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Game reviews

Mastering Your Brands in Dx2

So you want to learn the secrets of using brands to their most effective ends.  I don’t blame you.  Use this knowledge well, and you might be able to take those other PvP teams in SMT: Liberation Dx2 to task.  Dx2 is one of the most entertaining and yet strategy-minded mobile games I’ve ever had …

Microtransactions, Loot Crates and More in SMT Liberation Dx2

**Updated 8/10/2018: see below Is Dx2 a True Shin Megami Tensei Experience? That remains to be seen. Even so…finally an SMT on our Android and Apple little handheld wizard devices, and no it’s not a Devil Survivor port.  For so many years we’ve been playing Tensei on the first Nintendo Entertainment System, Playstation 2, and …

The Difficulty of Choice in Divinity Original Sin 2

When searching for your next role-playing game, what do you look for first? While you’re looking high and low for a game with a compelling story, fluid combat and excellent customization, difficulty is sure to rear its slightly annoying-looking head. Somewhere deep inside you ask: “Is this game going to kick my pimply white behind?”  …

How Has PvP in World of Warcraft Changed Since Vanilla?

Welcome, one and all, to an O.O. retrospective on the many consequential changes Blizzard has made in our beloved game since it debuted in the merry year of 2004.  Ah, 2004 was a good year, wasn’t it?  Halo 2, Knight of the Old Republic.  People were still playing Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.  Loot boxes weren’t …

Mass Effect: Andromeda: O.O.Review

The year was two thousand and seven.  A fledgling company named Bioware had just launched a new franchise named Mass Effect.  Oh, who am I kidding?  Bioware was already an RPG powerhouse long before that.  I’d played Balder’s Gate and loved it, so I was moved to purchase this purportedly ambitious space opera.  Fast forward …