... more.
  • Dark Souls 3 Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on April 29, 2016 under Featured, PS4 Reviews
    Dark Souls 3 has a lot to live up to. It is the fifth and, according to director Hidetaka Miyazaki, final entry in the Soulsborne series, and as such has to be a good Soulslike RPG in its own right, a satisfying conclusion to the disparate forces of Fire and Dark that a very passionate community of players have been enthralled by since 2011, open enough so that anyone can pick up the game and not ... more.
  • Enter The Gungeon Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on April 14, 2016 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    There was a moment in Enter The Gungeon where the odds were horribly stacked against me. I was low on health with no aid in sight, enemies and explosions swarmed me from the very beginning, and it finally culminated in a boss battle against a tentacled cyclops monster wielding rocket launchers and tossing laser beams around... and all I had as a solid weapon was a supercharged t-shirt cannon. Five... more.
  • Hyrule Warriors Legends Nintendo 3DS Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on April 3, 2016 under 3DS Reviews, Featured, Nintendo 3DS
    Two years ago, Koei Tecmo and Nintendo collaborated on a Warriors style game using the iconography of the Legend of Zelda series, aptly called Hyrule Warriors. I won't rehash my feelings on the game, if you want a refresher you can read my review here, and aside from one of the best implementations of a DLC season pass I've ever seen there isn't much to add about the original version. But not con... more.
  • All Age Gaming Interview: Ska Studios

    0 CommentsPosted by on March 30, 2016 under Feature Articles, Featured
    We all love video games, how they can be fun, be impactful, give us food for thought, or even just let us fool around with friends around the world. But what about the stories and thoughts behind the code? The talented teams of creators and artists that bring their interactive visions to life? We've played the game, beat the bosses, got to the end, now let's go one step further, chat it up I pers... more.
  • Pokken Tournament Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on March 27, 2016 under Featured, Nintendo Wii U Reviews
    For Pokemon fans big and small, Pokken Tournament is a dream come true. The sheer spectacle of watching identifiable characters from Nintendo's 20-year old franchise fully realized in a fighting game is presented so well it makes the wait worth it. As a fan of the series since it came to North America I was especially assaulted by nostalgia, seeing the likes of Pikachu and Charizard zap, claw, and... more.
  • Salt and Sanctuary Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on March 23, 2016 under Featured, PS4 Reviews
    Salt and Sanctuary is the latest in the rising subgenre of action RPGs taking heavy inspiration from the breakout hit series, Dark Souls, appropriately called Soulslikes: brutal experiences characterized by depressing post-apocalyptic locations, environmental storytelling with minimal dialogue, nonlinear Metroidvania level design, and inherently satisfying execution and memory intensive combat. An... more.
  • Samurai Warriors 4: Empires Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on March 12, 2016 under Featured, PS4 Reviews
    While most people are familiar with Omega Force's button-mashing series, Dynasty Warriors, I've always had a fondness for their spin-off series, Samurai Warriors. While a loose adaptation of the key characters and battles from the Japanese Warring States era isn't that discernible from the loose adaptation of the key characters and battles from the Chinese Three Kingdoms era, I always appreciated ... more.
  • Fire Emblem Fates Nintendo 3DS Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on February 27, 2016 under 3DS Reviews, Featured
    The Fire Emblem series has always been known for its aggressive tactical RPG combat. You had to plan each one of your moves carefully, because at any moment any of your allies could permanently die and cost you the game. What it wasn't known for was difficult moral decisions with longstanding consequences or having a single game broken up into different versions like Pokemon. So it's no surprise t... more.
  • Firewatch Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on February 14, 2016 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    Videogame protagonists are rarely complex. Rarer still are complex protagonists with nuanced problems that aren't immediately solved by saving a princess or killing thousands of monsters. There have even been several critics that have posited that such subtle storytelling and character depth was incompatible with videogame narrative, citing that it wouldn't be engaging to a general audience or exc... more.
  • Tharsis Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on January 20, 2016 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    For anyone who knows the training and study that astronauts undergo, space travel is very dangerous, violent, and over a million things can go wrong at any moment. Even if you do everything right with a professional team, all it takes is one bad cosmic event no one could have predicted for things to take a turn for the worst. It seems that Choice Provisions took this stark reality to heart with th... more.
  • Is the Shovel Knight Amiibo Worth It?

    0 CommentsPosted by on January 16, 2016 under Feature Articles, Nintendo Wii
    In case you didn't pick up on this, I really enjoy Shovel Knight. I love the characters, I love the level design, I love the art direction, I even love the free update where you get to play as one of the boss characters. Yacht Club Games has made an absolutely joyous experience, have plans to keep supporting it with free content, and are also notably the first third-party to license and manufactur... more.
  • Star Wars Battlefront Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on December 4, 2015 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    Editor's Note: This review was written by freelancer Benjamin Carlander. Thank you for your contribution. There are, in general, three tiers of multiplayer games. Games like Call of Duty or Fifa, which stick to a tried and true formula but rarely goes beyond their respective comfort zones, represent Tier 3. Then you have titles like Dark Souls or Rocket League, games with a unique identity and cr... more.
  • Bloodborne The Old Hunters Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on December 4, 2015 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    I cannot overstate my absolute love of Bloodborne. Its action-RPG combat, aggressive difficulty, imaginative and disturbing boss fights, and its deep expansive world and universe-building are all standard fare for director Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team at From Software, but what put this particular descent into masochistic insanity in a league of its own was the game's great shift in tone from go... more.
  • Fallout 4 Playstation 4 Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on November 20, 2015 under Featured, Playstation, PS4 Reviews
    Fallout 4 is a game that needed very little hype. The post-apocalyptic open-world RPG was announced several months ago with very little in-game footage shown off by Bethesda. In an industry that makes a habit of placing high expectations with incessant trailers, game footage, and a lot of smoke and mirrors hiding the game's actual quality paired with lots of delays, the fact Bethesda did the exact... more.
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