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Life Is Strange 2 Episode 3, "Wastelands" Review

We’ve reached the climax of Life Is Strange 2 and the rollercoaster ride down is liable to be a rocky one. This is definitely one of the better episodes in the game because there’s real danger here. Sean and Daniel have been doing pretty OK for themselves but this is the first time things felt truly unpredictable.

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 3, "Wastelands" Review

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 2, "Rules" Review

Life Is Strange 2 is a road movie where the journey is more important than the destination, which is still kind of up in the air. There are a lot of miles between the Diaz boys and Mexico, leaving open ample opportunities for things to go hideously sideways. It’s early yet so I can’t discern where the story will take these two boys. A solid entry despite its off-key finale.

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 2, "Rules" Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Path Home Review

In the end, though, when asked about what she will do next and Lara turns around with a little smirk on her face, I was moved to tears. This is it. This is the end of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the game I love so much, the final game in the rebooted trilogy I cherish so much.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Path Home Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Serpent’s Heart Review

Additional content for Shadow of the Tomb Raider keeps on coming at a rapid pace. It feels like it was only yesterday when I previously jotted down my thoughts of the latest additional tomb for Lara to raid. It’s okay, though, as with the DLC I have a regular reason to pop into my favorite game of the last year.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Serpent’s Heart Review

Kingdom Hearts III Review

Kingdom Hearts III is an amazing yet flawed game made for the most die-hard fans of the series. While newcomers can still enjoy the quick-paced gameplay, the extremely complicated story will surely leave them bewildered.

Kingdom Hearts III Review

The Last Remnant Remastered Review

In the end (as you can probably tell), The Last Remnant isn't really my cup of tea. I just can't get into the story here and the gameplay isn't exciting enough to hold my interest. I blame the dull characters and the repetitive hands-off approach to the battle system.

The Last Remnant Remastered Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Forge Review

The Forge is a great opening shot for the rest of six DLC adventures to follow, not to mention that it alone is better than the dreary 20th anniversary content released for Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Forge Review

The World Ends With You: Final Mix Review

By no means an unknown game, The World Ends With You: Final Remix was something I had always been intrigued by but was unable to find the time or chance to play it. Originally released on the Nintendo DS, this JRPG by Square Enix differs greatly from many of their better-known titles, and is heavily influenced by a Japanese youth culture.

The World Ends With You: Final Mix Review

Final Fantasy XV Royal Pack DLC Review

Final Fantasy XV’s Royal Pack DLC expands on the game’s final story chapter. There are additional upgrades that allow for character switching, a first-person mode, boat exploration, and a special power-up. But the primary addition revolves around the new and improved city of Insomnia, main character Noctis’ hometown and vital location for the plot. As such, there may be light spoilers related to what is in the DLC, but there's nothing in this review that will overtly spoil the events leading up to the ending.

Final Fantasy XV Royal Pack DLC Review

Secret of Mana (Remaster) Review

The Secret of Mana remaster is faithful to the SNES original, to a fault. The game’s authenticity is nostalgic, but enough archaic systems remain when they could have been updated. The graphics and sound are the biggest changes, but they aren’t as inherently charming here.

Secret of Mana (Remaster) Review

Romancing Saga 2 Review

Romancing SaGa 2 is a very open-ended, so whether or not you're into that kind of freedom will likely make or break the game for you. What it lacks in the focused story, it definitely makes it up in re-playability and choices.

Romancing Saga 2 Review

World of Final Fantasy Review

Originally released for PlayStation 4 and Vita in 2016, the spin-off game World of Final Fantasy tries to bring fan service to all Final Fantasy democracies - including newcomers to the series. Adventuring twins Reynn and Lann traverse familiar scenes and meet up with the famous characters from the long history of Final Fantasy. The game serves as a traditional turn-based JRPG with bit of a Pokémon thrown in.

World of Final Fantasy Review

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Review

Everything I had ever expected from a modern day JRPG is still present in Final Fantasy XII - the open-ended exploration, well-designed interconnected areas, sprawling cities with various NPCs which change as the story progresses on, and seemingly endless side-quests and optional enemies, dungeons and hidden treasures. Final Fantasy XII is nothing short of a timeless masterpiece that I cannot recommend enough.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Review

Dragon Quest Builders Review

You have the ability to completely change everything around you, and you can truly feel the importance of your role; even the aesthetics and sounds are great enough to evoke that kind of emotion. It gives you an awesome sense of accomplishment, surrounds you with some of the most interesting concepts that this genre has ever seen, and makes you feel like you’re worth something in this world. This is what it means to be a Builder.

Dragon Quest Builders Review

Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza

Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza builds on the first episode in just about every way. The dense multi-layered map, creative assassination opportunities, and an overall better performance makes this easily the best episode of the two so far.

Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza

Hitman Episode 1: Paris

Killing hasn't been this fun since Blood Money. Despite the technical issues, Hitman is off to a promising start to the "season". The smooth controls, beautiful visuals, and incredibly detailed level design does a solid job in bringing the world's deadliest assassin to current generation consoles.

Hitman Episode 1: Paris