Beloved Elder Scrolls franchise finds footing on new ground

Monday, April 7th, 2014
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The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) marks the sixth and latest addition to what has been an archetypal franchise of action RPGs. Distinct from the others, it is the series’ first contribution to the world of MMOs, which is a profound alteration in its path. This release provides game enthusiasts with a rare and fascinating case […]

 

Hearthstone a new way to play cards

Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is Blizzard Entertainment’s new free-to-play online collectible card game that was fully released on March 11, 2014. The object of the game is to reduce your opponent’s life points from 30 to zero by casting spells, laying traps and summoning minions. Learning how to play is pretty easy, the challenge and […]

 

Dark Souls 2 is hard, and that’s a good thing

Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Dark Souls 2, by From Software, is a hard game. In fact I think it might be the hardest game that I have ever played; but this is by no means a critique. On the contrary, it is this aspect that makes this game so much fun to play, and a must have for any […]

 

Yoshi’s New Island is just another game

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Yoshi’s New Island is a mediocre sidescrolling platformer at best. While the game’s art is beautiful and stunning, the game play itself does not compare well to other games of its kind, let alone the rest of the Yoshi’s Island series. The beautiful art is one element this game has going for it. All the […]

 

Telltale’s The Walking Dead shaping up to be as good as ever

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Rating: 5/5 Oh, Telltale’s The Walking Dead. Never change. In 2012, when Telltale games acquired the rights to adapt The Walking Dead franchise, they saw a niche that contemporary gaming hadn’t managed to occupy: forcing an increasingly traumatized player to make really difficult decisions under pressure for which there is no right answer. It’s amazing […]

 

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is hot

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a great game. It’s not the best in the series, but really, it’s comparing greatness to godliness—the Donkey Kong Country series has been rocking Nintendo consoles since 1994 and has not seen a dud in its series yet. This new one may not be the best, but it’s a […]

 

Super Mario 3D World makes the WiiU worth it

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Super Mario 3D World came out in late 2013, and not a minute too soon for the failing Nintendo WiiU console. With few exclusive titles worth anyone’s time, the WiiU spent its first year as a sinking ship. Luckily, its mascot has managed to pull through. The game has to be one of the best […]

 

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is easily the best handheld Zelda game to be released—not including remakes and ports, although it’d still come close. The new Zelda game was released just before the holiday break, and quickly rose to the 3DS’s top five selling games of the year––and for good reason. This […]

 

Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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Available on the Nintendo 3DS e-shop, Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies came to North America late last year. The game marks the fifth main game of the series, and the game literally starts off with a bang—a bomb goes off in the main courtroom mid-trial. While the beginning may seem intriguing, the end of the game […]

 

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1

Friday, November 8th, 2013
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Telltale games, a relatively unknown game studio for most of its life, has recently hit it big since releasing its Walking Dead titled adventure game released last year. A studio previously known for comedic-styled adventure games, the Walking Dead was a huge change of direction for the studio. It incorporated a gritty comic book style […]