Fallout 3: When a Post Apocalyptic Masterpiece gets a Drastic Overhaul

We heard you like open worlds. How about an Open Capital Wasteland? Fallout 3 marks the end of Black Isle’s work (so far) in the Fallout universe and the beginning of Bethesda’s. Bethesda is known for its sprawling open world games, and brings that bounty of knowledge to the world of Fallout in a huge way. If you’ve been following these reviews, you’ll know that I (like many) feel like Fallout 2 was the apex of the series. Its simplistic but deep gameplay and lore make diving into the game time and again a fulfilling time sink. That said, Fallout

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Fallout 2: The Excellent Return to Misery

Sometimes, all the world really needs is a nuclear blast or two (thousand). Fallout 2 is the immediate successor to Black Isle’s Fallout and came out less than a year after its originator. While similar in a lot of ways to the original, Fallout 2 takes place around 80 years after the end of Fallout and features a larger world map and deeper, richer story. You are a member of the original Vault Dweller’s descendant tribe known locally as The Chosen One. As the game opens, you earn that character’s original Vault Suit to prove your worthiness to go on

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Octopath Traveler

What’s better than one story? Eight, apparently. Octopath Traveler is a new retro-style JRPG from Square-Enix for the Nintendo Switch. Turn-based and SNES-esque graphics hearken back to a golden era for the JRPG and Octopath Traveler hits enough of the right notes to be a solid addition to one of the kings of the genre. The major flaw for Octopath is that, contrary to most JRPGs, it’s story can be viewed as unfulfilling. Not that it’s bad, just… cliché. Which, considering there are eight different characters with their own stories, is saying something. That’s right, Octopath Traveler has eight playable

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Darkest Dungeon: Turn based RPG done right

Hey look, Kickstarter did something right! Darkest Dungeon, created by Red Hook Studio, is what happens when Kickstarter works. A side scrolling, turn-based Role Playing Game, Darkest Dungeon is far from the norm while still being recognizable as its labels. The game began its development as a personal savings project of two of the developers, but they turned to Kickstarter to continue funding. The game reached and exceeded its target goal and was off to the races. After a brief Early Access period, the game launched originally on PC and Mac and has since found its way onto every major console.

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