Starlink: Battle for Atlas Review

Years after the Toys-to-Life bubble burst, Ubisoft took the bold step into the deserted space with Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Unlike Skylanders or Amiibo figures, Starlink takes a modular approach with its toys. As such, you can customize your loadouts by strapping a unique pilot, ship, and weapons to your controller before entering warp speed. It doesn’t hurt that the Nintendo Switch version gets access to console-exclusive Star Fox content, including a sweet-looking Arwing toy. Is the game worth the trouble of slapping all of this extra plastic onto your Joy-Con controllers?

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Starlink: Battle for Atlas – The Grind is Real

Approaching the end of the game, the repetitive nature of Starlink: Battle for Atlas rears its ugly head. Watch me run through the same tasks repeatedly for two hours as I try to unlock its endgame!

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Starlink: Battle for Atlas is Not What I Thought it Would Be

Having gotten the opportunity to play the demo for Starlink: Battle for Atlas at Fan Expo 2018, I thought I had a good idea of what I was getting myself into. I was expecting to play a game that featured a series of dogfights in orbit and land-based battles on the surfaces of different planets. Those elements are in there, and are still the best part of the game. What I wasn’t expecting was the fact that those are only smaller parts of a much grander framework.

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Let’s Start Starlink: Battle for Atlas Together on Nintendo Switch!

Do a barrel roll! Fox, Slippy, Falco, and Peppy gear up for a new adventure in Starlink: Battle for Atlas on the Nintendo Switch! Join me for the first 80-or-so minutes of the game! I also show off the Arwing and Nadir toys!

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Review

Peter Parker is no stranger to video games. Having starred or appeared in dozens of titles throughout history, most of them have been terrible, as he’s largely been tied to sub-par games made as side products in support of something else. But if there were any character that was most deserving of the Arkham treatment, it’s the web crawler. We’ve seen glimpses of how good he can be through games that fell a bit short of greatness, but the potential has always been there due to the character’s inherent design and the lore around him. Finally, thanks to the good folks at Insomniac Games, Spider-Man was given the time and love needed to fulfill the promise of what a Spidey-centric game could be. The results are fantastic.

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Spider-Man – And The Award Goes To / Dual Purpose

What should be a glorious day for Miles Morales’ dad goes sideways as the Demons crash the party. Also, Spidey’s investigation into Martin Li reveals that the scope of this conflict is much bigger than he anticipated.

 

Wheels within Wheels! Spider-Man Raids Fisk’s Warehouse

After a false start to the stream, I return to re-do the Wheels within Wheels mission! Also complete the mission where Peter has to track all of his stuff from the garbage!

Shocker Saga! Playing More Spider-Man on PS4!

The Shocker bookends another session of Spider-Man. In between, I take on a cool side-quest that puts the web-slinger in the role of private eye, and PEOPLE WON’T STOP CALLING ME!

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor had been sitting on my shelf for almost a year before finally giving it an honest try. Despite the game’s critical acclaim, I had a hard time putting it over other games in my queue due to my disinterest in the Lord of the Rings. As it turns out, the game doesn’t require a background in J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic to be enjoyed. Also, it’s awesome.

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