Super Mario 64 | Review

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Super Mario 64 launched as the major launch game to accompany the release of Nintendo’s then-new flagship console, the Nintendo 64. For a game released in 1996, it was quite impressive technically, but I replayed it to know if it still holds up after twenty years. I would say that it holds up fantastically, and is nearly as much of a marvel now as it was two decades ago.

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Gunman Clive | Review

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Gunman Clive is a platformer that is more tactical than action based, but it still has some traces of the frenetic gameplay of its NES ancestors.  In execution, it is quite simple, but it’s almost deceivingly simple while also keeping the challenge that is associated with games in this vein, albeit toned down slightly.

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Sonic Mania | Opinionated

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This opinion piece is based on a preview build debuted at Summer of Sonic 2016, but also present at EGX 2016. A full EGX article will go up soon, and will be linked to here once completed.

Sonic Mania effortlessly harkens back to the early 1990s, where Sonic was the king in the rise of mascot platformers. If the need for speed is resisted, references to SEGA’s past can be seen as broadly as daylight, such as an enlarged SEGA Sonic popcorn machine. These throwbacks show that the people behind the project are big Sonic enthusiasts.

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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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