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Layers of Fear Peels Apart On Switch

on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 | By Simon Smith

Layers of Fear is a horror game that explores the depths of the protagonist’s own mind as players venture through a puzzling labyrinth filled with personal traumas. Through the game you explore the mind of an artist trying to complete his masterpiece, building from his own experiences and slipping grip of reality....

Project Octopath Traveler: Quirky Name, Intriguing Game

on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 | By SeanPyle

Square Enix’ fall from grace, at least in the eyes of classic-JRPG fanatics, is well-documented. With every numbered Final Fantasy entry, the publisher diverts further from its original formula, for better or worse. The release of Final Fantasy X arguably began the criticism, but XII, XIII, and XV all added a share of...

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode One: Awake Review

on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 | By Simon Smith

Dontnod Entertainment did a wonderful job with Life is Strange. They weaved together an excellent narrative with many tough subjects and introduced genuinely interesting characters players sympathized with. While the series was enjoyable from start to finish, there was always one element that held it back: the protagonist’s...

Score: 8

Why Not to Hate Valve for Artifact

on Sun, Sep 17, 2017 | By Murphy Wales

During the Dota 2 international, Valve announced a card game based on Dota 2. The game is called Artifact and does not have a release date. Many fans have responded negatively. Their frustration stems from a number of things: they hoped for a demonstration of new heroes, the release of an Arcana cosmetic set for Pudge,...

Emmaline Rambles: On Cheating and Cheat Devices

on Sun, Sep 17, 2017 | By Emmaline Shettel

Why do consumers spend thirty dollars on a cheating device? Because consumers like to win. I remember what I felt when all my weeds on Animal Crossing: Wild World were replaced with money bags: power. The first thing I want to do in any Sims game is type in motherlode for a huge whopping amount of Simoleons. This makes...

Five Poor Life Lessons Taught By The Sims

on Sun, Sep 17, 2017 | By DougiePowell

For almost twenty years The Sims has been a very popular franchise with no signs of slowing down. Currently on its fourth iteration, with many console spinoffs in between, the games have raised a generation of gamers, including myself. If I were to apply those weird statistics where people figure out how much of their...

Underlord, the Lord of High Rank Matches

on Sat, Sep 16, 2017 | By Murphy Wales

For some time now, Underlord has held the highest win-rate for players in the high-skill bracket. Most would expect the character to make an appearance in the internationals but, surprisingly, he didn’t. While the pros aren’t beholden to following the meta, one would at least expect them to use the most effective...

T. J.’s Ten, Part 4 – Number One

on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 | By Joseph Tomlinson-Jones

Here it is, the final chapter in the list. With great pride, I introduce my number one pick. 1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is the black sheep of the Zelda series, but to me it is the series’ shining glory. Majora’s Mask, like the other titles in the...

The Alliance Alive Announcement Trailer

on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 | By Tow

Despite shifting their focus to the Switch, Nintendo is still making good on their promise of continued support for the 3DS with many great games slated for release towards the end of this year as well as next. The Alliance Alive is one of the games that lives up to that promise. Atlus announced during Nintendo Direct...

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Releasing in December

on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 | By Simon Smith

Contrary to speculation, Nintendo has confirmed Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be released in 2017. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a highlight of the latest Nintendo Direct. It focused on the game’s world of Alrest and its many factions’ political, military, and religious positions, and noted that each kingdom lives on the...