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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue – Review

It’s baffling to consider that a new Kingdom Hearts hasn’t been released on consoles in over a decade. The series’ sappy emotion, bizarre juxtaposition of characters, and overly convoluted story may drive many away, but there’s a stirring magic and innocence to it all that has never waned on us. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue proves this to be true once again, serving up a short yet promising episode of what to expect from Kingdom Hearts III, while…

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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition – Review

It’s weird to think that since Darksiders was released in 2010, Vigil Games disbanded, THQ went bankrupt, and Nordic Games acquired the franchise. Not only that, but it has even reincorporated under the name THQ Nordic and overseen remasterings of both games. So while ex-Vigil Games employees are scattered around the place with Darksiders lead creator Joe Madureira doing his own thing with Battle Chasers: Nightwar, THQ Nordic has been feeling the waters to discern if completing the Darksiders trinity can make waves….

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered – Review

When you boot up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered’s multiplayer, it greets you with a message welcoming you back to the “seminal” first-person shooter. It’s a fitting descriptor because the unforgettable campaign and multiplayer have had rippling effects throughout its genre in the near-decade since its release, and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would disagree. Why does its impact endure? We were reminded why with this remaster – no, this remake – due to the exemplary overhaul it has undergone. Its…

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Aragami – Review

Aragami is a sight for sore eyes if you’re a fan of the stealth genre. While we have incredible games integrating its conventions with Dishonored, Assassin’s Creed, and even Wolfenstein: The New Order, they treat stealth gameplay as an equal alternative to action rather than the only realistic option. Seasoned game series like Metal Gear Solid and Thief are primary examples of the latter, emphasising stealth to the point of making combat a major threat. Aragami falls in line with…

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Jotun: Valhalla Edition – Review

Have you ever realised how much Norse mythology penetrates popular culture? There are numerous spins on its gods in Marvel’s movies, inspired elements taken from its races and characters in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novels, and countless references spread across video games from Master Chief’s Mjolnir armor to equipment and iconography associated with Destiny’s Iron Banner event. These imaginative, subtle takes on Norse mythology are far more common than explicit, proper ones, so when something like Jotun: Valhalla Edition comes…

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Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom – Review

While it’s a common story, Attack on Titan managed to pull this particular scribe into the anime world a couple years ago. How could it not? It has a striking art style with bold lining and subdued colour, a European setting with an intricate culture and inventions, and an irresistible world that draws you in with its mysteries and cliffhangers. We could divulge the great characters that always bring on compelling drama or the excitement of watching them use Omni-Directional…

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Metrico+ – Review

While Sony may not give the PlayStation Vita much love these days, others have set out to do so over the years to prove the handheld’s worth. Digital Dreams was one such developer who exclusively released its debut title Metrico on the neglected platform in 2014. It received both glowing and scathing remarks for varying reasons, but if one consensus could be reached, it was that the game had unique ideas to offer with its level design and unconventional use…

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