ESH | Mr. Shifty Review

Tele­por­ta­tion has always been on my short list for super pow­ers I would most like to have at my dis­posal. Tak­ing the nat­ural pro­gres­sion of this power and cast­ing you as a tele­port­ing thief, Mr. Shifty is the brawler I have been await­ing for quite a while. Com­bin­ing break­neck over­head action sim­i­lar to Hot­line Miami and Nightcrawler-style tele­por­ta­tion, this game scratches mul­ti­ple itches I didn’t even know were there for me. Mr. Shifty empow­ers the player and makes you feel like a com­plete badass as you punch your way through rooms of gun-toting goons.

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ESH | TWD Season 3 ‘Above the Law’ Review

It’s been a hot sec­ond since the last time we checked in on Javi and the gang in sea­son 3 of Telltale’s The Walk­ing Dead series. The sec­ond episode left us with quite a cliff hanger hav­ing found Javi’s brother, David, as one of the lead­ers of the New Fron­tier group. This third episode picks this thread back up and spends a large por­tion test­ing where your loy­al­ties lay and task­ing you with mak­ing yet some more dif­fi­cult deci­sions. While episode 3, Above the Law, seems a bit more busi­ness as usual, there are still some intense moments that make it a decent episode of the cur­rent season.

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Wednesday Night Stream | Dark Souls III: The Ringed City

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Join me for some constantly-dying action at 9pm EST! Feel free to com­ment on this post directly or head off to my Twitch Page to chat with me as I play!

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ESH | Fated: The Silent Oath Review

Vir­tual real­ity, in its cur­rent form, still hasn’t been around very long and many devel­op­ers are actively exper­i­ment­ing to find what works well for the for­mat. Off the bat, it’s been easy to see that action and hor­ror work well in VRFated: The Silent Oath has taken a dif­fer­ent path and proven that there it’s not always about the thrills and chills. Emotionally-charged silent moments in this story based in the world of Norse mythol­ogy high­light a new way of telling a story that makes you feel even more of a con­nec­tion to what is happening.

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ESH | Atelier Firis Review

Alchemy has always seemed like one of those con­cepts that trans­fers into the world of RPGs per­fectly. Gath­er­ing resources and turn­ing them into equip­ment, med­i­cine and other use­ful items is a per­fect fit for both the game­play and fan­tas­ti­cal set­tings of these games. The Ate­lier series has been around for quite a while prov­ing this con­cept with some fun and cre­ative JRPGs. I per­son­ally hadn’t played any of the pre­vi­ous entries in the series before, but as a player who has par­taken in many through the years, I was excited to give this series a try. Ate­lier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mys­te­ri­ous Jour­ney cer­tainly has a lot going on, with sev­eral very inter­est­ing qual­i­ties I haven’t seen else­where, but isn’t par­tic­u­larly friendly to new players.

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Wednesday Night Stream | Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey

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Join me for some cutesy-alchemy action at 9pm EST! Feel free to com­ment on this post directly or head off to my Twitch Page to chat with me as I play!

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ESH | Dying: Reborn Review

Escape rooms have grown in pop­u­lar­ity, espe­cially in the last year or so. Many video games made an effort to emu­late these pop­u­lar real life attrac­tions as well recently to vary­ing degrees of suc­cess. Putting a hor­ror spin on the con­cept, Dying: Reborn is a flawed expe­ri­ence that never feels great to play, while admirably attempt­ing to cre­ate an inter­est­ing hor­ror story.

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