The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Review)

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Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Reviewed On: PlayStation 4
Copy obtained via GameFly

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is the third installment in Telltale’s series based on the popular zombie franchise, but it feels more like a spin-off than a direct continuation of the two seasons that preceded it. Continue reading

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Kingdom Hearts III (Review)

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Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Available On: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Reviewed On: PlayStation 4
Copy obtained via girlfriend (Thanks, babe! <3)

Although there have been countless spin-offs and side stories to bridge the gap between Kingdom Hearts II (released in 2006) and this final chapter of the saga, make no mistake: this is the real game that fans of the franchise have been salivating for. Continue reading

What Remains of Edith Finch (Review)

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Developer: Giant Sparrow
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Format: PC (Reviewed), PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Copy purchased

When developer Giant Sparrow released their first game, The Unfinished Swan, back in 2012, they immediately became a studio to keep an eye on. Their debut title delivered a unique gameplay experience, a charming story, and a calm and friendly narrator. With their follow up game, What Remains of Edith Finch, Giant Sparrow proves their first outing wasn’t just a fluke and that they’re the king of bite-sized narrative experiences.  Continue reading

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Review)

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is proof that games can tackle mature storytelling and taboo themes with aplomb. While other games have explored the subject of mental illness, psychosis is normally depicted as a cheap way to make a villain appear frightening, or worse yet, for comedic relief. Thankfully, the team at Ninja Theory decided to approach the discussion of psychosis with an adult perspective, depicting it with honesty, maturity, and with the intention of shedding some light on what mental illness can truly look like. Continue reading