Demo Impressions – NieR: Automata

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One thing comes to mind when you think Square Enix; Final Fantasy. But the studio helped published a strange little game called NieR back in the PS3/360 Generation, which many love to this day. In a strange turn of events, it got a sequel greenlight but that isn’t the odd part. That, comes with the fact Platinum Games co-developed the title alongside the team that helped produce the original NeiR. The game is out now currently, but I recently had the time …

Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo 3DS) Review

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Mario is no stranger to the arts of sport. Taking a stab at all forms of play including baseball, extreme soccer and even having slick dance moves at one point; the plumber and his friends are known for their sporting adventures. But what happens when a few of these sports are contained within one spot for pick up and play fun? Mario Sports Superstars from Nintendo, Bandai-Namco Games and Camelot compiles three classic sports and two new ones for Mario …

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review (Switch, 2017)

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The Nintendo Switch is a brand new Nintendo console releasing tomorrow (March 3rd, 2017) as of this writing and although it’s launch window line-up is a bit shaky (honestly REALLY shaky), there’s been a consensus at Nintendo that they have enough to keep us gamers occupied until the holiday season. But the game Nintendo has focused on most to carry their new systems launch is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Originally a Wii U game, BOTW (this will …

Uncanny Valley Review – PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, PC

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The Horror genre is one of gaming’s most interesting, as despite taking similar themes and settings, you can twist them in creative ways to things interesting. Focusing on either action or traditional horror, it’s a genre of games many enjoy fondly. The PS Vita platform is no stranger to horror games both suspenseful and action packed, so it’s a great system for horror gaming. A new release on the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 is a game called Uncanny Valley which …

Kingdom Hearts 2 (Final Mix) Review – PlayStation 2 (JP), PlayStation 3 (NA/EU)

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Kingdom Hearts is a series that was huge when it originally released on the PS2 back in 2002. Blending Square Enix and Disney franchises together was such a strange move, that it worked wonderfully. Seeing success, Disney & Square Enix decided to make a huge sequel on the PS2 in the form of ‘Kingdom Hearts 2’. Focusing more on action instead of exploration/platforming, Kingdom Hearts 2 pushes the series further into being an action game then ever before. Exploring new …

Spheroids Review – PlayStation Vita, PS4, Nintendo Wii U

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2D Platformers come in all shapes and sizes, with each style of the platformer resulting in creative productions being formed. By using old mechanics in fresh ways, you can have a classic-feeling platformer still feel new and creative. Taking elements new and old, Spheroids sets out to create a charming experience that honors the tried and true genre. Does it offer a great experience? Or do the spheres block a path to success? Let’s equip our hook gun and take …

Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure Review – PS Vita & PC

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Adventure games are a genre of gaming that always offer great elements. Telling powerful stories, bringing a smile to your face through well-written jokes, and using the gaming medium in inventive ways to offer fresh experiences. This genre of gaming was present on PC’s for decades but it has a clear home on consoles and portables alike this generation. The title Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure is a adventure game that released on the PlayStation Vita in Late 2016. After having critical …

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity Review – Nintendo Wii & PlayStation 2

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Sonic is no stranger to the realm of racing games, as the blue blur drifted under sunshine filled tracks and SEGA worlds alike. But Sonic also took up some hoverboard action in 2006 in one of the franchises better releases of that year through Sonic Riders. Bending the trick-pulling action from games like Tony Hawk Pro Skater with Mario Kart styled race tracks, the end result was an enjoyable game with a high difficulty curve that sadly lead to divisive reception when originally …

Guacamelee Review (PS Vita, PS3, PC, Wii U, Xbox One) – Brawling Metroidvania Action

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The Meroidvania genre has games in all shapes and sizes but many of them don’t focus on using melee combat. While games like the Castlevania series have some melee combat, the main focus is using long-ranged weapons like whips and magic. Metroid is also known for long-ranged combat with Samus’ various weapons and beams. But what about a game set within the Metroidvania genre that not only uses physical combat, but uses it in creative ways to solve puzzles and get …

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood Review (Nintendo DS)

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Sonic is a series that speeds through the platforming genre at record pace, creating experiences people never forget. But the Blue Blur never really ventured into the realm of role playing games unlike his friendly plumber rival. While Mario hopped through the Mushroom Kingdom and beyond in many RPG titles developed by Square Enix, AlphaDream and Intelligent Systems, Sonic never touched the genre. That was until 2007, with SEGA announcing that famous studio Bioware was working on a Sonic the …