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A Bird Story: The Kotaku Review

I fell in love with To the Moon back in late 2012 after I picked it up in a Steam sale. It is easily one of the most emotional gaming experiences I have ever had. So needless to say, I expected great things from its short sequel A Bird Story. What I didn’t expect was a total lack of words.


Super Smash Bros. Wii U: The Kotaku Review

The first time I picked up a controller and turned on the Wii U version of Smash Bros., I felt relief. I was about to play the game the way it was meant to be played: on a TV, with Gamecube controllers, and with as many friends as I could find.


This War Of Mine: The Kotaku Review

This War of Mine starts off feeling like the most depressing variation of The Sims ever, one where any happiness or woohoo has been bombed out of existence. And, very quickly, it gets to feeling even worse.


LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham: The Kotaku Review

Poor Hal Jordan. He can’t carry a movie, he can’t be trusted with his own LEGO playset, and when Traveller’s Tales creates a LEGO video game that is very much an epic Green Lantern yarn, he has to take a back seat to Bruce Wayne, the tedious title character of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.


Far Cry 4: The Kotaku Review

I want to write a letter to all the animals I’ve met in Far Cry 4.


Xbox One Review Update: One Year Later

Stop waiting. If you can afford it, it’s time to get a new-gen console, and the Xbox One is a worthwhile one to get.


Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire: The Kotaku Review

It’s easy to miss, but the people of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire whisper about things. Incredible things. Inexplicable things. The sorts of rumours involving legendary Pokémon that sound unbelievable, until you remember you’re dealing with a video game, where there is no such thing as a tall tale.


Dragon Age: Inquisition: The Kotaku Review

Dragon Age: Inquisition is a fantasy game. That word — fantasy — is a sort of shorthand, with a bunch of connotations. The word suggests to us that this game has dragons, and elves, and magic. There will be knights, monsters, and probably an evil witch or two.


A Look Back At The OneChanbara Movie

Over the past few weeks I’ve been playing the fanservice-filled hack n’ slash zombie killing fest that is OneChanbara Z2: Chaos. So what better time to look at the (absolutely horrible) 2008 film OneChanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad?


Endless Legend: The Kotaku Review

As part of our recent shift in focus, I’ve been playing (and thus writing) about Civilization even more than usual. And for a while, it seemed every time I did, someone deep in the comments section would be whispering about another game I should try that, *gasp*, might be better than Civ. So I did. And whaddya know, in a lot of ways, they were right.