Samurai, Ninja, and Monsters — Oh My! (GIBIATE First Impressions)

A samurai, a ninja, and a warrior monk walk into a ruined city infested by weird CG bug monsters… It sounds like the opening line to a bad joke, but that is basically how Studio Lunchbox and Studio Elle’s new … Read More

Animated Catharsis – Japan Sinks: 2020 (Review)

Author’s Note: It has been a really long time since I’ve written anything fandom related. This piece is definitely more like a review with sprinklings of my pure fan reactions here and there. (An actual fan reaction was unintelligible.) This … Read More

Wake Up, Samurai – Ghost of Tsushima Review

I’m aware that the review title is a line that Keanu Reeves as character Johnny Silverhands says in Cyberpunk 2077 (another highly anticipated game by us here at DEE CORe), but given the nature of Ghost of Tsushima and what … Read More

The Worst of Them – The Last of Us Part 2 Review

The Last of Us is a world full of awful people who do awful things, and its sequel is more of that awfulness enhanced by new technologies and graphics and a design ethos that only a studio like Naughty Dog … Read More

If It Ain’t Broke… – Final Fantasy VII Remake Review

SPOILER WARNING: Due to the nature of this review and the nature surrounding the game, this is your advance spoiler warning if you wish to go in blind. When the original Final Fantasy VII game was released back in 1997 … Read More

Life, Death and the American Dream – Death Stranding Review (PS4)

When it comes to video games as cinematic experiences, many games come to mind like the Uncharted series or 2018’s God of War. The most cinematic of games one could argue would be the Metal Gear franchise. Created by renowned … Read More

Gently Down the Stream: PSNow and XBox Game Pass (PC/Mobile)

Update: 11/29/2020 (Revised to include impressions on XBox Game Pass Ultimate for Mobile as well as other relevant platform updates/revisions.) PREAMBLE: DEE Digital Future is Here…and On-Demand! We’ve entered an interesting time in digital culture: thanks to the internet becoming … Read More

Hardfelt Heart – Concrete Genie Review

*Warning* This review contains spoilers From the opening moments of Concrete Genie, I knew this game was going to be something special. Developer PixelOpus has created a unique action adventure game that does a fantastic job of addressing the subject … Read More

Same Sea – Sea of Solitude Review

When explaining Sea of Solitude to friends and telling them what the game is about, at the core of its very being, Sea of Solitude is about trauma. After having played through Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice as a schizophrenic, or through … Read More

A Tale of Rats and Fire – A Plague Tale: Innocence Review (PS4)

It seems every year in video games there will always be that one title that most will look at and pass by. The sleeper hit that goes unnoticed by most because everyone is so fixated on the next Fortnite or … Read More

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