Reviews

[embedded content] Final Fantasy 7 Remake reviewed by Tom Marks on PlayStation 4 Pro. With Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Square Enix breathes exciting new life into the 1997 JRPG classic in spectacular fashion. It occasionally stumbles because of some dull filler and pointlessly convoluted additions to the story, but it still manages to stand as
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[embedded content] Resident Evil 3 reviewed by Lucy O’Brien on PlayStation 4 Pro. Also available on Xbox One and PC. “Overall, Resident Evil 3 is a wonderful continuation of Capcom’s latest remake efforts. Although its just-okay multiplayer mode falls short of the bar set by its magnificent single-player campaign, the latter does such a good
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[embedded content] Persona 5 Royal reviewed by T.J. Hafer on PlayStation 4 Pro. “Persona 5 was already a strong front-runner for being the best JRPG ever made, and Royal really gets me wondering what else could even compete. The excellent story and its lovable, multidimensional characters along with the challenging, tactical combat are all refined
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[embedded content] Panzer Dragoon: Remake reviewed by Mike Epstein on Nintendo Switch. “Panzer Dragoon: Remake is a cool window back to a neat little corner of video game history. With modernized graphics acting as rose-tinted glasses to make it more visually pleasing than the 1995 original, this is a neat little arcade shooter that keeps
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[embedded content] Resident Evil 3 Single-Player reviewed by Lucy O’Brien on PlayStation 4 Pro. Also available on Xbox One and PC. “Like Resident Evil 2 before it, Resident Evil 3’s 2020 remake does an amazing job of recapturing the horror and tension of the late ’90s original while completely modernizing its gameplay. It plays like
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[embedded content] Exit the Gungeon reviewed by Nic Vargus on Nintendo Switch. Also available on PC and iOS. “2019’s Enter The Gungeon was transcendent. It fused buttery-smooth combat, cutesy pixel art, and hilarious callbacks into a surprisingly deep roguelike-shmup. It had style, substance, and about a thousand different guns. Its spin-off, Exit the Gungeon, is
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[embedded content] Bleeding Edge reviewed on PC by Kyle Campbell. Also available on Xbox One. “Bleeding Edge is an absolute ball when you’re clashing swords in the thick of a team fight or tweaking a fighter’s playstyle, so it’s a shame that the frustrating camera and lifeless ranged combat get in the way. There’s a
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[embedded content] Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles reviewed on PC by Travis Northup. Also available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “Guns, Love, and Tentacles is a witty, solid expansion for Borderlands 3 that mostly plays it safe with a proven formula without introducing anything that makes it a must-play experience. Still, the environments
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[embedded content] Reviewed by Ryan McCaffrey on PC. This review combines our single-player campaign and Battlemode multiplayer reviews into an overall final verdict. Doom Eternal is also available on PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.
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[embedded content] Reviewed on PC by Ryan McCaffrey. FYI, this review specifically covers the Battlemode multiplayer side of Doom Eternal. For our thoughts on the campaign, check out the single-player review. In summary: Doom Eternal is a game that demands and respects player skill, and while Battlemode doesn’t allow you to put yours to the
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[embedded content] My Hero One’s Justice 2 reviewed on PlayStation 4 by Suriel Vazquez, also available Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. This My Hero Academia-themed fighting game sequel touches up some of the nuances of the original’s combat and builds an impressive roster, but doesn’t bring its A-game when it comes to offering much
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[embedded content] Reviewed on PC by Ryan McCaffrey. Note that this review is exclusively focused on Doom Eternal’s single-player campaign. The multiplayer mode, Battlemode, won’t be available until launch on March 20, so we’ll review it separately and then issue our final Doom Eternal score ASAP after that. #ign #doometernal #gaming
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[embedded content] MLB The Show 20 reviewed by Gabriel Moss on PlayStation 4 Pro. “Considering the real MLB has recently delayed its 2020 season, MLB The Show 20 literally is the closest you’ll get to real pro baseball for a while. So it’s a good thing it’s great, as usual! That said, this is an
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[embedded content] The sequel to Team Ninja’s excellent blend of the action and Souls-like genres is here, and it succeeds as a wonderful evolution of everything that the first game did right, even though it’s many systems can sometimes slow the otherwise blistering pace. Reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on PlayStation 4. #ign #nioh2 #gaming
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[embedded content] One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows reviewed by Kyle Hilliard on Xbox One X. Also available on PlayStation 4 and PC. Narration by Max Scoville. “The premise of One Punch Man shouldn’t work. If the main protagonist has infinite power and can defeat any enemy in one punch, how can that create
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[embedded content] Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem reviewed by TJ Hafer on PC. “Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem gives me a lot of reasons to want to love it on one hand, and several reasons why I can’t on the other. The action RPG gameplay is respectable and even ahead of the class in some areas. The
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[embedded content] Expansion Pass DLC Review for Fire Emblem: Three Houses, reviewed by Brendan Graeber on Nintendo Switch. New unlockable characters and activities go a long way towards extending Fire Emblem: Three Houses replayability, but its new side story can’t quite avoid retreading familiar territory. #ign #gaming #fireemblem
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[embedded content] This Bleeding Edge review in progress is written by Kyle Campbell and narrated by Brian Altano. It is based on the beta period that ran from February 14-17, using the PC version. Our full review will follow around the final release date of March 24. “Awash in a neon cyberpunk aesthetic and built
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