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Strengthen the bonds between friends, family, and fate.
Rating: APhoto Credit: Notion

Find hope for the future in ‘Goodbye Volcano High’

Venice Jingco, Staff writer
December 4, 2023
As the countdown to their extinction begins, Fang is torn between the success of their band and the pursuit of friendship.
Lies of P is a very suspenseful, yet challenging, adventure game. Rating: C+ Photo Credit: IGDB

Conquer a Dark, Twisted World with Pinocchio

Daphney Garcia Hatton, Staff Writer
October 17, 2023
Conquer massive puppets in the city of Krat, playing as Pinocchio.
Fix your sleep schedule with Snorlax’s snoozy studies.
Rating: C+ Photo Credit: IGDB

Improve your Bedtime with “Pokémon Sleep”

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
September 26, 2023
Pokémon’s next spin-off game aims for healthier sleep.
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.

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