Review: Soulstice (Sony PlayStation 5)


Here’s a free tip for developers and publishers: “Souls” means something in video gaming now. We may or may not like it, but people see that combination of letters and think something very specific. Soulstice is not actually one of these games (blessedly, given that this year has already been…

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Review: Windbound (Nintendo Switch)


Review by Harvard L. The survival genre is interesting to write about critically, since many design choices which would feel grating or exhausting in any other genre are, instead, the survival game’s calling card. Things like permadeath, repetition, disempowerment, unsatisfying combat, even at times tedium – normally we don’t value…

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Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Nintendo Switch)


Review by Matt S. Fan service takes many forms. We often talk about it in terms of lovely ladies and men that strip down to their underthings, but really, that’s just one (admittedly common) example of it. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is another kind of fan service.…

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