LEGO Dimensions

LEGO Dimensions Review

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Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U
We played on: PlayStation 4

LEGO Dimensions is LEGO’s first foray into the toys-to-life market. The game stars Gandalf, Batman, and Wyldstyle, who are on a mission to rescue their friends from the evil Vortech. Along the way, they encounter characters from dozens of different famous games, movies, and TV shows, from The Wizard of Oz to Doctor Who.

Overall, LEGO Dimensions is a lot like other LEGO games, but with cross-franchise interaction and clever physical puzzles (via the Toy Pad, which is similar to the Portal of Power in Skylanders or the Infinity Base in Disney Infinity). It is hardly perfect, but I had a good time smashing bricks and watching characters from some of my favorite universes interact with one another. Read More

soma

SOMA Review

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Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC

It took me a while to get into SOMA. I was initially a little disappointed that the protagonist wasn’t the Asian woman I had seen in all the marketing, and instead seemed to be a generic-brand 20-something white guy. I admit, I didn’t like Simon Jarrett at first. Read More

Dream

Dream Review: Not Worth Remembering

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Platform: PC

Dreaming is a phenomenon that has always fascinated me because I’ve had several dreams that were so vivid and real that they’ve shaken me to my very core. But, unfortunately, most of my nighttime excursions to dreamland are just garbled nonsense that have little staying power once I’ve awoken. Sad to say, my time with the video game Dream had little staying power, either. There is a cool idea buried somewhere within this game, but its execution misses the mark almost entirely. Dream ends up being a little too much like one of my many nonsense dreams. Read More

Persona 4: Dancing All Night Review

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Platforms: PlayStation Vita

Dancing All Night brings together the same cast of characters as in Persona 4, in a new adventure that’s all about dancing and being true to yourself. Despite a somewhat overbearing plot, this game brings charm and touchingly positive messages to a story about teenagers trying to save the world. Read More

Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker Review

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Super Mario Maker is a new game from Nintendo that lets you build your own Super Mario levels or play levels created by other users. It’s a pretty simple concept, but in action it proves to be incredibly fruitful.

If you have ever played a 2D Super Mario game, then you can pretty easily figure out how much you’ll enjoy Super Mario Maker. In my opinion, this game is the best possible incarnation of 2D Super Mario. However, if you don’t like Super Mario, it probably won’t change your mind.

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