Nioh 2 Review

Yokai slaying goodness… The original Nioh was one of my favourite games of 2017; its harmonious amalgamation of Soulsborne architecture and hack n’ slash combat transcended the established conventions of its pioneers. From its labyrinth style environmental design to the strategically difficult reactionary combat, the Soulsborne DNA coursed through the intrinsic foundation of Nioh, while […]

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Review

A realm reborn… The Final Fantasy series is heavily renowned as not only one of the best JRPG series, but also one of the best video game franchises of all-time. Its integral significance and cultural impact are simply indisputable as its DNA is conspicuously woven into the foundation and framework of the video game industry. […]

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Death Stranding Review

Disconnected at the seams… Kojima’s inaugural foray into nonrestrictive, independent waters is one of the most obtuse, idiosyncratic, fascinating, and convoluted experiences in the medium of video games. The legendary creator is able to expel a vast litany of creative intricacies and constructs; a profound level of creative freedom and opportunity that is conspicuously present […]

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Ghost of Tsushima Review

Shadow of the Samurai… The tale and role of the samurai is a relatively common element in the video game medium. From Capcom’s initial foray with the exquisite Onimusha series to the impeccably crafted Soulsborne formula of Nioh – the way of the samurai is a satisfying and intuitive experience that simply works. Translating the […]

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Doom Eternal Review

A bloody good time… Battlemode will not be weighed into this review as I primarily focused on the single-player aspect of Doom Eternal. 2016’s reboot of the 1993 FPS innovator, DOOM, was a revitalizing breath of fresh air in a stagnant, overpopulated genre that was quickly overstaying its welcome. In the crowded era of the […]

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Detroit: Become Human Review

*This review originally appeared at wizarddojo.com* A human experience – engrossing, yet flawed… Upon completing my first 10-12 hour playthrough of Quantic Dream’s latest, Detroit: Become Human, I had experienced a wide array of different emotions and levels of intrigue in an engrossing cinematic experience that notably fumbles but succeeds in many ways. The selfless […]

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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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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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