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Le Mans Ultimate is a poor racing game.Rating: D Photo Credit: Studio 397

Navigate the curves of ‘Le Mans Ultimate’

Chase Paine, Shadow Files Reporter
April 22, 2024

Back when video games were first introduced, nobody could have imagined that people would spend countless hours in front of a screen, simulating racing experiences with real steering wheels. Ever since...

Eighteen years after the game’s original release, “Persona 3: Reload” is reborn for a more modern era. Updated graphics, familiar characters, relatable stories, and an interesting storyline return in a wonderfully reimagined version of Persona 3.
Rating: A+
Photo Credit: IGDB

Uncover the Mysteries of the Dark Hour in ‘Persona 3: Reload’

Emmanuel Miranda, Staff Writer
March 22, 2024
A wonderfully reimagined version of Persona 3 comes to modern platforms.
Almost 20 years after the first game’s original release, “Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy” comes to modern platforms. Updated graphics, returning and new characters, and interesting storylines, return in a wonderfully remade collection of mysteries. 
Rating: A- 
Photo Credit: IGDB

Unveil the Mysteries within the Courtroom in ‘Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy’

Emmanuel Miranda, Staff Writer
February 26, 2024
A collection of Apollo Justice games come to modern platforms.
The long-awaited sequel to Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted brings new minigames, animatronics, and easter eggs for fans to find.Rating: A Photo Credit: Steel Wool Studios

Get Jumpscared To Your Heart’s Content in ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted 2’

Hunter Rhee, Staff Writer
February 5, 2024

Never in a million years would anyone think a simple game about being a night guard at a pizzeria would turn out to be one of the biggest game series of all time. Ever since I bought my Oculus Quest...

 “The Talos Principle II” is a massive puzzle game that takes place 1000 years after the saga’s first entry. 
Rating: A-Photo Credit: Croteam

Uncover the Secrets of a Futuristic World in ‘The Talos Principle II’

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
February 2, 2024

One thousand years ago, a new kind of humanity emerged, becoming the new caretakers of the Earth. They were created by The Founder, a god-like being revered by the new race. The Founder also founded New...

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.