Reviews

The Phantom Thieves are back again with Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight for the PS4 and PS Vita. The rhythm genre and Persona isn’t anything new, with Persona 4 having previously received its own dancing title. But Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight brings its own identity and style that keeps me coming back for more. Persona 5 Dancing, or P5D for short,
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While Nintendo has gotten especially good in the past years at coming up with interesting twists on the Mario series — giving us everything from Mario Tennis, to Mario Kart, to Captain Toad, and beyond — few were willing to go as far as Luigi’s Mansion. Set in a completely different style from the likes of his brother, Luigi’s Mansion gave
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There is beautiful simplicity to DMM Games’ Gal Metal — a rhythm game without burdensome pre-set melodies or on-screen prompts, or licensed music for that matter. All that exists is a quirky alien invasion story, an adorable artstyle, and percussion-based gameplay that will really speak to any skill level, provided that you can carry a beat.
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Most digital marketplaces are currently flooded with horror titles to coincide with the spookiest season of the year. Blood-splattered franchises like Resident Evil, Amnesia, Friday the 13th, and an entire catalog of games with the word “Dead” in their titles are all supplying scares for discounted prices. However, there’s no denying that a horror-based haul
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There are two things you’ll notice upon starting NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, the new arcade basketball title from developer Saber Interactive and publisher 2K Sports. First, you’ll see a user agreement that, for some reason, feels like reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Second, immediately after agreeing to the game’s terms of service, you’ll notice the
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Emotion, expression, and feeling aren’t particularly the main points of focus when we talk about video games. Maybe a well-produced and motion captured cutscene produced tears, a tense multiplayer round without respawning caused sweaty palms gripping the controller, or an NPC or announcer made a quip that earned a chuckle. When I played Wandersong, I
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There’s no denying in my mind that MOBA’s, or multiplayer online battle arenas, brought competitive eSports into the general public’s eye. Now, Nintendo Switch is seeing the first title in the genre, Arena of Valor, make its way onto the platform. With some minor tweaks to controls, Arena of Valor is ideal on the Nintendo Switch when compared to
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Playing level creation games can be an uphill battle for many—sometimes the toolset is simply too difficult for the layperson to wrap their head around, and even if creating a level itself isn’t the most significant challenge, playing the absurdly hard levels that seemingly-sadistic players make online certainly is. Enter Ultimate Chicken Horse, a game
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I do not like driving. Maybe it’s because I live in a tourist trap and there is a lot of traffic. Maybe it’s because my car has been hit on three different occasions while it was parked. Maybe the act of driving is actually terrible. For whatever reason, I have hardly enjoyed my time behind
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Playing Senran Kagura Reflexions has definitely been an uphill battle for me. I wouldn’t even necessarily call Senran Kagura Reflexions a full-blown video game. It’s most certainly not what I expected it to be. There were many times I wanted to stop playing Reflexions but the game’s wide-eyed protagonist, Asuka, begged me to keep going, to keep shaking my two
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This is only my second year into my Pro Evolution Soccer journey, with PES 2018 being my football game of choice last year. And overall, I’d still consider my experience in the game nascent when compared to the years I dumped into the FIFA franchise. And while the rivalry still burns hot between the two, no other year has publisher
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Like many, my love for professional wrestling has the WWE front and center. I have become infatuated with the product they have created, for better and for worse. As I grew more interested in the sport, I wanted to broaden my horizons. This is where New Japan Pro Wrestling comes in. The premier pro wrestling
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Virtual Reality is still in its early stages and developers are trying to figure out what makes a fun VR title and what doesn’t just like when consoles made the jump to 3D environments. There have been some unique and excellent VR titles. Then there have been some that have relied on being in a virtual
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Everyone likes to believe that their gaming prowess is impressive–the countless alien invaders we’ve annihilated, the military strategies we’ve partaken in,  the monsters and mutants we’ve dismembered; they all lead us to think that we’re doing quite well. However, it’s rare that a game comes along with the capabilities of genuinely pushing us to our
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When you think of your weekend plans, you don’t picture yourself hanging out at the hospital for 8+ hours (at least not before many drinks). However, with Two Point Hospital, that is precisely how I spent my Saturday night… all night. You wouldn’t think that being around medical staff, equipment, and patients would be very
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Blade Strangers is a weird anomaly amongst other fighting game titans like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, and Street Fighter V. It’s not afraid to be something a little bit off the beaten path incorporating substantial indie characters like Isaac from The Binding of Isaac, and Shovel Knight from… Shovel Knight, as well as more niche Japanese characters from the Gunvolt series, Code of Princess, Cave Story, and Umihara Kawase.
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