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Lumines Remastered: Groove Is In The Heart

Lumines Remastered: Groove Is In The HeartSeconds after I started up Challenge Mode in Lumines Remastered, Mondo Grosso’s “Shinin'” perked up and the energetic sounds of an acoustic guitar began to weave around a trance beat. I dropped my first block, and quickly cleared the first sparkling squares of the stage, triggering that familiar twinkle sound effect. Suddenly, it was like... Read More »

Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy Review: Marsupial Makeover

Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy Review: Marsupial MakeoverWhen Crash Bandicoot hit the scene in the ’90s, it didn’t take long for him to become the de facto PlayStation mascot. He didn’t reach the same level of popularity as Mario or Sonic, but the original Crash games were charming platformers that resonated with audiences thanks to expressive characters and diverse environments. And unlike... Read More »

The Crew 2 Review In Progress

Trans-American driving game The Crew 2 is currently available to anyone who purchased the Gold Edition of the game, and will be widely available on June 29. I’ve been playing it too, but I’m not quite ready to make a definitive judgment on the game yet. 12 hours in, I’ve worked my way through dozens... Read More »

Mario Tennis Aces Review: Aim High

Mario Tennis Aces Review: Aim HighWhen the credits rolled on Mario Tennis Aces‘ Adventure Mode, I vowed to never again laugh at a tennis player having an ugly meltdown on the court. I had felt the volcanic surge of adrenaline that comes when a rally has gone too long. I knew the sense of high alert while trying to suss... Read More »

Nier: Automata Review

Nier: Automata ReviewThe post-apocalyptic world of Nier: Automata thrives on its mysteries. Its ruined Earth setting is a playground of mayhem where fashionable androids lay waste to less sophisticated looking robots. Its premise of a never-ending war is initially straightforward. But if you know anything about the game’s director, Yoko Taro, then you know to expect the... Read More »

The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit – Mind Over Matter

The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit – Mind Over MatterWarning: This review contains minor spoilers for Life Is Strange and The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a short Life is Strange episode set before the upcoming Life Is Strange 2, and it doesn’t cost a cent to download and play. A cynic might call it a simple... Read More »

The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit – Stranger Things

The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit – Stranger ThingsWarning: This review contains minor spoilers for Life Is Strange and The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a short Life is Strange episode set before the upcoming Life Is Strange 2, and it doesn’t cost a cent to download and play. A cynic might call it a simple... Read More »

Jurassic World Evolution Review: Life Finds A Way

Jurassic World Evolution Review: Life Finds A WayWhether you’re reminded of vicious raptors hunting terrified children, placid Brachiosaurus strolling verdant hills, or a scientist reaching elbow-deep into a mound of Triceratops dung, the words “Jurassic Park” can evoke some pretty powerful memories. Jurassic World Evolution reinforces these associations with its take on dino-park management, and all the good and bad that comes... Read More »

Mario Tennis Aces Review In Progress: Aim High

Mario Tennis Aces Review In Progress: Aim HighWhen the credits rolled on Mario Tennis Aces‘ Adventure Mode, I vowed to never again laugh at a tennis player having an ugly meltdown on the court. I had felt the volcanic surge of adrenaline that comes when a rally has gone too long. I knew the sense of high alert while trying to suss... Read More »

Unravel 2 Review: Partners In Twine

Unravel 2 Review: Partners In TwineWith its warm, rustic setting, and an instantly endearing protagonist, the first Unravel had the outward appearance of a happily nostalgic adventure. That initial fuzzy feeling, however, gave way to a series of frustrating puzzles and a story that took some unexpectedly dark turns. In the game’s final hours, the poor little hero Yarny was... Read More »