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An oldie, but a goodie, Skyrim is still a great addition to the Switch

Some say that great creations never truly age, and six years is a lot in terms of videogames. In Skyrim’s case, the latest on a long-running series of ports and remasters, is a great version of the venerable fifth entry to The Elder Scrolls franchise, now on the go for the first time ever, thanks to the Nintendo Switch. While it isn’t revolutionary or different in any way in comparison to any of the previous releases, Skyrim on the Switch is still an impressive achievement, considering the size, scope and complexity of the world in which the game takes place in. That’s not mentioning the fact that all of the DLC is included from the get-go, so there’s even swampy Morrowind to explore alongside the massive frozen continent home to the Stormcloaks and most importantly, dragons. Ah, I forgot everybody says those have been dead...
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The Flame In The Flood is a more easygoing take on survival

I’m drifting down the river on a ramshackle raft. It’s midday. I just finished some repairs on the raft after it suffered some damage while navigating some rapids. As I contemplate what my next move should be, I take a moment to enjoy the peace and quiet. Haven’t seen a whole lot along the river in a while; no debris or flooded cars, just trees and the occasional rock. It’s a nice moment. As I begin to move into through some towns, a storm rolls in. Vehicles and highway remnants dot the river as dour alt-country tunes kick in, matching the dour mood the rain brings. I sort of want to sit back and take in the scene, but I need to find some shelter from the rain. I stop at the nearest dock — a church. Great shelter and usually has medical supplies. Just...
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Assassin’s Creed Origins shakes up the franchise in fantastic ways

Assassin’s Creed Origins is perhaps the farthest that an entry in the franchise has gotten from what makes Assassin’s Creed… Assassin’s Creed. And at the same time, it’s the closest as any of them have ever gotten, considering that Origins is supposed to be exactly what the title suggests: the inception point of the entire franchise. Taking place in both present day, but mostly in ancient Egypt during the last days of the Ptolemy Dynasty — you know, the one with all the drama involving Cleopatra, Romans and Greeks — Assassin’s Creed Origins gameplay-wise is a departure from the tried and true mold of what Assassin’s Creed has become in the decade of releases since the original game. Taking cues from a lot of different open world adventures, most notably CD Projekt Red’s fantastic The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Origins comfortably borrows from that playbook...
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