Drawful 2 Review

Extreme Pictionary

The first Drawful had a simple concept: players draw a picture, and others guess what it is. Drawful 2 takes the original’s basic premise and makes small, but effective, improvements to the addictive formula. The result is a fun party game, though it is limited depending on your group size.

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Ooh, I know! It’s the man playing banjo on the SNES cover of Phalanx!

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A Hat in Time Review

A Different Hat-Based 3D Platformer

Between Super Mario Odyssey and Yooka-Laylee, 2017 is slowly ushering a return of the 3D platformer collectathon. But not many people may realize that another game was planting seeds of the genre’s revival years ago.  A Hat in Time was Kickstarted back in 2013 by the developers at Gears for Breakfast, who were hoping to tug at the heartstrings of a generation who grew up with the Nintendo 64 and GameCube. I was excited about the game’s initial development, but it soon disappeared from the radar, and I had assumed the project was a bust. Thankfully, A Hat in Time made it out just in time to celebrate the genre’s return, and it’s worth the wait.

Here’s the Video Version for your viewing pleasure!

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Steep: Road to the Olympics Hands-On Preview

I Like Steep Thrills

I had the opportunity to try out the upcoming expansion to Ubisoft’s Steep, titled Road to the Olympics. This full expansion will add official Winter Olympics events and a career mode to the base game’s open-world skiing and snowboarding gameplay. From the early build I played, Steep: Road to the Olympics had a satisfying competitive atmosphere while retaining the thrill of speeding downhill.

Check out the Video Version for my hands-on preview with quotes from the game director, Arnaud Ragot!

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Thimbleweed Park Review

Point and Click Returns!

Modern-day adventure games don’t get more old-school than Thimbleweed Park. This point-and-click game was helmed by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, two of the biggest minds behind classic LucasArts games like Maniac Mansion and the Monkey Island series. The game brings players back into a world filled with ridiculous characters, hilarious dialogue trees, absurd logic puzzles, and lots of pixels. And for adventure game fans like me, this is a glorious revival of the genre.

Check out the Video Version for a closer look at the gameplay and spoiler-free clips!

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Review

Rock the Dragon

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is the sequel to the original 2015 fighting role-playing game based on the long-running anime, Dragon Ball Z. If you’ve played through Dragon Ball Xenoverse, you’re already familiar with the intense 3D fighting gameplay. In fact, the game is very similar, incorporating nearly the same story and quests from the first game. While this may turn off players seeking a novel experience, DBXV2 is still the big update that fans were hoping for. And just like the characters in the show, Xenoverse has powered up and is as entertaining as ever.

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Hopefully, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 3 will be even more SUPER.

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