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Grim Fandango Remastered Review

I love The Curse of Monkey Island. It’s easily one of my all-time favourite games. However, there’s always been a reference in it that I’ve been missing out on until this year. When walking into Blondebeard’s Chicken Shoppe on Plunder Island, there is someone sitting at a table labelled as a “quiet patron.” This skeletal patron is wearing a button, and upon further investigation the button says “Ask me about Grim Fandango,” a reference to the “Ask me about LOOM” sales pitch conversation from the original Secret of Monkey Island. He also bears more than a passing resemblance to Grim Fandango’s protagonist, one Manuel Calavera. He also happens to have a knife embedded in his back. Until this year, I hadn’t had the opportunity to play Grim Fandango for myself, as the game has been commercially unavailable in stores for over a decade. Finally, in...
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The Crew Review

The Crew is Ubisoft’s newest attempt at setting an extra stake in yet another type of open world game. This time, they’re going for (what they really want you to believe how seedy it is) world of street racing. There’s an absurd amount of side stuff to do as you fit into the boots of a former driver turned undercover agent, but as the old saying goes and proves true yet again, quantity does not trump quality. Spanning the United States from coast to coast and making extensive use of creative license of its geography, The Crew really does deliver on the promise of featuring a lot of ground to cover. The story carries you from city to city, and as you “discover” and unlock new locations, you’re swiftly able to teleport yourself along across the ‘States. But on your first visit, you’re required to...
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Grow Home Review

Surprise plays a huge part in anyone’s enjoyment of a game. Seeing what something you’ve never heard about actually shapes up to be can either be the reason to start humming Ode to Joy or curse the waste of time and money you’ve just started playing. In the case of Grow Home, the overpowering feeling of joy and the sheer will to just fool around were just as surprising as knowing who actually put this little game out: Ubisoft, of all places. Speaking of weird places, there’s the world in which Grow Home takes place in. Dropped out of stratosphere as a little robot named BUD, it’s your job to cultivate a gigantic plant that will hopefully spit out a seed that just might save your home world. BUD is quite nimble. He can climb just about any surface, glide around and is able to...
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