9.0

Rocket League

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Rocket League is just over a month old after being released July 7th, 2015 for PC and PS4 and it has already made a huge name for itself. The game is growing so fast that a new map has already been released and caused a commotion about competitive play. Yes, that’s right it already has it’s own competitive scene set up, along with Psyonix, the game’s publisher, having a world championship in the works. There is even a dedicated Rocket League Twitch channel and this is just the start.
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6.8

Gauntlet (2014)

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I’m not usually a nostalgia fan, I tend to go for the newest of the new style games, but there is a special place in my heart for dungeon crawlers. Flash-back to days at the arcade, or as I remember, the skating rink, to play a remastered version of Gauntlet. A top down dungeon crawler with nostalgia and newness abound. With the popularity of the Diablo series it’s no surprise to see the rebirth of more games like it. (more…)

8.6

Hearthstone

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Hearthstone is, in its essence, Magic: The Gathering played on a computer. It was developed by Blizzard in the World of Warcraft Universe. Players have a deck of cards, which contain minions and spells, and they seek to destroy the other player before he or she destroys them. Sound like Magic: The Gathering? Yep, except this time creatures are called minions. Same difference, right? (more…)

9.5

Wolfenstein: The New Order

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When it comes to FPS games like Wolfenstein: The New Order, I always hold a certain unspoken expectation. It’s an expectation that, well, I can never really put my finger on. Impressive graphics? Hmm, meh. Since my favorite all-time FPS game was released in 2003, I’d be hard-pressed to say that amazing graphics really pull me in. So maybe it’s maneuverability; controls that allow me to use skill and dexterity to the max, controls that feel natural and don’t have me panicking to find that one key in the heat of the moment? (I never have to look at my keyboard when typing or when I’m relaxed, but for some reason, when I’m in-game, moments away from death and need to find that one key to save myself, I look down and it’s like I’m seeing a keyboard for the first time in my life.) Sure, maneuverability is a pretty big deal. (more…)

8.9

Ticket to Ride: Steam Edition

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Ticket to Ride is a modern classic in the world of board games. Like many popular games, they are able to be played online as well. Ticket to Ride is no exception and the main Ticket to Ride server is run by Days of Wonder, the company that produces the hard copy. The neat thing about the online version of Ticket to Ride is that it can be played cross-platform. This review looks at the game online as played on Steam. It can also be played on a web-based JAVA server and an iPad. I will break down how the game looks on Steam, how it plays, and if it is worth playing this digital, online version. (more…)

5.0

Enemy Front (PC)

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So, recently I decided to try a few new(ish) shooter games. I wanted ones preferably set during World War II just so I could get away from the craziness that inevitably comes with Battlefield. Also, because of the love affair I have with another WWII game (more…)

9.9

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

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Ah, Enemy Territory. The game that started it all for me. The game where I got my first headshot, my first nade kill, my first everything and anything one can do in an online first person shooter. For me, Enemy Territory was, and still is, the Mecca of all FPS games. (more…)

9.8

Shovel Knight

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Back are the glory days of 2D platforming! So I say to ye all. With titles like Rayman Legends, New Super Mario Bros., and the slew of platforming indie games like Mutant Mudds and Super Meat Boy, the 2D platforming genre isn’t going anywhere. Sure, maybe there is a bit of an oversaturation of these titles, but many prove that the genre has a lot to offer; on top of that, developers are experimenting with the formula to keep it fresh. And then along came Shovel Knight. Shovel Knight, a kick-started project by Yacht Club Games available for download on 3DS, Wii U, and PC, is a love letter to the great NES platformer classics. The game exceeds the expectation that this game is just a nostalgia-grab (see my review of Ducktales Remastered) by forging its own place in the now decades-old legacy that is the platforming genre. Read on, my fellow knights! (more…)

6.8

Little Inferno

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Little Inferno is a strange little title all about purchasing things only to watch them burn. Being face-to-face with your own fireplace for the majority of the game is surprisingly engaging. (more…)

8.6

VVVVVV

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Did I mention that I’ve been playing a lot of indie titles lately? Well, this time it is a strange game called VVVVVV. No, that isn’t just a nightmare for my spell-check, it’s the name of an indie title available on 3DS, PS Vita, iOS, Android, Ouya, and the operating system of your choice (sans Linux). VVVVVV is a game that looks like it belongs in the early era of games, and I mean pre-NES. (more…)

4.3

Ikachan

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I’ve been dipping my fingers into a few “indie” titles recently. It is a term that we aren’t quite sure about. Sometimes an indie is a game actually developed by an independent studio or individual and sometimes the name is slapped on to just mean a shorter title produced by a big company. It doesn’t bother me. (more…)