Posts tagged Review
Katana ZERO: Review (Switch)

Violent, unique, and downright beautiful, Askiisoft’s newest game, Katana ZERO, will have you slashing your way through enemies as a deep and intriguing story unfolds around you. Making their own attempt at the “one hit and you’re dead,” style of gameplay, Askiisoft adds their own unique twist to the format that makes Katana ZERO stand out amongst the rest.

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Kingdom Hearts 3: Review

I have been a fan of the franchise ever since the release of Kingdom Hearts. I went through a very difficult time in my life when that game came out and it was my escape mechanism. When I got my hands on Kingdom Hearts II, I was amazed and it remains one of my favorite video games to the day. Keeping in mind that I haven’t played all of the spin-off games (which are actually relevant to the story, but we’ll cover that in a bit), I knew that going into KH3 I would need some sort of refresher. Two hours worth of lore videos later, I was ready to boot up that disc.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Review (PS4)

In 2013, Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix began their attempt at delivering a trilogy that fans of the series would be proud to play. After experiencing Shadow of the Tomb Raider it’s apparent that they have succeeded in providing fans of the series a satisfying conclusion which puts an emphasis on Lara’s narrative; a narrative that has been building over the course of the rebooted trilogy.

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The Messenger: The Plus One Player Review (PC)

From frantic aerial boss fights to secret levels accessed through time-travel, this part-retro-platformer-part-metroidvania provides hours of non-stop nostalgic fun, and consistently subverts expectations along the way. Backed by a flawless chiptune soundtrack by the supremely talented RainbowdragoneyesThe Messenger serves as a stunning benchmark in the evolution of indie game development.

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Octopath Traveler: The Review

Octopath Traveler is the latest role-playing adventure from genre mainstay Square Enix, playable on the Nintendo Switch. Unlike the realistic graphics or anime styling of many modern Japanese role-playing games, Octopath looks and feels like a love letter to the bygone 16-bit era, a time which many consider the heyday of JRPGs.

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Interview with a House Flipper

Recently, there’s been an inexplicable surge in the house flipping business. Ordinary people are paying upwards of $19.99 to get their certificate from developer Empyrean, a relatively new company on the scene. Here at Ombra Gaming, we had the chance to speak with up and coming House Flipper Kristine on her experience in the field.

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Detroit: Become Human: Review

The ability to provide a truly interactive and immersive storytelling experience is what sets video games apart from other forms of media. Unlike books, television, and movies, gaming allows you to actively play out and see the results of a "choose your own adventure" narrative-- a style which Quantic Dream has made their trademark.

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Review Destiny 2 (PC)

Well folks here we are; it’s been a little over a week since Destiny 2 was released on PC and boy-oh-boy am I having a fun time with it. But also, I’m a bit annoyed. And I don’t want to exaggerate my frustration either--let me be clear, I am really loving Destiny 2. I highly recommend it for anyone with a solid group of gamer friends that wants to tackle some challenges online together. However, there are some decisions made by Bungie (and perhaps due to timeline pressure from Activision), that make little sense to me and certainly hurt the initial release of the game.

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