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The Old Guard

Netflix’s big Summer action flick arrives this week with The Old Guard, bringing about a unique take on the immortal warrior story, and managing to work even when it shouldn’t. Check out my full review!

Hamilton

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Broadway and the film world grinding to a halt, the news that Disney had pushed up the release of a filmed version of Hamilton from October 2021 to July 3, 2020 took the world by storm. Originally filmed in late June 2016, this filmed stage performance of Hamilton, featuring the original Broadway cast, would give millions their first chance to see one of the hottest shows on Broadway, a title it has held since it premiered in 2015. Did this filmed performance of Hamilton live up to the hype? Keep reading to find out!

The Last of Us Part II (Spoiler Review)

Naughty Dog has released The Last of Us Part II on PlayStation 4. Usually, when I write game reviews I do my best to leave out any spoilers. As to avoid potentially ruining a game for players, I typically just discuss my experience with the games I play and highlight likes/dislikes.  With The Last of Us Part II, however, I feel compelled to openly discuss the game, its story, how emotionally raw and gutted it made me feel. I also believe that the only way to explain why this is the perfect game for 2020 is by speaking openly about it.  Without further ado, this is my Spoiler Review of The Last of Us Part II.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated (REVIEW)

One thing that seems to be missing from the world of video games is pure fun. Yes, there have been games like LittleBigPlanet and others that have filled the void, but during the days of the PS2 those games, we're very easy to find. There was one game though that has been talked about for years because of its simplistic button smashing fun and that is SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom. Today, we will talk about what Purple Lamp Studios have done to make this one of the best looking remakes to come out in recent years. Are you ready kids?? Let's Dive In...
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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
May 16, 2020
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Story 
 
4.0
Gameplay 
 
2.0
Fun Factor 
 
3.5
Graphics 
 
3.5
Replayability 
 
4.5
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Sakura Wars Thrives With Endearing Characters and Gorgeous Music

If you go into games with a desire to connect with new and interesting characters, Sakura Wars is a very enjoyable experience. It provides a unique experience in that its...

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Matt Malliaros
April 17, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Gameplay 
 
5.0
Fun Factor 
 
5.0
Graphics 
 
5.0
Replayability 
 
5.0
A Perfect Re-Telling of An All-Time Great

While it's only the first part of an even larger story, Final Fantasy VII Remake perfectly re-tells the story for a new generation. It brings Midgar to the modern era...

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Matt Malliaros
April 05, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Story 
 
4.0
Gameplay 
 
4.5
Fun Factor 
 
4.5
Graphics 
 
4.5
Replayability 
 
4.0

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is an absolute blast to play. Using the musou/Dynasty Warriors style of gameplay makes you feel like you're one of those powerhouse characters we idolize...

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Matt Malliaros
March 16, 2020 (Updated: March 16, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Story 
 
2.5
Gameplay 
 
4.5
Fun Factor 
 
4.0
Graphics 
 
4.5
Replayability 
 
4.5
Plus Ultra Fighting Game, Flawed Story Mode

The lacking features and the entirely too easy story mode are what hinders My Hero One's Justice 2 from being better than what it is. If you can look passed...

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Matt Malliaros
February 20, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Story 
 
5.0
Gameplay 
 
5.0
Fun Factor 
 
5.0
Graphics 
 
4.5
Replayability 
 
4.5
Three Masterpieces in One Collection

By releasing Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 on PlayStation 4, they didn't just unite the series on one console. They also updated and put three incredible games into one collection....

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Matt Malliaros
January 19, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Story 
 
4.5
Gameplay 
 
4.5
Fun Factor 
 
5.0
Graphics 
 
4.5
Replayability 
 
4.0
A Love Letter to Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a wonderful adaptation of the entire Dragon Ball Z series. In every single saga, it does the series justice by being true to the source...

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Matt Malliaros
October 30, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Story 
 
5.0
Gameplay 
 
5.0
Fun Factor 
 
5.0
Graphics 
 
5.0
Replayability 
 
5.0
An Interstellar Video Game Experience for the Ages

I don't hand out many perfect scores for games. That's because no game is perfect and there are usually a few things that end up bothering me or making me...

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Matt Malliaros
October 28, 2019 (Updated: October 28, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Enjoyment 
 
4.5
Durability 
 
5.0
Re-Useable Factor 
 
4.5
Premiere PC Gaming Headset With Some Minor Discomfort

The Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero is without a doubt one of the most powerful, high quality gaming headsets I've ever used. Games sound better, movies sound like you're back...

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Matt Malliaros
October 10, 2019 (Updated: October 10, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Story 
 
1.5
Gameplay 
 
4.0
Fun Factor 
 
3.5
Graphics 
 
4.0
Replayability 
 
1.5
A Ghost Recon Not Ready For Your Time or Money

Overall, though, it's clear that Breakpoint is set to be another Ghost Recon Wildlands situation. At release, it simply wasn't a great game, but overtime they released a ton of...

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