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Yonder (PS4) Review: A Nice Place to Visit

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles lands players in the role of a customized avatar in the land of Gemea. It is geographically diverse with myriad environmental weather patterns and organic life. A virtual sandbox for the player to explore, gather materials, craft items, raise animals and collect treasures. Scattered about the map are fairy like…

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Nex Machina (PS4) Review – Neon Dream

The minds behind Resogun and Smash T.V. have made a beautiful twin-stick shooter dream child and named it Nex Machnica. It combines the best of each of those games and distills them into one of the best bullet hell arcade experiences I’ve played. From the haunting 8-bit style splash screen featuring the main antagonist greeting…

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Rime (PC) Review – A Boy and His Fox

Rime opens with a boy washed ashore on a mysterious island. Guided by a companion fox, players travel through an emotionally provoking tale set in four beautifully illustrated environments. The artistic style that Tequila Works employs is more akin to living water color than a video game, and the environments take advantage of this art…

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Has Been Heroes Review (Nintendo Switch) – Old Heroes, New Tricks

Has-Been Heroes is a strategy roguelike in which players navigate tactically demanding dungeons while mastering tough-as-nails combat. Players choose between one of many rogues, mages, and soldiers to escort two princesses through a range of maze-like levels. To survive, the player must maximize every decision, carefully considering which path(s)to follow and what gear to spend…

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Alekhine’s Gun Review (PS4) – Bad Bishop

Alekhine’s Gun is a 3rd person stealth-action game spanning the World War II and the Cold War eras. Players assume the role of an agent infiltrating a Nazi research facility, in order to eliminate a doctor working on a deadly biological weapon. Upon further investigation, our protagonist finds that there are agents in the shadows…

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Pony Island review : Night-mare

  Pony Island masquerades as the kind of light-hearted auto-running adventure available on any mobile device, but it’s genuine narrative is shrouded in nefarious mystery. Demons have infested the coin-operated arcade game known as Pony Island. Their objective is to trap the souls of players (including your own) in a seemingly harmless, yet never-ending game about a purple pony…

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Amplitude (2015) Review : We Didn’t Start the Fire

Before Harmonix and Activision went their separate ways and Rock Band was a glimmer in Harmonix‘s eye, Amplitude challenged players to mix up their favorite songs by giving them (and up to 3 friends) control of musical laser spacecraft, propelled along a glowing musical track. Along the way, colored dots (representing notes) pop up to…