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Just Dance 2022 First Impressions

It has been a few years since I’ve checked in with Just Dance and, unsurprisingly, it’s largely the same game. If you’ve played any Just Dance in recent history you know what you’re in for but there are a few things that stood out to me as a semi-lapsed player. The quick play mode (introduced […]

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Best Games of 2021 So Far (October Update)

Fall is always a busy time for games and this year is no exception. Here are the best games of 2021 so far, October edition. Be sure to check the April and July updates to see how the list has evolved over time. 10. Hitman 3 While guided paths allow less versed players to get […]

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The Artful Escape Review

Your best self exists in the space between your current self and the person you want to be. The Artful Escape is a psychedelic adventure game with rhythm elements, exploring this very idea. It’s visually stunning, surprising, and downright delightful. But, with a few exceptions, The Artful Escape is more fun to look at than […]

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Far Cry 6 Preview

As a newcomer to Far Cry, I’ve always viewed it as over the top chaos and — at this point —a series that’s in need of a win as many feel its best may be behind them. After 4 hours of Far Cry 6 I feel more confident that this’ll serve as a fun entry […]

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Button City Review

Life is a series of changes, but what matters most is that you have a community to help you through it all. Button City is an adventure game exploring this very idea. It’s a story that celebrates community and friendship infused with some arcade action, sim elements, and a series of cute, low-poly pastel dioramas […]

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Toodee and Topdee Review

In life, you can often solve a lot of problems by looking at them from a new angle. In Toodee and Topdee this isn’t just encouraged, it’s required by design. Trading constraints and toolsets by alternating between a 2D side-scroller and a top-down perspective, Toodee and Topdee is a novel puzzle-platformer that isn’t afraid to […]

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Best Games of 2021 So Far (July Update)

We’re past the halfway point of the year so it’s time to check in on what the best games of 2021 are so far. This is an evolving list with the first iteration being in April. Months have passed and many games have been released but one constant remains: there is never enough time to […]

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Where the Heart Leads Review

Where the Heart Leads has decent writing, some fun sim integrations, and a few interesting plotlines but these qualities are eclipsed by how slow paced and unfulfilling the majority of the adventure is.

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Best Games of 2021 (April Update)

Most folks would consider 2021 to be off to a slow start but so many games have been released this quarter alone. Here are the best games of 2021 so far. Game of the Year 2021 Ranking Below are the most notable games I’ve played this year, ranked. This list only includes games that came […]

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Previews

Straylight Preview

Leaping across the cosmos may be comfortable in Straylight but its take on first-person VR platforming happens in a void, devoid of intrigue.  Straylight is a platformer but not in the way you might expect. You’re not really jumping; instead, you’re using a tether, whip-like device to swing across blue star dots. You dual-wield two […]