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Awesomenauts

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When I think of MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) games, I never would have considered Awesomenauts to fit the bill. To be quite frank, I never actually knew what this game was until I saw its re-release on the PlayStation 4 under the name "Awesomenauts Assemble!" Spoiler - I bought it again on PC because it's just that good, and I wanted to play with friends who don't own a PS4. With that being said, this is my first review that will count for two different versions of the game. About 90-percent of both versions are similar, but once again if you have a decent PC, that's probably the way to go.

NOTE:There is an expansion pack that is currently in development with an Early Access option through Steam. As far as this review goes, I'll only be reviewing the base game that is found on both standard PC and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. The Startstorm expansion will be reviewed separately after it's official and full release.

Imagine the greatest 80…

Assassin's Creed 4: Blag Flag Review

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I've only played the first Assassin's Creed, and Black Flag. With that off my chest, and my credibility for this review tossed out the window, I feel like I can now introduce you to Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. It's a great game, and I don't understand a good 50 percent of the overarching story, but that never once got in the way of me enjoying the twists and turns of pirate life and being outside the Animus. For once, we're provided with a game that has a different setting, and some real evolution as far as trying new things out.

Gone are the days of Desmond, and we find ourselves as a no-name worker bee at Abstergo Industries diving into memories that were left behind in DNA. The player character is granted the persona of Edward Kenway, a pirate who's looking only to have a better, richer life with his wife who's back home. Edward is a tricky character to wrap your head around. I really enjoyed most things he had to say, and loved that I could see…

Rayman Legends Review

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Rayman Legends is the best 2D platformer I've ever played. Don't let the look fool you, it is a perfect, glitchless, fast-paced game that demands and requires complete precision when playing for completion. Without mastery of the controls, and a spot on intuition, you have very little chance to conquer this title's harder levels or to achieve a perfect score on some of the easier challenges. For me, that is the biggest draw I could ask for. When I get a new PlayStation 4 game, I live and breath it until I feel I've adequately experienced it the way the developers intended for me to do so. With Rayman Legends, I both got my money's worth, and have one more game in my library worthy of my time.

Rayman and company have been asleep for a century. During that time, Nightmares grew in strength and numbers, and the Magician from Rayman Origins is back to cause more trouble. Rayman and friends are awakened and now tasked with rescuing the 10 princesses of the land, and al…

South Park: The Stick of Truth Review

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Released: March 4, 2014
Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: M for:
Blood and Gore
Drug Reference
Mature Humor
Nudity
Strong Language
Strong Sexual Content
Violence
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment

For years South Park has been entertaining the masses on Comedy Central yet has failed to do the same in the realm of video games. But finally Matt Stone and Trey Parker took control of the writing and gave us The Stick of Truth, one of the funniest and funnest RPGs I've ever played.

You play as the new kid in town who's drawn into a giant LARP game the kids of South Park are playing. After creating your character you're put into the town which is mapped out for the first time ever. You quickly meet Butters who brings you to Cartman who gets you playing the game. The characters are just like they are in the show and it feels like you're playing an episode. Most games boast about their graphics yet Stick of Truth looks exactly like South Park, r…