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Warriors All Stars Review – A Gathering of Niche Heroes

Developer: Omega Force

Publisher: Koei Tecmo

Platform: PlayStation 4*, PC (Steam), Playstation Vita (JP Only)

ESRB Rating: T

Release Date: August 29th, 2017

MRSP: $59.99

*The PS4 Version was used to review this game

Thank you, Koei Tecmo for providing a review copy!

Warriors All Stars is a love letter from Koei Tecmo to the fans of their many franchises. From the darkest of stories to the happiest, Omega Force has compiled a large batch of characters to duke it out and save the world from an ancient evil. Does this game stand out in the large amount of recent Dynasty Warriors spinoffs or does it fall to the wayside as a failed fanservice present? Today we dive and and take a look for ourselves.

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Fire Emblem Warriors Review – Giant Armies and Giant Expectations

Developer: Omega Force, Team Ninja

Publisher: Nintendo

Platform: Nintendo Switch*,  New Nintendo 3DS

ESRB Rating: T

Release Date: October 20th, 2017

MRSP: $59.99

*The Switch Version was used to review this game

Thank you, Nintendo for providing a review copy!


Fire Emblem Warriors” has been the pipedream that fans of both Musou and Fire Emblem games have wanted for years. With Koei Tecmo game polls and fan UI mockups being posted on the internet for years, seeing the announcement at the Nintendo Switch conference earlier this year was a dream come true for so many people. Since then we’ve learned  information about the game that has become very divisive among fans. Does this game live up the expectations of both sets of fans? Or does it fall to being overly ambitious like so many other games today? Today we take a look.

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Rock of Ages 2 Review – Monty Python’s Rolling Katamari

Developer: ACE Team

Publisher: Atlus

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Steam)*

ESRB Rating: E

Release Date: August 28th, 2017

MRSP: $14.99

*The PC Version was used to review this game

Thank you, Atlus for providing a review copy!

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder is the sequel to the cult 2011 indie game “Rock of Ages“. Rock of Ages is a series which takes elements from tower defense games as well as a few queues from the “Katamari” and “Super Monkey Ball” franchises to create something truly unique. Nearly 6 years after the release of the first game, does Rock of Ages 2 truly live up to the title of Bigger and Boulder? Today we take a look.

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Dragon Quest Heroes 2 Review – Honored Traditions

Developer: Omega Force

Publisher: Square Enix

Platform: PlayStation 4*, PC (Steam), Playstation Vita (JP Only), Playstation 3 (JP Only),  Nintendo Switch (JP Only)

ESRB Rating: T

Release Date: April 25th 2017

MRSP: $59.99

*The PS4 Version was used to review this game

A retail copy was purchased by the reviewer for this review.

It’s been a few years since the release of “Dragon Quest Heroes,” a fun little ARPG tower defense game that served as a love letter to the franchise. With the sequel in the spinoff series going fully open world, and adding various new elements to the mix, will it stand up to the original? Today we take a look at Dragon Quest Heroes 2.

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Strafe Review – Welcome to Die.

Developer: Pixel Titans

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Platform: PlayStation 4, PC*

ESRB Rating: M

Release Date: May 9th 2017

MRSP: $19.96

*The PC Version was used to review this game

A retail copy was purchased by the reviewer for this review.

Strafe” is what some would call an ode to the FPS games of the early to late 90s. It tries to create a procedurally generated roguelike game with the gunplay of such games as “Wolfenstein” or “Quake.” After being kickstarted years ago and being delayed earlier this year we finally have our hands on this unique game. Does it manage to deliver a polished experience to the fans of old school FPS? Let’s dive in and find out.

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Yooka Laylee Review – The Return of Collectathons?

Developer: Playtonic Games

Publisher: Team17

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC*

ESRB Rating: E10+

Release Date: April 11th 2017

MRSP: $39.99

*The PC Version was used to review this game

A retail copy was purchased by the reviewer for this review.

Nostalgia is a powerful thing in the gaming community these days, as it serves as one of the main factors of success in most kickstarted games. A few examples of this are “Shenmue 3,” “Mighty Number 9,” “Bloodstained,” and the newly released “Yooka Laylee.” Yooka Laylee serves as a love letter to the late 90s era of 3D platformers, but does it show the age of the games it tries to imitate? Today we take a look and find out for ourselves.

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Berserk and The Band of the Hawk Review – Steel and Sacrifice

Developer: Omega Force

Publisher: Koei Tecmo

Platform: PlayStation 4*, PlayStation Vita, PC (Steam), Playstation 3 (JP Only)

ESRB Rating: M

Release Date: February 21st 2017

MRSP: $59.99

*The PS4 Version was used to review this game

A review copy was provided by the publisher for this review.

The cleverly titled “Berserk and The Band of the Hawk” is the latest entry in Koei Tecmo’s series of anime themed Dynasty Warriors spin-offs. These games usually take the trademarked aesthetic and atmospheric tones found in each respective series and match that with a never ending amount of soldiers to carve your way through as your favorite anime protagonist. Does this game end up being a good Dynasty Warriors game? Does it end up being a good Berserk game? Lets take a look.

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