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“Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice” fails to expand of the series formula
September 14, 2016
No one should look to the “Ace Attorney” series for a critical and accurate tale about criminal justice.
'Star Fox Zero' doesn't live up to predecessors
April 25, 2016
“Star Fox Zero” could easily be confused as a modern remake of 1997 classic, “Star Fox 64.” The game features the same antagonist, locations, bosses and cheesy dialogue the original did, making the sequel a nostalgic experience but not one worth the long wait.
'Dark Souls 3' delivers a killer conclusion to the 'Souls' series
April 13, 2016
The “Dark Souls” series has always told a pitiless story matched with ruthlessly difficult gameplay. “Dark Souls 3,” the final entry in the series, holds true to this core concept by maintaining the series’ complex yet rewarding combat system.
Five games to look out for on the 'Oculus Rift'
March 30, 2016
The release of the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift signifies a big technological shift in gaming.
Indie games to look for at SXSW
March 11, 2016
South By Southwest’s Gamer’s Voice Award showcases the best of recent and upcoming indie games. Gaming Expo attendees will have a chance to check out these indie titles and vote to decide who receives the award.
“Shardlight” relieves the glory of older adventure games but, does little to make itself stand out
March 9, 2016
“Shardlight” is a point-and-click adventure set in a post-cataclysmic world on the brink of further upheaval.
'Firewatch' tells a short, humanizing tale that struggles to resolve its climax
February 11, 2016
Unlike Herculean figures that take the lead in most video games, Henry is a simple man who’s running from his past. Henry is a human, a seemingly random and self-evident fact that speaks to the power of the “Firewatch” narrative.
“Final Fantasy Explorers” depends on nostalgia, offering little new to players
February 5, 2016
“Final Fantasy Explorers” can be more like a job than a game, with a heavy emphasis on repeating increasingly monotonous tasks.
“The Witness” challenges players through intelligent game design
January 28, 2016
The answer to life’s greatest puzzles are often in plain sight, but people are too distracted to witness them.
Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam suffers from creases around its edges
January 25, 2016
A blank sheet of paper is full of endless possibilities, but it’s a shame that “Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam” chose to play it safe by drawing nothing but stick figures.
Most anticipated games of 2016
January 21, 2016
After a hiatus from the series during “Dark Souls II,” Hidetaka Miyazaki returns as the director to the “Dark Souls” saga, bringing back the atmospheric charm he is known for.
'Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon' challenges fans, despite weak narrative
November 23, 2015
“Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon,” the seventh entry in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, is a challenging addition to a series largely known for its simplistic gameplay.
“Fallout 4” radiates excellence, quality
November 12, 2015
"Fallout 4" proves to be a consistent improvement on its predecessors, proving that while war never changes, Fallout does.
Latest release in Zelda series falls flat with co-operative gameplay
October 26, 2015
“The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes” is the Zelda series’ new attempt at a co-operative game, reminiscent to the series’ “Four Swords” and “Four Swords Adventure” entries.
”Hearts of Stone” expands Witcher game series
October 21, 2015
“The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone,” an expansion to the critically acclaimed “The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt,” strives to separate itself from the largely grandiose narrative that comprised the main series’ titles.
Indie games offer bring diversity to gaming industry
September 28, 2015
With angry dad protagonists and duck assassins, indie games are the product of developers who experiment with more non-traditional content than their mainstream counterparts.
'The Taken King' breathes new life into 'Destiny’s' bland universe
September 17, 2015
With the release of “Destiny’s” third installment, “The Taken King,” the series is finally beginning to feel like a full retail game.
Mobile gaming sparks changes in gaming demographics
September 9, 2015
With the rising popularity of mobile games, suicidal birds, crushed candy and half-naked Vikings commonly grace any smartphone owner’s screen.