P is for Pokémon Sword

With the release of Pokémon Home and the announcement of the expansion pass for Pokémon Sword and Shield, I felt like it was high time I actually finished this game. I completed the Pokédex in Pokémon X, but I largely skipped Sun and Moon, only getting maybe a third of the way through one of […]

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S is for Sayonara Wild Hearts

Sayonara Wild Hearts defies genre conventions. It’s a bold and stylish arcade-ish rhythm game, with a surprisingly touching story. Nearly every scene is screenshot worthy, and the soundtrack is superb. The developers have described the game as a playable pop album, and that does seem like the most apt descriptor. If you’ve yet to play […]

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I is for Iconoclasts

In Iconoclasts, you play as Robin, an unlicensed mechanic in a society where that is frowned upon at best, and illegal at worst. Something isn’t right with the world. There are intermittent earthquakes, your brother has gone missing, your father is dead, and One Concern soldiers are terrorizing pirates and normal citizens alike with no […]

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O is for One Strike

One Strike is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a fast paced arcade fighter where you have one hit to win or lose. There are several game modes and characters available, but the one thing in common is that they all only have one hit point. If the opponent manages to make contact, […]

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K is for Kingdom Hearts Final Mix

Last fall I purchased the collected Kingdom Hearts games with the optimistic hope that I’d be able to complete them all before Kingdom Hearts III released last month. I severely underestimated how long that would take me, meaning I barely finished Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, the HD remaster of the first game in the series. Perhaps consider this as the […]

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S is for Shadow of the Tomb Raider

I had high hopes for the concluding chapter of the modern Tomb Raider trilogy. After the refreshing reboot in 2013 and the triumphant followup of Rise of the Tomb Raider, both of which I enjoyed greatly, I’m saddened to report that Shadow of the Tomb Raider was merely adequate. I wanted to like it more than I did. I didn’t hate it, I […]

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F is for Floor Kids

Floor Kids is what would happen if Tony Hawk Pro Skater and Dance Dance Revolution had a baby. There’s the colorful roster of characters and move combos of THPS, and the rhythm aspects and flavor of DDR. If you like either of those franchises, I’d definitely say give this one a try. If you like both, it’s a home run. […]

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H is for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a difficult, challenging game, though not in the ways you might expect. It’s not mechanically difficult, but it is very emotionally and psychologically challenging. Because of this, I’ve found it difficult to review as well. It’s definitely not a game I can recommend to everyone. Leading off with the good, Hellblade […]

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