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Sean is a semi-retired, semi-grown up hardcore kid who has been gaming since his hands could grip an arcade stick. A lover and critic of movies, music and video games, Sean is always quick with an opinion, a heaping dose of snark, and a healthy dose of pragmatism. The hill he will die on will always be "gameplay over story".

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games Review

Trapped in a foreign place with eight other strangers, a mysterious numbered bracelet on your wrist and only a vague recollection of how you got there, you’re tasked with solving puzzles and making uneasy alliances to escape.

Horizon Zero Dawn Review

Horizon Zero Dawn is easily Guerilla Games' best effort yet and by far one of the best games this generation so far.

Forma.8 Review

Words can’t do proper justice to just how good Forma.8 looks.

Nioh isn’t ‘Dark Souls’ Enough

Team Ninja’s new PS4 exclusive Nioh garnered a lot of attention after its rereveal for how strikingly similar it looked to From Software’s Dark...

Gravity Rush 2 and the ‘I Hate This Game’ Conundrum

This was actually supposed to be a review for Gravity Rush 2... but what are you meant to do if you genuinely can't stand to play a game?

Top 10 PlayStation 4 Games of 2016

It was a great year to be a PS4 owner. Besides the litany of third party games, this year also saw the release of...

The Last Guardian Review

The Last Guardian is – and I can’t put too fine a point on this – the most beautiful game I’ve ever played. I’m not...
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Watch Dogs 2 Review

Despite mostly positive reviews you would think Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs was a travesty. Amidst cries of “downgraded” graphics, a rote campaign and an entirely too...

Titanfall 2 Review

When the original Titanfall released in 2014  many gamers lamented the lack of a single player campaign and shied away from the very concept...

Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel Review

The first of two planned DLC packs for Dark Souls III has arrived in the form of Ashes of Ariandel and it offers a...

Mafia III Review

“Those that ignore history are doomed to repeat it.” This saying played over and over again in my head during my time with Hanger 13’s...

Bioshock: The Collection Review

Bioshock is an important game. When it released in 2007 as a timed exclusive on the nearly two year old Xbox 360 (and Windows) it...

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas Review

It’s often said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. While nice in theory, it’s just a pleasant way of saying “rip off”...
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The Turing Test Review (Xbox One)

First person puzzle games have been around for a while now, and only a few have left their mark to become revered classics. From the...

Lifeless Planet Review

Sent on a mission to explore a planet supposedly rich in life, an astronaut awakens from a crash landing to find himself alone on...

Daydreamer: Awakened Edition Review

Modern indie games employing old school mechanics and gameplay isn’t a new concept. With the market saturated with games that want to be a throwback...

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens marks the fifth game in Traveler’s Tales' LEGO Star Wars series and finally brings the series to the modern era...

Inside Review

From the opening seconds of Playdead’s Inside, I knew I was experiencing something special. Instantly striking and sinister, Inside introduces the player to the world...

Anima: Gate of Memories Review (PS4)

Full disclosure: I have no previous experience with Anima: Gate of Memories prior to this game. I didn’t know there was a paper RPG, a...

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Review

It could be argued that the character of Nathan Drake was satisfyingly deconstructed in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and while the story wasn’t the...

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