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Final Fantasy XV First Thoughts

In the early hours of Tuesday, November 29th, I booted up my PS4 and started to play the first hour or so of Square’s Final Fantasy XV. The new FF game, ten-plus years in development, was a thing of beauty. While some character models felt more at place in, say, XIII or its worse-than-the-original sequel, everything […]

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@Peagle05 Talk Mafia III

Mafia 3 is the latest in 2K’s open world crime series and the first on the current generation of consoles and the game is set up pretty damn well with a documentary-style opening. It’s not just the opening that gets that treatment, however, as the game is frequently bringing in characters that speak on the […]

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The Death of the MLB Video Game

As part of DAR Gaming Week, I will discuss the apparent death of multiple MLB video games.Growing up, there were a few givens in the video game world. Mario would beat Bowser, Sonic would beat Dr. Robotnik, and there’d always be a new baseball game to help me live out my dreams of being a […]

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Was Final Fantasy XIII Really That Bad?

SPOILERS ABOUND. Credit: Hellydesign So, it’s been six years, give or take a month or so, since the original release of one of the most polarizing (main series) Final Fantasy games ever released. I’m, of course, talking about the Final Fantasy-for-Call of Duty-fans Final Fantasy XIII. The 2009 game saw many changes, most of which attempted […]

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On Wild Arms 2

One of the first games I finished all the way through was an RPG which wasn’t the most popular or even the most well-made. But, for many reasons, it always stuck with me. The underrated but still criticism-warranting (mainly because of its dated graphics and “meh” story angles at times) Wild Arms 2 has always been a […]

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300 Words or Less Review: Is Final Fantasy 7 Overrated?

Yep, we’re going here. 1997’s Final Fantasy VII is a record-breaker that people still want remade almost twenty years later. But, is it really a classic? I’m going to err on the site of overrated, but not in some (“hipster”) type of way. For starters, yes, it was the first Final Fantasy on PlayStation. However, it wasn’t the best FF on […]

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Some Thoughts on Life is Strange

As many of you know, I’m a gamer. I don’t mean that in the dudebro, sarcastic, ironic sense of “yeah, I play Halo just to teabag people in some sort of fulfillment of my deep-rooted homoerotic desires.” I mean that in the sense that I enjoy video games and play them on a regular basis. […]

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