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You Should Play This Episodic Supernatural High School Game

Max isn’t a stereotypical outcast teenager; she’s a rather quiet, intelligent girl, just trying to get by. Also, she can rewind time at will.


My First Few Hours With Dying Light

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Dying Light, a new open-world zombie game from a studio known for making the regrettable open-world zombie series Dead Island. Imagine my pleasant surprise, then, when I discovered some cool ideas during my first five hours with the game. Maybe you can teach an old zombie new tricks.


Indie Take On Super Mario Galaxy Is Pretty Good

It’s common to think of structural considerations like physics simulations in games like Gravity Ghost. They send you spinning around little planets, after all. But in Erin Robinson’s new game, the physics don’t feel like physics. They feel like emotions.


Hands On With The New Ace Attorney Demo

Capcom had a playable demo of the latest Ace Attorney game, The Great Ace Attorney: The Adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodou at this year’s Jump Festa that highlighted the game’s new addition to the series, the “collaborative deduction” system.


Dragon Quest Heroes May Be My Favourite Warriors-Style Game Ever

For the playable demo of Dragon Quest Heroes, I went in expecting just another Warriors-style game with a Dragon Quest skin over it. What I got was much more.


Tales From The Borderlands Could Have Been Awful, But It's Great

I’ll admit, I went into Tales from the Borderlands with pretty low expectations. Don’t get me wrong: I like a lot of things about the zany world in which Gearbox’s Borderlands shooter series takes place, but it’s good for… shooting. Tales is an all-story adventure game. Yikes, right?


My First 20 Hours With Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4 is the kind of game that lets you make a lot of mistakes. The first night I started playing, I walked into an abandoned house and spotted a hornet’s nest. I shot it for no particular reason. A swarm of hornets flew out and killed me. The next time I saw a hornet’s nest, I did not shoot at it.


Warlords Of Draenor MMO Log One: Love Hurts

You know those early stages of love, when you just can’t seem to get enough of the other person, yet it feels as if the entire world is conspiring to keep you apart? That’s exactly the first few days of Warlords of Draenor.


That Moment When LEGO Batman 3 Gets Really Good

Like the first two games in the series, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham begins with the terrestrial adventures of Batman and Robin. It’s a slow start, but then comes a moment when it all comes together and the game kicks into high gear.


Digimon All-Star Rumble Really Lets Fans Down

It’s been six years since a Digimon video game was released in North America. If Digimon All-Star Rumble is Namco Bandai testing the waters for more US releases, we’re not going to see another for a very long time.