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third-person shooter

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Peach Beach Splash Review

Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash wears its heart on its, er, bras and bikinis with unabashed aplomb. It’s the purest kind of ecchi content you could possibly imagine, arguably upping the ante for the game series with a cast of over 30 well-endowed women soaking each other with water guns. To say that things get wet and wild is an understatement, especially when considering how different this third-person shooter entry is from past instalments that have focused on action gameplay akin…

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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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Quantum Break – E.R. Review (+Video)

Remedy Entertainment is known for taking its time with video game development, and Quantum Break is not an exception in breaking this reputation. Having released the wonderfully bizarre Alan Wake in 2010, the Xbox One exclusive (well, sort of) has a lot to live up to, particularly in the storytelling department. Since there’s a high-budget TV show produced around the game that’s interwoven and influenced by in-game decisions, it’s a sure indicator that this Finnish developer has potentially realized a…

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Misc., Personal, Reviews

The Order: 1886 Review

Here Lies Order in Disorder There’s this thing about the loud voices of gamers: If you listen to what they say about any given video game without delving deeper into what might really be going on with something, you might be needlessly deceived. An example? The Order: 1886 was bombarded with negativity because it runs at 30 frames-per-second and is presented in a letterbox format for “cinematic quality” (there are black bars on the top and bottom of the screen,…

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Tranformers: War for Cybertron Review (Push Square Version)

What Do You Mean You’ve Never Played… Transformers: War for Cybertron? Video games are quite the unpredictable bunch. Dark horses like Batman: Arkham Asylum and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will come out of nowhere as surprising Game of the Year contenders, while shocking letdowns such as Assassin’s Creed Unity and The Order: 1886 will leave gamers pondering where their promise and potential went upon release. There are also those underdogs that may be praised by critics and consumers, but still fade into…

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The Last of Us Review – The Best Has Been Saved For Last

I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed, but Naughty Dog has taken a gradual, downward spiral in terms of how the tone of their games has been over time. Crash Bandicoot had all the pleasant, kid-friendly strangeness of Mario games with a preposterous setting built around fun platforming. Jak and Daxter is set in a cartoonish, sci-fi fantasy universe, but things such as its violence, humor, and stories are noticeably geared to a slightly more mature players (early teenagers)…

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Transformers: War for Cybertron Review

This Game Really Is More Than Meets The Eye… “Cybertron…our home. For generations it has been a peaceful world; until pride and a lust for power divided us. Now we fight enemies, who were once our brothers.” Cybertron is ravaged with war. Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, wants to corrupt the planet and become it’s ruler. But the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, try to defend their home with all they got. Will the Decepticons succeed in destroying their own…

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