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A.W. Phoenix Festa Review

Festa or Famine

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HIGH It will be enjoyable for people who liked The Asterisk War

LOW What fool would admit they liked The Asterisk War?

WTF If only Asterisk War fans would like this, why change its title?


Videogame Logic and Homefront: The Revolution

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I’m going to discuss videogame logic for a little while here, and I realize that this is a tough thing to do. Over my years in gaming I’ve become very selective about how far I can suspend my disbelief. I’ve thought long and hard about it, and I just can’t explain it.


Subtitles Matter: Talking With Deaf Gamers TV

Here at Gamecritics, we’ve been adding information on accessibility to our reviews for over a decade. It’s an issue that’s important to us, and we want others to see its value – after all, we love games, and we want as many people as possible to love them too! However, it’s really hard to love something that’s not willing to let you in, such as games that lack subtitles or visual cues, for example.

In order to get some perspective on the issue form people who are directly impacted, I had a quick chat with the guys from Deaf Gamer TV, a group who do Twitch and YouTube videos in American Sign Language.

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The Final Station Review

Race The Dark

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HIGH Seeing the might shotgun in action for the first time.

LOW Missing out on huge sections of story as I tried to keep people alive.

WTF How are we going to stop this zombpocalypse? A giant robot, perhaps?


Bound Review

Dancing Without Depth

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HIGH The art direction is jaw-dropping

LOW Everything outside of polygon world.

WTF Why wasn’t dancing better integrated?


Getting Pulled Over In No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky is a vast and unimaginably large universe, and there are quintillions of planets. You could spend the rest of your life exploring and not even see 1% of the universe. But you know who has seen it all? The damn space cops.

Also known as The Sentinels, these little robots fly around every planet and moon scanning and watching. Scanning what? Everything. Watching what? You.

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HOGuru Plays – Nightmares From The Deep 2: The Siren’s Call

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I’d played the last game in the Nightmares From The Deep series, and enjoyed it thoroughly, so my expectations were high going into this game. I’ll start off this piece by saying that yes, they were met, and this is another high-quality game published by Artifex Mundi, but in addition to general production excellence, the game had something of a huge surprise for me.