Horizon Zero Dawn — Review

Horizon Zero Dawn was touted as the PS4s next big exclusive.  I had it as my most anticipated game of the year.  The descriptors sound like a perfect storm: open world, post apocalypse, robots.  I’ve spent the better part of the last three weeks playing Guerilla Games’s latest release and all the hype is deserved.  Horizon Zero Dawn is the best game I’ve played in a long time and easily my current game of the year.

Horizon Zero Dawn raises the bar for open world games

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Jotun: Valhalla Edition — Review

I’ve always had an interest in Greek mythology, but I’ve recently taken more and more to Norse mythology.  Strong, preferably bearded vikings determined to win glory in battle just draw me in, especially compared to knights and samurai.  Jotun, a game about battling Norse gods, released a while ago but fell off my radar.  A tweet about the developer’s next game, Sundered, reminded me to go back and play Jotun.  If you enjoy hand-drawn games or fantastic boss battles, you should follow suit.  Better late than never!

Jotun, like its main character Thora, packs a lot of power into a small package.

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Nintendo Switch Unboxing

The Nintendo Switch is finally here!  After months of hype and teases, the newest home console has hit the market.  I wasn’t able to get my hands on a pre-order but my friend Ryan from Blueshirts Breakaway was.  He was kind enough to record an unboxing video of the console, pro controller, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Without any further delay, let’s dig into Nintendo’s newest console and see what your purchase gets you.

Overwatch Season 3 Recap — Holiday Events, Symmetra 2.0, Balancing Act

Another three months gone by, another competitive season of Overwatch in the books.  Blizzard has shown no signs of slowing down updates for their latest game.  Season three wasn’t quite as big a shake up as season two was with a new hero and revamped skill rating system, but the last three months have certainly changed the game.

If you didn’t keep up with Overwatch due to the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I’ve got you covered.  With season four kicking off tomorrow, let’s recap season three and check the state of Overwatch.

A horrendous losing streak in early January didn't help my stats, but a new career high fo 2654 was nice!

A horrendous losing streak in early January didn’t help, but a new career high of 2654 was nice!

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For Honor — Review

Remember when you were a kid and would argue over who would win in a fight between Batman and Superman or cowboys and ninjas?  Ubisoft’s latest game asks you a similar question: knights, vikings, or samurai?  For Honor was on my most anticipated list for 2017 and after almost 20 hours of play, the hype was real.  It’s a simple to learn, hard to master fighting game with some downright brutal combat.

Shield uppercuts are a good way to end a fight.

Shield uppercuts are a good way to end a fight.

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Fire Emblem Heroes — Review

Tactical RPGs are my jam.  There’s just something about playing chess with swords, fireballs, and monsters that really clicks for me.  One of the better recent spins on the genre is The Banner Saga.  If you want a more established franchise, look no further than Fire Emblem.  I’ve only played a few entries in the series, namely the two excellent Game Boy Advance titles and Awakening on 3DS, but the grand stories and permadeath are always intriguing.  Fire Emblem Heroes, a mobile title released a few weeks ago, does away with a few series staples and has an endgame problem, but it’s still a fun game well worth the $0 price of admission.

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Tiny battles between tiny heroes on tiny screens.  Fire Emblem Heroes is flawed but cute.

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