“The Silent”, one of four playable characters in Slay the Spire (MegaCrit)

“Quality over quantity” seems to be a concept lost on game developers and game reviewers alike. Games like Skyrim — with it’s 1,000 NPC’s, a million spells and weapons, a billion items to find everywhere and a trillion game breaking bugs— are instantly heralded as instant classics based on the…

Kazama Kiryu, one of two protagonists in the game

Yakuza 0 is an… interesting experience. The sixth installment of SEGA’s Yakuza series is a prequel to the five games that came before it. We learn Kazama Kiryu’s origin story, and how he went from low ranking Yakuza member to one of the most powerful figures in the Japanese underworld.

A splicer mask rises above Rapture Metro

Andrew Ryan is in your sights. All you have to do is make your way across Fort Frolic to the Rapture metro station, hop in the bathosphere and take a ride to the hideout of Rapture’s patriarch. Things begin to go off script as you enter to fort, though. Your…

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