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'Thrones of Britannia' Is More Misadventure Than Reinvention for Total War

Some good ideas are buried by the bad ones, or obscured by some glaring problems.
Rob Zacny
5.17.18
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'Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire' Has Too Many Debts to Pay

A weight of expectation and obligation detracts from an otherwise great narrative adventure about colonialism and its politics.
Cameron Kunzelman
5.15.18
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'DKC: Tropical Freeze' Is Special Because It Respects Skill And Curiosity

I’m very glad that people will finally play one of 2014’s best and most overlooked games, now that it’s on the Switch.
Danielle Riendeau
5.4.18
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'BattleTech' Revives the Classic Mech Franchise in All Its Grueling Glory

'BattleTech' is the rare tactics game that makes attrition a tool, not a mistake.
Rob Zacny
4.25.18
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The Industrial Apocalypse of 'Frostpunk' Is More Truth Than Fiction

The developer behind 'This War of Mine' tells another haunting story of survival and desperation.
Rob Zacny
4.23.18
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In 'Yakuza 6,' Family Is More Important Than Fists

Come for the crime drama, stay for the breakdown of various parenting styles.
Janine Hawkins
4.17.18
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'God of War' Triumphs Because It Confronts Its Own Bloody Legacy

Kratos has always been a sad, unlikable asshole, but in giving him something to live for—a son who questions his decisions, his violence—he's finally given a real test.
Patrick Klepek
4.12.18
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'Minit' Is a Speedy Triumph, Where The Goal Is Simple: Live, Die, Repeat

'Minit' is a quirky Zelda-like you play in 60-second chunks.
Danielle Riendeau
4.3.18
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'Far Cry 5' Tries to Do It All, but Fails to Be Much of Anything

New changes to the structure are welcomed, but 'Far Cry 5' has no confidence and no heart.
Austin Walker
3.26.18
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'A Way Out' Doesn't Come Close to Delivering on Its Grand Promise

A bad pastiche of great crime movies is best enjoyed with friends and low expectations.
Rob Zacny
3.23.18
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'Moss' Suggests Maybe You Didn't Waste That Money Buying a VR Headset

There are three VR rigs in my home, but I haven't touched them in over a year. 'Moss' was good enough to change that.
Patrick Klepek
3.1.18
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'Into the Breach' Turns Mech Combat Into a Tactical Dance

The follow up to 'FTL' isn't the game you might have expected. But it's still a must play.
Austin Walker
2.27.18