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Forza Horizon Rally Review

Rally racing is certainly not for the faint of heart. It’s one of the most dangerous forms of motorsports, for good reason – it’s unpredictable. A good navigator might have a meter long list of information about a certain course but a simple shift in climate is enough to change things completely. Such realism does not make its way to Forza Horizon‘s first substantial piece of downloadable content, but that doesn’t make it any less fun to play. Forza Horizon Rally adds offroad tracks and custom rally cars to what was an extremely busy game already,  although it takes away some of the features that made the core Forza Horizon experience feel so ‘free’. The first thing that you’ll notice after selecting ‘Rally out of the main Forza Horizon menu is that events can be selected and started off right away, without the need of...
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Persona 4 Golden Review

Persona 4 Golden appeals to two specific groups: those with a Playstation Vita looking for a solid port and those looking for an excuse to buy a Vita despite the handheld’s somewhat bare lineup. A glorified tribute to one of the Playstation 2’s last great JRPGs, Persona 4 Golden tweaks and extends Persona 4’s mechanics and story. For the most part, the changes are welcome. However, despite Persona 4 Golden’s careful treatment of its base material, its changes are somewhat shallow. Persona 4 Golden’s storyline is a slightly extended version of Persona 4. For those unfamiliar with Persona 4, the game goes through one year of a normal high school student (you). Moving to the sleepy, rural town of Inaba to live with your uncle and cousin, your arrival is shadowed by the shocking and grisly murder of an announcer woman recently outed for an...
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn Review

Dragonborn is a microcosmic manifestation of Skyrim, strengths and weaknesses alike. An unrepentant love letter to the Bloodmoon expansion pack of Morrowind, Dragonborn brings you back to Solstheim, the Nord colony besieged by a malevolent, unknown force. It also features an atrociously controlled, roller coaster-like addition in the form of dragon riding, where ‘overwhelmingly disappointing’ is an underwhelming statement. The plot of Dragonborn begins when you’re attacked by cultists, revealing a character by the name of Miraak, the first Dragonborn. By ship, you arrive to the island of Solstheim, where you’re greeted with the dreary husk of a colony and the lifeless murmurs of zombie-like workers toiling away. Through a moderately paced series of quests, Dragonborn takes you from the deep cavernous undergrounds of Solstheim to the R’lyeh-esque depths of Apocrypha, chasing the taunts of your ancient predecessor and droll groans of a lumbering demigod....
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