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8 / 10.0 - Tell Me Why
Aug 21, 2020

By cleverly leaning on the conventions of YA fiction — supernatural elements, family conflicts and the like — the studio has hit emotional peaks rarely, if ever, seen before in gaming (both the first and the second Life is Strange games left me misty-eyed).

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90 / 100 - The Outer Worlds
Nov 4, 2019

Player choice is one of the best parts of Obsidian’s new RPG, The Outer Worlds. The game’s connections to Fallout: New Vegas are undeniable and can hold it back in some instances, but it still carves a pulpy, sci-fi identity of its own.

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Unscored - Dead Cells
Aug 6, 2018

As painful as the end of a run can be, “Dead Cells’” steady introduction of new mechanics made it easy for me to pine for one more go. In my view, that’s the hallmark of a successful arcade experience.

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Jun 28, 2018

"Mario Tennis Aces" is the first sports game since, well, "Mario Kart 8" that's captivated me.

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Unscored - FAR: Lone Sails
Jun 15, 2018

Though there are times when Lone must dash frantically about the vehicle to keep things chugging along, "FAR: Lone Sails" leaves a lasting impression of tranquility.

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Unscored - Vampyr
Jun 7, 2018

"Vampyr" is a game with one foot in the grave and one on solid ground. Though the game's combat feels rooted in the past, learning its citizens' secrets and uncovering their social networks makes for an alluring proposition in our age of oversharing.

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May 25, 2018

Like quality junk food, the game was not exactly fulfilling but it was a bingeable experience.

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Unscored - Forgotton Anne
May 11, 2018

'Forgotton Anne' is an incredibly beautiful adventure

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Unscored - The Thin Silence
Apr 27, 2018

At its core this retro game is about our individual and collective difficulty with embracing different forms of forward thinking. It has the austerity and the warmth of a low-fi song about our not-so-charming inadequacies.

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Unscored - Frostpunk
Apr 26, 2018

When I turned away sick refugees and lost children and pulled my engineers away from medical rounds so they could labor in the mines with blue-collar workers I could only admire how skillfully the game teased out my latent ruthlessness.

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