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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...

The Game Stop: Wayward Souls

The Game Stop: Wayward Souls

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Game Stop, Video Games

Rating: 4.5 stars When the fighting elements of Secret of Mana meet Roguelike elements of Rogue Legacy, the result is Wayward Souls. There isn’t much to base the story off of. Each character has their own individual narrative, but they’re all somewhat generic, stop-the-bad-guy type of plot. Wh...

Sims 4: Get Together proves a worthy expansion pack

Sims 4: Get Together proves a worthy expansion pack

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

December 16, 2015


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

Sims 4: Get Together is the only expansion pack worth buying and downloading to this date in order to enjoy gameplay. The expansion pack is worth the $40 price since it adds things Simmers couldn’t even imagine in their wildest dreams, exceeding their expectations. The expansion pack comes with a Eur...

The Game Stop: Project X Zone

The Game Stop: Project X Zone

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2015


Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

Rating: 4 stars If there were three words to describe Project X Zone (pronounced “cross zone”), they’d be “an enjoyable mess.” By combining the various game franchises of Sega, Namco Bandai and Capcom, Project X Zone delivers a surprisingly complicated mix of tactical role play and fighting gam...

The Game Stop: Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

The Game Stop: Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2015


Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

3.5 stars If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. That is the philosophy of Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, since it combines elements of games from the Super Nintendo era of gaming into an engaging puzzle platformer. The story itself is silly on purpose. Legend tells of an extraordin...

The Game Stop: Okami

The Game Stop: Okami

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015


Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

Rating: 4.5 Stars Practically bursting with traditional Japanese culture, Okami offers a palette of unique ideas. From the water color style of the graphics to the unique puzzle solving, Okami is a much different experience from most games. The story begins with a recounting of the legend of the...

Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Pack lacks true Halloween spirit

Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Pack lacks true Halloween spirit

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

November 3, 2015


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

The only spooky thing about Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Pack is how little you get for $10. Halloween is associated with tricking-or-treating and haunted houses, both which this pack lacks. A new feature that comes with the pack is a pumpkin carving station. The Sims can increase their handiness skill (a hobby the Sim...

The Game Stop: The World Ends With You

The Game Stop: The World Ends With You

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2015


Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

  Many Role Playing Games (RPGs) have an extremely similar setting: knights, wizards, dragons and medieval times. That’s nice and all, but it becomes tiring after a while. That’s where The World Ends With You, or TWEWY for short, comes in. TWEWY follows the story of Neku Sakuraba, a te...

Sims 4: Get to work

Sims 4: Get to work

By Allison Lackner and Caitlin Bush, Assitant Editors

May 15, 2015


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With the debut of the new expansion pack “Get to Work,” the Sims 4 game expands the horizons for Sims’ careers. In the game, jobs reflect reality: they can be enjoyable, yet stressful and time-consuming. The expansion pack comes with four new careers: detective, doctor, scientist and busine...

Brave Frontier

Brave Frontier

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2015


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

In a time where free-to-play mobile games are either quick cash-ins or lack substance, Brave Frontier stands out. Brave Frontier is based in the world of Grand Gaia, which is divided into six continents. The player, who is a summoner, is brought into the world by Lord Lucius, the guardian of the world....

Sims 4: The Outdoor Retreat

Sims 4: The Outdoor Retreat

By Allison Lackner, Intern

January 27, 2015


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

  Rate: 4 stars While the wilderness has never the most attractive place, with bugs chewing on skin, noisy birds and crickets and the flesh-eating animals, a new game pack may make Sims fans willing to take on the outdoors. Origin released Sims 4 The Outdoor Retreat earlier this month. The...