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Indie Spotlight: Luftrausers Review (PC)

By Nicholas Bale () - 9.0 out of 10

Luftrausers is a game that takes a concept - flying through the skies to destroy things for a high score - and puts as much polish and variation on that one idea without breaking out of its bounds. A balance between attacking and recovering as well as a perspective and control scheme that allows you to pull off some pretty deft maneuvers makes the game fun to play at its core, while a system of plane customization and challenges will keep you coming back for just one more round. Read More.

Indie Spotlight: The Fall Review (PC)

By Nicholas Bale () - 6.5 out of 10

The Fall blends adventure and sidescrolling genres to present the tale of an AI-controlled combat suit following its programming to get help for its occupant. It has flaws in many areas of the game, notably the reasoning behind the puzzles (but not the puzzles themselves), but a coherent and constrained plot, mixed with some good personalities make it worth the afternoon it should take to beat. Read More.

Indie Spotlight: The Last Tinker: City of Colors Review (PC)

By Nicholas Bale () - 7.5 out of 10

The Last Tinker: City of Colors is a platform/puzzle/combat game that mixes the three together to create a charming title that's surprisingly fun to play through. Despite a lack of any serious depth in any of the individual areas, the overall experience presents a solid experience that's worth a shot if you think you can handle a lighter presentation and simpler gameplay style. Read More.

Pretentious Game Review (PC)

By Naomi Brown () - 2.0 out of 10

I was hoping that the title was a cute phrase meant to attract attention, but alas, it's nothing more than an advertisement as to the game's charms or lack of. I had hoped for a poetic, alternative experience to the tradtional game and got nothing more than wasted hours that I'd like to have back. Read More.

The Walking Dead Season 2: Amid The Ruins Review (Xbox One)

By Naomi Brown () - 7.0 out of 10

Nothing is ever easy for our favorite girl and things have just gotten harder. In Amid the Ruins, Clementine has to face up to some hard decisions and some harsh truths as we're forced to watch and wonder if they can pull it together again. And as we do, it's hard not to think about when she'll decide to leave it all behind. Read More.

Watch Dogs Next-Gen Review (Xbox One)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.0 out of 10

Here’s the biggest problem with Watch_Dgos: the hype. What would otherwise be a great first game in a new IP ends up being intensely underwhelming thanks to all of the hype. Because that’s what Watch_Dog’s is: a good game. But as a new IP it is incredibly flawed in a number of ways that can be easily fixed in a sequel and the hype grinds it into the ground. Read More.

Another World 20th Anniversary Edition Review (Xbox One)

By Daniel Acaba () - 7.5 out of 10

Another World is a great game that does still hold up in this modern age of gaming. What will really hamper this experience from connecting with people is the mixture of short length and price. Since the game relies on trial and error gameplay so much this will all come together to frustrate some players and alienate others entirely while a select group of gamers will find a video game classic to love. Read More.

Mario Kart 8 Review (Wii-U)

By Nicholas Bale () - 9.0 out of 10

Mario Kart 8 comes out of the gate, shells-a-blazing. With some fantastic track design and visuals to match, it's sure to be enjoyed by fans and newcomers to the series alike. However, if you're looking for a competent Battle Mode, look elsewhere - here you're just running around your standard racing tracks simply trying to find someone to hit, and that's just disappointing. An online mode is good for playing random matches, but kind of a pain to use for anything else. Read More.

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Review (PS3)

By Nicholas Bale () - 6.0 out of 10

Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles revives the original Gamecube RPG and its sequel in an HD format, forgetting to actually add any more content beyond remastered textures. These are the best versions to play, for sure, but only if you have yet to play the originals at all. Read More.

Contrast Review (Xbox One)

By Daniel Acaba () - 8.5 out of 10

Contrast is a fantastic game that I’d recommend to any fan of platforming games immediately. The only real bar to that is the price tag is kind of high and the game is on the shorter side. If the game had any real sort of replay value, barring hunting for collectibles that explain the story more, that would be no real issue but unless you love the game like I do it’s going to be a one and done. So this is a definite recommend but there is a bit of an asterisk on that. Read More.