Reviews

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Review

“Can’t Kill Progress” Developer: Eidos Montreal Publisher: Square Enix Format: PC, PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One Released: August 23, 2016 Copy purchased There’s very little that goes unnoticed in developer Eidos Montreal’s return to the Deus Ex universe. Five years removed from the visionary Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Mankind Divided welcomes Adam Jensen back into […]

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Hitman: Episode 4 – Bangkok Review

“Checking In” Developer: IO Interactive Publisher: Square Enix Format: PC, PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One Released: August 16, 2016 Copy purchased Rejuvenating the quality of the season coming off Marrakesh’s low point, Hitman: Episode 4 – Bangkok, puts IO Interactive’s episodic series back on track. Moving past the midway point, Agent 47’s latest […]

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Bound Review

“Just Dance” Developer: Plastic Studios Publisher: SIE Santa Monica Studio Format: PS4 (reviewed) Released: August 16, 2016 Copy purchased Bound is a poetic and artistically beautiful exploration of emotions held hostage. Its subtly led narrative and focus on style venture into therapeutic territory as you navigate its abstractly constructed world. From a pure […]

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No Man’s Sky Review

“Space Cowboy” Developer: Hello Games Publisher: Hello Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment Format: PC, PS4 (reviewed) Released: August 9, 2016 Copy purchased  No Man’s Sky is the embodiment of a creative entity larger than life itself. After a monumental wave of hype leading into its release, No Man’s Sky has finally arrived. And […]

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Batman: Episode 1 – Realm of Shadows Review

“Welcome To Gotham” Developer: Telltale Games Publisher: Telltale Games Format: iOS, Android, PC, Mac, PS3, PS4 (reviewed), Xbox 360, Xbox One Released: August 2, 2016 Copy purchased The iconic Caped Crusader has taken many forms over the years, transcending an array of mediums, from comics, to blockbusters, and everything in between. Coming […]

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ABZU Review

“Riveting Reflection” Developer: Giant Squid Publisher: 505 Games Format: PC, PS4 (reviewed) Released: August 2, 2016 Copy purchased ABZÛ conducts itself with a rare, beautiful, and often astonishing gracefulness. Acting as the first game from the newly assembled development studio, Giant Squid, founded by Flower and Journey art director, Matt Nava, ABZÛ is […]

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Headlander Review

“Ground Control” Developer: Double Fine Productions Publisher: Adult Swim Format: PC, PS4 (reviewed) Released: July 26, 2016 Copy purchased Headlander is corny, unconventional, and consistently some of the zaniest enjoyment I’ve had with a game this year. Double Fine’s latest embodies the approach of a side-scrolling metroidvania, communicating its retro 70’s sci-fi aesthetic with […]

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Riptide GP: Renegade Review

“Taking On Water” Developer: Vector Unit Publisher: Vector Unit Format: PC, PS4 (reviewed) Released: July 26, 2016 Copy supplied by publisher Perhaps years ago, Riptide GP: Renegade would have had the necessary components to impress. Coming with a wide variety of modes, maps, and customization, Renegade is in possession of the hard numbers to […]

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Kill Strain Review

“Straining Potential” Developer: SIE San Diego Studio Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Format: PS4 (reviewed) Released: July 12/19, 2016 Free-to-play It’s not everyday a first-party exclusive on PlayStation 4 slips under the radar, managing to pull off a stealthy release. Sony San Diego’s free-to-play MOBA, mixed with twin stick shooter, Kill Strain has done […]

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Furi Review

“Breaker Of Chains” Developer: The Game Bakers Publisher: The Game Bakers Format: PC, PS4 (reviewed) Released: July 5, 2016 Copy purchased If not for constantly getting in the way of itself, the trippy new project from The Game Bakers may have had a shot at greatness. Furi is a mechanically competent, visually unpolished, […]

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