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10 / 10 - Persona 5
May 22, 2017

Persona 5 is a monumental exemplary story-driven jRPG with a crazy design, unusual for videogame music and incredibly rich story, where you want to stay forever. A huge amount of content and new mechanics that open up as you progress through, unique dungeons, almost complete absence of grind and a great rhythm bring it on game Olympus. This is a major achievement in the genre at least for the last five years and one of the main contenders for GOTY 2017.

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Miyamoto and Aonuma are never tired of repeating, that the main thing in The Legend of Zelda games is that absolute feeling of discovery. Breath of the Wild reveals this emotion better than any part of the series. It's amazing how the developers have managed to bring so many different concepts, mechanics and stories together and offer them in a form of an open, organic, and natural world.

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10 / 10 - Yakuza 0
Feb 6, 2017

Yakuza 0 - one of the most beautiful, detailed and exciting stories in the multi-volume series about life in Japan and its shadow side. Detalization of rituals and complicated hierarchical system of relationships, coupled with romantic image of "bad boy" character, give us an idea that the game is being sponsored by one of the yakuza's tops -- how else to explain so much attention to the way of life of the japanese criminal authority? And, of course, Yakuza 0 is currently the most polished (excluding bad controls in mini-games section) and best game in the series, with which you shoud start discovering the amazing world of Japan. Especially since Yakuza 1 remake, Yakuza Kiwami, that uses Yakuza 0's battle system and many of its characters, is on the way.

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KOZIK
Nov 2, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is simply amazing. It should be included in game design guide books as an illustrative example of how diverse and rich the games can be, while still being understandable and convenient.

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10 / 10 - God of War
Apr 12, 2018

God of War has a great story and sets a new level in almost everything: from epic boss battles to the world building. And if you haven't bought a PlayStation 4 Pro with a 4K TV yet, now it's the right time to do it, if you want to see the peak of what entertainment industry of the 2018 can offer.

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10 / 10 - Resident Evil 2
Jan 22, 2019

Capcom didn't disappoint, and we can state the fact: Resident Evil 2 is one of the best games of current generation and simply the best remake ever made.

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10 / 10 - Persona 5 Royal
Mar 30, 2020

Persona 5 Royal is like a favorite dish prepared according to a new recipe. All the ingredients are recognizable and great, but a different level of roasting and unexpected spices allow you to discover it in a new way. The additional characters and chapter fit perfectly into the overall plot, which touches on interesting and adult themes. Even those who have finished the original will be able to find a lot of new things. Persona 5 deservedly holds the title of the best Japanese RPG of this generation, but it gets even better with Royal.

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10 / 10 - Elden Ring
Feb 23, 2022

Elden Ring is the true triumph that FromSoftware was striving for all those years. Complete and utter triumph.

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn feels like a real - old school - Final Fantasy, which created a solid foundation for further development. You will find here a great atmosphere of a fantasy world with its major conflicts and local issues requiring the attention of adventurers. Vivid universe inhabited by diverse races living near cult classic creatures and a myriad of stories that will not leave anyone indifferent. A Realm Reborn has become one of the best projects in Final Fantasy franchise, and it is a must play for everyone who love this series.

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Thanks to a new character and the release on the popular system, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has finally become available to a wide audience. This is definitely the best version of the platformer, which will please users with good difficulty, but without annoying deaths, improved graphics, fast loaf times, interesting levels with lots of secrets and hardcore mode. Moreover, now you can play Tropical Freeze in portable mode, and that's a really cool addition.

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Divinity: Original Sin II is an amazing sequel, which improved all successful elements of the original. A great game with a fascinating gameplay, an interesting story and nice humor. If you are a fan of the genre, Original Sin II simply must be in your collection.

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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is one of the most beautiful adventures of this year, flavored with funny moments and fascinating puzzles in the wizarding world. If you were looking for an exciting hybrid of Rayman Legends and Zelda II, now you have found it.

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9 / 10 - Cuphead
Oct 22, 2017

Cuphead is the best reincarnation of Contra and Megaman, which one could only imagine. And given that this is the studio's debut project, we can't help wondering if StudioMDHR Entertainment is involved in the deal with the Devil ...

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Vadimeys
Feb 6, 2017

Despite a few flaws, Sid Meier's Civilization VI is a competent development of ideas of the cult series. Sid Meier's team made the right emphasis on the diversity of opportunities that allowed us to avoid one-sidedness of Beyond Earth. Each element of gameplay is organically intertwined with others, increasing the depth and leaving a pleasant aftertaste. As a result, we've got the best PC game of 2016.

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9 / 10 - INSIDE
Aug 14, 2018

INSIDE creators excellently adapted the game for a Nintendo Switch system, and final result is not inferior to the original version in portable or docked modes. If you have not yet played this masterpiece on the other systems, then make sure you catch up on any platform. But even if you've finished the game, it's worth it to try it again.

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Despite some shortcomings, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is an excellent RPG with a fascinating comic storyline, funny characters, interesting abilities and a system for creating artifacts and clothes. The creative approach of developers to game situations and great humor make this project one of the best in 2017.

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Feb 20, 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the most exciting games of the year. The story is amazing and touches the most delicate strings of the soul. The journey of Aloy absorbed all the best from the industry and with unique design of the robotic animals created something completely new. The developers managed to maintain the magic that makes you come back to this shattered world again and again to explore the beautiful scenery, collect ancient artifacts, or just hunting for the rare creatures.

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Feb 6, 2017

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard with no doubt is the revolutionary game if you decide to play it on VR platform, but if you don’t have the VR - doesn’t worry. You still can receive a lot of positive emotions from basic version. Please borrow in mind that it’s not a classical Resident Evil and not even the RE6. It’s something new that you can’t describe, only feel on a deep emotional level. It’s just a different game that moving the industry forward that will not have any competition for the long time.

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9 / 10 - Silence
Feb 6, 2017

Silence: The Whispered World 2 is a magnificent adventure with stunning graphics, great russian adaptation, thoughtful game design and interesting characters, that exciting all your attention. You are worried for Noah, Renie and their friends, who wanted to save another dimension. And this is the best recommendation for touching story about the children, who are trying to hide from the horrors of war in a world of fantastic characters and incredible adventures.

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9 / 10 - Owlboy
Sep 12, 2017

The warm atmosphere of the fairy tale, reminiscent of Hayao Miyazaki's movies and Team ICO's games, great gameplay in the best traditions of classics from Nintendo and a stunning soundtrack make Owlboy one of the most interesting independent projects in the gaming industry of recent years.

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