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Gris Review – Seeing In Color

Gris Review – Seeing In ColorPainting Gris as a beautiful adventure is almost too obvious. Even amid the crumbling ruins that hint at better days, every element of this platformer emphasizes its undeniable loveliness. From the wide-angle shots and the ethereal music to the delicate way in which you glide gracefully to a far-off platform, Gris is enrapturing in ways... Read More »

Desert Child Review – Burning Fuel

Desert Child Review – Burning FuelDesert Child is a game of modern ambitions and sensibilities wrapped up in a retro aesthetic. It looks like an early-’90s DOS game rendering of a future where humanity has colonized Mars and built a city that feels like a mix between a Cowboy Bebop planet and modern-day Australia. The game’s unique look, chilled vibe,... Read More »

Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom Review – Thy Kingdom Come

Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom Review – Thy Kingdom ComeIt’s difficult to talk about Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom without discussing Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap and its 2017 remake, because despite being produced by an entirely different development team, this game is, in fact, an official successor in the Wonder Boy series. But even though its history might be confusing, Monster... Read More »

Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom Review – Fit For A King

Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom Review – Fit For A KingIt’s difficult to talk about Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom without discussing Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap and its 2017 remake, because despite being produced by an entirely different development team, this game is, in fact, an official successor in the Wonder Boy series. But even though its history might be confusing, Monster... Read More »

Earth Defense Force 5 Review – Another Bug Hunt

Earth Defense Force 5 Review – Another Bug HuntEarth Defense Force 5 is a clear culmination point for a series that’s been around since the PlayStation 2, reaching a scale that could surprise even the most hardened of EDF veterans. While it retains many of the familiar tropes from the franchise–four player classes, a huge variety of missions, unlockable weapons and items, and... Read More »

Ashen Review – Relationship Souls

Ashen Review – Relationship SoulsTelling a story of the cyclical nature of light and dark and possessing both stamina-focused combat and larger-than-life bosses, Ashen is easy to compare to From Software’s Dark Souls. However, Ashen establishes its own identity by delivering an experience that focuses on creating a sense of community and trust with those you meet. The weapon... Read More »

Artifact Review – Play Your Cards Right

Artifact Review – Play Your Cards RightTaking nods from a number of design elements endemic to traditional trading card games and combining those with the flexibility and ease of digitized play fields, Artifact brings a uniquely compelling twist to the TCG formula. The bulk of this comes from Valve’s tentpole franchise of late: Dota 2. Artifact remixes many of the core... Read More »

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review In Progress — Mario Teaches Takedowns

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review In Progress — Mario Teaches TakedownsThe idea of what the Super Smash Bros. games are, and what they can be, has been different things during the series’ 20-year history. What began as an accessible multiplayer game also became a highly competitive one-on-one game. But it’s also been noted for having a comprehensive single-player adventure, as well as becoming a sort... Read More »

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review In Progress — Guess Who's Coming For Dinner?

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review In Progress — Guess Who's Coming For Dinner?The idea of what the Super Smash Bros. games are, and what they can be, has been different things during the series’ 20-year history. What began as an accessible multiplayer game also became a highly competitive one-on-one game. But it’s also been noted for having a comprehensive single-player adventure, as well as becoming a sort... Read More »

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review In Progress

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review In ProgressThe idea of what the Super Smash Bros. games are, and what they can be, has been different things during the series’ 20-year history. What began as an accessible multiplayer game also became a highly competitive one-on-one game. But it’s also been noted for having a comprehensive single-player adventure, as well as becoming a sort... Read More »

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