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6.5 / 10.0 - Evil West
Nov 30, 2022

Evil West is a game like Shadow Warrior 2, but with less flair. The game let's you enjoy co-op action with up to two players, killing vampires and other meanies. But is misses something to make it memorable or even more dan an in between. Still, if you like crazy games that let you beat vampires into pulp, this is a good suggestion for the budget bin.

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Nov 17, 2022

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet takes the next step for the franchise thanks to the lush open world. Even the new Terastallizing mechanic is great fun, although it is kinda a reskin of an earlier mechanic. Amazing music and some smart design choises make it a game you can't miss. At least, that is what we would've said if the performance wasn't as bad as it is.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Pentiment
Nov 14, 2022

Pentiment plays like a living storybook. You walk, talk and act in a medieval style book that is written as you progress. The game leans heavily on storytelling and its historical background. The game is special in a good way. It's not for everyone, but if you're remotely interested in this turbulent times or a good murder mystery, you should really try this one out.

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Nov 13, 2022

Bannerlord doesn't excel graphically or in storyline, but makes that up in flexibility and scale. The vibrant world evolves even without the gamer and offers both opportunities and threads that can be exploited. This is a true mediieval sandbox where the player can act as he wishes, but always has to face the consequences. While much great effort is put into making this game playable on consoles, the sheer number of options, menus and controls make this better suited for PC.

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, although not completely perfect, is one of the better installments in the franchies in recent years. A solid singleplayer delivers a thrilling rollercoaster with diverse gameplay and settings. The spec-ops is a nice co-op warm up, but the real deal here is the multiplayer. With tightly designed gameplay, maps that suit the different modes well, a lot of content to choose from, Infinity Ward really hit a sweet spot with this newest installment.

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Nov 4, 2022

New Tales from the Borderlands makes an attempt at recreating the magic of the original game by Telltale. Unfortunately, that studio's magic touch is not present in this new title. There is fun to be had, especially for Borderlands fans. but New Tales from the Borderlands does not suck you in, nor does it get much better as it goes on.

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Nov 3, 2022

God of War Ragnarok is an amazing feat in storytelling, combat, characters, and spectacle. This gripping adventure about a father and son trying to do what is right keeps hooked throughout while putting you through the wringer both in its gameplay and emotional storytelling. Ragnarok builds on 2018 in every aspect cementing it as a masterpiece in gaming.

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8 / 10.0 - The Chant
Nov 3, 2022

The Chant offers a mix of horror you don't see often in games. It combines survival-horror with elements that could come straight out of a H.P. Lovecraft book. Besides a few flaws the game looks great and the gameplay keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole way. The gameplay could use a bit more depth, especially the combat and the skill tree and sometimes you miss a bit of balance. Still, if you start this game, be ready for a ride that keeps the blood pressure going up and down.

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8 / 10.0 - Bayonetta 3
Oct 25, 2022

Bayonetta 3 is not a perfect game. It doesn’t look as good as possible nowadays, bit makes you forget about that really fast. The action is bizarre, stylish and fast paced and the game offers enough variation to make you enjoy it for tens of hours.

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Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef looks good at a glance. The graphic style is one to love and the humor is on par. The game only suffers from framedrops and crashes, that force you to play entire parts all over again. Besides that, the game offers a brainless gameplay for up to four players. you can play online or offline as you wish, unlock new weapons and wreck utter chaos with them. Still, for 20 euros a game with hard crashes feels a bit too expensive.

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This game is fun for kids but not for full price. It is too short. But the dragons are cool and it's nice that there is a small skill tree.

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Oct 21, 2022

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle could perhaps be seen as a weird experiment that owed its success to good release timing. The sequel, Sparks of Hope, proves that view incorrect. The foundations of this strategy RPG remain strong as ever, while several gameplay changes, such as free movement during battle, provide countless new ways to strategise. You may unfortunately forget about some heroes, but it is a small price to pay for a such a solid strategy experience. (That also looks gorgeous!)

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7.5 / 10.0 - Gotham Knights
Oct 20, 2022

Gotham Knights is a good game dragged down by a few mechanics that feel a little out of place. The story, characters, and gameplay is really fun, strengthened by a great-looking open world, and tons of stuff to do. The fact that you'll need to do all of it in 30 fps is a big problem though, although some co-op makes up for it a little.

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Oct 17, 2022

The rats are coming, again! Requiem is bigger, bolder and more beautiful than it's predecessor. The story is both huge and intimate, which is an accomplishment in its own. Requiem builds on what Innocence set out to do, and does everything better.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Dakar Desert Rally
Oct 15, 2022

This game is very ambitious and to some extent is able to fulfill that. The environment is gorgeous and driving through the different areas each have their own challenges. The game doesn't fully feel finished. Technical issues ranging from superficial to gamebreaking and some key functions are simply missing. The AI really isn't very good, and the game really needs the promised photo mode and free roam. The game really has potential, and if the promised additions are there, it might be able to deliver.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Valkyrie Elysium
Oct 9, 2022

Although the story is pretty boring there is much fun to be found thanks to the combat systems and plenty of secrets to uncover in this bleak world. That's why Valkyrie Elysium is a fantastic time if you're keen on some fighting action.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Let's Build a Zoo
Oct 8, 2022

Let's Build a Zoo is a modern take on zoo management games like Zoo Tycoon. The game is very unique in the genre and has a choice system that actually matters. A huge part of the game is collecting all animals and this is very addicting because there are many animals with fun designs to collect. The port to console is alright but not perfect. Controls could be slow and frustrating at times. But nevertheless is this still a game you should try if you enjoy managment and simulation games.

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Oct 1, 2022

The Diofield Chronicle is a refreshing take on the tactical battle game where positioning is key. The game offers a wide variety of missions, enemies and teammates, but is slightly let down by a leveldesign that doesn't fully explore the tactical possibilities and a control scheme that doesn't always get the job done. Still, the game has plenty to offer to keep you interested during its 40-some hour campaign.

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6.5 / 10.0 - FIFA 23
Sep 29, 2022

FIFA 23 is trying to give new footballing experiences to players, but falls short on many levels. Graphically the game is extremely impressive and the new match day experiences add a new sensation when stepping on the pitch. However, the problems of old, like janky animations and general slowness, are still present in the gameplay and keep frustration alive. All these things make FIFA 23 a mixed bag of awe and annoyances.

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5.5 / 10.0 - LEGO Brawls
Sep 22, 2022

While LEGO Brawls features both long-term themes like Ninjago and new ones like Hidden Side, the game lacks variety and a focus on gameplay. While you can unlock new parts for your minifig, those parts have no effect on gameplay. The lack of gameplay depth limits the time you want to spend on this game before is becomes too repititive, which is too bad as LEGO has more than enough variation in its themes and characters. All in all the feeling remains that this could have been a lot better.

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