Mortal Shell Review – Ascending Souls

Mortal Shell Review – Ascending Souls

In 2009, with the release of Demon’s Souls literally no one would have known From Software’s challenging, opaque action RPG would usher in a popular sub-genre but 11 years later, “Soulslike” is exactly that. Yearly we’ve seen games release that borrow heavily from the Souls formula to varying degrees of...

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Top 10 PS4 Console Exclusives of the Generation

Top 10 PS4 Console Exclusives of the Generation

With the release of Ghost of Tsushima it’s safe to say that, regarding exclusives, the PS4 generation is over. And what a great generation it was. Sony’s exclusives output this gen was an all-timer. From first party to second party, the vast majority of Sony owned IP for their juggernaut...

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The Last of Us Part II – There Are No Heroes

The Last of Us Part II – There Are No Heroes

Warning: major spoilers for the entire story of The Last of Us Part II follow, so proceed at your own discretion.   The idiom “walk a mile in my shoes” is quite literally at the center and heart of Naughty Dog’s magnum opus, The Last of Us Part II. It...

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Daymare 1998 Review – Old School Doldrums

Daymare 1998 Review – Old School Doldrums

From the outset it’s clear Invader Studios has a lot of love for the Resident Evil and Silent Hill franchises. Both of these seminal survival horror games play the clear inspiration for Daymare 1998. From the mechanics to the settings, Daymare evokes the spirit of those two classic games. And...

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Review: In the Shadow of a Giant

Resident Evil 3 Remake Review: In the Shadow of a Giant

As a fan of the Resident Evil franchise since essentially day one, Resident Evil 2 was always my favorite due to the unheard of (at the time) replay value. As such, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis felt like a step backwards with a far more linear campaign, eschewing the “Zapping System”...

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Review – Costly Ambition

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Review – Costly Ambition

It’s been five years since Moon Studios’ Ori and the Blind Forest blew me away with its excellent, almost wordless storytelling, beautiful animation and images, and challenging but satisfying platforming. My anticipation for its follow up only ramped up as its release day drew near. In all honesty, I probably...

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