review Archive

  • Toy Review: E-Blox STEM Building Blocks

    We all know and love LEGO as the preeminent building block brand, but there’s certainly room in the building block game for alternatives. E-Blox is one such alternative, specializing in STEM and STEAM learning activities to inspire and stimulate young minds, as well as offering […]

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  • Review: Doughlings: Arcade

    Somewhere in another dimension, a race of culture appropriating doughballs with arms and bulbous, expressive eyeballs has become infected by poison gas after the crash landing of a meteor on their home planet. The lives of these infected beings, the titular Doughlings, are now left […]

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  • Review: Dragon’s Crown Pro

    Returning half a decade after its PlayStation 3 and Vita debut, Dragon’s Crown‘s new “Pro” edition for PlayStation 4 brings back everything that was great about the original, addresses some technical issues, opens cross-play online co-op between all three Sony platforms, remasters the soundtrack with […]

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  • Review: Highscore Processing Unit

    Countless games have iterated the classic brick-breaker, to varying degrees of success, implementing all manner of power-up abilities and sometimes even elements of role-playing progression while retaining the core ball-and-paddle mechanics we’ve all grown so familiar with since Breakout and Arkanoid made the genre famous. […]

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  • Review: Puzzle With Your Friends

    Sometimes a title tells you everything you need to know about a game: Puzzle With Your Friends is a jigsaw puzzler that primarily wants you to, um, puzzle with your friends. Sure, you can jigsaw it up just fine all by your lonesome, but bringing […]

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  • Review: Extinction

    Iron Galaxy has built a reliable reputation primarily as a contract studio porting games from larger developers to other platforms, but up to now the studio’s own titles have been smaller, indie-scale projects like Divekick and Wreckateer. Both of which were really fun. Extinction, the […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild “Scaling Hyrule” Puzzle

    It’s hard to believe this is my 10th Legend of Zelda-themed jigsaw puzzle. (Damn, I do a lot of puzzles!) Nostalgia fueled my interest in previous ones, based on the older titles like Wind Waker and Majora’s Mask and the 8-bit original. As I do […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: Destiny Premium Puzzle

    USAopoly’s collectible jigsaw puzzle line is heavily populated by Nintendo franchises, so it’s always nice to see some other gaming properties, like Fallout and now Destiny, get some jigsaw love. The Destiny premium puzzle is a collage of characters, enemies, Guardian classes, Ghosts, weapons, and […]

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  • Board Game Review: Operation Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Edition

    Hasbro’s classic medical malpractice skill game Operation gets a Wasteland makeover in the officially licensed Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Edition by USAopoly. The core rules are the same, just twisted to play on themes of the Fallout universe. Assuming the role of Vault-Tec Doctor, participating players take […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: The Legend of Zelda “Legend of the Hero” Puzzle

    Based on the intro sequence to The Wind Waker, the “Legend of The Hero” jigsaw puzzle, from USAopoly’s Legend of Zelda premium collector’s series, depicts Link’s legend as the Hero of Time using the imagery from the prologue story pages, paneled together to look like […]

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