Review: Celeste

Review: Celeste
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For a game about a young girl climbing a mountain, Celeste is surprisingly less a coming-of-age story and more a story about how hard it is to take the tremendous first steps towards better health. … read more

Review: The Red Strings Club

Review: The Red Strings Club
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Red Strings Club is a game that tugs at your philosophical leanings, asking grand and granular questions that it demands you answer. But most importantly, Red Strings weaves a familiar paranoia using the root of cyberpunk: that corporations increasingly own our well-being, and, to a large extent, we’ve come to like it. … read more

Review: Tacoma

Review: Tacoma
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Tacoma works like a Sleep No More–style theatre show where you can freely explore scenes but also have the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward, giving you complete control. … read more

Review: Tumbleseed

Review: Tumbleseed
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TumbleSeed is more like roguelike yoga. It requires concentration on slight movement and deliberate maneuvers. It is so easy to roll carelessly into the void. … read more

Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4
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There aren’t many games that are defined as much by their sound effects as Gears of War: The revving of a chainsaw bayonet against flesh … … read more

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
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Dear Esther is a non-traditional video game that doesn’t demand various button presses or trigger pulls to perform pre-determined actions. … read more

Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Curse of Strahd

Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Curse of Strahd
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If you’re in the mood to seriously shake up your D&D group or just want a chance to explore one of the greatest pre-made worlds in the history of the game, Curse of Strahd is your jam, and you owe it to yourself—and your players—to pick it up and give it a try. … read more

Review: Project X Zone 2

Review: Project X Zone 2
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Project X Zone 2 Bandai Namco Entertainment Reviewed on Nintendo 3DS XL Street: 02.16 Project X Zone 2 is the love child of Bandai Namco, Capcom and Sega, and it features all of your favorite characters from various animes and JRPGs. It’s also the sequel to Project X Zone. Tales of Vesperia, .hack//, Resident Evil,

Review: Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

Review: Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
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Digimon is Bandai’s answer to the Pokemon craze, and back in the late ’90s, it was really the only rival. It started out as Tamagotchi-like virtual pets, morphed into an anime and then joined the world of video games. … read more

Review: XCOM 2

Review: XCOM 2
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Until I played 2012’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown, concepts like probabilities, percentages and risk management were never terms that got my motor running. Now that Firaxis and 2K have released a sequel to their turn-based strategy game, I’m starting to see my everyday life in these terms. … read more