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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Shoot-and-loot dungeon crawler “Risk of Rain 2” shines bright in the sea of mixed...

Dungeon crawler-type games have always been popular and developer Hopoo Games created a great entry to the genre called “Risk of Rain.” Released in 2013, the second dungeon crawler was different every single playthrough....

“Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is peak From Software but features familiar blemishes

The release of “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” felt much more anticipated than any other title to come out of developer From Software in recent years. This IP seemed like the company’s most ambitious project...

“Anthem” fails to live up to hype as it repeats past mistakes

Ever since it was first announced at E3 2017, Bioware’s newest title “Anthem” caught people’s attention, and had many of them excited to fly around in the game’s Iron Man-esque mech suits.  However after...

“Kingdom Hearts 3” unlocks a satisfying end to a venerable series

For over 13 years, fans of the Kingdom Hearts series have waited for a true sequel to “Kingdom Hearts 2,” which released in 2005 on the PS2. During this wait, Square Enix has been...

“Red Dead Redemption 2” promises excellence and delivers

It is no secret that the newest entry in the Red Dead series, “Red Dead Redemption 2,” has been a massive success. Being one of the largest open-world video games to date, many gamers...

“Spider-Man” is the most quintessential superhero game since “Arkham City”

In this day and age, comic books, and the countless media franchises that have spawned from them, are nothing short of iconic. Some of the most well known figures in pop culture, characters such...

“God of War” isn’t perfect, but it’s an unequivocal masterpiece

No spoilers. You’re welcome. Few games are as deserving of the descriptor “epic” as much as those in the “God of War” series. It plays like a Japanese-developed hack-and-slash but is presented with the grandeur...

A post-hype dissection of “Cuphead”

E3 2014 was — per usual for the video game industry’s largest trade event — a hodgepodge of phoney, often cringe-inducing, pandering and gimmickry in between the announcement of a few eyebrow-raising AAA titles....

“Zombies Chronicles” is pretty, but not much else

“Call of Duty” is the most ubiquitous video gaming franchise for relatively good reason. While incredibly repetitive, each new installment since “Call of Duty 3” has featured fine-tuned controls and rewarding online upgrade systems...

“Persona 5” brings JRPGs back into the limelight

Released nine years after “Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4” (2008), “Persona 5” makes its debut on eighth generation consoles. Being a Japanese role-playing game (JRPG), “Persona 5” is confined to the conventions of the...