Previews

Spread the love        Tweet    Despite having enjoyed the first season of Life is Strange, I never got around to playing Before the Storm or this summer’s standalone release, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. This wasn’t necessarily on purpose on my behalf, I just found myself kind of un-intrigued by the new projects in this universe that were being made.
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Spread the love        Tweet    Mobile gaming is having a renaissance, however, it’s not the one I anticipated. In the past, I shared the belief that mobile gaming would eventually become so inherently convenient that it would change the modern gaming landscape in one fell swoop. Speaking in 2018, one look around my bedroom would prove otherwise.
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Spread the love        Tweet    While there are those who shrug the series off each year, EA’s Madden series has a very devoted fanbase excited to find out what’s new annually. Madden NFL 19 comes out in just a couple weeks, with improvements being seen in animations, Ultimate Team, and Franchise Mode. The game will also be available
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Spread the love        Tweet    In 2015, Polish developer Techland launched its survival horror game, Dying Light, yet again bringing zombie-killing action to the current generation of consoles and PC. With the oversaturation of zombies in popular media, I never expected Dying Light to be one of the best games of the year. Bringing familiar mechanics from
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Spread the love        Tweet    Back in 2016, IO Interactive and Square Enix took its well-known stealth series Hitman in a different direction. Instead of the traditional single-game release, the newest adventure featuring Agent 47, simply called Hitman, was episodic, with each installment of the game set at a specific location with the ending cinematics progressing the story. At
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Spread the love        Tweet    I was shocked when Bandai Namco Entertainment announced SoulCalibur VI last year at The Game Awards, and the fighting game is quickly becoming one of most anticipated games of 2018. SoulCalibur V was a bit rocky, but everything I saw about SoulCalibur VI seemed to suggest that it will be the return
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Spread the love        Tweet    While Jake Hunter Detective is a long-running Japanese mystery adventure game series that has always interested me, I never actually got to try any of the titles out, mainly because several of them were never localized into English. That’s why I was excited to hear that Aksys Games was localizing Jake Hunter
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Spread the love        Tweet    For my money, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and last year’s soft-relaunch Assassin’s Creed: Origins are the two best games in the now over a decade-long history of the AC franchise. Yes, there are plenty of other worthy contenders but these two, in particular, have always struck my fancy more than any of the others. So imagine my delight when
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Spread the love        Tweet    All the way back in 2015, I was surprised to see Lab Zero Games move on from an immensely enjoyable fighting game like Skullgirls to Indivisible, a Valkyrie Profile-inspired Metroidvania-RPG hybrid. I tried and had a lot of fun with the Prototype Demo back when Indivisible was crowdfunded on Indiegogo and was
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Spread the love        Tweet    Koei Tecmo and Omega Force’s Dynasty Warriors series and all of its spin-offs have seen some exciting new developments in recent years. Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors added some Nintendo flair to the musou experience, and Dynasty Warriors 9 attempted to implement an open world to mixed results. This year at
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Spread the love        Tweet    Many longtime Pokémon fans, including myself, were surprised by the announcement of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!. While we had heard the rumors beforehand, they seemed reasonably far-fetched, so it was quite shocking when the titles turned out to be Generation I remakes heavily influenced by the highly successful Pokémon GO.
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Spread the love        Tweet    After teasing their newest project a few months back at The Game Awards 2017, many speculated that FromSoftware would be returning to a past IP such as Tenchu or Bloodborne to make a sequel. Upon being revealed during Microsoft’s E3 2018 presentation, however, it was somewhat surprising to see that the now officially titled Sekiro: Shadows Die
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Spread the love        Tweet    Yasuhiro Wada, the creator of games like Harvest Moon and Happy Birthdays, is currently working on a new title called Little Dragons Café. While the game is skewed at a slightly younger audience, it is still balancing an interesting mix of restaurant management, exploring an open archipelago, and raising a dragon. This
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Spread the love        Tweet    Battle royale-style games are experiencing a surge thanks to the likes of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Fortnite, and with the impending arrival of battle royale modes in AAA games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the phenomenon is only going to continue to grow into the phenomenon that it is at the moment. However, before that
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Spread the love        Tweet    I’ve been a long-time fan of the Shin Megami Tensei series ever since I picked up Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor and Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne out of a bargain bin when I was a little Emily Jr. The complex themes, the DnD-style morality structure, the mythological focus, the phallic chariot monsters… all of them had me
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Spread the love        Tweet    Co-op games and experiences where players could band together and take on hordes of enemies became one of the defining multiplayer experiences of the past generation, and at the top of that list would have been Valve’s Left 4 Dead series. While those games are now ten years removed from their original release and
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