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Master the Karakuri, an ancient tool wielded to conquer foes ten times your size.
Rating: B- Photo Credit: IGDB

Vanquish the Kemono using ancient technology in ‘Wild Hearts’

Venice Jingco, Staff writer
April 19, 2023
In the awaited monster-hunting game, “Wild Hearts,” the player moves through feudal Japan, tasked with defeating monsters while wielding an ancient technology.
  “Fire Emblem Engage” brings the best of the past and new characters to create an immersive experience.Rating: A-Photo Credit: Nintendo

Prevent the Awakening of the Fell Dragon in ‘Fire Emblem Engage’

Kathryn Peterson, Activities Director
April 6, 2023
“Fire Emblem Engage” is a great addition to the “Fire Emblem” series.
After only being available on the PSP and PS Vita, “Persona 3 Portable” has made a return on Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. With the return of popular characters, an interesting storyline, and visual novel gameplay.
Rating: B+ Photo Credit: IGDB

Find the True Meaning of Life in ‘Persona 3 Portable’

Emmanuel Miranda, Staff Writer
March 7, 2023
Investigate the Dark Hour in 'Persona 3 Portable'
“Avatar Generations” is an RPG adventure set within the timeline of the cartoon.
 Rating: B
Art Credit: Square Enix Press

Become a Master Bender in ‘Avatar Generations’

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
February 28, 2023
First video game project in the Avatarverse since the establishment of Avatar Studios.
Melatonin is a unique rhythm game featuring Lo-fi songs and dreamy visuals.
 Rating: A
Art Credit: Half Asleep

Become one with your dreams in ‘Melatonin’

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
February 7, 2023
Follow the narrative of self-improvement by mastering rhythmic dreams.
“God of War Ragnarök” is a beautiful game with a compelling story and historic references. Rating: A+ Art Credit: IGDB Press Kits

Battle the mightiest Aesir Gods in ‘God of War Ragnarök’

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
January 18, 2023
God Of War (2018)’s much-anticipated sequel has finally been released with updated graphics, mechanics, and a whole new journey to embark on
AnkiApp is a flashcards app that provides you with flashcards you can study as many times as you want.
Rating: B+Screenshot of app: AnkiApp

AnkiApp: An Alternative to Quizlet

Emmanuel Miranda, Staff Writer
November 30, 2022
A helpful app for studying.
“Wayward Strand” is a graphic adventure with nostalgic artwork and unique characters. 
Rating: B 
Art Credit: Ghost Pattern

Assist airborne hospital patients in ‘Wayward Strand’

Shayna Migalang, Staff Writer
November 21, 2022
Learn about the lives of patients and staff through a touching storyline in “Wayward Strand”.
“Cult of the Lamb” is a unique combination of roguelike and town-building. This game challenges managing a colony while battling through dungeons.Rating: APhoto Credit: Massive Monster

Convert your Followers in ‘Cult of the Lamb’

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
November 1, 2022
With new infinite powers, the lamb becomes the hunter.
Slime Rancher 2 is an adorable game with uncharted islands and new slimes to discover.Rating: A-Photo Credit: Monomi Park

Voyage to Rainbow Island in ‘Slime Rancher 2’

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
October 24, 2022
The long-awaited sequel of the hit game “Slime Rancher,” is an incredible experience for video game veterans and newbies alike.
“Kamifuda” is a deck building visual novel with great character development and interesting visuals.Rating: APhoto Credit: IGDB Press Kits

Explore the Eldritch Horrors of ‘Kamifuda’

Kathryn Peterson
October 13, 2022
“Kamifuda” tells a unique story with interesting visuals and characters, all well playing a card game.
“Itorah” is a good introduction to Metroidvania games with great art and an interesting story, but with confusing at best controls, gameplay is difficult and a chore rather than being fun. 
Rating: B 
 Photo Courtesy of Grimbart Tales

Save Humanity From A Plague In ‘Itorah’

Kathryn Peterson
April 12, 2022
As the last human on Earth, stop the plague and save the world.