Dicey Dungeons Review

The Roguelike genre continues to evolve thanks to pairing Roguelike elements with other game styles. Moonlighter essentially turned The Legend of Zelda into a Roguelike. Into the Breach was a Roguelike twist on Advance Wars that added infinite replayability. Slay the Spire drew from the deck-building genre of tabletop games and applied the Roguelike template to it to create a wildly-addicting game I couldn’t put down for 100+ hours.

Showing the world that the Roguelike still has a lot of room to grow, Dicey Dungeons draws from the world of dice games for yet another new take on the genre.

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Limit Break! – 1v1 Tetris Matches in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2!

The Tetris community in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is tough, but I’m not backing down! I put forth a great effort and even get some good wins! Throughout the stream, we also discuss a number of topics, such as the questionable value proposition of Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, pushing past your limits in video games, and the concept of “empty calorie” video games!

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1v1 Tetris Action in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2!

The Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 community doesn’t mess around! I play a couple of 1v1 matches and really struggle against some talented Tetris players. Along the way, we talk about my overall thoughts on Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, and close the door on a crappy 2020.

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Marvel Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5) Review

The training wheels (webs?) are off! In Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Peter Parker’s understudy gets his chance to protect New York on his own. Is Miles truly ready for this great responsibility?

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Hades Review

In overly-reductive terms, Hades is the tale of an angsty son from a broken home who wants to move in with mom. The problem is that his dad is basically the devil and he lives in Hell. This is awkward.

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Fuser Review

Live from the main stage of Ibiza is…you!

Fuser puts you behind the DJ booth to live out your party-rocking dreams. Unlike DJ games of the past such as the DJ Hero series, you’re not retreading the steps of pre-recorded mixes. Instead, you’re given the freedom to mash songs together (and you don’t even need a DJ controller to do it). Does Fuser have what it takes to keep crowds hyped?

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Sagrada on Nintendo Switch Review

Inspired by the famous stained-glass windows of Sagrada Familia, the Sagrada dice game challenges players to create masterpiece stained-glass windows worthy of this basilica. With this being an adaptation of the hit tabletop game, does it do enough to inspire newcomers and experienced players to grab it on the Nintendo Switch?

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Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America Review

Right now is a strange time for the Pandemic series of board games. Based on scenarios that occur in a fictional future or historical past, its core premise is the current nightmare of our planet. And oddly, it’s also ignited sales for a franchise that was already one of the best-selling in all of tabletop gaming.

Though it might seem in poor taste for Z-Man games to have released Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America just as our real-life pandemic took its grip on the western world, I personally believe that the timing was an unfortunate coincidence. At the very least, players can experience the game for themselves for free with their print-and-play option. For those who get a physical copy, here’s what you’re in for.

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Rogue Company Review

Though Hi-Rez Studios has been around for decades, they didn’t really grab my attention until I tried Paladins on the Nintendo Switch. During a time when Blizzard’s hero shooter wasn’t on the platform, Paladins served as a solid free-to-play alternative. Even now, some may choose to play Paladins over Overwatch on Switch due to the former running at a butter 60 frames per second while the latter can struggle maintaining 30.

The studio’s latest free-to-play game is Rogue Company. This time, it’s a team-based third-person shooter where dueling mercenary groups attempt to complete their objects. Does it do enough to stand out in a saturated shooter market?

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Super Mario Bros. 35 Review

With Tetris 99, Nintendo found a format for battle royale games that wasn’t a shooter. Personally, I was crossing my fingers for Tetris Attack/Puzzle League in that style. Will have to wait at least a bit longer.

For the time being, Nintendo takes their template in a wildly different direction. How about a Super Mario battle royale?

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