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Should You Buy? Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

Should You Buy? Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

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The return of Mirror's Edge is, for me, a look at my roots. Mirror's Edge is the game which got me into mainstream gaming (ironic, considering the game itself was a little too eccentric and unpolished to be called "AAA"). The game wasn't popular, but it had a cult following, and a sequel/reboot was inevitable. So does this one compare with the original in art and movement, while expanding the story, world, and parameters? Yes, no, and maybe . . . all at once.

Coming Soon: E3 2016

Coming Soon: E3 2016

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Despite the fact that it's good for the Play Button, I don't especially enjoy the yearly Electronic Entertainment Expo. It has a reputation as the game show, but I've yet to see a single show that really tickled my fancy. So while I don't think I'll be able to work up the enthusiasm to write about it after the fact, I'll talk about the rumors and what I don't want to see.

Don't Waste Your Money: Homefront: The Revolution

Don't Waste Your Money: Homefront: The Revolution

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You have no idea how sad I am that I've used this prefix twice already this year. I try to save it for games that I don't think have value for any audience. At first, I thought using it a second time in less than six months was cynicism on my part, but then I realized that, no, Homefront: The Revolution actually is that bad.

You Should Be Playing: Doom 2016

You Should Be Playing: Doom 2016

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Someone apparently gave Bethesda free rein to remake all '90s first-person shooters. First there was the superb Wolfenstein: The New Order, and now they've made a new Doom game. But you won't hear a single objection from me, because like its predecessor, this throwback to a classic franchise is surprisingly good.

You Should Be Playing: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

You Should Be Playing: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

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I already gave my thoughts on the multiplayer of Uncharted 4, and it's a good thing I did, because this review only has room for the campaign. So let's get right to that!

Should You Buy? Star Fox Guard

Should You Buy? Star Fox Guard

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In the middle of playing the last game I reviewed, Star Fox Zero, I had another game edging its way into my peripheral vision. That game was Star Fox Guard, the game that came bundled with my version of Zero.

Don’t Waste Your Money: Star Fox Zero

Don’t Waste Your Money: Star Fox Zero

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It took me a little while to get to Star Fox Zero, and I'm releasing this review quite late, I know. I saw multiple posts on social media about the game's quality, or lack thereof. They seemed to be coming from Star Fox fans complaining about Zero being a disservice to the series. Having never played a Star Fox game before, I'd love to be the lone contrarian voice not blinkered by nostalgia who praises Zero. But sadly, I'd be lying if I did.

Back to Childhood: Hooking Up My Super Nintendo

Back to Childhood: Hooking Up My Super Nintendo

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Recently I decided to reorganize my entertainment center, and realized that there was a little bit more room in my console deck. I definitely didn't want to get another modern console, but it seemed a waste to just leave the shelf half-bare. Then I remembered that my very old friend, the Super Nintendo I've had since I was five, was sitting unused in my brother's closet.

You Should Be Playing: Bravely Second: End Layer

You Should Be Playing: Bravely Second: End Layer

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Hey Final Fantasy Explorers? This is how you make a good FF-esque game! Bravely Second is the sequel to Bravely Default, a game where the goofy title somehow becomes even goofier once you know the explanation behind it. And the sequel is no saner or more sober, but it's still rather charming and very fun to play!