Mortal Kombat 11 Review – The Right Fight

Mortal Kombat 11 Review - The Right Fight

5/5

The new big bad in Mortal Kombat is named Kronika, and she’s causing a ruckus by messing with time and rewriting history. Characters are getting erased or colliding with their past selves, while alliances are reverting and new ones are being made–it’s the kind of chaos that’s ripe for conflict. Nothing that happened with Mortal Kombat before really matters anymore; the series is giving itself a clean slate, and not just with the lore in the story...

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Anno 1800 Review – The Prettiest Spreadsheet

Anno 1800 Review - The Prettiest Spreadsheet

5/5

At the heart of any European town founded before the 19th century lies a church. It’s the same with Anno 1800. At the center of your city sits a magnificent cathedral, its spectacular steeple reaching for the heavens and illuminating the lives of everyone who passes by. It’s a very beautiful church, but it’s hiding something.

At the heart of Anno 1800 lies an intimidating and complex financial simulation. It may seem like you’re overseeing the rise and occasional fall of a European-style city as it comes of industrial age...

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Blood and Truth Review – On The Move

Blood and Truth Review - On The Move

5/5

As it’s a first-person shooter, it’s not hard to imagine Blood and Truth working without VR. But the ways it reinvigorates some of the genre’s mechanics also wouldn’t be possible without it. Its first-person shooter action is still beholden to some of the inaccuracies and annoyances with PSVR and its less-than-precise tracking. But it also uses these forms of input to give you a satisfying amount of control over each firefight and the various activities between them...

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Dauntless Review – Whole New World

Dauntless Review - Whole New World

5/5

Dauntless brims with energy. It’s in everything from the exuberant use of color to the larger-than-life Behemoths with cheeky nods to the developer’s Canadian roots. Monster Hunter: World’s high-realism design almost feels grimdark in comparison to the Shattered Isles’ Crayola color scheme of glamors and on-the-nose armor designs. The game has chutzpah, but it lacks that little bit more to keep you properly engaged in its monster hunting fracas.

At first glance, Dauntless looks and appears to play like a beginner-friendly version of Capcom’s monster-slaying franchise...

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Observation Review – Space Madness

Observation Review - Space Madness

5/5

In Observation you play as SAM (Systems Administration and Maintenance), the AI assistant of a space station that represents the joint efforts of Europe, China, and Russia. Your abilities are limited by your absence of a corporeal form–for most of the game you’re controlling the cameras dotted around the station and interacting with any computers or digital panels within their range of vision. You have access to a station map that expands over time, and you’re able to jump between cameras across the entire ship at will...

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Persona Q2 Review – You Oughta Be In Pictures

Persona Q2 Review - You Oughta Be In Pictures

5/5

It looks like the 3DS’s time in the spotlight is over. We’ve seen 3DS support dwindle over the past few years, but there’s at least one more show to see on the long-lived portable before it takes a bow. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth brings the familiar casts of Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 5 together for a meaty RPG adventure that lives up to the reputation of its big-screen counterparts. If Persona Q2 winds up being the last big event on the 3DS, it’s a fine way to end the handheld’s run.

Persona Q2 begins with Persona 5’s Phantom Thieves on a routine mission when they find themselves in a movie theater wi...

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