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The Game Stop: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

The Game Stop: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

“Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan” is a first-person RPG designed as a throwback to the genre’s text-based origins. It retains the same style of gameplay, but has a different plot than its predecessors. Players take control of an exploration guild, a group of adventurers who explore lab...

The Game Stop: Project X Zone 2

The Game Stop: Project X Zone 2

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
February 6, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Game Stop, Video Games

Building on an already good formula, “Project X Zone 2” makes major improvements across the board from its predecessor, cementing it as a vastly superior game. Much like the original, “Project X Zone 2” is a huge crossover between the video game franchises of Namco, Capcom and Sega. Despite...

Reigns app engages fun, logic

Reigns app engages fun, logic

By Tarun Sanikommu, Intern
November 16, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Video Games

Created by DevolverDigital, Reigns is an app that feeds players’ authoritative side. In the game, players act as the king, making decisions that influence the kingdom itself, as well as the king personally. It doesn’t just focus on just one king though. After one king dies it moves on to the ...

The Game Stop: Cardinal Quest 2

The Game Stop: Cardinal Quest 2

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

“Cardinal Quest 2” is a Turn-Based Roguelike that began life as a flash game, and eventually made it’s way to mobile devices. Its simplistic nature makes it easy to pick up, but the complex design makes it hard to put down. Players take control of one character class out of a possible seven, each of which ...

Sims pack offers variety of new locations, experiences

Sims pack offers variety of new locations, experiences

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner
November 9, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Video Games

Electronic Art’s goal for their new expansion pack, “Sims 4: City Living,” was to create a diverse town for its Sims citizens. And the creators did just that. It offers many new features, like a new city, careers, trait, furniture and clothes, that will appeal to all players. This pack makes...

The Gamestop: Vainglory

The Gamestop: Vainglory

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
September 29, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Game Stop, Video Games

When the iPhone 6 was first announced at the 2015 Apple Keynote, there was a lot of attention given to one game in particular, and that game was Vainglory, a  Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) perfected for touch. It takes the foundation of the genre and adds it’s own flare, making it feel ent...

Sea Hero Quest helps Alzheimer research, is entertaining

Sea Hero Quest helps Alzheimer research, is entertaining

By Billy Moin, Managing Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under Apps, Reviews, Video Games

Created by Glitchers in collaboration with several groups including Deutsche Telekom and Alzheimer’s Research, Sea Hero Quest is the result of an effort to devise a new way to collect dementia research. In the game, the character helps his father rediscover creatures he once found long ago. Playe...

Beyond 14 proves to be addictive

Beyond 14 proves to be addictive

By Giuseppe Parison, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2016
Filed under Apps, Reviews, Video Games

Beyond 14 is a simplistic yet addictive puzzle game in which the player must match tiles of the same number on a board to increase their score. Each tile has a number on it. As the user connects tiles of the same number, (it can be a connection of two or more), that tile has its number increased by...

The Game Stop: Bravely Second

The Game Stop: Bravely Second

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
May 2, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Game Stop, Video Games

In February 2014, Square Enix released Bravely Default worldwide to mainly positive reviews, including my own. Two years later, Bravely Second: End Layer takes players back to the fantastic world of Luxendarc to experience more of what the original did right. If you haven’t played the original B...

The Game Stop: Cave Story

The Game Stop: Cave Story

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
March 17, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Game Stop, Video Games

Cave Story was made entirely by one man: Daisuke Amaya. It took five years, and is one of the most famous independently developed games ever made. In the beginning, the game throws players into action immediately without a tutorial, and that’s surprisingly one of the best things about it. Nothin...

Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff pack delivers boho style, but lacks movies

Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff pack delivers boho style, but lacks movies

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner
February 2, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff pack adds a boho chic theme along with two movie related items to the Sims world. The themes combined aren't compatible but the items prove useful for Simmers due to well execution. Still, EA should have created two separate packs, one for the boho items and one with a wider ...

The Game Stop: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe

The Game Stop: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Game Stop, Video Games

4 stars Players will know off the bat if they’re interested in Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe. Vocaloid music fans will appreciate the combination of dating simulator and rhythm game elements. Those who are on the fence may be put off by the style and difficulty, but will enjoy the presentation greatl...