Final Fantasy XIII Review

Final Fantasy XIII delivers a poignant story with likeable characters and an engaging combat system. It’s a shame that it takes so long to see it. Whenever a new Final Fantasy hits store shelves, the release feels like an event. That’s the case with other franchises, but for the longest…

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Vanquish Review

The ridiculous story and blistering fast gameplay make Vanquish an extraordinary single-player shooter that’s a joy to play and an experience you won’t forget any time soon. Vanquish, from notorious Japanese developer Platinum Games, is so confident in itself that there was simply no way that this third-person cover shooter…

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Halo Nightfall Review

With more work, Halo Nightfall could have been something special for fans and it could have connected the events from Halo 4 and Guardians in some entertaining ways. I’ve always felt that the Halo series would go along well with a movie or series. Sometimes the games don’t make enough…

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Dark Souls II Review

Like the game that preceded it, Dark Souls II offers an indelible experience that’s will remain in my memory for years to come. How far are you willing to go to become human again? Would you die over and over again until you crush the obstacles that block your path…

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Castlevania Season 1 Review

This four-episode adaptation offers fans and newcomers some insight into the legendary Castlevania franchise, but it has its share of problems. Given the series’ popularity, I often wonder why we haven’t seen more media based on Castlevania. Over the years, there have been several games and from a variety of…

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What Is Evo? Movie Review

It’s a shame that this documentary’s so brief and never gets to explore more aspects about the fighting game community, but I’m glad I watched it nonetheless. As its name suggests, this really short video tries to answer a simple question: what is EVO? Through a series of interviews with…

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Resident Evil: Vendetta Movie Review

Resident Evil: Vendetta is an action-oriented CGI film that tries to capture the essence of the survival horror games and fails miserably. Although the Resident Evil animated movies are miles ahead of its live-action counterparts, they have always failed to capture a mass audience because they stayed too close to…

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Killer Instinct Review

Thanks to amazing sound design, flashy combos, inviting free-to-play hooks, lengthy single-player content and a flamboyant roster, this Killer Instinct reboot is one of the best games on the Xbox One. Who was expecting Killer Instinct, a Rare-developed series that hasn’t seen the light of day in decades (and wasn’t…

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Resident Evil 6 Review

Resident Evil 6 is a woefully uneven roller-coaster ride with an identity crisis, an absurd plot and controls that never seem to work right. Resident Evil 6 is a game with a severe identity crisis. Although each title in the main series has had a unique feature that distinguishes it…

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