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“Five Night’s at Freddy’s” contains unique gameplay and original horror

Survival horror games pluck the players from the battlefield and pit them against their worst nightmares. They are an art but few games get it right. Video games are an immersive experience, but for...

The strange charm of “Life is Strange”

If anything, “Life is Strange” showed me the viability of episodic game releases. I tend to have an aversion to paying for things I have to wait for, and my only other experience with...

“Bayonetta 2” manages to live up to the hype, asks you to buy a...

Platinum Games has finally delivered a sequel to 2010’s character-action game “Bayonetta,” allowing the hungry fanbase to gorge on all the gun kata combos they could possibly want. “Bayonetta 2” arrived on Oct. 24...

“Alien: Isolation” pays homage to original movie

“Alien: Isolation” is a survival horror game by British video game developer Creative Assembly. You play as Amanda Ripley, daughter of “Alien” franchise protagonist Ellen Ripley. Amanda ventures with her team to Sevastopol, an...

Beta Scan: October Update

Here are some of October’s notable releases. They are ranked in order of what I am most excited for, but I suggest trying out any of the games on this list! Beyond: Two Souls (PS3): This...

“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...

“Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX” Review

Technically, “Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX” does not provide anything new to fans as it is a remastering of the originals –– but it does offer advanced graphics, and introduces the Japanese exclusive “Final...

“Strider” lacks creative punch

“Strider” is not Strider Hiryus’ first time in action, but a reboot of Capcom’s 1989 arcade game. The original was known for a lot of flashy moves, which the reboot has in abundance, bringing...

“Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze” a worthwhile magical adventure

Warning: This game is not for the faint of heart — it will drive you bananas. “Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze” is the sequel to Retro’s beloved “Donkey Kong Country Returns,” which was infamous...

“Goat Simulator” asks: How much will you pay for a good laugh?

“Simulation” is a scary word to a good portion of the video game community. Hearing or reading it, some people instantly conjure images of the annually rehashed “Farming Simulator” series or any number of...