Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2 Review (Switch)

Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2 puts players right back into the action as Vinnie Cannoli. For those new to the franchise, it’s set in the 1940s. The country is in turmoil and a violent mob based turf war continues. 15 years has passed since Vinnies last crazy adventure where he barely survived the infamous Thugtown Massacre. No spoilers here, but don’t worry as the entire timelapse and everything that has transpired since the first entry is explained and you’ll be brought up to speed in quick order…and then the action begins. Players will now be traversing the European battlefields, streets and clubs that showcase some great attention to detail from this era. We really enjoyed the fantastic colorful visuals from the first venture and the…

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Rise and Shine Review (Switch)

Rise and Shine is a new action adventure game and is probably one of the best looking games on the Nintendo Switch.  Every level, backdrop, effect and the entire cast are beautifully detailed with immense color and the animation is incredibly smooth.  It’s a very challenging game, but one that is fair.  Once you learn from your mistakes and properly analyze your enemies attack patterns, you’ll find yourself progressing past them as your skills, accuracy and strategy improve.     The game starts off with an awesome cut scene that kicks things off with a bang.  After this scene ends, the game officially starts, but it goes back 1 hour from that event that just took place.  Again, it’s incredibly detailed and gives players a…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review (Xbox One X)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 sees the largest day-one digital release in Activision’s history, yet for the first time this year there is no Single Player campaign.  Treyarch’s gamble with putting everything on the line with a strictly MP approach for this release is no doubt controversial, but the overwhelming amount of options, modes, and new additions to Black Ops 4 make a great case for this change and absolutely shows their passion for the franchise.  Let’s dive in to what gamers are getting with this latest entry.   Multiplayer     There are 10 new Specialists to choose from that each offer their own unique abilities and specials.  Choose from a Hunter, Demolition Expert, Intel Operator or a Rusher to just name a few.  I…

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Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption Review (Switch)

Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption from Dark Star Game Studios includes some of the gnarliest Boss battles you’ll see this year.  It no doubt has the Souls vibe in its overall presentation and controls, but it also has a unique twist other than strictly facing Bosses.  Strategy begins immediately in how you select who is to be your very first opponent.   The Knight from Cavanis     You play as a Knight, from the Kingdom of Cavanis, that seeks to make amends for his sins and must do so by going to war against some truly wicked creatures based off the 7 deadly sins.  There are no stages to complete, only bosses to defeat.  Some Bosses however do throw additional enemies on the screen to raise…

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Warriors Orochi 4 Review (PlayStation 4)

Warriors Orochi 4 from Koei Tecmo features characters from both the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors universe.  It broke a Guinness record with its roster of 170 playable characters.  This is big news for fans of both franchises, as it is a complete package of your favorite warriors and also features 4 new gods that include Perseus, Ares, Athena and Odin.  Let’s see if the quality of the game is as impressive as the quantity presented here.     Upon hearing about the record breaking character selection and that Warriors Orochi 4 combined all the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors, I wondered if this was perhaps too much to handle for any one team. That’s an enormous amount of story, narrative and plot to script out.…

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Soulblight Review (Nintendo Switch)

Soulblight is a new action RPG from My Next Games.  This challenging roguelike adventure has already made made its debut on Steam with mostly positive reception.  Time to see how this dark and unforgiving venture fares on the Nintendo Switch. The game’s premise is to make players think of both sides of the fence in terms of what is good and what exactly is evil.  Does one supersede the other?  Soulbight is presented in a top-down perspective.  The art style used throughout the game gives it a unique and fitting presentation.  There is a disparity felt by the colors and lighting used that add to the fact that this is no walk through the park.  The game offers up some serious challenge where each battle…

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NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 Review (Xbox One)

When I first received the code to review this game I saw the name Saber Interactive and immediately thought “Is it THAT Saber Interactive?” As a big time Halo fan, I recognized them through their work on multiple games in the series. Instantly intrigued at what this talented developer could do with a drastically different property and genre I dove into the game. This type of game owes a lot to the retro legends of the past, primarily the NBA Jam arcade games as well as the NBA Street series.     The gameplay is solid and plays silky smooth with a hint of simulation. An accuracy bar at the top of your shots appears at various sizes depending on your player’s stats. Within minutes…

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Review (Xbox One X)

It’s been 8 years since the original Western took the gaming industry by storm and the sequel once more defines what the current gen consoles are capable of thanks to the wizards that reside at Rockstar Games.  Welcome to Red Dead Redemption 2.   Life of an Outlaw in 1889     The world envisioned and brought to life here is without a doubt the most impressive open world environments to date.  The time period is 1889 and the life of an outlaw is slowly beginning to fade due to laws being enforced across the states.  Dutch and his band of misfits have exited Blackwater due to a heist gone wrong that took several lives from their crew.  Their way of life may be in danger,…

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Home Sweet Home Review (PS4 Pro and PSVR)

  Survival Horror games are a perfect fit for the immersion that VR alone creates.  I nearly had a heart attack multiple times playing Resident Evil 7 on the PSVR.  You have to experience the horror genre in VR to understand how it truly raises the level of tension ten fold.  Once I heard about Home Sweet Home and that it featured PSVR support, I was highly interested.  Then I found out it released last year on Steam and has has now garnered 917 reviews, sitting at 9/10.  At this point, Home Sweet Home had my full attention.   Survival Horror is at Home with VR     Creating a truly terrifying horror game is a difficult road.  You have to slowly build tension at just…

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GRIP: Combat Racing Review (Xbox One X)

Futuristic racers are rare within the gaming scene today.  They use to be wildly popular, with many well known classics such as F-Zero and Wipeout reigning supreme as the fastest and most popular racers in town.  In 1999, Rollcage was released and brought some frantic gravity defying battle racing to the PlayStation.  Wired Productions have taken this original recipe and fine tuned it for a resurrection in 2018 with GRIP: Combat Racing.     Ferocious Speed and Vehicular Combat   GRIP: Combat Racing brings speed on top of more speed, alongside some serious firepower to use against your competition.  These two elements provide a thrilling and sensory overloading race experience.  Players will be perform gravity defying maneuvers, such as driving completely upside down and on the…

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