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Indie game spotlight: ‘Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun’

Indie game spotlight: ‘Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun’

“Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun” received three German Developer Awards. (Photo courtesy of Daedalic Entertainment)  Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun” takes the stealth genre of games and cranks up its aspects to eleven. Released on Steam on December 6, 2016 by Mimimi Productions, “Shadow Tactics” follows a group of

‘Forsaken’ breathes life back into ‘Destiny’ franchise

“Destiny 2” was initially released on Sep. 6, 2017 for XBox and PlayStation 4. (Photo courtesy of Activision) Conor Dawson Connector Editor The original “Destiny” was a game with a lot of potential and a rich backstory, filled with collectable lore. The “Destiny” franchise has one of the richest universes to date in video games.

‘Spider-Man’ is an early contender for Game of the Year

“Spider-Man” was nominated for best action game and won best PlayStation4 at 2018’s Gamescom. (Photo courtesy of Sony Interactive Entertainment) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor From clunky abominations like 1999’s “Superman” for the Nintendo 64 to near-perfect glimpses into the world of comic books like the “Batman: Arkham” franchise, the world of gaming has long sought

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Celeste’ review

“Celeste” was nominated for “Original Light Mix Score, New IP” at the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Awards. (Photo courtesy of Matt Makes Games) Brendan Jacques Connector Staff “Celeste” is a single-player 2-D platformer created by Matt Makes Games Inc., an indie developer best known for the competitive 2-D brawler “TowerFall.” Players take

‘Kirby: Star Allies’ takes one to the stars

Characters from past games such as Animal Friends and Marx are offered as free downloadable content (Photo courtesy of Nintendo). Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff Anyone can unwind with a Kirby game in front of them. Released on the Nintendo Switch on March 16, “Kirby: Star Allies” follows the long-standing premise of a cute, pink blob

Top five wishes for ‘Smash Bros.’ game on the Switch

The prospect of a “Super Smash Bros.” game for Switch was debunked upon to system’s release in March 2017. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Shane Foley Connector Staff Recently, many fans have grown excited over the many rumors of the Super Smash Bros. series coming to the Nintendo Switch. Nothing has been officially announced yet, but

‘Ghost 1.0’: ‘Rogue Legacy’ did it better

Future releases of “Ghost 1.0” are planned for other gaming platforms, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vista, XBox One, Nintendo Switch and Wii U. (Photo courtesy of  unepic_fran) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Ghost 1.0” takes a fun little romp and runs it into the ground. Released June 7 on Steam, “Ghost 1.0” can be best described

‘Fire Emblem Fates’ burns brightly

“Fire Emblem Fates” is the 12th game in the series. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Shane Foley Connector Staff Of all the Nintendo franchises in existence, none has embodied the Cinderella story as “Fire Emblem” did. Since no titles were released in America prior to “Super Smash Bros. Melee,” it seems the franchise started from the

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