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3.31.2017

In addition to covering all of the most important news coming out of the video game industry, we do our best each week to bring you the most informative and entertaining previews, video features, and editorial content you won’t find anywhere else. Here are the biggest stories from the past week:

 
 
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Persona 5 Review – The Triumph Of Thievery

by Joe Juba

The first few hours of Persona 5 feel like settling in with the opening chapters of a massive novel. Even though you don’t know the characters well or understand where the plot is going, you can feel the weight behind the narrative like hundreds of pages waiting to be read. As new threads and mechanics are introduced, that depth and sense of intent persist, and Persona 5 takes the requisite time to do its many ambitions justice. The result is an uncommonly complex and satisfying RPG in terms of both story and gameplay, and when you factor in its impeccable stylishness, Persona 5 is hard to put down.


 

Why Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Became A Stand-Alone Expansion

by Elise Favis

When Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was unveiled at PSX late last year, fans immediately began to wonder the nature of the project. Was this supposed to be DLC content related to Uncharted 4, or was it its own stand-alone title that would release separately? Naughty Dog soon confirmed that it was the latter, with The Lost Legacy being its own entity tied to a beloved series.


Five Spoiler-Free Tips For Mass Effect: Andromeda

by Joe Juba

Mass Effect: Andromeda has been out for over a week. Players have gotten to know Ryder, explored strange planets, and met alien races. Even though you’re probably comfortable in the Heleus cluster, you might have overlooked something useful. The tips below aren’t necessarily secrets, but since the game doesn’t clearly explain them, you could be missing out on ways to make your time with Mass Effect: Andromeda better.

Beware Destiny’s New Treasure Of Ages

by Matt Miller

With Destiny: Age of Triumph launching today, we wanted to investigate what players can expect out of the new treasure boxes. We opened 30 of the new treasure boxes to give you a sense of what drop rate you can expect if you invest in the microtransactions.

Super Replay – The Worst Sonic The Hedgehog Ever

by Andrew Reiner

When I decided to turn the 12.31 Super Replay into an annual event, I knew the focus needed to be on bad games. People enjoyed watching us suffer; that was the hook that stood out. We used Overblood as the foundation for the type of game we were looking for each year. Blue Stinger, Illbleed, And Martian Gothic were all games that delivered a similar stench. They were perfect selections for the annual Super Replay.

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This Week’s Top Ten Must-Read Stories

 
  1. Thimbleweed Park Review – A Love Letter To A Bygone Era
  2. Narcosis Review – Not Quite Buoyant
  3. Old Time Hockey Review – Crashing Into The Boards
  4. Surviving In Our Underwear In PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  5. This Is The End. Dark Souls III: The Ringed City Impressions
  6. Four Things To Know About Splatoon 2
  7. Should You Return For Destiny: Age Of Triumph?
  8. Five Games That Will Give You An Existential Crisis
  9. Seven Great Horror Settings We'd Like To See More Often
  10. Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (March 30, 2017)

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Wolfenstein: What Would Have Really Happened If He Won?

StarterPack gives his take on alternate history – something I love about Wolfenstein games – and does his best to analyze what may have happened if Germany won World War II. It's an interesting read for alternate-history buffs.

A Brief Exchange With David Baggett, Co-creator of Crash Bandicoot

Jonathan Harrison was able to ask one of the creators of Crash Bandicoot about early versions of the game. What we learn is a neat story about level design and securing demos against thieves. I've not read about this before, so I found it to be very fascinating.

100th Blog Post? Wanna Hear a Secret?

Haley Shipley loves The Legend of Zelda – to the point where she wrote an entire series of blogs on the women of the franchise. Well, now that she has reached 100 blogs in just over year, she's telling us a secret: a Zelda game is not her favorite game. I was a little shocked, but what she chose is super cool.

   
 

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