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Overcooked 2 is a lot like going back for seconds: none of the courses you ate the first time around have changed, but the overall meal is still just as good, provided you’re still hungry. Coming into Overcooked 2, to say I was hungry for more of this co-op centric romp would be spot-on. The original Overcooked caught
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WarioWare has always been one of the weirdest, most endearing corners of Nintendo’s wide breadth of IP. Its memorable and funny characters work well in tandem with the unique microgames in order to create minigame collections with a little more versatility than most in other games in its genre. That being said, we actually haven’t
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Comparing other games to Dark Souls has become a tiresome simile in games writing. Is the game you’re playing hard? Sounds like Dark Souls. Does it have refined, burdensome combat? Definitely must be inspired by Dark Souls. Does it fall into the action genre whatsoever? Oh, well Dark Souls created that genre, I’ll have you know. Despite the fatigue with these comparisons,
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Right from the beginning, The Banner Saga series from Stoic Studio has been defined by choice. Throughout each installment, players have been tasked with facing hard choices, and whether they are as simple as deciding how to rally your troops before battle, or making the decision between who lives and dies, The Banner Saga games have blended a
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Prey: Mooncrash is one of the more interesting pieces of DLC that I’ve come across in quite some time. Taking the core of the Prey formula, Arkane Studios has turned Mooncrash into a rogue-lite that sees you repeatedly trying to escape from the Pytheas Moon Base in a variety of different ways. It’s a strange shift to make, but overall it’s one
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There are iconic fanbase rivalries that have seemingly existed since gaming’s earliest age. Do you prefer Super Mario Bros. or Sonic the Hedgehog? What about Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat? But rarely do you see an inter-series rivalry as fierce as the Mega Man versus Mega Man X debates. While Mega Man (or Rockman for Eastern readers) series is the original that kickstarted the iconic Blue Bomber and
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When you think about it, it is amazing how resounding Martin Sahlin’s homemade doll Yarny is — especially to an ever-maturing crowd of gamers. Yet ever since the Swedish developer revealed his original project at EA’s 2015 Press Conference, Unravel and Yarny have held a special place in the hearts of indie aficionados. Imagine the surprise when Unravel
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It feels like it’s been a decade since the original release of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on the often-faulty Wii U. Pegged between Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Captain Toad had a soft but deserving impact on the home console selling 250,000 copies in its first month and garnering wide critical acclaim. In
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A few years ago, platformer fans were yearning for new Mega Man-inspired games, as Capcom was ignoring the franchise at that time. This is what caused Mighty No. 9’s Kickstarter and other titles like the great Azure Striker Gunvolt to rise to prominence. Following an extended stint in Early Access, developer Batterystaple Games has brought
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When Sonic Mania launched last year, it gave the Sonic the Hedgehog series the speed boost it needed. Following several underwhelming or outright bad titles, Sonic Mania ended up becoming one of, if not the best game in the series as it was crafted by loving fans-turned-developers and channeled the best parts of classic Sonic games.
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Until only a few moments ago, I didn’t realize how much of a Bomberman fan I actually was. While the series’ releases are best defined as sporadic-at-best since the 2010’s, I’ve invested a serious amount of my childhood with Bomberman, err… White Bomber. I started playing with Super Bomberman on the Super Nintendo, and have a ton of great
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If Stardew Valley is the Harvest Moon of indie games, Moonlighter would be sort of like the Rune Factory. Instead of farming though, the title blends the everyday life of being a merchant with action-heavy dungeon crawling in the style of games like The Binding of Isaac, The Legend of Zelda, and more. Digital Sun has done a great job blending the game’s two
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Guns of Icarus Alliance is the definitive Guns of Icarus experience and contains every piece of content that has been added to the game since it released back in 2012. Alliance also includes some new additions, like PVE cooperative missions as well as six different factions players can join. Unfortunately, Guns of Icarus Alliance is hampered due to its low player count
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Coming from developer Spearhead Games, Omensight blends action and mystery in the style of a dark, fantasy fairy tale, though not in the ways that players might initially expect. While the visuals call to mind an epic hero’s journey and the cast of colorful talking animals suggests lighthearted storytelling, in reality Omensight is way closer to a
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When it comes to Nintendo franchises, The Legend of Zelda has been one of those series that has usually stuck to tradition for the better part of three decades. While Mario has gone go-karting and partying and Pokemon has done everything from wildlife photography to private detective work, Zelda has mainly stuck to epic journeys and big
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For those who aren’t familiar, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is something of a black sheep regarding themes and characters to the other SMT games; the protagonists are battle-hardened adults—researchers and soldiers—who have a specific goal and a clear path towards it. The setting is more sci-fi and technology-centric rather than mythological as your compatriots try to uncover
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Whether you love it or hate it, developer Fullbright’s Gone Home was nothing short of an anomaly among the core gamer contingency. Simultaneously praised as the best game of last generation and derided as a walking simulator that can be beaten in under a minute, the genre-bending first-person experience title instantly gave the star developer
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