STAY ON TARGET
Flywrench, a fast-paced micro-level puzzle game, quickly crushes players towards an addictive yet rewarding relationship. With a gradual sense of diversity and stellar score, Flywrench quickly became one of my top sleeper hits for this year.
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From Zero to Hero
For over a decade, the Yakuza series has featured the adventures of yakuza legends, Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima. Now, we get to see the humble beginnings of the Dragon of Dojima and the Mad Dog of Shimano. Continue reading Yakuza 0 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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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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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
An Absolution For the Franchise
The sixth entry of the 16 year old Hitman franchise, simply titled Hitman, took on an episodic release instead of the traditional full release of the others. Did this significant change work out? Continue reading Hitman Season 1 Review
Like Father, Like Daughter
Fifteen years after the events of the original Corvo Attano (or his daughter, Emily Kaldwin) has to clear his name once again. The resulting journey is just as spectacular as the last one. Continue reading Dishonored 2 Review