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Semispheres Review

TWO PARTS OF THE SAME WORLD

Semispheres is a calming, yet challenging puzzle game through which players manipulate two characters within parallel environments. The simple and abstract design of the game allows for thought provoking endeavors with a satisfying sense of accomplishment. 

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Fire Emblem Heroes Review

I Need a Hero

When Nintendo first announced their partnership with mobile developer DeNA, Fire Emblem was one of the series that immediately jumped to mind as a fit for iOS and Android devices. Cue Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo’s third foray into the mobile market and a bite-sized version of the hardcore strategy-RPG series. Wrapped in a shell of free-to-play (F2P), Gacha-style mechanics based on the franchise’s likeable cast of warriors, Nintendo has succeeded in creating an entertaining game that is true to the spirit of Fire Emblem while being accessible for franchise rookies.

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Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Review

Kingdom Come

While most of the Kingdom Hearts series’ gibberish names are of little consequence, the franchise’s third HD collection is perfectly described by its title. Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is the perfect introduction to Kingdom Hearts 3, featuring two games and an HD movie that flow directly into the anticipated sequel. The collection is aimed squarely at longtime fans of the series, featuring Dream Drop Distance, 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage (0.2) and X Back Cover. Without the necessary background knowledge, however, newcomers with find themselves lost in the convoluted tangle of narrative surrounding some of gaming’s finest action-RPG gameplay.  
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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard REVIEW

CUT AND RUN

The Resident Evil (RE) franchise is now twenty years old, spanning multiple console generations with countless spin-offs, tie-ins, and even a live-action film series that desperately needs to be taken out back and put down. The shockingly terrible Resident Evil 6 threatened to derail the series and alienate fans, but does the seventh installment beckon us back into the shadows? Continue reading Resident Evil 7: Biohazard REVIEW

MONG’s Game of the Year 2016

2016 was a roller coaster of a year. There was a wild U.S. Election, the Olympics and the Cubs finally won the World Series. Similarly, this was quite the year in gaming as well. Final Fantasy XV finally came out after a decade of anticipation, Pokémon GO took the world by storm, and Battlefield 1 finally gave us a game to write home about. After such an exciting year, we should look back and recognize the good things gaming has given us. Ladies and gentlemen, MONG’s Games of 2016. Continue reading MONG’s Game of the Year 2016

Omori Steps Out of the WHITE SPACE for New Trailer

Development on Omori has been a long and tough process. Originally funded on Kickstarter back in 2014, the creative team behind Omori has faced technical issues in bringing the project to fruition. While the game has suffered delays, a new trailer has been released showing off the title. Continue reading Omori Steps Out of the WHITE SPACE for New Trailer