William Hughes
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Jul 31
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Tigrex was a big wall for me for a long while. I really love the Nargacuga set, though - it’s got a whole “ninja” vibe that pairs really well with Dual Blades, which are my go-to weapon.

Jul 31
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When time is infinite, I’ve got to go back and play through Golden. (This will be after I do my first playthrough of 5, though. JRPGs!) Chie remains the best.

Jul 31
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I love “The Things”! I thought about it a lot while playing Carrion. (I’ve also been inspired to do a re-play of Prototype 2, which is as bad as I remember in terms of story etc., but still feels very satisfying to rip through.)

Jul 24
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I’m on the record in my reviews, but I think Danger Island gets an enormous amount of mileage by foregrounding the Pam-Archer friendship. That being said, I’m excited to see the real-people versions of these people after so much time away.

Jul 10
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I nearly put Nioh 2 on my set of selections - if nothing else, it’s a huge step up from the first game. But it just couldn’t hold my interest after the glut of systems finally stopped being overwhelming.

Jul 10
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It’s a direct consequence of the fact that, while we’ve got two people on staff with VR setups, they’re both PSVR. Would absolutely looooove to play Alyx.

Jul 9
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Every time I write about this movie I ask myself “Should I drop in a Werewolf reference?” And every time I remind myself: No. The commenters will provide.

Apr 22
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It is undeniably a weird, semi-bullshit ending for the game Remake was being up until that point. My friend Zack Handlen, veteran TV reviewer for this site, is currently playing through the game with no prior knowledge of the original, and I am eagerly waiting to see how he reacts to this sudden right-turn into Read more

Apr 22
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The honest reason it’s up there (because it’s not a construction I especially like, either) is that I was desperate not to let even the slightest hint of a spoiler slip into the headline. Even calling the ending “bold” or “experimental” or whatever would have potentially tipped a hand for folks. (Even knowing there’s s Read more

Apr 22
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I almost made that explicit connection in the piece, especially since the original FF7 already owes such a huge debt to Evangelion for so many of the tropes it operates with.

Apr 21
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It’s on most of the majors (iTunes, Google Play, etc.) as paid streaming right now. No word on a subscription streaming release.

Mar 26
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He’s who I meant, especially, when pointing out Gunn’s eye for casting. We tend to keep these to two or three paragraphs, but if I’d had another, it would have pretty much been all about how great Henry is in this.

Mar 20
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Confession time: I haven’t played it! It’s been sitting on my PS4 hard drive for like a year, but I’ve had such open world burnout for a while that I just can’t bring myself to hit play. I know it’s beautiful—which is why I namechecked it early on—but I just haven’t dug into it yet.

Mar 20
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DE is a tricky one! If anything, it’s a sort of cultural apocalypse? Revachol bears the scars of a semi-recent war, but the government is still at least semi-functional. There are still cops, for instance, even if respect for their jurisdictions is fraying badly. Of course, if you poke at some of the edges of the game Read more

Mar 20
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I gave them a mention in the STALKER entry, which might show my own biases re: lumping all games about Russian apocalypses together. The only one I spent much time with was Exodus, which I found very cool - I have a lot of respect for any game willing to go hardcore on hostility like that, especially in a setting that Read more

Mar 20
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There was, in fact, exactly one mention of it—albeit in a list of games I wasn’t giving a fuller entry to. (Which also included several other games I absolutely love but didn’t want to jam into this already very long piece.)

Mar 20
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Totally! It’s very much in that Dark Souls tradition of excavating a fallen kingdom an indeterminate amount of time after everyone inside has gone insane or turned into a zombie.

Mar 20
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I don’t know if Lightning Returns is good, exactly, but it is kind of fascinating. For one thing, it’s kind of like an RPG take on survival horror? That 13 days thing is an actual ticking clock, and stuff like travel and healing all take big chunks out of it. It’s a very weird, tense feeling; it actually does have a Read more

Mar 6
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I’ve been seeing a lot of negative reaction to the Scorpion Tank fight, and I think it’s definitely pretty rough. That being said, I got to fight Air Buster and Abzu at the preview event I went to, and they’re both a lot better - Abzu significantly moreso, with a lot more thought going into character placement (and Read more