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God of War review

‘God of War’ review: Keeping it in the family

April 12th, 2018

If anything, the God of War series has always been about complex familial relationships. After all, Greek mythology is dominated by stories of fathers killing their sons, children betraying their parents and endless war punctuated by short spells of peace. But after following Kratos as he knocked off the gods of Mount Olympus one by …

Far Cry 5 review

‘Far Cry 5’ review: Planting seeds

March 26th, 2018

Reinvention doesn’t always have to be dramatic. Whether it’s a long-running movie series, the seventh season of a TV show or the fifth entry in a popular video game franchise, subtle changes can be made to feel radical. In Far Cry 5, Ubisoft managed to reinvent its massively popular open world first-person shooter without losing much, …

Knack 2 review

‘Knack 2’ review: Growing up

September 10th, 2017

Sony has a long history of successful mascot-driven platformer games, from Spyro the Dragon to Crash Bandicoot to Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Daxter. In 2013, with the launch of the PS4, the company tried to add a new name to that list: Knack. Unfortunately, Knack was a bust. Not only was the character …

Splatoon 2 review

Splatoon 2 review: A splash of color

July 18th, 2017

Back in 2015, when Splatoon launched on the Wii U, all I could think about was all the people that would never get a chance to play it because it was only available on a dying console. Thankfully, Nintendo knew it had something special on its hands, and immediately got to work on a sequel …

ARMS review

‘ARMS’ review: I get knocked down, but I get up again

June 7th, 2017

My first hour or so with ARMS was underwhelming. My expectations weren’t all that high to begin with, as I really didn’t know what to expect from a first-party fighting game on the Nintendo Switch, but the monotony and repetition of the genre rarely holds my interest anyway. I came in with an open mind …