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November 19, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: NBA 2K20 video game is a slam dunk

By | Oct 22, 2019

Returning with the 21st installment in its franchise, the NBA 2K series continues to push the envelope and redefine what a quality basketball video game is.

Review: Bizarre and dynamic sequel offers engaging gameplay

By | Oct 8, 2019

“Borderlands 3,” Gearbox Software’s epic shooter-looter, is finally here.

Review: Confusion and complexity shape third-person game

By | Sep 18, 2019

Video game developer Remedy Entertainment loves a good pastiche.

Review: Video game is a carbon copy of predecessor

By | Mar 25, 2019

Ubisoft’s “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2” regurgitates the cliche, fictional story of a crumbling society as the same crippling epidemic from the previous game in the series brings the United States to its knees.

Review: “Exocraft” is extraordinarily generic

By | Mar 18, 2019

Resource management games can be charming to some, but Goldfire Studios’ “Exocraft” is an uninspired knockoff of many other sci-fi games.

Review: “Metro Exodus” provides a perfectly apocalyptic playthrough

By | Mar 5, 2019

“Metro Exodus,” a first-person shooter by 4A Games, is a deep, intoxicating inhale of contaminated air that has players fastening their gas masks and jumping straight into a world where survival is not guaranteed.

Review: “Rainswept” is a deluge of visceral visuals

By | Feb 20, 2019

A rich landscape of beautiful, rolling hills is quickly followed by the silhouette of a man in his window — then a heart-stopping bang leads to peaceful silence.

Review: “WarGround” is unplayable and underwhelming

By | Feb 18, 2019

WarGround is a free-to-play, turn-based strategy game on Steam — a platform that distributes games and related media, not unlike an online Gamestop — that offers new ideas and art styles to hide a mountain of flaws.

Review: Fallout multiplayer game lacks franchise’s flavor

By | Nov 27, 2018

. The lack of a human voice diminishes the lovable lore players come back to the series to experience.

Review: Surprise spin-off ‘Deltarune’ is a delight

By | Nov 12, 2018

The gaming community might have a long wait ahead of it for the next part of this mysterious game, but it should be worth it.

Review: Spider-Man adapted in well-crafted video game world

By | Oct 23, 2018

Insomniac’s version of Spider-Man is not only the best video-game adaptation of the scarlet web-slinger but the best onscreen take on the character.

Review: 2-D platformer perfects storyline and gameplay

By | Feb 27, 2018

“Celeste” is a stellar, stylish and soothing game that succeeds in telling a pertinent story without succumbing to unearned truisms and clichés.