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Hot Take, Old Game: Outlast

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You know that heavy, serious movie in your Netflix queue that you always mean to watch, but never turn on? You’re just never in the right mood to take on whatever subject matter it features, so instead you binge four episodes of Star Trek back-to-back that end up being twice as long as the serious movie?

Outlast is the videogame version of that serious movie for me.


Virginia Review

No Words

 

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HIGH It’s wonderfully cinematic, and the soundtrack is amazing.

LOW The story falls apart and doesn’t deliver at the end.

WTF Seriously? Climbing up that log made sense to anyone?


Blade Ballet Review

You Spin Me Right Round, Like A Wrecker, Baby

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HIGH The bots all have appealing designs and personalities.

LOW I wish there was a bit more strategy to it.

WTF I still haven’t found an instance where teleportation would be helpful.


Valley Review

A Hop, Skip, And A Jump Away

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HIGH The sheer sense of momentum when dashing.

LOW Falling into water repeatedly while jumping between rocks.

WTF The ability to kill and resurrect a deer ad infinitum. For amusement.


Seattle Battle Opera III: Red Bull And Denniz Bengisoy

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Far away from the stadiums full of lights, roaring audiences, and sponsored teams of the ever-growing eSports spectacle are enthusiasts gathering amongst themselves for underground fight clubs. Gathered in whatever spaces they can secure for the afternoon, fighters step up to make a name and become local legends. The road to worldwide championship is long and arduous, but it begins with whispered tales of legendary fighting feats in the local halls.


For Honor Alpha Preview

ForHonor03For the last few days, I’ve been putting time into one of my most-anticipated titles — For Honor, from Ubisoft Montreal.

Although the game isn’t out yet (it’s currently due to release in February 2017) Gamecritics was given some “alpha” codes to get an early hands-on. A number of features were disabled and large portions of the content were not available, but this limited slice gave a very good idea of what the full title will deliver… And it’s kind of awesome.