Alex Tudor

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Need for Speed: Payback Review

One of the things that has always enticed me about the Need for Speed series is their focus on street racing, especially 2015’s soft reboot of the series. Being an avid street car lover myself (and just like the game advocates for itself, don’t run from the Police, please), the whole “stick to a track” simulation racers never were my style. 2015’s soft reboot of Need for Speed reintroduced somethi...[Read More]

9.5

Amazing

4.7
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Call of Duty: WW2 Review

I’ll just jump right in and say it: Activision and Sledgehammer games weren’t lying in saying that Call of Duty is back.* After an iffy year for the Call of Duty franchise with Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: WW2 brings the series back to where many felt like it needed to be, and is it good to be back. From the action-packed yet grounded story, to the “classic” style multiplayer, Call of Duty: WW2...[Read More]

8.5

Great

8.1
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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Review

I went into Middle-Earth: Shadow of War with very high expectations. I mean, how could I not? 2014’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was my personal game of the year with it’s stunning innovation in gameplay with the Nemesis System. It was up to the team at Monolith to deliver a game that not only improved upon the Nemesis System, but to bring the story of Talion and Celebrimbor closer to their end...[Read More]

8

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Thimbleweed Park Thimbleweed Park PS4 Review

Thimbleweed Park surprised me in a multitude of ways. After going without viewing any sort of trailers or reviews of the game, I was almost expecting some sort of 8-bit, point and click X-Files game with an emphasis on the paranormal. While it certainly delivers on that part, what I did not expect was it’s masterful implementation of humor and wit. Throughout my time with Thimbleweed Park, I was c...[Read More]

7.5

Good

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel was quite a surprise to me when I first played it back in 2013. While I skipped out on the PS3 version, it always felt right at home on the Vita with the rest of the systems catalogue of underrated RPGs. Trails of Cold Steel, however, was always one of the JRPGs that stuck out to me in particular. Whether it be through it’s unique story and characters, or...[Read More]

5

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Black Desert Online Review

My first moments of Black Desert Online went pretty much like this: “Quests are delivered, how? Oh, there we go.” “How do I swing my sword? Oh, I guess that makes sense.” “Man, if I ever get into PVP, I’m going to get destroyed because I can’t learn these combos.” “What if I tried a different cla—oh wait, this one is complicated too.” Black Desert Online bills itself as the “next generation MMORPG...[Read More]

8.5

Great

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is actually quite a surprising game. Given that many crowd-funded games haven’t lived up to expectations, fizzled out or just flat-out crashed and burned; it’s surprising that Regalia contains some of the warmest characters, delightful story elements and stylish gameplay that many expected to be in the bigger crowd-funded games. Just from the outset of the story, I kne...[Read More]

5.5

Average

Expeditions: Viking

Vikings are often noted as being some of the more badass historical figures, and Expedition: Viking exemplifies this to the utmost degree. Feeling as if it was pulled straight out of the first season of Game of Thrones, Expedition: Viking throws players right into the thick of things from the get-go. But while the tone and feel is absolutely nailed throughout the game, I often found there to be wa...[Read More]

6.5

Fair

Animal Kingdom – Season 1

Part “Sons of Anarchy”, part “Point Break”, Animal Kingdom’s first season was compelling, thrilling and entertaining throughout; it just unfortunately left me wanting more. Yes, all of the key ingredients for a successful TV drama are here, but so much of the show is well-treaded ground, I find it hard to believe the showrunners could not find something new to add to the formula. While I loved the...[Read More]

7

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6.7
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

Unless you were a diehard Sega fan back in the day, you’d be forgiven for not remembering Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap when it originally released on the Sega Master System way back in 1987. In fact, it may be surprising to many that The Dragon’s Trap is actually a remake of the third entry in the Wonder Boy series, but arguably the best entry. As soon as it was announced that it was getting a re...[Read More]

8.5

Great

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX

The hype for Kingdom Hearts 3 is real, and what a perfect time to jump into the series if you never have before. Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is the perfect set for new players of the series, and perhaps even fans of the series who may have fallen out after the slew of spinoff games that have been released. Not only does KH 1.5 + 2.5 give you access to the two main Kingdom Hearts games, it gives...[Read More]

7

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LEGO Worlds

When I first saw LEGO Worlds at PlayStation Experience in 2016, I was astounded. This was the LEGO game I (and many other fans of TT Games and LEGOs in general) had been waiting for. Between having the ability to pick and choose specific bricks to build your own world, to exploring new LEGO Worlds (see what I did there) that are not burdened by specific franchises, I found my time with the game to...[Read More]