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Come Play (Blu-Ray)

One of the few films to release last year (during Halloween) comes to blu-ray this week. Is the techno/monster thriller Come Play worth checking out? Read our review to see what we think of this week’s new release. 
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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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Matt Malliaros
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