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Articles, Opinion, Published, TechRaptor

The Weakest Links: The Flaws In Breath Of The Wild

…However, it’s important to remember that games with uncommonly strong, masterful design in some areas can overshadow significant flaws, and that’s okay. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an exceptional example. It’s a game riddled with terrible pacing, a disappointing story, lacking bosses, and rehashed content in the latter half of its campaign, but the core stealth mechanics and gameplay are a peak for the series. As a result, it’s far better than it has any right to be. I’d…

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A.D.P. (In-Depth), Personal, Reviews

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – A.D.P. Review

My youngest sister has a form of chronic encephalopathy. You could also call it periventricular leukomalacia. It has to do with white matter, which is the tissue between gray matter that bridges the brain’s various regions. When you absorb information, gray matter is essential to storing and making sense of it, but white matter dispenses it across the brain as a connective conduit. Cognition, learning, reasoning – these faculties are dependent on both types of matter, but when it comes…

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Articles, Gamechurch, Misc., Published

The Last Guardian And The Fruits of Patience

Trico is not your friend—the game opens with the creature roaring in your face. It’s wounded, chained, and starving. There’s no obligation to free the creature, but since you can’t escape the pit you’re both confined to, why not help? Despite being knocked unconscious twice from the beast’s kicking, you eventually remove the spears stuck in its body and its metal leash. Though it shows hostility, you feed it barrels filled with an energizing, blue liquid. Check out the full…

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A.D.P. (In-Depth), Personal, Reviews

The Last Guardian – A.D.P. Review (+Video)

Delays are regretful yet reasonable expectations to have of ambitious video games. I recall anxiously anticipating Super Smash Bros. Brawl and roiling in agony each time it was pushed back. However, I had too much time on my hands since I was lamenting over two delays that only lasted three months total. This is nothing compared to others waiting a year or longer for Below, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Rime, or Star Citizen. As of the…

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Articles, Opinion, Published, Push Square

Uncharted 4’s Higher Difficulties Kill the Joy of Combat

I’m on chapter 20 of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, having just escaped explosive deathtraps with a good companion by my side. We’re ready to take on the bad guys that have taken another friend hostage, and I happen to see him attempting to escape from my vantage point. I’m overlooking a vast cove run dry with marooned pirate ships, and once I drop down the cliffs into this ancient graveyard, I’m sure I’ll find plenty of mercenaries to shoot,…

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Published, Push Square, Reviews

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition Review

When THQ went bankrupt two years ago, we feared the worst for our favourite franchise that the publisher produced: Darksiders. It’s an underrated yet fantastic hack and slash series inspired by God of War and The Legend of Zelda, and just a year before THQ’s collapse, you could say the company released one of its most ambitious, high quality titles with Darksiders II, which we believe improved on the original game in nearly every area. Naturally, when we discovered that…

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Published, Push Square, Reviews

Dishonored: Definitive Edition Review

It’s almost been three years since Dishonored snuck onto the PlayStation 3, and when we donned the daunting mask of Corvo Attano back then to creep through Dunwall without so much as killing a soul or making a sound, we still regard Arkane Studios’ runaway success with much-deserved admiration. Whether you choose to take a quiet route of redemption by sneaking past your foes with cunning or dash the opposition to pieces in epic brawls and from the shadows, this…

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