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Alex Orona

ARTICLES: 25
Game, Games & Tech, Review

FMV and Star Power Can’t Save Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus?

I am an admitted fan of full motion video in gaming. There’s something about breaking that fourth wall of platforming and pixel art with real people that’s always been awe […]

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Review: River City Girls Zero Is Exactly What It Says on the Tin

River City Girls is becoming a popular franchise, with its initial first release being a critical success and a sequel on the way, but the characters of Misako and Kyoko […]

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Review: Land of Screens Is a Refreshing but Preachy New Indie Darling

  Serenity Force is a developer whose catalog varies wildly but generally sticks to a single guiding principle: change the way you think. With Land of Screens we get a […]

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Review:Aeon Drive Is an Addictive, Accessible Speedrunner

Speedrunning video games is an art form, and while not everyone wants to spend the time practicing the same game over and over under time pressure, it’s easy to aspire […]

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Review: Fire Tonight Fails to Hold On to Its Spark

You can throw a stone at any digital gaming marketplace and find a dozen indie games that play with expectations or tell fascinating stories of love and loss. Fire Tonight […]

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Darksiders 3 on the Nintendo Switch Brings Accurate Gameplay–Including the Bugs

I played Darksiders 3 when it was released on Playstation 4 back in 2018. I am a big fan of the series and was excited to play a new member […]

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Review:The Big Con Is Full of ’90s-Style Fun but Sends a Mixed Message

New developer The Mighty Yell is breaking out the 90’s nostalgia with The Big Con, a stylistic feel good game drenched in neon. In it, you play as Ali, a […]

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Review: Death’s Door Features Fast, Fun Combat and Great Design

Death’s Door wasn’t originally on my radar. I had heard murmurings about the new indie Zelda-like title from famed indie publisher Devolver Digital but nothing really stuck out to me. […]

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Review: Very Very Valet Is Only One ‘Very’ Worth of Good

  It is very very easy to see what makes Very Very Valet special. Following in the footsteps of predecessors like Overcooked, Stretchers and Moving Out, it uses a well […]

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Review: Scourgebringer Is a Great Roguelike Swan Song for the Playstation Vita

The Playstation Vita has been an abandoned console since its discontinuance in 2019. But while Sony may have jumped ship, a slow trickle of smaller titles have been attempting CPR […]

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Review: A Return to Form for Tower Defense Action RPG Dungeon Defenders: Awakened

Dungeon Defenders is a long running tower defense action RPG that’s found a dedicated following since its initial release in 2010. With four games under their belt, Chromatic Games (formerly […]

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Review: Loop Hero Is Short and Sweet but Surprisingly Deep

Rarely has there been such a passive gameplay experience with as prolific a story as Loop Hero, the newest indie gem from Four Quarters and Devolver Digital. In Loop Hero, […]

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