Review: Alone With You

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In Alone With You, you play as a faceless space explorer attempting to make sense of a dying colony on an unstable planet. Since you only have enough resources for one month, you must obtain artifacts left behind by the deceased scientists, using the information and speaking to their holograms in order to survive. The interstellar narrative works on many levels, and is both accessible and substantial enough to appeal to anyone. Read more

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Rare’s Sea of Thieves? (via Dork Shelf.com)

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Battletoads. Donkey Kong Country. Killer Instinct. Blast Corps. GoldenEye 007. Banjo-Kazooie. Conker’s Bad Fur Day. Viva Piñata.

Those are only a few of the games that Rare brought into our lives over the last 30 years. Whether it’s slamming Andre the Giant in WWF Wrestlemania or refusing to sleep until all the evil drones in Jet Force Gemini are destroyed, multiple generations fell in love with video games because of Rare. The company has one of the most prolific and varied catalogues in the medium, and that consistent drive for new gaming experiences is admirable. Read more

Review: Song of the Deep

Insomniac Games’ Song of the Deep tells the story of a young girl in search of her father who went missing on a fishing trip. Though the game attempts to mirror the scope of the ambitious journey, it can’t decide if it wants to be adventurous or introspective and ends up somewhere in the middle. The main arc is a fragment of what it should be, while underutilized gameplay elements and a slow pace bog down the experience. Read more

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