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Monday, August 21, 2017

“Disorder”: a game about depression knows where its heart is

“Disorder” is a game about depression. As strange as that may seem, and given that games usually aren’t realistic about depicting real-world issues (which is why we’ll never see “God of War: Kratos visits...

The difficulty of “Bloodborne” hurts so good

Have you ever wanted to know what was on the other side of a brick wall? Did you want to know so bad that you slammed face-first into that wall until either your face...

Pint-sized game “Child of Light” is a big success

“Child of Light” is the newest RPG from developer Ubisoft Montreal that uses the UbiArt Framework, the same game engine used to create “Rayman Legends.” It is a 2D, side-scrolling RPG that adds in...

“Strider” lacks creative punch

“Strider” is not Strider Hiryus’ first time in action, but a reboot of Capcom’s 1989 arcade game. The original was known for a lot of flashy moves, which the reboot has in abundance, bringing...

“Harvest Moon” has lost its edge

On Nov. 4, Natsume yet again released its redundant farming simulator under a new title, "Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley." Since its first installment on the SNES, the Harvest Moon series has been making...

“CoD: Advanced Warfare” succeeds in shaking up Multiplayer FPS

First-person shooters have had a rough time as of late. “Battlefield 4” did little to promote the series and ran into crippling issues on the current generation of consoles, leading many to declare that...

“Zombies Chronicles” is pretty, but not much else

“Call of Duty” is the most ubiquitous video gaming franchise for relatively good reason. While incredibly repetitive, each new installment since “Call of Duty 3” has featured fine-tuned controls and rewarding online upgrade systems...

Bioware tries to return to form with “Dragon Age: Inquisition”

Bioware has been in an awkward position for the past few years. Their last two releases, “Mass Effect 3” and “Dragon Age II,” were met with much more negative reviews than usual, and it...

“Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX” Review

Technically, “Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX” does not provide anything new to fans as it is a remastering of the originals –– but it does offer advanced graphics, and introduces the Japanese exclusive “Final...

“Bravely Second: End Layer” — no second banana

“Bravely Second: End Layer” is a game in which friendships and family bonds are explored, a hero is miraculously brought back from death and the world bears witness to the end of time. It is...