Author: Tristan Simonian

I'm unabashedly in love with Nintendo; ESPECIALLY Zelda! Spelunky is my jam. Burritos are life.

Tiny Metal Review

When I first discovered Tiny Metal, my reaction was excitement. Intense excitement that we would finally be treated to a game we’ve asked for over a decade. That excitement cooled into weary nervousness as concern grew that a small, first time developer might not be able to capture what we all expect. Tiny Metal is […]

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Tristan’s 2017 Game Of The Year

In a year that was otherwise garbage (for a number of reasons), 2017 was an exceptional year for videogames. An absolutely insane number of games showed up this year, and unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to love them all. Some games I’ve played only a little and can’t consider as a contender, or just […]

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Metroid: Samus Returns Review

Metroid has a very conflicted past. To some, the series is a confusing mess. It’s a labyrinth of tunnels with a directionless story. To others, like myself, it’s a journey– a mixed walk of isolated dread and terror. Overwhelming odds at every corner, which slowly side in your favor as the adventure unfolds. To those […]

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Sonic Mania Review

The History of Sonic is kind of like a failed marriage. It started off new and colorful, full of excitement and joy (and also blast processing). It was a refreshing change, which brought the SEGA brand into a fierce competition with Nintendo, taking major market share from the once dominant N. The edgy hedgehog was […]

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NBA Playgrounds Review

NBA Playgrounds is a bold attempt at bringing back the long forgotten genre of fast paced, 2 on 2 basketball. Trying its absolute best to step into arcade style sports genre and compete with juggernauts like NBA Jam, it took a backcourt hail mary by trying to maintain arcade style gameplay while also introducing a […]

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THQ Nordic Reveals Biomutant – The Anthromorphic RPG that looks adorably brutal

EDIT: Official gameplay trailer added. Who doesn’t love talking animals? Escaping the harsh realities of this adult life by engaging with phonetic creatures who walk, talk, start a commercial empire to monopolize all media you consume and sell you churros for 5 bucks a pop. It’s just part of the American way. Sorry, I got […]

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Tokyo 42

Tokyo 42 might look fantastic, but it’s how the game makes you feel that counts.

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