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Cadence of Hyrule is the best Zelda spinoff ever made

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May 31, 2019

Three Kingdoms delivers, in the sense that it gives me the gift of a genuinely absorbing historical fantasy.

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Unscored - Void Bastards
May 28, 2019

The magic of Void Bastards is that, while it’s scary and dangerous and random, it’s also within my control.

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Toussaint Egan
Unscored - Observation
May 21, 2019

The key to crafting an effective user interface, via video game or otherwise, is a careful balancing act of priorities both aesthetic and utilitarian. The location of the interface, how it functions, who is the user, and how is the interface meant to be seen are all questions and considerations that inform the shape and presentation of a plausible, functional user interface.

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May 20, 2019

Despite that, I’m left with a sense of unfulfilled ambition. Shakedown: Hawaii presents itself as a unique real estate-centric twist on open-world action, but it seems satisfied to stick with a cheap rental.

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Unscored - Rage 2
May 14, 2019

It's like being handed a gigantic box of tools of all shapes and sizes before being asked to replace a lightbulb. Sure, I can always build a step stool by hand before knocking the lightbulb out of the socket with a hammer, use a potato to remove the now-broken pieces of glass from the light fixture, knit a glove to keep my hand safe while I install the new lightbulb, and screw that bulb in using a custom attachment on a power drill so it goes in with a single pump of the trigger … but why wouldn't I just stand on my tiptoes, unscrew the old bulb, and put the new one in?

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Unscored - Days Gone
May 2, 2019

Instead of getting to the bottom of these questions, most communities prefer to send me crisscrossing the gorgeous Oregon countryside and rolling mountains of Days Gone's open world on my motorcycle as I hunt down bounties, recruit survivors, and raze entire camps of raiders. Completing missions builds trust within these communities, which in turn unlocks better gear, a reward I find much more compelling than the idea of helping each camp's one-note characters.

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The latest must-own Nintendo Switch game is SteamWorld Quest

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Unscored - Mortal Kombat 11
Apr 24, 2019

Whether you’re a longtime fan or just looking for a story mode to grind, or even just interested in learning a little more about fighting games outside of simply mashing the buttons, there is something for everyone in Mortal Kombat 11 — or at least, everyone who can stomach the extreme violence and gore.

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Unscored - World War Z
Apr 19, 2019

World War Z is an OK multiplayer game elevated by hilarious zombie physics

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Unscored - Katana Zero
Apr 18, 2019

It’s a cynical and sometimes ugly story told with unusual warmth and sincerity.

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Unscored - Heaven's Vault
Apr 16, 2019

For a game that revolves around the beauty of languages, it’s a disappointment that Heaven’s Vault can’t find the right words to express itself.

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Unscored - God's Trigger
Apr 15, 2019

It’s an entertaining ride, and one that’s sweeter when shared with a pal

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Apr 11, 2019

At worst, you’ll spend a few hours having fun putting together some charming cardboard toys and seeing what parlor tricks your Nintendo Switch can do with them. At best, you’ll dive into one of the most inexpensive, yet engrossing, VR experiences out there.

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Unscored - Islanders
Apr 5, 2019

A breath of fresh air in my game rotation.

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Unscored - MLB 19: The Show
Apr 4, 2019

Staples like Road to the Show and Diamond Dynasty, the card-collection/fantasy baseball suite now in its eighth year, are the two biggest reasons to pick up MLB The Show 19. They are brimming with variety and fun experiences both big and small.

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Apr 1, 2019

Ubisoft’s unusual multiplayer shooter has gotten better with age

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Mar 27, 2019

By channeling Labo’s construction spirit into the long-standing conventions of a Yoshi game, Crafted World’s carved out a similar work-play functionality. I’m not always having fun, but I want to get it right. Yoshi’s counting on me.

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Mar 22, 2019

And, while the story-based campaign and leveling system provide plenty of thrills, it takes about 50 hours to actually get to the real shit. The endgame is where I can now choose between playing as a sniper, a bomber, or a non-specific character who can do a bit of everything, and join up with other super-achievers to take down a tougher gang called the Black Tusk.

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Unscored - Generation Zero
Mar 21, 2019

It all adds up to a game that feels like an excellent first draft. Fans of battle royale games and open-world survival games should feel right at home — that is, until they run up against a mob that’s too big to handle on their own.

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