Monster Hunter Rise demo impressions

The Monster Hunter franchise has taken a circuitous route to becoming one of the biggest jewels in Capcom's gaming crown. Sure, if you had asked any number of Japanese - and to a smaller degree, American and European - PlayStation Portable owners 10 years ago what their must-have PSP game was, chances were good that... Continue Reading →

Backlog Review: Firewatch

Firewatch was a game that I knew by reputation, but had been hesistant to play given the "walking simulator" genre that it occupies. As with roguelikes, I've come to be a little leery of games that come highly recommended on sites such as Reddit, only to wind up being disappointed because, well, I just didn't... Continue Reading →

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Beautiful despair. This is the best way I have to describe Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, an eclectic and dark hybrid of visual novel and court room drama. Long after the final credits roll and the twists have been hashed over in your mind (and there are quite a few), Danganronpa 2 will leave you with some philosophical conundrums. You... Continue Reading →

Now Available: The Matrix Online Archives

Although it never moved beyond its small niche, The Matrix Online was a massive multiplayer online game that took place after The Matrix trilogy. With the blessing of the Wachowskis and storyline input from renowned comic book writer and illustrator Paul Chadwick, The Matrix Online (or MxO for short) looked to create an organic and dynamic virtual world. With a model built... Continue Reading →

[Review] Destiny: The Taken King

Over a decade ago, a little MMO called The Matrix Online launched with a tagline, "The Matrix has only begun to give up its secrets." The implication being that there would be so many things to uncover and enjoy in the game that fans would stay invested for a long time. Sadly, the game failed to deliver on... Continue Reading →

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