Nier: Automata Review

*This review originally appeared at wizarddojo.com* Patience is a virtue… Very few games manage to transcend its predictable structure into a peculiarly constructed being that constantly shape-shifts both narratively and gameplay-wise. Those that attempt to embody this bizarrely delicious concept tend to fail, with the story layering multiple convoluted pieces that simply don’t make sense or bleed […]

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Addressing the Criticism for The Last of Us Part II

This post contains major plot spoilers for The Last of Us Part II, please read at your own discretion. .. As I stated in my review for The Last of Us Part II, it is an ambitious and evocative masterpiece that pushes the envelope in video game storytelling and character perception. Many do not agree […]

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The Last of Us Part II Review

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves… Rarely does a video game narrative expect anything of the player; the only instances of narrative projection would be the commonly used system of player agency, which inherently feels false and formulaic. Video game storytelling is a rather structured organism which rarely falters off […]

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Review

An amazingly woven web! Spider-Man is my favourite super hero, and my affinity to Insomniac Games is similar to the nostalgic attachment many have with Nintendo. I grew up with these two major entities, both of them shaping my sense of identity and fostering this current passion of mine – Spider-Man: The Animated series and […]

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Octopath Traveler Review

A path worth traveling… Square Enix’s inaugural foray onto the Nintendo Switch immediately captured everyone’s attention during its reveal early last year; with its pristinely crafted art-style, ode to traditional RPG design, and blissfully whimsical musical score, there was simply no shortage of interesting components to anticipate. Octopath Traveler is a gorgeous amalgamation of the […]

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God of War Review

*This review originally appeared at wizarddojo.com* Appeasing the gods… God of War will stand as one of greatest reinventions in gaming history, breathing distilled life into a dormant franchise and reconstructing the preconceived notions of an established anti-hero. God of War is a brilliant thought piece that blissfully ripens with each passing moment, embodying the […]

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Celeste Review

*This review originally appeared at wizarddojo.com* An inspirational climb to greater heights. This independent platformer with tremendous heart, is a poignant masterpiece that should not simmer under anyone’s radar. While its sense of scale is rather diminutive, its level of quality never falters, making it an undeniable front-runner for game of the year. Plated with its […]

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Super Mario Odyssey Review

*This review originally appeared at wizarddojo.com* Reach for the moon… The Super Mario series requires no introduction; to say that it is synonymous with the video game medium would be an immense understatement. Its cadence to this unanimous praise is heavily warranted as the Super Mario series is game development at its finest. One staple and […]

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ARMS Review

An exhilarating knock-out… Nintendo has been knocking it out of the park as of late; through the release of the masterful Breath of the Wild and the forever endearing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo welcomes a new addition to the their collection of fantastic IPs and their ever growing lineup of excellent Switch games. I […]

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Persona 5 Review

A “bona fide, Monafied” masterpiece While my thoughts on the Shin-Megami subseries may emit a questionable sense of bias, piercing through any form of clouded judgment was surprisingly trivial as Persona 5 is an absolute delight, regardless of my attachment to the series. As I’ve mentioned profusely, Persona 4 Golden is my favourite video game […]

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