Reviews Archive

  • Book Review: The SNES Omnibus Vol. 1 & 2

    With such a massive and legendary game catalog to chronicle, Schiffer Publishing and author Brett Weiss decided to split their Super Nintendo Entertainment System tome, The SNES Omnibus, into two beefy volumes instead of just one. It was a wise decision, because I don’t imagine […]

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  • Review: Elli

    Quietly launched on Nintendo Switch this year by BandanaKid, Elli opens with a small village in the land of Mandragora preparing to celebrate the birthday of guardian Elli. Just as the festivities are about to begin, the jealous Ghasti steals the five Crystals of Time, running […]

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  • Collectible Review: Dark Souls and Kingdom Hearts FiGPiNs

    As the latest gaming franchises to join the FiGPiN lineup, Dark Souls and Kingdom Hearts bring fan-favorite characters to eager collectors, including Solaire of Astora, Dragonslayer Ornstein, and Siegmeyer of Catarina from Dark Souls, and the team of Sora, King Mickey, Donald Duck, and Goofy […]

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  • Review: Pode

    Now on PS4 after an exclusive debut on Switch last summer, Pode is a darling puzzle game created for cooperative play but also perfectly designed to work as a single-player adventure. Alone or with a friend, players are put in control of a little rock […]

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  • Book Review: Indie G Zine Vol. 2

    The follow-up to a successfully Kickstarted first volume, Indie G Zine Vol. 2 is a small softcover artzine celebrating the indie gaming scene. But don’t let its somewhat diminutive size–it’s 7″ x 9.75″, smaller than a normal piece of paper–fool you, because its 118 pages […]

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  • Collectible Review: BioShock and Fallout IncrediBuilds

    IncrediBuilds, the line of collectible wood puzzles/models by book publisher Insight Editions, has some new kits available for gamers, including the iconic Big Daddy from the BioShock series as well as Mr. Handy from the Fallout universe. (There’s a Songbird model from BioShock Infinite as […]

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  • Toy Review: Fallout Nanoforce Series 1 Army Builder Figures Boxed Sets 1 and 2

    The first little baggie of Toynk’s Fallout Nanoforce figures came out over the holidays, and of course I just had to include it in our gift guides as a stocking stuffer must-have. Now that we’re a month into the New Year, Toynk has started a […]

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  • Review: Mages of Mystralia

    In the blur of game demos while attending PAX South a couple years ago, I vaguely recall playing the demo for Mages of Mystralia and enjoying the combat encounters and the concept of being able to create spell variations. Two years feels like forever ago, and […]

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  • Book Review: Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years

    It’s hard to believe the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now existed for over a decade. What once seemed like an impossibly ambitious idea to create an ongoing film universe of shared continuity storylines I think has far exceeded what anyone could’ve hoped for. It’s an […]

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  • Toy Review: Rocket Fishing Rod

    It may sound hard to believe, but I don’t think I’ve been more disappointed with a product, when I was a child or now as an adult, than I am with the Rocket Fishing Rod. It’s a ready-to-go fishing rod toy that eliminates the learning […]

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