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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Review – Well-Worn Fanservice

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Review – Well-Worn Fanservice

For many, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was a revelation. Nintendo smartly rethought old conventions and delivered an adventure that felt new while holding true to the spirit of the series. I put almost 200 hours into Nintendo’s open-world epic, and after I’d put the controller down for the last time, I …

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Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition Review – Keeping The Tradition Alive

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition Review – Keeping The Tradition Alive

Vergil made his first appearance as a playable character in Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition. He was again added to the cast in Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition. Even Ninja Theory’s DmC reboot featured DLC that let players control him. By this point, a belated appearance from Dante’s katana-wielding twin brother is practically tradition …

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Sackboy: A Big Adventure Review – A Delightful Companion Piece

Sackboy: A Big Adventure Review – A Delightful Companion Piece

Sackboy has proven to be a character who’s pretty much up for whatever, including his starring role in the LittleBigPlanet series, a kart-riding spin-off, and even an appearance as a fighter in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. In Sackboy: A Big adventure, the character brings his blank-slate appeal to a 3D platformer. Sure, he’s been jumping, …

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Demon's Souls Review – Hello Dark Souls, My Old Friend

Demon’s Souls Review – Hello Dark Souls, My Old Friend

In 2009, FromSoftware’s Demon’s Souls ushered in an age of challenging action/RPGs that are defined by amazing world-building, beautiful environments, epic boss battles, and player choice. During a period when players were being inundated with lengthy tutorials and heavily guided gameplay, Demon’s Souls let us explore, discover, and triumph against incredibly dangerous adversaries. Today, Bluepoint …

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Astro's Playroom review - a uniquely tactile platformer that's the beating heart of PS5 • Eurogamer.net

Astro’s Playroom review – a uniquely tactile platformer that’s the beating heart of PS5

Where do you find the heart of a new piece of hardware? Thankfully, Sony’s included it on the hard-drive of every PlayStation 5 it’s shipping: Astro’s Playroom is a pre-installed 3D platformer that puts the console and its DualSense controller through their paces, and plenty more besides. It’s a thing of spark and wit, and …

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