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The Last of Us Part 2 PS4 Review: Cycle of Violence

The Last of Us released in 2013, it caused a paradigm shift in videogames. While games were previously trying to ape the cinematic atmosphere of movies, The Last of Us proved that video games could be so much more by expert crafting a grounded, emotional story filled with well-rounded characters. Joel and Ellie’s journey together resonated with millions across the world with its poignant tale of love amidst tragedy. It was rare for fans to feel a sequel was unnecessary because the original felt like a complete story. When Naughty…

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Persona 5 Royal PS4 Review: A Re-Release Worthy of Royalty

A Re-Release Worthy of Royalty Look, I know how late this Persona 5 review is. But, by god, I did my best to find time after work to complete this mammoth 130+ hour game. Also, with Persona 4 Golden coming to Steam, now feels like the perfect time to plunge into this franchise. I had already written my initial impressions in another article (which covers the first palace). This will be a continuation of that. Persona 5 Royal peppers its new content slowly throughout the game. After the first palace,…

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Final Fantasy VII Remake PS4 Review: Is the Golden Era back?

Final Fantasy VII Remake Squaresoft dominated the Golden Era of JRPGs. But even then, when it comes to being a pop-culture phenomenon, Final Fantasy VII stands apart in a league of its own. The game brought the JRPG genre from its niche belongings in Japan to a worldwide audience and expanded the videogame genre outside its player base to the general audience. Players had been clamouring for a remake of this game since the PS2 era. When Square finally announced the remake in 2015, the reception was earth-shattering. However, few…

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Persona 5 Royal First Impressions: Review in Progress

First Impressions Persona 5 released three years ago and has turned into Atlus’s most successful outing yet, both critically and commercially. In the following years that would surprise nobody “that’s already” familiar with Atlus, the Japanese video game developer announced several spin-offs over the IP, cross-overs with other game franchises like Super Smash Bros. and an updated version of the game with Persona 5 Royal.  Persona 5 ranks as one of my top 3 games of all time, right beside Chrono Trigger and Bloodborne. The excruciating wait for its release,…

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