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Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey Review

In my preview for Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser's Jr's Journey I mentioned that I had never played Bowser's Inside Story before. So when it came time to do my review, I decided to not compare the game to the original. In fact, I decided to not compare the game to previous Mario & Luigi games at all. Basically I wanted to ask: Is Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey a good game(s)?

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Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey First Impressions

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story was a game on the DS originally. I never played it. And now Mario + Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story comes to the 3DS and with an extra game, Bowser Jr’s Journey, included. I received a review copy of the game yesterday. Here are my first impressions of Mario + Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey! I have never played Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story before. When I saw it on the…

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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Review

Released last December by developer The Bearded Ladies Consulting and publisher Funcom, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a turn-based tactical RPG that utilizes elements of real-time stealth and an intriguing storyline to bring an experience that can only be described as a next-level XCOM. The devs draw this parallel themselves, and with the two so closely linked, one has to wonder if Mutant Year Zero can do enough to set itself apart from its own inspiration. Let’s dive in and find out!

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More Thoughts From Me #152: Ten Games I Want To Play In 2019

Last week/year, I told you about my favorite games of 2018. This week, I want to tell you what games I’m looking forward to the most in 2019! There are so many games coming out this year. Some of the following games may make it onto my best of 2019 list but some might not. There are tons of indie games and other games that I don’t know about. Nintendo always has a surprise or two up their sleeves and…

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Tropico 6 Beta Access Preview

While not slated to be released until January 25th, 2019, the latest from developer Limbic Entertainment and publisher Kalypso, Tropico 6 is already available via Beta Access for pre-purchases. As someone who has a rather complicated relationship with the Tropico franchise, I approached the Tropico 6 Beta Access with cautious optimism. It is always a hard job to review a game before its official release. There are bound to be bugs and issues, but it would be unfair to dwell on those and not judge the game for what it will look like when it is fully released. ...

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Hitman 2 Review

Released last week, Hitman 2 continues the legacy of the infamous Agent 47. Developed by IO Interactive and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Hitman 2 is the sixth game in the franchise, not counting the games made for iOS and Android, and the second game in the latest reboot of the series. The Hitman franchise has been riddled with criticism at times for being too stagnant and repetitive while at others for losing sight of the original vision of the games. Many questions have been brought up about how this latest title will respond to ...

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More Thoughts From Me #146: Valkyria Switch Chronicles

I played and enjoyed the demo of Valkyria Chronicles 4 on the Nintendo Switch. I didn’t have the money to get the full game though.But then Valkyria Chronicles 1 came to the Switch. This game, being older, was much cheaper on the Nintendo Switch. I bought it and downloaded it as soon as I could! Now that I’ve played it some, I have thoughts on it. Is Valkyria Chronicles 1 as good as the fourth one? The first Valkyria Chronicles…

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Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Is Now Available On the Playstation 4

The mighty Cthulhu comes to the Playstation 4 today via Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics. What’s this game all about? Check that out, plus my opinion of the game below. Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is out now for the Playstation 4. Here is how the game is described via the official press release: “Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is set in an alternate history of World War II where the Nazis’ investigations into the occult have resulted in the summoning of Lovecraftian monsters. With supernatural…

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The Colonists Review

Released late last month, The Colonists is a casual city builder from the one-man, UK-based indie developer Codebyfire. Inspired by classic games such as The Settlers and the Anno series, The Colonists adds some welcome twists and innovation to a genre that at times can fall into a very repetitive pattern.

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Civilization 6 on iPhone is Still Fantastic

Despite the small screen size and clutter user interface, playing Civilization 6 on the iPhone was still a fantastic experience, which is forcing me to backtrack comments I made via twitter about the game. We all know how fantastic the Civilization franchise is, and it's been a staple on the PC for over a decade. Now with the franchise available on iPhone and iPad, consoles, and the PC, there literally is no excuse for anyone to not give the game a try.

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