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Monday, September 24, 2018

“Persona 5” brings JRPGs back into the limelight

Released nine years after “Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4” (2008), “Persona 5” makes its debut on eighth generation consoles. Being a Japanese role-playing game (JRPG), “Persona 5” is confined to the conventions of the...

“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...

The strange charm of “Life is Strange”

If anything, “Life is Strange” showed me the viability of episodic game releases. I tend to have an aversion to paying for things I have to wait for, and my only other experience with...

“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...

Nintendo Switch Gaming Guide

After much rumor and speculation, Nintendo’s seventh major home console has finally arrived in the form of the Nintendo Switch. The aptly named tablet-based console lets users seamlessly “switch” from playing on the TV...

“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...

“Five Night’s at Freddy’s” contains unique gameplay and original horror

Survival horror games pluck the players from the battlefield and pit them against their worst nightmares. They are an art but few games get it right. Video games are an immersive experience, but for...

“Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition” Video Game Review

It is hard to say that one of the best-looking games from the PS3 and Xbox 360 needed a visual upgrade, but that is exactly what we got with “Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition." The...

“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...

“Infamous: Second Son” presents solid gameplay, beautiful graphics

“Infamous: Second Son,” from developer Sucker Punch, has finally made its way to PlayStation 4. Set in Seattle, this third-person action sandbox game is the first big title to hit Sony’s next-gen console. I’m...