Astro’s Playroom Review

An illustrious station for nostalgic play… As a pre-installed bundle of goodness for every PlayStation 5 console, Astro’s Playroom is a remarkably creative and inventive platformer that reinforces and capitalizes off of the surprisingly nostalgic history of the PlayStation ecosystem. From some of the most ingenious and exquisitely charming Easter Eggs in the gaming medium […]

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Review

What’s Up Danger? As the follow up to one of the best superhero games of all-time and a front-running title ushering the launch of a new generation, Spider-Man: Miles Morales has some monumental shoes to fill. This second entry into Insomniac’s established universe captures its predecessor’s idiosyncratic charm and whimsicality, while retaining the fundamental components […]

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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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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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2017: Thoughts on the Big Three

The illustrious year of 2017 is upon us and a proper moment of reflection is in order; 2017 will be a bountiful year and hopefully deliver a slew of fantastic new titles ripe with limitless potential. All three major parties – being the Big N, Sony, and Microsoft – have their own particularly unique plans […]

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No Man’s Sky Review

Immense quantity for the sake of meaningful quality… No Man’s Sky will undoubtedly serve as a stern lesson for the entire gaming community moving forward; it’s a clear cut example of excellent ideas wound together into an underwhelming package which unsurprisingly fails to live up to the insurmountable hype. My expectations were relatively shallow to […]

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Review

Greatness from small beginnings… Very few experiences are capable of capturing the essence of adventure, let alone doing so with a resounding sense of polish; this honorable achievement in production and execution is conspicuously present in Naughty Dog’s flagship series. The fourth, and arguably final, entry in the series, entitled “A Thief’s End”, is an […]

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Ratchet & Clank PS4 Review

A revitalizing surge of energy to an old, but beloved franchise. The Playstation 4 remake/reimagining of 2002’s Ratchet & Clank is an exceptionally gorgeous painting in motion which re-establishes the series’ initial quirky charm and personality. Not only is Ratchet & Clank arguably the best game in the series – I’d have to replay A […]

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