Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Quarantine is starting to feel eternal. As the virus approaches its peak, my friends and I have begun to play videogames as a pastime. Video games are a way to connect without actually being around others. We play games such as the new Call of Duty, Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege. We usually start playing around dinner time and don’t...
Darkest Dungeon is a lovecraft-themed dungeon crawler about depression, death, hopelessness, and the fight against impossible odds. It centers around a hamlet built in the shadow of the castle of a mysterious figure known as The Ancestor, who is also the game’s narrator. After The Ancestor’s death, his will bequeaths his estate to the player, who must assemble a...
Dark Souls is the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy of third-person action games. Mostly known for its punishing difficulty and tagline “prepare to die,” Darks Souls was released by FromSoft on September 22, 2011, for the Xbox but has since been ported to PC and every major console. Possibly the most well-known aspect of Dark Souls is its combat system,...
A product of our increasingly interconnected world, Celeste was created by Canadian Matt Thorson and his team in Vancouver, featuring Brazilian studio MiniBoss’s crafted art and Seattle’s Lena Raine’s new soundtrack. Celeste’s plot is equally universal: Madeline, the game’s protagonist, attempts to climb Mount Celeste, encountering both obstacles and pleasant surprises along the way. However, Madeline suffers from anxiety and...
Gameplay images by Sergio Lopez-Elizondo '21 #1 in Racing on the App Store, the craze of Mario Kart Tour has swept Jez Nation, as hundreds of students are downloading it on their iPads and possibly, but not hopefully, playing it during class-time. As I am writing this at 8:50 P.M. on Wednesday, September 25, Nintendo, an hour ago, released its...
Welcome to the new school year, video game aficionados. Hopefully, you found some new titles over the summer and had the opportunity to revisit some old favorites. One of the games I replayed over the summer is Guacamelee!, and here’s my review of this unique little gem. A side-scrolling Metroidvania with a focus on large arena brawls and challenging platforming...
Return of the Obra Dinn is the second bureaucracy simulator from Lucas Pope, the auteur behind Papers, Please. A game of logic both captivatingly brilliant and fascinatingly unique, Obra Dinn asks its players to analyze minute details in order to solve a vast, interconnected mystery: the fate of the Obra Dinn, an East India Company merchant ship presumed lost...
Wargroove, a spiritual successor to the Advance Wars series, grabs your attention with an upbeat, lighthearted story and an easy-to-learn-but-hard-to-master gameplay. Ultimately, however, the game does not do enough to separate itself from the Advance Wars formula to be worth buying. Wargroove was released on February 1, 2019 by Chucklefish, an independent games developer and publisher based in London. The...

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