Reviews

  • Review | Forspoken

    Using magic PARKOUR and pretty but terrible feeling combat you’ll work your way across the world of Althia.  How does it run, is it any fun, and is the dialogue as bad as it seems?  Let’s find out.

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  • Review | Salamander County Public Television

    I spy, with my little eye, a random and wacky little collection of minigames in Salamander County Public Television, developed by Tinzone Games and published by Penguin Pop Games. This little treat caught my attention as I was browsing the Xbox Store, with its interesting…

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  • Review | Firefighting Simulator – The Squad

    Firefighting Simulator – The Squad is the latest in our series of reviews covering the surprisingly popular “Simulator” genre.  Unlike the rest this one almost feels like a modern video game, both graphically and performance-wise. Let’s get our hoses out and spray down the walls…

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  • Review | Need For Speed Unbound

    Tuned sports cars, high-octane cop chases, a vast open world and... anime? One of these things is not like the other!

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  • Review | Persona 4 Golden

    Late into the PlayStation 2’s lifespan came an onslaught of titles that are still talked about today. From hardware crunchers like God of War and Final Fantasy XII to unique offerings like Ōkami and Shadow of Colossus, Persona 4 would sit up as one of…

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  • Review | Persona 3 Portable

    It was a little over ten years ago when I first picked up a Persona game, Persona 3 Portable (“P3P”) to be exact. Developed by ATLUS’ P-Studio and now published by SEGA, this version of one of the PlayStation 2’s highlights was developed for the…

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  • Review | Monster Hunter Rise

    Monster Hunter Rise was released on the Nintendo Switch back in March of 2021 to massive critical acclaim.  Just under two years later it’s out on Xbox Game Pass for console, cloud, and PC.  It is an excellent port built off of the original Steam…

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  • Review | Afterglitch

    Afterglitch attempts to bring high-brow art to the world of video games.  You’ll hold forward on the left stick for about an hour, occasionally changing that to left or right.  You’re a character adrift in a fractured universe.  Time and space are broken, and you’re…

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  • Review | Chasing Static

    Chasing Static is a PlayStation 1-era, short narrative horror experience. I love the look of things, and the voice acting in the opening cutscene seemed decent enough for this sized game. At least that’s what I’ve been told it is because the Xbox version is…

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  • Review | GRIME

    GRIME was recently released on Xbox after being for over a year and a half elsewhere.  If you’re like me, you had never heard of it.  I only became aware of this Metroidvania Soulslike (an increasingly popular genre) after a review key for it showed…

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  • Review | Prison Simulator

    Prison Simulator is the latest in our deluge of “Simulator” reviews.  You are a prison guard, tasked with making both your co-workers and the inmates happy.  To do this you will follow the rules, break the rules, work out, take roll call, and more!  Can…

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