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An Eye On Overwatch: PS4 Edition, July 2016

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Blizzard has made another round of changes to their smash team-based shooter Overwatch as of July 22nd. I love this game and I only play it on PS4, so let’s go over some of the new tweaks specific to the platform, shall we? By the way, I won’t be discussing every change in this latest patch, so for those who are curious about the entire list of tweaks, you can see the official PS4 patch notes here.

 


 

One Piece: Burning Blood Review

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HIGH Visuals are smoother than the dulcet tones of Peabo Bryson. (Look him up, young’uns…)

LOW The narrative is threadbare, which is odd for a popular anime series.

WTF The story and dialogue made me question my sobriety. Twice.


FRU Review

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HIGH The inventiveness of the core mechanic

LOW The narrative doesn’t fit the gameplay

WTF It’s amazing to see how far this game has come from its original prototype

 


 

The Future of Hitman As A Platform

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I’m holding out hope that IO Interactive’s new version of Hitman ends up being successful. It’s already getting good reviews. As I’m writing this, Chapter 1 has a 77 on Metacritic, Chapter 2 has an 84 and Chapter 3 has a 75 for the Playstation 4 versions. Those aren’t extraordinary scores, but this is without a doubt the best Hitman has been since series favorite Blood Money, which launched a decade ago.


HOGuru Reviews – Haunted Hotel: Charles Dexter Ward

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HP Lovecraft adaptations always interest me. As a fan of the author’s work, I’m aware of how much material it offers for adaptation into other media. Videogames have proven especially fond of his material, recycling plots, themes, and especially monster designs since the days of text adventures. Yet Hidden Object adaptations have been oddly scarce on the ground. Despite a large number of stories which would be remarkably easy to adapt, I’ve only been able to find word of three titles. Mountains of madness, reviewed here, Cats if Ulthar, which I’m trying to find a copy of, and this game, Haunted Hotel: Charles Dexter Ward. Mountains of Madness was a stellar game – how does this one change the HPL adaptation average?


This Is Not A Review: Energy Hook

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Life is busy, free time is short, and there are a hell of a lot of games coming out… More than any person could ever play, let alone finish. I do my best to keep up with the neverending flood, but there’s only so much one man can do. In an effort to be more nimble with my coverage, I’ve decided to roll out This Is Not A Review.


Pac-Man 256 Review

 Pac-Man Fever is back, and I don’t want to be cured

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HIGH Looks and sounds awesome.

LOW Needs a little more variety.

WTF Only four character models for multiplayer.