Category Archives: Gaming

Fire Emblem Heroes Review

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Share. Fortune favors the bold in this entertaining strategy RPG. By Meghan Sullivan While playing Fire Emblem games like Awakening and Birthright, I always thought it was cool that you could recruit heroes from the past to help out in combat. Because these characters came as DLC add-ons they rarely interacted with the story directly, […]

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Beholder Review

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Games set within countries plagued by totalitarian regimes generally cast you as either the chosen hero who must rise up against their oppressors, or as a cog-in-the-machine type whose primary concern is survival. Beholder is the latter sort of game, casting you as Carl, the landlord of a small apartment complex in a war-torn region. […]

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Divide Review

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Share. A buggy twin-stick isometric RPG with poor variety, but a cool story to tell. By Leif Johnson Divide kicks off with a firefight—a chaotic squabble where sentry robots resembling metallic metroids snipe at two protagonists who fire back with guns that bark lightning. It’s glorious and promising, if a little tough. But it’s the […]

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Linelight Review

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In a period when so many games vie for our attention with bombastic action scenes and deeply involving stories, finding a game like Linelight feels like a blessing. There’s no excess, nothing to distract you from the mechanics and obstacles at play. As intended, its presentation is minimalistic, bordering on stark, with merely a few […]

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Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World Review

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When Yoshi’s Woolly World came out on Wii U in 2015, its well-hidden collectibles seemed at odds with its often breezy platforming–most of the challenge was in finding its secrets, so opting to forgo them made some stages too basic. Updated for 3DS, the leisurely pace of Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World feels right at […]

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Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Review

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Share. A faithful Wii U port with some extra padding for the 3DS. By Daniel Krupa When I reviewed Yoshi’s Woolly World on Wii U on June 22, 2015, I gave it a 7.4, which is the mark of a good game. Here’s what I said then: There’s a handful of really great levels in […]

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Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers

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The Dynasty Warriors games, despite their apparent absurdity, usually make a fair attempt at being historically accurate. You can, in series tradition, flatten ten men with the push of a single button; but you can also try–and fail–to save a comrade’s life in one particular battle, only to look it up on the internet and […]

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Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review

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By Matt Elliott Editor’s note: IGN is ramping tech and hardware reviews back up, one product category at a time. We’re kicking off with deep dives into some of the best-of-the best headsets, GPUs, Mice, Monitors, and keyboards from the last few years. The HyperX Cloud II (See it on Amazon) sits at the top […]

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Urban Empire Review

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Share. This city-builder is more about politics than plopping down buildings. By Leif Johnson There’s a case to be made that Urban Empire is a perfect city sim for our times. Many traditional city sims grant us autocratic control, and the whims and wants of the populace largely remain abstractions and jumbles of figures. Urban […]

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AOC G2460PQU 144Hz Gaming Monitor Review

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Share. Built like a tank and blazing fast. By Matthew D. Sarrel AOC offers no less than 6 versions of the G2460 24″ monitor, and its “PQU” variant falls roughly into the middle of its lineup since it has a higher refresh rate than a standard monitor, but doesn’t include adaptive refresh rate technology. The […]

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