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'Astro Bot' Is a Nintendo Quality Platformer That's Also a VR Stunner

Wipe the dust off your VR headset, put the cables in the right spot, and spend some time with the game engineered to make you smile.
Patrick Klepek
10.15.18
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'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' Tries, but Fails, to Tackle Its Own Colonialism

Fun stealth mechanics and a passable photo mode can't free the series from the baggage of its core fantasy: Lara Croft is still just a thief playing at being a savior.
Dia Lacina
9.10.18
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'Spider-Man' Isn't Just Good, It's a Game About Trying to Be Good

Spider-Man gets the Arkham treatment, with a surprising dash of empathy, humanity, and very good swinging.
Patrick Klepek
9.4.18
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'Dragon Quest XI' Is A Blockbuster Game That Doesn't Deliver

Like many recent JRPGs, 'Dragon Quest XI' is interested in capturing the magic of nostalgia. Unfortunately, this devotion to the past holds it back.
Cameron Kunzelman
8.28.18
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The Spy Games of 'Phantom Doctrine' Offer More Style Than Substance

It looks and sounds like exactly what you'd want from an spy tactics game, but good ideas don't make for a great game.
Rob Zacny
8.23.18
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In Its Final Season, The Walking Dead Finally Finds a Reason to Exist Again

For years, Clementine has done nothing but survive, and watch people around her die. Isn't there more to life than that, even in the apocalypse?
Patrick Klepek
8.21.18
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The Final Act of 'The Banner Saga' Cements Its Bleak Greatness

'The Banner Saga 3' is a powerful conclusion that elevates the entire series.
Rob Zacny
8.1.18
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'Vampyr' is a Deeply Flawed Game, But That's Exactly Why It's So Memorable

The new game from the developers of ‘Life Is Strange’ writes checks for ambitions it can’t cash, but it’s worth the ride.
Patrick Klepek
7.3.18
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The Short But Chilling 'Captain Spirit' Weaponizes Empathy Against You

The developers behind 'Life Is Strange' manage to tell a gripping but upsetting story about a father and son in a toxic relationship.
Patrick Klepek
6.27.18
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'Mario Tennis Aces' Serves Up Nail-Biting Multiplayer Duels

It's an incredible amount of fun, so long as you're not looking for a great single player sports RPG.
Austin Walker
6.22.18
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'Agony,' a Game About Dehumanizing Women, Isn't Just Bad, It's Toxic

A mixture of what you might find in a horny teenager’s sketchbook crossed with an angry YouTuber screaming about how feminists have come to destroy their video games.
Patrick Klepek
6.5.18
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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