Cecilia D'Anastasio


6 games reviewed
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Sep 26, 2019

Magic Arena’s pitch has finally gotten me hooked on a game I’ve been playing on and off for seven years. Its ease of play makes the average Magic game more of a ballet than a stop-and-start football match. As most of its clunkier aspects game melt away, the heart of a card game that has nearly three decades’ worth of staying power shines through.

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Dec 6, 2018

It’s difficult to imagine the type of gamer for whom Smash Ultimate has no appeal. This is a big game, and with the fat skimmed off, a remarkable one. Its core attraction—fighting on a platform—is as polished and brilliant and sharp as ever, its fighters the most unique and deep.

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Oct 3, 2018

Chaos still reigns, yet with more opportunities for strategy, Super Mario Party has aged at pace with its audience.

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Nov 20, 2017

Battle Chef Brigade delivered exactly what I wanted out of it: an engaging, but light game between visual novel segments with eccentric fantasy chefs. It's a delightful way to while away subway rides when, at home, mountains of heavy-lift AAA games are piling up.

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Unscored - Brawlhalla
Oct 17, 2017

Brawlhalla is a dynamic take on platform brawler that feels good to play. It's never going to replace the game that inspired it, but means that there's another (non-Nintendo) game to play when I invite my friends over to hang on the couch.

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Unscored - Arms
Jun 20, 2017

Arms is a one-trick pony. That one trick is polished and addictive, with deep minutia worth mastering.

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