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The Ups And Downs Of Another Gripping Season

I can’t tell you how many Maddens I’ve reviewed, and how many more I’ve played. But believe it or not, I still get excited for each new entry. It’s not just a corollary to the general hype of an upcoming football season, it’s an excitement specific to Madden itself. I still get charged orchestrating a back-breaking 80-yard drive and daggering my opponent, or capping a season of scouting with a cov...[Read More]

The Banner Saga 3 Review – A Brutal End To A Long Journey

Since the first Banner Saga’s release in 2014, developer Stoic has strived to create an epic adventure set in a snowy world inspired by Viking mythology. In the first two games, a dark storm impressing itself upon the world forces a group of humans and giants to work together for survival. They strike out to find sanctuary and hold out against the darkness – and the army of stone soldiers its brou...[Read More]

A Brutal End To A Long Journey

Since the first Banner Saga’s release in 2014, developer Stoic has strived to create an epic adventure set in a snowy world inspired by Viking mythology. In the first two games, a dark storm impressing itself upon the world forces a group of humans and giants to work together for survival. They strike out to find sanctuary and hold out against the darkness – and the army of stone soldiers its brou...[Read More]

Chasm Review – Lagging Behind Greatness

A decade ago, Metroid fans were starving for exploration-based action/platformers. These days, that drought is over. Many developers are taking cues from Nintendo’s sci-fi classic, and Bit Kid is one of them. This studio’s take on the formula features a young knight on a journey to rescue a wayward mining town from the imposing creatures that occupy its caverns. Chasm features all of the Metroid h...[Read More]

Lagging Behind Greatness

A decade ago, Metroid fans were starving for exploration-based action/platformers. These days, that drought is over. Many developers are taking cues from Nintendo’s sci-fi classic, and Bit Kid is one of them. This studio’s take on the formula features a young knight on a journey to rescue a wayward mining town from the imposing creatures that occupy its caverns. Chasm features all of the Metroid h...[Read More]

Only The Hits

When the original WarioWare released in 2003, descriptions made it sound like a bizarre Nintendo fever dream. Pre-release screenshots showed giant robot versions of Mario fighting Bowser right next to an image of fingers flying toward a pair of open nostrils. Playing the game led to similarly delightful confusion as you blazed through microgames doing tasks like twirling spaghetti or sniffing a ru...[Read More]

WarioWare Gold Review – Only The Hits

When the original WarioWare released in 2003, descriptions made it sound like a bizarre Nintendo fever dream. Pre-release screenshots showed giant robot versions of Mario fighting Bowser right next to an image of fingers flying toward a pair of open nostrils. Playing the game led to similarly delightful confusion as you blazed through microgames doing tasks like twirling spaghetti or sniffing a ru...[Read More]

Hit And Run

Three Fields Entertainment’s games so far (Danger Zone and Dangerous Golf) haven’t strayed from the studios’ roots as the creators of the Burnout series and its fabled Crash mode. Danger Zone 2 is no exception: You hurtle your car towards an intersection and hope to create as much chaos and damage as possible when you detonate your explosive Smashbreaker and blow up everything around you. But this...[Read More]

Danger Zone 2 Review – Hit And Run

Three Fields Entertainment’s games so far (Danger Zone and Dangerous Golf) haven’t strayed from the studios’ roots as the creators of the Burnout series and its fabled Crash mode. Danger Zone 2 is no exception: You hurtle your car towards an intersection and hope to create as much chaos and damage as possible when you detonate your explosive Smashbreaker and blow up everything around you. But this...[Read More]

An Epic Epoch

Occasionally, a game comes along that takes off in a way that defies all expectations, breaking into the mainstream consciousness, enveloping pop culture and audiences worldwide. Fortnite is one of those experiences. With two disparate game options, a plethora of llamas, and unlimited replayability, Epic Games is leading the charge in an era that promises to redefine what it means to be a live-ser...[Read More]

Fortnite Review – An Epic Epoch

Occasionally, a game comes along that takes off in a way that defies all expectations, breaking into the mainstream consciousness, enveloping pop culture and audiences worldwide. Fortnite is one of those experiences. With two disparate game options, a plethora of llamas, and unlimited replayability, Epic Games is leading the charge in an era that promises to redefine what it means to be a live-ser...[Read More]

An Arduous But Rewarding Journey

At its best, Octopath Traveler reminds me of my favorite 16-bit role-playing games. Strategic turn-based combat tests your skills, a job system gives you the freedom to tinker and optimize, and a fantastic retro aesthetic brings the world and creatures to life. However, Octopath Traveler isn’t always at its best. Over the course of its 60-plus hours, the adventure has wild variations in pacing and...[Read More]

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