Overwatch, and the Scummer Games | Opinionated

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As of yesterday, Blizzard updated Overwatch to include new Summer Games content, so that they can have an unofficial tie in to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. They promised over ninety new items to be unlocked, but there are a few catches – you cannot buy them with currency but instead through unlocking or buying Loot Boxes, it is time locked, and the items will be unobtainable after the event is over. Let me just write about how I am not too pleased, for a multitude of reasons.

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Rocket League | Review

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Rocket League, to put it bluntly, can be described as football, but with cars. Despite this simple premise that would seem to get old quickly, it was showered with nearly unanimous praise after its 2015 release. It received even more publicity after its stint on PlayStation Plus, but was it deserving of both heaps of critical acclaim and the price reduction?

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Overwatch | Review

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Overwatch is a game that does not follow the norm for first person shooters, but instead has become a phenomenon. It surrounds you everywhere you go, and that is no bad thing, because Overwatch is exceedingly addictive for the longer you play it. Some of that is due to the stunning visuals and audio, while another part of it is how the gameplay feels frenzied.

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Star Wars Battlefront | Review

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The original Star Wars: Battlefront offered an experience never seen before in games related to Star Wars, with Star Wars: Battlefront II offering an even more refined take on the formula that pleased fans in the first place. Star Wars Battlefront, on the other hand, retains none of the uniqueness of the first two games, instead choosing to rely on the Battlefield engine, Frostbite. For all intents and purposes, this is Battlefield: Star Wars, but does it deliver on the same quality that fans have came to know from the Battlefront name?

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One year of Sagacious Game Monographs

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23 March, 2015 – 23 March, 2016

When I first uploaded my Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS review to this very website, I heavily doubted my ability to be able to hold a website together. No chance, I thought, but 20 posts later, look where I am now!

Yesterday, the site achieved its first birthday! It seems like only a few days ago since I called the website Sagacious Game Monographs. I don’t even remember what that means, but I do remember quite a bit about the transition this site has had, so think of this post as a look back at why I decided to create this website in the first place.

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Should rhythm games resurge? | Opinionated

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Until Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4‘s releases, we had not seen a game from those series since 2010. The genre was stagnant for six complete years, during which Call of Duty has been suffering a sales decline until Call of Duty: Black Ops III broke that trend with phenomenal sales.

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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes | Review

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Star Wars season is currently a go. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is in cinemas on December 17th (December 18th for the United States), Star Wars Battlefront, developed by DICE and published by EA, has been released for next-gen systems, and merchandising has already run rampant. Another, yet much smaller, cog in the machine is Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (also published by EA), the first ‘proper’ Star Wars title for mobile phones that promises an experience with turn based battles.

The main problem is that it doesn’t deliver the excitement or atmosphere that is present within the original trilogy. Instead, it boils down to who has the highest level.

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