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Xbox One Review: Fenix Furia

Fenix Furia Review

You could be forgiven for overlooking Fenix Furia. Originally released on PCs as Fenix Rage in 2014, the game slipped onto Xbox Live in early June with hardly a peep from Microsoft, and a slightly altered moniker. And with the flood of independent games on Xbox One, Fenix Furia doesn’t exactly standout, given its rather generic protagonist who looks like …

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Xbox One Review: Dead Island: Retro Revenge

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Retro Revenge is the only new title to be released in the Dead Island:  Definitive Collection, and currently getting the collection is the only way to purchase it for the Xbox One. The game follows Max (who some might remember briefly seeing at the end of the original Dead Island 2 trailer) as he tries to rescue his cat, Rick …

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Xbox One Review: Battleborn

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It’s hard to not feel a little sad for Battleborn. The developers at Gearbox have clearly put a lot of work into the game, and there’s a lot of fun to be had with it, but being a hero shooter and releasing just two weeks before Blizzard’s hotly-anticipated Overwatch is not a good spot to be in. Battleborn may ultimately …

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Xbox One Review: Doom

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I grew up in the ’90s when fast-paced shooters like Doom, Quake, and Unreal were king. I put countless hours into the many campaigns of the old Doom games (even the underrated Doom 64) and then had my first deathmatch experiences in Quake and Unreal Tournament. Those were fun times, but over the years I’ve grown to find those games …

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Xbox One Review: Superhot

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Gaming has been so completely oversaturated by first-person shooters  over the past two decades that it’s hard to imagine that there’s any room left for innovation. Fast-paced shooters. Slow-paced, methodical shooters. FPSs with parkour and RPG elements. It seems like it’s all been done. The last time there was something truly different in the field was when Valve released Portal, …

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Xbox One Review: Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III Review

I’m not really a fan of difficult games. That doesn’t mean that I enjoy a cake walk like Yoshi’s Story (one of the worst and easiest games I’ve ever played). I like a bit of a challenge. Games like the recent Quantum Break or Halo 5 are challenging games with great difficulty curves that I really enjoyed. But if I …

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Xbox One Review: TRON RUN/r

TRON RUN/r review

My girlfriend plays free games on her Android, but isn’t much of a gamer beyond that. She says that console games are “too complicated” for her, so she mostly leaves me be while I play whatever I want. So as I’m playing TRON RUN/r, she’s sitting next to me on the couch on her phone, not paying much attention to …

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Xbox One Review: The Division

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I often start these reviews by pointing out a common trend. Anyone who has read any other review for the Division is probably bracing themselves right now for me to compare this game to Destiny. Let me get that over now. This game is like Destiny. It’s a game run on numbers. It’s also like Assassin’s Creed, sporting the classic …

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Xbox One Review: Quantum Break

Quantum Break Review

There are moments of brilliance in Quantum Break, like hitting enemy soldiers with a blast of frozen time and stacking bullets on it to watch it explode, or watching an episode of a streaming TV show that you helped influence, that are absolutely brilliant and feel like the future of video games. Then you’ll come upon an elevator that won’t …

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