Pokemon Yellow Version Review

Pokemon Yellow Version is a 1998 role-playing video game developed by Game Freak, published by Nintendo, and released for Game Boy.  It is an enhanced version of Pokemon Red Version and Pokemon Blue Version, and follows the player who controls the protagonist and navigates him throughout the fictional region of Kanto in a quest to master Pokemon battling while battle the gang Team Rocket. Positives: Lots of replayability Extensive gameplay Fun gameplay Great soundtrack Negatives: Dated graphics Lacks content Lacks a story Campaign: There two main objectives; catching, evolving, and trading…

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Final Fantasy XIII Review

Final Fantasy XIII is a 2009 science fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix, released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, iOS, and Android.  It is the thirteenth title in the mainline Final Fantasy series, and follows Lightning, Snow, and the other heroes who are dealt a hand of fate by the god-like fal’Cie. Cursed and regarded as enemies of society, they have the world against them and nobody to rely on but each other as they struggle to break free of their curse and determine…

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Borderlands Review

Borderlands is a 2009 action role-playing first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software, and published by 2K Games, released for PlayStation 3, Shield Android TV, Mac OS X, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.  Serving as the first installment in the Borderlands series the game follows a group of Vault Hunters who travel to the planet Pandora in search of a legendary Vault. Positives: Fun gameplay Interesting story Likable characters Great humor Witty dialogue Detailed setting Negatives: Repetitive gameplay Story is deep Lacking cinematics Campaign: The game follows a group…

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Dishonored Review

Dishonored is a 2012 stealth action-adventure video game developed by Arkane Studio and published by Bethesda Softworks, released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows.  Set in the fictional, plague-ridden industrial city of Dunwall, Dishonored follows the story of Corvo Attano, bodyguard to the Empress of the Isles. He is framed for her murder and forced to become an assassin, seeking revenge on those who conspired against him. Positives: Innovative gameplay Good visuals Good voice performances Challenging gameplay Immersive gameplay Negatives: Predictable plot Lacks cinematics Characters aren’t memorable Music…

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Final Fantasy X Review

Final Fantasy X is a 2001 science fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix, released for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows.  It is the tenth installment of the Final Fantasy series and is set in the fantasy world of Spira, the game’s story revolves around Tidus, an athlete star of the fictional sport known as blitzball, who finds himself in the world Spira after his home city of Zanarkand is destroyed by a rampaging monster known as Sin. Shortly after arriving…

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Final Fantasy VII Review

Final Fantasy VII is a 1997 science fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix, released for the PlayStation.  Serving as the seventh installment in the Final Fantasy series, the game follows Cloud Strife, a mercenary who joins the eco-terrorist rebel organization AVALANCHE to stop the world-controlling mega-corporation Shinra from draining the life of the planet but end up becoming involved in a larger world-threatening conflict. Positives: Great characters Great story Great soundtrack Fun, challenging gameplay Well-developed world setting Extensive campaign Innovative Materia system Awesome antagonist Plenty of…

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a 2011 open world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.  It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls series and revolves around the player character and their effort to defeat Alduin the World-Eater, a dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world. Positives: Good story Great characters Great voice performances Good graphics Fun combat system Great customization system Large open world Tons…

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Pokemon Red Version and Pokemon Blue Version Review

Pokemon Red Version and Pokemon Blue Version is a 1996 role-playing video game developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy.  They are the first installments of the Pokemon series and follows the player who controls the protagonist and navigates him throughout the fictional region of Kanto in a quest to master Pokemon battling. Positives: Lots of replayability Extensive gameplay Fun gameplay Great soundtrack Negatives; Dated graphics Lacks content Lacks a story Campaign: The main campaign consists of players going into the world of Kanto to…

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Fallout 4 Review

Fallout 4 is a 2015 action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.  It is the fourth major installment in the Fallout franchise, released for Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and PlayStation 4.  The game follows the Sole Survivor of Vault 111 who, after witnessing the murder of their spouse and kidnapping of their only child, ventures into the world of Commonwealth to find their missing child. Positives: Challenging combat system Compelling characters Vast open world exploration Well-written story Beautiful score Lots of replayability Tons of…

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Fallout: New Vegas Review

Fallout: New Vegas is a 2010 open world action role-playing video game, developed by Obsidian Entertainment, published by Bethesda Softworks, and released for the Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.  It is the fourth major installment of the Fallout video game series and follows Courier 6 who is ambushed and left for dead while transporting a package across the Mojave Desert to the city of New Vegas.  After surviving, the Courier begins a journey to find the would-be killer but becomes caught up in a bigger conflict. Positives: Lots…

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