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Control follows Jesse Faden while she searches for her missing brother who went missing 20 years ago. The game is plagued with stagnant battles but is, ultimately, a piece of well-cultivated gameplay.

Review: Confusion and complexity shape third-person game

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer September 18, 2019

Video game developer Remedy Entertainment loves a good pastiche. Its popular “Max Payne” series paid tribute to Asian action films, while “Alan Wake” gamified small-town horror. The company's new...

Tom Clancys Division 2 features a deeply detailed environment yet fails at immersing the player. The game feels like a copy of the other game in the series and does little in the way of offering a new, interesting gameplay.

Review: Video game is a carbon copy of predecessor

By James Baratta March 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...

The apocalyptic first-person shooter is incredibly immersive and uses sounds, environments and suspense to draw the player into the virtual world. New game mechanics also enhance the experience.

Review: “Metro Exodus” provides a perfectly apocalyptic playthrough

By James Baratta March 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...

Rainswept is full of breathtaking art and music, but the game lacks character building and plot. The game also suffers from a plethora of glitches and errors that interrupt the immersive experience.

Review: “Rainswept” is a deluge of visceral visuals

By Avery Alexander February 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. This is the beginning of “Rainswept,”...

Warground has an adorable, colorful art style and easy to understand mechanics. However, the strategy game lacks single-player options, making it very difficult to enjoy the games potential.

Review: “WarGround” is unplayable and underwhelming

By Vivian Goldstein February 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...

Review: Remastered game improves on GTA universe

Review: Remastered game improves on ‘GTA’ universe

By Kenny Chapman, Staff Writer December 3, 2014
The remastered "Grand Theft Auto V" improves on the original games visuals and gameplay.

Review: Nintendo pulls no punches in ‘Super Smash Bros.’

By Anthony Toto, Contributing Writer October 7, 2014
Nintendo's most beloved characters duke it out in "Super Smash Bros."

Review: Superb combat redeems rehashed mechanics

By Robert Mayo, Staff Writer April 23, 2014
Superpowers never looked so good in "Infamous Second Son."

Review: Aerial fighter provides rousing action

By Will Uhl, Staff Writer April 9, 2014
Pixelated indie title pleases with pixelated carnage.

Review: Artful game boasts stylish swordplay

By Will Uhl, Staff Writer February 5, 2014
Eventful gameplay and a great art style propel game to greatness.

Review: Pokémon series catches 3D update

By Robert Mayo, Staff Writer October 22, 2013
The two new video game releases, "Pokémon X" and "Pokémon Y," received a graphics update that improved the game's excitement.

Review: Simulated game world lacks difficulty

By Steve Shuler, Classifieds Manager September 5, 2013
While "Saints Row IV" is a chaotic and overall fun video game, it lacks challenges.
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