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Fills Me With Determination: Undertale PC Review

A game that came as a breath of fresh air in a room full of remasters, remakes and rehashes, Undertale is a tale like no other. Unique, witty and fun, that is what Undertale is all about and it doesn’t take long to establish that. Taking inspiration from RPGs like Earthbound ( Also known as Mother 2) and The Mario and Luigi RPGs, with its comedic inspiration being Mr Bean, it is the amalgamation of these with a dash of creativity and wit which is what makes this game so unique and fun to play. Undertale starts off like most RPGs with a generic story, a young boy falls into a world of monsters and must find his way back home but that’s about as conventional as it gets. Once the intro is done, you get to taste the game for just a bit with an interaction that is bound to surprise you. This is...

Gotta Stack ‘Em All: World Of Final Fantasy Review

While all eyes have been on Final Fantasy XV, a lesser known Final Fantasy game was sneaked in a few weeks earlier, called World Of Final Fantasy. Developed by Tose and Square Enix, World Of Final Fantasy hearkens back to the traditional style of gameplay from the Final Fantasy series. Fans of the franchise will instantly fall in love with the turn based battle system revolving around the series staple Active Time Battle system, and find new challenges in the added stacking mechanism. But before getting into that, let’s talk about the story. You play as the adorable twins Lann and Reynn, as they set out into the land of Grymoire, which is under the threat of the Bahamut Army casting darkness across the world. While the game is not part of the main series, their journey takes them acr...

Hack Doggy Style: Watch Dogs 2 Review

Ubisoft sure has learned a thing or 17 from it’s past failures, and Watch Dogs 2 is a culmination of all that learning, without rectifying all of the mistakes. Right off the bat, the game sets the tone for a vibrant, pop culture, social media and internet trends-driven cyber society, and puts you in the shoes of a young, very millennial hacker, Marcus Holloway. And that in itself shows how much Ubisoft wants to get away from the baggage that the franchise has from the first game in the series. Instead of a whiny-little-cunt of a protagonist, plodding through a drab city, we have a young fella, who just wants to gain social media followers, and bring about digital justice across the world. And the world in itself, set in San Francisco, is a colorful and rather accurate (and at times e...

Make Hitman Great Again: Hitman (2016) Season 1 Review

When Square Enix first announced that the next game in the Hitman series was going to be episodic, it was received with quite the skepticism. Fans, including us, were worried if this was going to be yet another attempt at milking the consumer by yet another big publisher. And rightly so, since the previous entry in the series, Hitman: Absolution, got tepid response, and was widely regarded as a dumbing down from the previous entries in the series. Turns out, we could not have been more wrong. The episodic format has been a very effective means for the way the new Hitman game  is crafted. It furthermore gave players a reason to keep coming back,not only for future episodes, but also for a regular outflow of free DLC challenges, and made the game a subject of conversations throughout the yea...

Horses With Dynamites: Battlefield 1 Review

If you thought Battlefield 1 could not pull off a gritty portrayal of World War 1, while delivering a fun shooter to boot, you were wrong! However, if you are looking for a deep and complex game that truly depicts the horrors of man’s earliest ventures and missteps into the beginnings of modern warfare, then you will be sorely disappointed. But lets dig in a little deeper into DICE’s latest shooter, and see if this was the game you were waiting for all this time, while pounding that like button on its YouTube trailers. Lets start off with the single player campaign. The game starts with a brief introductory level that throws you into the frontlines. There’s an immediate sense of scope, and chaos. There’s bullets flying in from every direction, enemies coming at you,...

President Evil: Tyranny Review

For those who don’t know, Tyranny is the latest game by Obsidian, the brains behind some of the most beloved classic RPGs like Neverwinter Nights 2, Star Wars: KOTOR 2, the last good Fallout game, Fallout New Vegas, and their crowdfunded game Pillars Of Eternity. It’s not a sequel to any of Obsidian’s prior games, but it does build upon the gameplay and engine used in Pillars Of Eternity. so if you were a fan of that, then this one is right up your alley. But, unlike the previous games, or most games, Tyranny comes with a twist. Instead of working to defeat the bad guys, you are working for them. Or more precisely, you are in a world where evil has won, and now rules the world. The evil in question is the overlord Kyros, and you play as a Fatebinder, a high-ranking member...

