Latest Reviews

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9.5
Shovel Knight (, , , )
June 26, 2014 -

On a scale of “hole in the dirt” to “coffin six feet under,” I’d give it an “Earth’s inner core.”

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8.5
Mario Kart 8 ()
May 29, 2014 -

I know what you’re thinking. Mario Kart 8? There’s that many of them? With the Mario Kart franchise reaching its 22nd anniversary this year,… Read More »

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Transistor (, )
May 22, 2014 -

When Transistor was announced days before PAX East 2013, I’ll admit that I was a little nervous. Bastion is easily one of my… Read More »

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Strider (, , , , )
February 27, 2014 -

It’s risky bringing retro back to modernity. While Capcom is no amateur at rejuvenating old series, Strider is a bit… Read More »

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Toukiden: The Age of Demons ()
February 20, 2014 -

Fighting demons should always be an epic experience and a test of your strength. With its focus based solely on… Read More »

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9
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze ()
February 17, 2014 -

When Nintendo announced Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze as a follow-up to Retro Studios’ Donkey Kong Country Returns at last year’s E3, some fans felt bummed… Read More »

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Sonic Lost World (3DS) ()
November 15, 2013 -

The relationship between Sonic the Hedgehog and Japanese development studio Dimps has been mercurial one. On one hand, they’ve has… Read More »

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Sonic Lost World (Wii U) ()
November 15, 2013 -

Making Sonic’s latest adventure a Nintendo exclusive was a curious gesture on Sega’s part. Regardless of whether Sega saw something… Read More »

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Pokemon X and Y ()
October 20, 2013 -

Looking back, it’s staggering to think the Pokémon craze started 15 years ago. At the time, Pokémon Red and Blue were… Read More »

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9.5
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX ()
October 9, 2013 -

Let’s get this out of the way: I love Kingdom Hearts. If I kept a list of my nerd accomplishments,… Read More »