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This War of Mine Review: War is Hell

This War of Mine Price: $19.99 System(s): PC Release Date: November 14, 2014 Publisher (Developer): 11 bit Studios (11 bit Studios) ESRB Rating: N/A One of the things I love about games these days is that they explore concepts and ideas beyond the gameplay. Games like The Stanley Parable and Gone Home explore the concept more »

Enough with Far Cry 4′s eagles

Far Cry 4 is a superb game. It needs to be said, because it’s the truth. It takes everything that was great about the previous game and amplifies it. There is, however, one small, ever-so-tiny problem. The worst part of the last game has also been magnified. I’m referring, of course, to those Far Cry more »

Dragon Age Inquisition bonds form more naturally

If you’re playing a BioWare game, you know you’re going to be putting in a lot of time and effort towards making friends, perhaps even finding a boyfriend or girlfriend. It’s the way things go, as relationships matter. Dragon Age Inquisition is no different, though bonding is a lot more natural this time around. Instead more »

Senran Kagura Bon Appetit! Review: Service Please!

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit! Price: $14.99 System(s): PlayStation Vita Release Date: November 11, 2014 Publisher (Developer): XSEED Games (Meteorise) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, and Violence Senran Kagura Bon Appetit!, a departure from , features half the cast of buxom shinobi warriors… in rhythm cooking battles. The girls are now more »

Nintendo’s Online Pokemon TCG great for beginners

I’m a sucker for tabletop, and as logic would follow, I have a healthy interest in trading card games. But, thankfully for my wallet, I don’t have an overwhelming amount of people to play them with. As another noteworthy aside, seasonal updates to the games make it a pretty daunting hobby to get into. Perhaps more »

Persona Q Review: One of the bests on the 3DS

Title: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Price: System(s): 3DS Release Date: November 25, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Atlus (Atlus) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, and Violence It’s no secret that sometimes reviewers are under embargos. We’re given advance access to some games, because they’re ones that can’t be played in more »

Patterns and the dangers of Early Access games

Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life and Blockworld, recently had an early access game out called Patterns. I use the past tense because Patterns is now a thing of the past. Linden Labs has declared that they will now focus on their other two games, and has withdrawn development from Patterns. I feel like there’s more »

Dragon Age Inquisition has the prettiest custom characters

The game many have been waiting and drooling over for months is finally here. Dragon Age Inquisition has arrived and, as someone who played it last night from about 10pm-2am, my earliest impressions suggest it was worth the wait. It’s the kind of game where the hype was warranted and those who play will be more »

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Review: Still saving the day

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Price: System(s): PS4 (Also available on 3DS, PS3, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Release Date: November 11, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment (Traveller’s Tales Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Cartoon Violence When the holidays roll around, we come to count on certain properties making an more »

Massive Chalice Preview: I’m no better than the Cadence

Throughout Massive Chalice, players are repeatedly told of the Cadence’s evil. It’s a demonic presence, corrupting everything, and the next 300 years must be spent doing everything possible to stem its waves of destruction. The Massive Chalice, tells me the foe will never stop generating and unleashing its pawns upon the kingdom in this war. more »

Hoping for the best Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley DLC

There are a lot of things I’ve wanted and hoped for in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. I want my character to marry Gareth the wizard. I still wish I could visit Hillsville. As time goes on, I want more animals than the cow, chicken, dog, horse, and sheep that all eventually unlock. A pet more »

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Massive Chalice’s alchemists are amazing

Double Fine’s Massive Chalice is a more realistic, strategic RPG. It’s undoubtedly a fantasy game, but it’s more rooted in reality than most. This means, sadly, that a wizard isn’t going to come along and save the day. No, the closest thing one has to that is the alchemist, a class I believe is one more »