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Review: Behold the Kickmen

The image above is what you see as soon as you boot up Behold the Kickmen. It sets the tone for the rest of the game. And , if like me, you saw that image and wondered why someone would spend so much time of their life making a game...

Review: Pyre

Growing up in Argentina, I often played soccer during recess. It's just something you did growing up there. It wasn't hard from the imagination of a child to pretend that this game was something more, a simulacra of struggle, a ritual. As...

Review: Galaxy of Pen and Paper

Brazil-based Behold Studios has a fancy little niche going for them in that they specialize almost entirely in RPGs that play up nostalgia and pastiche. From their very first kaiju fighting title Monster Jam to their more recent sentai...

Review: Vanquish

If there is a positive thing to be gleaned from the ongoing trend of re-releasing old games it's that the practice can give certain titles that deserve it, a second chance. Sure, Resident Evil 4 and Minecraft have been used and abused by...

Review: Horizon: Zero Dawn

Fighting robot dinosaurs with a bow and arrow. That’s honestly the extent of my knowledge of Horizon: Zero Dawn going into the game when I first started it up on my PS4. I knew there was hype surrounding the game, but I never looked into...

Review: Persona 5

Alarms blare as a spotlight follows a slick ashen black coat disappearing into darkness. Demons in the guise of guards give chase, hiding their true grotesque form behind a mask. Their target, a young man, wears a cocky smile on his face...

Review: Mr. Shifty

I usually find it unkind to compare a game to a classic during a review, but in the case of Mr. Shifty, I feel it is adequate. After all "It's Hotline Miami but with teleportation" is all but its tag line. Like the game it takes its...

Review: Puyo Puyo Tetris

Not to sound like a hipster, but I've actually been playing Puyo Puyo Tetris for over a year now. The game originally released in Japan in 2014 and because of licensing complexities surrounding the Tetris brand it looked like it would...

Review: NieR Automata

Two years ago, the cynic in me would not have believed this game existed. Nier didn't sell well, Drakengard 3 was a mess, and all these IP's and resources are under the control of Square-Enix, a company that complained games that sold over...

Thoughts on Persona 5

20 Years ago Shin Megami Tensei and Persona team unleashed Revelations: Persona on the world. Featuring a group of high schoolers granted power by the gods, the ability to draw upon their innermost "selves." While engaging in antics tm...