• Time to complete: ~5 hrs
  • Release: 2012

Take any Call of Duty 'modern warfare' shooter entry, make it 3rd person, give it a squad size of 3 (2 AI companions), and a decent story which becomes a bit of a treatise on what a person may feel necessary to do when the mission parameters get skewed, and...

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As my first battle royale game, I feel I chose Apex Legends wisely. I appreciate good movement in my first-person shooters, which AL certainly has. The characters ('legends') are not immediately appealing, but are compelling enough in their own way, and offer individual skills vital to success in th...

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Boy, what an incredibly impressive title for 1987. One of the earliest RPGs, and not only that, encompasses a surprisingly progressive story with a revengeful female lead, robots, space ships, and magic cats. There's not a lot of interaction with the characters, so unfortunately personality is more...

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  • Release Date: 2004
  • Time to complete: ~48hrs

There are plenty of stories where protagonists are attempting to save the world from ending, but even in the Shin Megami Tensei series, SMT3 is somewhat special in that the world ends about 10 minutes into the game. If there's one thing that's done ver...

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  • Released: May 2017
  • Time to beat: ~26 hrs

Linear visual novels aren't the most appealing form the genre to me, but Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception delivers a compelling story and some "actual" videogame sections which lessen the disappointment of the lack of player choice.

Like many in the ge...

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