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Evoland II Review: This is a Tribute
4 out of 5 Stars! Evoland II isn’t just an homage, it’s a love letter to a decade and a half of gaming. It draws its inspiration from such classics as Chrono Trigger, Legend of Mana, and even Double Dragon. For someone like myself, who has been gaming since... Read more
Tilelicious: Short and Sweet
Say what you will about mobile games like Candy Crush and Threes!, it’s difficult to deny their appeal in the modern gaming market.  In the wake of the latest puzzle explosion, some games have come along and made a name for themselves by offering up unique mechanisms and endearing... Read more
Ori and the Blind Forest Review
Ori and the Blind Forest is beautiful, compelling, and a surprisingly difficult game. Built as an action platformer, Ori will have you braving the depths of a swamp, the remains of a once great lake, and even exploring a volcano on the verge of erupting. While this game is certainly... Read more
Dragon Age Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon Review
If I haven’t said it enough, Dragon Age Inquisition is one of the best games I played last year. So when they finally announced a brand new story expansion I jumped at the chance to travel with my companions one more time. For those who want nothing more than... Read more
Majora’s Mask 3DS Review
After the beautiful remake of Ocarina of Time, fans have been requesting a return of the cult classic Majora’s Mask. Nintendo has acquiesced and created a fantastic remake that addresses some of the more annoying aspects of MM but leaves the original games oddity and break from traditional formula.... Read more
GravBlocks+ Review: Gravity Rides Everything
From Nothing Game Studios makes their console debut with decisive Sci-Fi style and humorous panache.  GravBlocks+ joins the ranks of eshop block puzzle titles like Puzzle Monkeys and Heptrix in what is becoming a veritable cornucopia of indie goodness.  With relatively few block puzzle options on the Wii U,... Read more
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Review <br> <i>Dark, Twisted Fun<i>
The original Binding of Isaac was released in 2011 and was a sort of pallet cleanser for creator Edmund McMillen (of Super Meat Boy fame). After the two year development cycle of his previous game, Binding of Isaac was a flurry of creativity and artistic freedom. A game conceived,... Read more