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5.4
Littered with Too Many Issues to Become a Browser Star

Browser-based visual stunner or automated, poorly translated flop? We take a crack at Eternal Chaos, PlayWebGames brand new release, and see if this free-to-play game is worth opening your browser for.


5.8
Not Exactly Par for the Course

Bandai Namco and Webzen are out to capture an often overlooked segment of the gaming community, namely sports fans of the more cerebral type who enjoy a round of golf – only this time, of the virtual sort. Winning Putt is hardly the only golf game on the market, but it is a title that not only appeals to sports fans, but it also brings some interesting mechanics to the genre in its MMO and RPG features, though at a cost, and a high one too.


8.0
A Return to Form for JRPGs

New Square Enix studio Tokyo RPG Factory releases its first effort I AM SETSUNA in the west this week. Read on for Rob’s review of this throwback RPG.


8.4
For a F2P Game, It's Quite Exceptional & Worth Your Time

I have to admit that on the back of Chronicle: Runescape Legends, I was well and truly looking forwards to playing Hex: Shards of Fate. I have to confess that I’d never played it before and had only briefly heard about it. As someone who thoroughly enjoys the likes of Hearthstone, but always found Magic the Gathering too daunting to delve too deeply into, Hex is potentially straddling both games and comes armed with a hefty Kickstarter war chest.


6.0
Spiders' Best or Another Idea that Falls Short?

The Technomancer is Spider’s latest budget-priced, AAA-aspiring RPG. Playing as Zachariah Mancer, players take up arms and the power of electricity itself to uncover Mars’ secrets. We sent our resident RPG columnist to the red planet to discover if this was Spiders’ best or another promising idea that fell short of the mark.


7.4
The Biggest MMO in the World

Pokémon Go is now officially the United States’ biggest game in the history of mobile gaming. It’s very nearly poised to pass Snapchat, too which is one of the biggest apps in history period. There’s no denying that the game is one of the biggest crazes to hit the gaming world since well… Pokémon originally landed on the Game Boy. But is it any fun? Read on for our full initial review.


6.0
For the Price, It Provides a Fair Amount of Entertainment

Landmark started out as a game tied very closely to EverQuest Next. Unfortunately, EverQuest Next was canceled and now Landmark has launched as a standalone game. I don’t tend to often enjoy sandbox games too much and I’ve never really gotten into the whole “Minecraft” sorts of games, so for me Landmark was really different from the usual… and it is quite enjoyable though there are a few issues.


7.4
A Straightforward but Engaging Action JRPG

The Star Ocean series is one I’ve never really delved too deeply into, personally. But I have had a nerd love affair with the Tales of series from Namco Bandai. Turns out, Star Ocean developer Tri-Ace was formed by the guys who made the original Tales of Phantasia. So it now makes a whole lot of sense that I’m finding myself engaged by Star Ocean.


9.0
The Hero Shooter to Beat

Overwatch feels like a sort of natural evolution of the Team Fortress formula. Blizzard’s taken the basic idea of Team Fortress 2 and managed to modernize it with gameplay elements from the MOBA genre. It’s a hard locked six vs. six affair and there are way more characters (21, to be exact), but they’re ultimately pretty similar games with similar game modes.


8.0
All Hail the Move to PlayStation 4

The MOBA based on a war between gods makes its way to the PS4. Read up for Rob’s take on SMITE’s latest port.


8.4
Card Game Meets Turn-Based Strategy Coated with Pixel Art

For a change, let’s start with a challenge: Can you find any article about digital CCGs (collectible card games) that doesn’t mention Hearthstone at least once? See, I already did it myself. However, even if you are not the biggest fan of Blizzard’s success game, it is hard to neglect how much it opened the door for a new generation of great digital card games. One of those is Duelyst, a Kickstarter-funded little gem that is so much more than just a CCG.


8.2
On the Trail Again

Rob’s back this week with a look at the sequel to Stoic’s break out game of 2014 the Banner Saga 2.


8.0
A One of a Kind Shooter

There are a slew of team-based competitive online shooters coming out over the next several months. From Paragon to Overwatch, LawBreakers to Paladins it’s a crowded market. But there’s one game that tries to be more than the rest, and while it doesn’t always succeed in its goals Gearbox’s Battleborn is definitely a good time if you’re into this sort of game.


7.6
An Acquired Taste

While I would like to dispense with scores in this final entry for my Tree of Savior review, I know that numbers speak volumes when it comes to helping people find out if Tree of Savior is worth playing. Here’s the thing: Tree of Savior is a fun game, but how much fun you get from it will depend primarily on your sensibilities as a gamer.


8.6
The Way Forward for a Genre

For the past six weeks, Bill Murphy has been whiling away too many hours in Black Desert Online. Though he’s nowhere near his goal of level 50, it’s high time he sticks a fork in this review process and puts a score to Daum Games and Pearl Abyss’ open world MMORPG. Where will the magic number land? Read on for our final review.