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Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory

A new Kingdom Hearts game is out! Square Enix has released the new rhythmic action game Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory that turns the nostalgia up to 11. How does it compare to other games in the series, though? This is our official review for Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory.

Steven Universe: The Complete Collection

Fans of Steven Universe will soon have access to the complete series, movie and all, in just over a week, in the form of Steven Universe: The Complete Collection. I recently got the chance to check out this massive box set to see if it is worth checking out and I'm here to let you know why you should absolutely add this set to your collection when it comes out.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Lives on through Next-Gen | REVIEW

I have been a fan of the Mortal Kombat franchise for a long time. This game means so much to me and has always brought back great bloody memories from my childhood. So many times, my brothers and I would sit in our room, hours on end, and play Mortal Kombat 3 on the Super Nintendo. There was nothing better than taking turns trying to beat Shao Kaun, or even taking turns battling each other. This game has always had a close place to my heart and over the years it has become the best fighting game on the market. Now that we have made our jump to the next generation of consoles, what does Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate have to offer us that the previously released version didn't? Let's dive in and find out…

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Makes Great Leaps to Next Gen |...

As the seventeenth installment in the Call of Duty Franchise, Black Ops Cold War has a lot to live up to after the launch of the massive success that was Call of Duty: ModernWarfare (2019). Modern Warfare was by far one of the best COD titles to launch in the series, especially after the launch of its Battle Royale add-on, MW: Warzone. Although it had some very big shoes to fill, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War launched promising to be one of the best COD titles in recent years. I have spent a lot of time with the game and I can say, I think it might just be my favorite Call of Duty yet...Let dive in and find out why!
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November 30, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Story 
 
3.0
Gameplay 
 
3.0
Fun Factor 
 
4.0
Graphics 
 
4.0
Replayability 
 
3.5
A Beautiful, Musical Salute to the Kingdom Hearts Series

Music has always played a critical role in the Kingdom Hearts series. It set the tone for magical experiences from the first moment the keyblade chose Sora. Square Enix and...

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Matt Malliaros
November 15, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Gameplay 
 
5.0
Fun Factor 
 
5.0
Graphics 
 
5.0
Replayability 
 
5.0
One of the Best Games of Both the Yakuza Series and 2020

The Yakuza series has a rich history of telling incredible stories. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is yet another and may even be the best one made. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio...

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Matt Malliaros
November 08, 2020 (Updated: November 08, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Story 
 
3.0
Gameplay 
 
2.5
Fun Factor 
 
3.5
Graphics 
 
4.5
Replayability 
 
2.5
The Most Innovative Watch Dogs Yet, But Misses the Mark in A Lot of Areas

There is a lot to like about Watch Dogs: Legion. It's got an awesome, original character system that preaches inclusivity and allows anyone to be the hero. Plus, it's got...

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Matt Malliaros
October 08, 2020
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Entertainment Value 
 
2.5
Story/Writing 
 
2.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
2.5
Direction 
 
2.5
Production 
 
2.5
Fun Family Film, Falling Short On Originality

While The War with Grandpa had all of the makings of a solid fun family film, it falls short on originality. Not to say it’s not worth a watch,...

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Matt Malliaros
October 05, 2020 (Updated: October 05, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Story 
 
5.0
Gameplay 
 
5.0
Fun Factor 
 
4.5
Graphics 
 
5.0
Replayability 
 
5.0
Arguably the Best Crash Bandicoot Game Ever Made

Regardless of if you’re new to the Crash Bandicoot series or an old vet, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is an absolute must-play. There aren’t many platformers that would...

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Matt Malliaros
September 13, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Story 
 
4.5
Gameplay 
 
3.5
Fun Factor 
 
4.5
Graphics 
 
3.5
Replayability 
 
3.0
A Faithful Avengers Adaptation With Room to Improve

Overall, Marvel’s Avengers is an extremely fun title. It’s got a great story, featuring a tremendously talented cast. It’s got a lot of heart, excitement, and does the Marvel name...

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Matt Malliaros
August 30, 2020 (Updated: August 30, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Story 
 
2.0
Gameplay 
 
3.0
Fun Factor 
 
3.5
Graphics 
 
3.0
Replayability 
 
3.5
Occasionally Fun Take on the World’s Most Beautiful Game, but Not the Best Anime Adaptation

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions has all the potential of being a game-changing game for virtual soccer. However, it gets muddled with confusing, frustrating gameplay. Its redeeming qualities stem...

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Matt Malliaros
August 27, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Story 
 
1.0
Gameplay 
 
4.5
Fun Factor 
 
5.0
Graphics 
 
4.5
Replayability 
 
5.0
Madden Reaches New Heights in Gameplay Mechanics But Still Has Room to Grow

Overall, this iteration of Madden NFL 21 is an absolute blast to play. It’s ridiculously smooth, fast, strategic, and overall fun. Certain new updates like tackling are taking some getting...

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Matt Malliaros
August 11, 2020 (Updated: August 11, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Gameplay 
 
4.5
Fun Factor 
 
5.0
Graphics 
 
4.5
Replayability 
 
5.0
Fall Guys Grabs The Crown as One of the Most Fun Games of 2020

This review has been primarily positive and with good reason. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is just an absolute blast to play. The challenges are fun, the season pass is very...

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Matt Malliaros
June 30, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Gameplay 
 
5.0
Fun Factor 
 
5.0
Graphics 
 
5.0
Replayability 
 
5.0
An Emotionally, Physically, Mentally Taxing Tale of Two Survivors

The Last of Us Part II is a masterclass in storytelling. Neil Druckmann and the entire Naughty Dog crew went in a different direction with it and it left me...

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