Drew Toal


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Unscored - Darkest Dungeon
Feb 2, 2016

Darkest Dungeon is a huge asshole of a game—in a good way. It's punishingly hard, and progress is made in small increments.

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Jun 2, 2016

Homefront: The Revolution is a red yawn

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Unscored - Quantum Break
Apr 1, 2016

Quantum Break looks to the future by mining the past

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Oct 14, 2015

Transformers: Devastation is the best Transformers game ever

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Nov 24, 2015

At this point, with less than a month to go before The Force Awakens hits theaters, Battlefront is a necessary balm for Star Wars fans to get their fix. But it's difficult to say whether it's anything more than a temporary pick-me-up that will be forgotten the minute the movie is released. Despite the myriad modes, the scope of the game feels small. Channeling Emperor Palpatine, EA has foreseen this and promised additional content in the coming weeks and months—for a price, of course. Hopefully, the company's powers of prophecy are better than his.

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Nov 5, 2015

Does it even really matter that the single-player campaign is disappointing? Maybe not. Developer 343 Industries is still faithful to Bungie's original vision, and the game has remained remarkably intact since Halo: Combat Evolved was released nearly 15 years ago. This continuity is admirable. That said, Guardians feels like a huge missed opportunity to evolve Halo beyond simple combat.

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Episode 2 presents a potential pitfall for The Wolf Among Us to avoid as it goes forward. When the choices are too easy, it's hard for Bigby's story to pack an emotional wallop. Instead, it descends into choosing for choosing's sake.

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While it's not the strongest Walking Dead chapter we've seen—the episode's final choice, in particular, is somewhat baffling—it's prudent to withhold final judgment until the rest of the game is in.

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Unscored - Godzilla
Jul 22, 2015

This game feels like something that would interest the two New Zealanders who watch Grown Ups 2 every week and talk about it on their podcast, Worst Idea Of All Time. Because unabashed masochism is the only discernible justification for putting any time into Godzilla.

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Unscored - The Banner Saga
Jan 15, 2014

If anything, the game's limitations—the wooden conversations, the nonsensical and uneven means of resource management, the repetitive combat, the lack of real agency in determining your fate, the possibility of game-ending failure—become more glaring as it goes on, but unaccountably, they all add up to a coherent whole.

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