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Anthem Early Review Impressions – GameSpot

Anthem Early Review Impressions – GameSpot

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After several hours with Anthem, I can't say I'm particularly interested in it yet. I've completed some missions, upgraded my loadout, and gone on some more missions, but I'm not yet invested in anything I'm doing. I will, of course, keep playing, and I'll be posting a full review in the coming days. There's just nothing here so far that's driving me forward. I'm curious, but only to see if my first impression--that this is a somewhat generic, Destiny-like experience--will be proven wrong.Anthem starts, well, kind of like Destiny 2. The Freelancers, who fight off threats using mechanized combat suits called Javelins, have fallen out of favor with humanity after a significant loss in the game's tutorial mission. It's not clear why this one failure is enough to discredit the Freelancers, ...
Jump Force Review – Shonen Through And Through – GameSpot

Jump Force Review – Shonen Through And Through – GameSpot

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Jump Force is a celebration of 50 years of Weekly Shonen Jump manga, featuring nearly four dozen fighters from 16 of the magazine's most iconic stories. Bandai Namco's arena tag-team fighting game borrows plenty of elements from its source materials, for better and worse. Although Jump Force's campaign story drags on for way too long and ignores what could have been interesting character interactions in favor of repeated excuses for everyone to punch the crap out of each other, its combat is an enjoyable dance between two teams of fighters--thanks to the game's excellent mechanics and flashy visuals.In Jump Force, you're an ordinary human who's caught up in a warzone when the Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Naruto universes collide into our world and bring their assortment of heroes and vil...
'Jump Force' review: A fun brawler with a lackluster campaign – Rappler

'Jump Force' review: A fun brawler with a lackluster campaign – Rappler

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Published 8:00 AM, February 16, 2019 Updated 8:00 AM, February 16, 2019 MIXING IT UP. Sasuke, Goku, and Trunks take to battle. Screenshots from the game. Jump ForceAvailable on PS4 (Reviewed), Xbox One, and PCReview code provided by publisher Much like its predecessor J-Stars Victory VS, Jump Force is a hardcore manga fan’s dream, bringing popular characters from the Weekly Shonen Jump publication together in one massive crossover brawler. The game lets players pull off combos and perform flashy abilities with just a few taps of a button. It’s a feature we’ve seen similarly used in fighting gam...
Yo-kai Watch 3 Review – Tokyo To Texas – GameSpot

Yo-kai Watch 3 Review – Tokyo To Texas – GameSpot

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If you had to explain Yo-kai Watch in a nutshell to someone who's never heard of or played it, you might boil it down to "Pokemon but with Japanese ghosts" or "Baby's first Shin Megami Tensei." Anything grim or distressing about a kid who can talk to ghosts goes by the wayside when the ghosts are comical entities like a missing left sock or a possessed police car. In this third expansive and quirky outing for the Yo-kai Watch series, our hero Nate has to take on a quest far more daunting than anything he’s faced so far: moving to America.Specifically, Nate's family ends up moving to BBQ, an over-the-top caricature of Texas, for his dad's job, and finds that the U.S. has supernatural problems all its own that he and his best yokai buddies, a cat named Jibanyan and an uber-effete gh...
Red Dead Redemption 2 review: The game of a lifetime? – Pocket-lint

Red Dead Redemption 2 review: The game of a lifetime? – Pocket-lint

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So much has been said about Red Dead Redemption 2 since its original release that it's hard to find something new to add. But having now spent a considerable amount of time with the game - completing every single aspect, encounter and mission, plus racking up some hours in Red Dead Online - here's our take.We're throwing our two pennies worth into the large brimmed hat and giving you our perspective on one of the best games of the last 12 months - maybe even this console generation - and explain why, if you haven't already, you need to visit this particular rodeo.Sensational sequelThe first Red Dead Redemption has been our favourite Rockstar game for many years - so a sequel was always welcome roun...
GAME REVIEW: Apex Legends – KGUN

GAME REVIEW: Apex Legends – KGUN

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Michael Corleone once said “just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” This describes my reaction to the surprise release of Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends-- I thought my time with Battle Royale-style games had came and went. I put many, many hours into Fortnite, I tested out Call of Duty’s Blackout, I hopped onto the PUBG train when it hit PS4, but after awhile, I felt the similar gameplay loops of each became stale. Boy, was I wrong. It may simply be a coincidence that Apex Legend’s release happened around Valentine’s Day, but whatever the case, cupid’s arrow has pierced me right in the heart, because I adore this game.Set in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends perfectly captures th...
Jump Force Review – The Gang's All Here – GameSpot

Jump Force Review – The Gang's All Here – GameSpot

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Jump Force is a celebration of 50 years of Weekly Shonen Jump manga, featuring nearly four dozen fighters from 16 of the magazine's most iconic stories. Bandai Namco's arena tag-team fighting game borrows plenty of elements from its source materials, for better and worse. Although Jump Force's campaign story drags on for way too long and ignores what could have been interesting character interactions in favor of repeated excuses for everyone to punch the crap out of each other, its combat is an enjoyable dance between two teams of fighters--thanks to the game's excellent mechanics and flashy visuals.In Jump Force, you're an ordinary human who's caught up in a warzone when the Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Naruto universes collide into our world and bring their assortment of heroes and vil...
Sex education game from Chinese teens gets praise on Steam – South China Morning Post

Sex education game from Chinese teens gets praise on Steam – South China Morning Post

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A group of Chinese teenagers have created a video game about sex education – a topic still taboo in mainland China – earning positive reviews on the US-based video game distribution platform Steam. Self-Reliance is an interactive video game where players make decisions for the protagonists and lead the story in different directions. It was developed by seven high school students in Shanghai, who acted on camera to simulate various sex education issues in real life. One chapter of the game features an underaged couple debating whether they should have unprotected sex. Another explores what you should do if someone is about to rape you. The personal computer title was released last week on Steam as a free download. So far it has garnered more than 110 reviews on the platform, ...
Eastshade Review – Brushing Up – GameSpot

Eastshade Review – Brushing Up – GameSpot

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There's a blacksmith, toiling away in the markets of the capital of Nava, who thinks making swords is boring. Why create something, she argues, when death is its only use? She'd rather make a kettle any day of the week. So I bought her kettle, and now I can brew all kinds of delicious, and at times mysterious, tea whenever I hole up and camp in the wilderness. And I still haven't found a sword.Eastshade is a non-violent, first-person adventure game set in a rolling open world full of quests. Imagine an Elder Scrolls game was an old boot, and you picked it up, turned it upside down and shook it until all the combat and magic and loot, every orc and dragon and bandit fell out. Then you took a shoehorn and eased a walking simulator inside the wrinkled leather before setting off on a deligh...
Games Reviews: Gritty Exodus is perfect escapism – Metro Newspaper UK

Games Reviews: Gritty Exodus is perfect escapism – Metro Newspaper UK

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THE BIG RELEASE Metro: Exodus PS4, XO, PC ★★★★✩ WIT comes to post-apocalyptic shooters, few can boast the political vision and nuanced storytelling of the Metro series. That’s mostly thanks to the source material: Dmitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2033, a must-read for sci-fi fanatics since it first appeared online in 2002. The series of novels, set in the railway tunnels of Moscow, follows the fate of soldiering survivors caught up in the midst of feuding factions destined to repeat the blind flag-waving of the pre-wasteland age. The books are an enthralling stir-up of social commentary and 1980s action movie, and Exodus, the third game in the series, which sees our heroes travel by steam train in search of post-nuclear life, bounces along the track w...