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REVIEW: Diamond Select Toys’ Kingdom Hearts Action Figures – Series 1

Believe it or not, the long-gestating Kingdom Hearts III will see the light of day in the near future — and an onslaught of related merchandise is ramping up. As a part of this, Diamond Select Toys has released a set of 7” action figures. Shall we take a look? Continue reading REVIEW: Diamond Select Toys’ Kingdom Hearts Action Figures – Series 1

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Assassin’s Creed Origins Review

ASSASSIN’S CREED IS BACK

 

Assassin’s Creed Origins is less of a continuation but more of evolution for the decade-long franchise. As a long time fan since 2010 with Assassin’s Creed 2, I can admit that the gameplay of the franchise hasn’t been that great. Each entry since the original Assassin’s Creed has only added a little as the years went by. With the year-long break the Assassin’s Creed franchise took, I can honestly say Assassin’s Creed Origins adds a lot to the franchise; so much it makes it feel like I’m playing a different game.

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Vaccine Review

THROWBACK HORROR

 

One needs only to glance at my history as a writer to see that Resident Evil is my favorite video game series. Specifically the first three titles, which both established and subsequently improved upon the survival horror genre on Sony’s PlayStation. While that type of game, with tank controls and static camera angles, are viewed today as relics of the past, Rainy Night CreationsVaccine may be a vital shot in the arm for this dormant genre. Continue reading Vaccine Review

Thoughts on Dragon Ball FighterZ Closed Beta

In my first post for Middle of Nowhere Gaming, I talked about the Dragon Ball FighterZ closed beta and the sign up for it. At the opinion part of the post I had hoped I would get my hands on a PS4 beta code by the time the beta rolled out; even signed up for three different emails to increase my chances. It seemed lady luck shined her light on me because I got a beta code much to my surprise. When I say surprisingly I mean it because friends I know who are the biggest fans of fighting games did not get one, I was the only one they knew who actually got one.

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SteamWorld Dig 2 Review

STRUCK GOLD

SteamWorld Dig 2 continues the 2D adventure of the original SteamWorld Dig from 2013. The post-apocalyptic robot-centric world is far from baron in this new iteration. With updated visuals, deep gameplay mechanics, and simply a fun experience, SteamWorld Dig 2 is the perfect Metroidvania for anyone craving the genre.  Continue reading SteamWorld Dig 2 Review

Sonic Mania Review

He’s a maniac

As someone who was born in the twilight of Sonic’s golden age, I’ve forever heard that the blue blur’s best was behind him. While I enjoyed the Advance and Adventure series of the early 2000s, that history was always at the fringe of my consciousness. As the hedgehog struggled to find an identity on rapidly progressing hardware, I found my interest waning, and for good reason. Sonic games became a junkyard of failed gimmicks and awful characters. Press continuously asked if *insert Sonic game here* would break the cycle of mediocrity, but the answer was always no. This is what makes Sonic Mania such an achievement; it not only reminds us of how good Sonic can be, it captures the magic that made us fall in love with him in the first place.

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Seasons After Fall Review

FLOWERS ALMOST IN BLOOM

Seasons After Fall is a beautiful 2D puzzle-platformer where players’ heartstrings will be pulled throughout the game. The artstyle and score foster a gorgeous ballad, but the basic platforming and unrewarding exploration holds the game back from being an exceptional experience. Continue reading Seasons After Fall Review