Fallout 4

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Good: Incredible, intricate open world. The Bad: The wasteland has never been a more expansive and exhausting rummage sale. Many elements lack a tutorial, and they could…

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Need for Speed

Monday, November 9, 2015

Over its 20 year history, the Need For Speed series has gone from complete obscurity on the 3DO to being a sleeper series on the PS1, and then…

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WWE 2K16

Monday, November 2, 2015

Last year’s WWE 2K15 game was a gigantic disappointment. 2K14 got so many things right that it was nearly a perfect game in terms of replicating a wrestling…

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Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Dragon Quest franchise has had quite the interesting history. Beginning on the Famicom, it became such a hit that it caused massive work-related absences so its games…

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Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I wanted to like Wasteland 2 more than I do. It’s a good example of how Kickstarter’s been influencing games this year; instead of trying to make a…

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Halo 5: Guardians

Monday, October 26, 2015

Last year, 343 Industries and Microsoft brought us Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This compilation gave players Halo 1-4, alongside the first-time ever Anniversary Edition of Halo 2….

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Sword Coast Legends

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Good: Stunning scenery. Outstanding voice work and music. Great dialog. Interesting multiplayer. The Bad: Overly fussy, overly scripted single player adventure. Fetch quests like it’s 1999! The…

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Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 1: “The Order of the Stone”

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Minecraft: Story Mode is a new episodic adventure from Telltale Games. As its name implies, it’s based on the world of Minecraft, which I was surprised to learn…

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Tales from the Borderlands, Episode 5: The Vault of the Traveler

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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Going into the first stretch of the fifth episode of Tales From the Borderlands, I had a similar problem to the one I had with the second episode….

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Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide

Friday, October 16, 2015

The big criticism of Beyond Earth when it came out was that is felt like a Civilization V mod. On the one hand, that speaks well of the…

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