Jacked Up Iron Giant: Titanfall 2 Review

Now if you’re a fan of the Iron Giant, well, Titanfall 2 is just like the Iron Giant except on steroids. The sequel was far better than I had expected it to be and I’m sure that’s the thought a lot of you have. Like, holy cow Batman, this is far better than Call of Duty! Are we sure the devs  from Respawn worked on Call of Duty? I went into this game blind, not knowing what it was going to offer and no, I haven’t played the first Titanfall. The game starts with assuming control of Rifleman Jack Cooper from the Frontier Militia, a quick training level which introduces the player to the different moves like sliding and wall running and the different weapons available in the game. There’s even a quick time trial right at the end of the training and then comes the moment we all were waiting fo...

Lets Be Civilized: Civilization VI Review

Let me say this off the bat, Civilization VI is the most fun I had with a PC title this year, and is hands down the best game in the franchise. It builds up and improves on the previous games, and refines them to a fine polish. It’s also the most complete Civilization game at launch, with a lot of complexity, and strategic depth, that can keep you invested in the game for hours on end. And it needs it, because Civilization VI is a game that demands you to spend hours thinking about diplomatic decisions, religious tendencies, trading systems, upgrade paths, and more. I know that the main appeal of this game is the strategic depth that it offers, but you can’t deny that the visual style of the series has become an integral part of the franchise. While Civilization VI changes the ...

The Fool Of A Tearful Fart: Shadow Warrior 2 Review

Shadow Warrior 2 is what drew everyone to the old FPS classics – fast, action based gameplay filled with witty yet somewhat juvenile and cheesy retorts. For instance, soon into the first mission in the game, you encounter an old Asian man (well, it’s an Asian setting but bear with me) enforcing the sensei stereotype who says to you, “Intimidation is the tool of the fearful heart.” To that, you say, “Hey, better than being the fool of the tearful fart.” Catch my drift? It’s hilarious, and goes to show Lo Wang’s gimmick as the 1990’s wannabe badass. He is a walking stereotype and somewhat of a joke in himself. Getting away with phrases like “don’t mess with the Wang”, our katana wielding protagonist sure has a way with w...

Would’ve Been Better Off As A Movie: Mafia III Review

Mafia III was a highly anticipated, uber hyped title this year, and much like other uber hyped titles, just as disappointing. Even though it sets out to take the open world style of GTA V to a higher level with a meaningful plot and serious issues, it falls short again, and again, and yet again. Progressing like a documentary movie, Mafia III tells the story of Lincoln Clay, who has just returned to his home in New Bordeaux after serving in the Vietnam War, only to find his family in the midst of an inter-community gang war. The game starts with a heist mission with you trying to rob the Federal Reserve, intermitted by cutscenes that shed some light on the backstory of your character. After this heavily action packed intro, you get to the main storyline where Lincoln’s sole aim is ve...

An Out of The Box Nostalgia Factory : Unbox Review

Ever miss the era of the N64, that gave us golden platformers like Super Mario 64? Well, get ready for a trip down the nostalgia train. Unbox, the adorable, incredibly easy to get into platformer by Prospect Games is everything you love about the old school games. Select the level, collect ’em all and save the day. Here’s the basic premise. You’re a cardboard box named Newbie, and your aim is to save the Global Postal Service (or GPS in short). Facing financial troubles, GPS has created a race of sentient, self-delivering cardboard boxes. That’s right, the postal service is millenniums ahead of its time. I think the reason why the company faces bankruptcy is because of this invention, but who knows? You have to fight the first ever self-aware box created, Wild, and ...


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