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Critics have mostly praised Deathloop as being a great game, even a game-of-the-year candidate. But many fans have responded in a different way, rejecting the claim of a masterpiece and even questioning, “Is this a good game?” Like the drunk guy who can’t have a good time at the party unless everyone is drinking, consensus feels good. Yet consensus is often plagued by insecurity and one’s lack of ability to validate for themselves. Today we...

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There aren’t many new games that make me feel like a kid. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart did exactly that. Insomniac Games has returned to one of their best franchises with what’s likely their best game to date.  Story Picking up from the events of the PS3 games, Clank has given his best friend, Ratchet, a way to reunite with his lost family during a parade to celebrate their heroics. When Doctor Nefarious interrupts the...

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At the end of Resident Evil Village I was in a tough position. I was near death, had no healing items, and the only bullets I had were for the sniper rifle I hated so much. I thought my death was a certainty, but I didn’t want to go down without a fight. I aimed the gun I hated so much and shot the final boss as they charged me. When that foe died, I...

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As I sit here typing, my hands ache, withered. Sleep deprived, my head feels heavy. When I close my eyes I see blue and purple particles of light flowing through the black. When I dream, it is me picking up little green vials of health at warp speed. I think I am officially in the time loop that is “Returnal.” Yet there’s a wry smile on my face peaking through this exhaustion, as I just...

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If you’re ready to take the Mortal Kombat plunge, I highly suggest listening to the theme song to get you hyped for the experience. I forgot just how hard the song bangs, mentally transporting me to a 90’s rave, and of course video game nostalgic glory. Once you’ve done that you’ll be in the proper mood to handle many of the underwhelming and sometimes downright awful aspects of Warner Brother’s new blockbuster movie. Mortal Kombat...

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Last year Cyberpunk 2077 was my most anticipated game of the 2020. CD Projekt Red made what I consider to be one of the best games in the last generation with The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 was looking to build on top of that. The game came out in December and it even isn’t really out yet. The game is broken on consoles and doesn’t even run that fantastically on PC. This then came...

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Hitman 3 is the concluding chapter to the World Assassination Trilogy that IO Interactive started in 2016 with their soft reboot of the Hitman franchise. What came was a series of games with fantastic levels, moments of tension in figuring out what to do next, and almost non-existent storytelling. IO Interactive has now come out with the final game in this trilogy before moving onto a recently announced 007 game. Hitman 3 is now out...

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The Naughy Dog development team has a reputation of making beloved characters within superb storytelling worlds and The Last of Us  2 was no exception. Following up the success of the first installment The Last of Us made it’s sequel highly anticipated and had an extremely high bar to be met. In 2020 there was no video game that was more divisive, due to many gamers who were furious about the death of a main character...

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I haven’t actually had a PS4 for that long, but I’m glad that I got one when I did. I got my PlayStation back when Death Stranding came out and I’ve played so many cool games since then. It also doesn’t look like my fun is going to be ending anytime soon. Despite some of the behind the scenes drama, I’m still excited to play The Last of Us Part II. It looks like a...