Category: Gaming

Mario Strikers: Battle League

I have to give Nintendo credit. I bashed them last year for not releasing their switch sports game (Mario Golf: Super Rush) until after Father’s day. Perhaps they knew what they were doing since the reviews were pretty mixed with some brutal reviews. That’s not what I have to give them credit for though. This …

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Subnautica (PS4/5)

Base Building

I just finished this. It was a fun ride. I played basic survival. I died a lot at the beginning but rarely toward the ends which feels about right for a survival game. It was at times creepy, beautiful, tense, fun and scary. It definitely confirmed that I will never go cave diving. It was …

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Maneater (PS4/5)

Let me say this up front. I can’t recommend buying Maneater. I got it as a Playstation Plus game of the month for PS5. Normally, if I finish a game that’s enough for me to at least recommend it to someone. In this case, it just means the game is short. It’s short, but there …

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Days Gone (PS4/5)

The Broken Roadshow

Days Gone is an open world post apocalyptic zombie game that started as a Playstation 4 exclusive, but now it’s just released on PC. I played just played through this on the PS5 since it was included in the PlayStation Plus Collection (and last month it was a PS+ game of the month), and it …

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Mario Golf Super Rush: Why Nintendo?

Mario Golf Super Rush

Look I’m all for a new Mario Golf game. It has local and online multiplayer. It’s golf. You know the sport fathers are famous for loving. For the life of me I can’t figure out why Nintendo would release it right after Father’s Day. I mean move it up a week or two and a …

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Mafia 3 Definitive Edition (PC)

Grocery

2K has released a Mafia Trilogy on major platforms. They rebuilt the original Mafia from the ground up. They remastered Mafia II in HD. Mafia 3 was just released a couple of years ago. It just gets all the DLC bundled together with the main game. On the plus side, current Steam owners of Mafia …

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Death Stranding (PS4)

That was weird. I said that a lot during Death Stranding. I really don’t know how to describe the game. It’s kind of a even more out there take on the Postman. Fundamentally, it’s a game about connections and the bonds that tie us together. Strangely, that part works better than any other in the …

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Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)

I played Final Fantasy VII shortly after it came out. I bounced off of it pretty hard. I had never played a JPRG before. This was a series coming over from Nintendo. Back then Nintendo was marketing console games as toys for kids. Other than the blocky 3D models, nothing about Final Fantasy VII was …

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Control (PS4)

Dramatic Pose

I just finished Control, the newest game from Remedy. I’ll always associate them with Max Payne, but Control is a much better game. I managed to Platinum this game, so it must be an open world action game. Almost all my Platinums fall into this category, even though I don’t usually list it among my …

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Epic Games Give Away — Shadow Tactics

Even if you haven’t been checking daily for the Epic Games Store game giveaway, you should stop by today. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is the game. It is a hardcore tactics game set in feudal Japan. It’s hard. I haven’t finished it. However, it has the most amazing moments when a plan comes …

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