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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Beta Scan: Mid-October preview!

It’s been a great month for games, starting off with “Super Smash Bros.” on the 3DS, (with the Wii U version coming up in November), “Driveclub” on the PS4 and “The Evil Within” on...

Beta Scan: November Video Game Update

With the advent of next-generation consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), all the upcoming new game releases and continuations of popular series are both exciting and mysterious — but let’s hope they do not...

“Bravely Second: End Layer” — no second banana

“Bravely Second: End Layer” is a game in which friendships and family bonds are explored, a hero is miraculously brought back from death and the world bears witness to the end of time. It is...

“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...

“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...

“Far Cry 4” is fun, but far from new

Ubisoft has released “Far Cry 4” fresh off the heels of its rather controversial “Assassin’s Creed Unity” launch. After the nightmare of an arguably incomplete series entry and all of the ensuing critical and...

“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...

Luigi returns with his most creative adventure yet in ‘Luigi’s Mansion 3’

Luigi has finally returned to ghost hunting in his biggest outing yet, “Luigi’s Mansion 3.” Released on Halloween, the game signifies a true return to form after “Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon,” which was...

“Mario Kart Tour” burns out by offering nothing new and pestering players to pay...

One of Nintendo’s most anticipated mobile games has finally been released as “Mario Kart Tour” brings pure chaos to smart phones everywhere. While the game brings the fun of playing Mario Kart in a...

Bioware tries to return to form with “Dragon Age: Inquisition”

Bioware has been in an awkward position for the past few years. Their last two releases, “Mass Effect 3” and “Dragon Age II,” were met with much more negative reviews than usual, and it...