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Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey Quickstart Guide

I've been playing AC:O as part of Google's Project Stream beta, and this is yet another large, open world game from Ubisoft. There's so much going on and so much to see and do that initially I felt lost! As I found my way, I discovered quite a few gameplay mechanics that are very different from previous AC games. Here is my "things I wish I knew before I started" guide to Assassins Creed: Odyssey!

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The Hex Review – A Six Sided Gem

Daniel Mullins creates games that defy categorization or description. They're basically the bane of reviewers such as myself. I can't really tell you what The Hex is about, and I can't tell you what it's trying to say or even what the gameplay is like, not without spoiling it. That said, I'm still going to do my best. If you enjoy watching me struggle, read on for my The Hex review.

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MOTHERGUNSHIP Review: Guns on Top of Guns Shooting Guns

MOTHERGUNSHIP is the second release from Terrible Posture Games, in partnership with Grip Digital. Long-time readers of WOTS may remember Terrible Posture Games as the developer behind Tower of Guns, which we mini-reviewed back in 2014. I feel pretty safe in calling MOTHERGUNSHIP a decendent of Tower of Guns - they share quite a bit of DNA between them. I loved Tower of Guns for its roguelike, bullet-hell twist on classic first person shooter gameplay. How does MOTHERGUNSHIP live up to its legacy? Find out in my MOTHERGUNSHIP review!

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Final Fantasy 15 Quickstart & FAQ

Final Fantasy games are long, complex affairs. After spending a good 40-60 hours with one, I tend to have a much better understanding of how the game mechanics work, and I almost always have a list of things I wish I knew when I started. As is my way, I've assembled all my notes on Final Fantasy XV into this one, convenient article intended to give new players a leg up. As always, I won't be spoiling any plot details here. I'll just be explaining the game mechanics, but if that counts as a spoiler to you, then you have been warned!

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Frostpunk Review: Ice Cold

Frostpunk is a steampunk-themed post-apocalyptic city builder from 11 bit studios, who you may know from the Anomaly: Warzone Earth series or This War of Mine. I got a chance to check out a demo of Frostpunk while on the

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A Case of Distrust Review

A Case of Distrust is a 2D narrative 1920’s detective noir game from one-man indie dev The Wandering Ben, and published by Serenity Forge. Long-time WOTS readers will recognize Serenity Forge as a developer/publisher we’ve had success with in the

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Staxel Preview: It’s Harvest Moon Minecraft.

Staxel is a game by an ex-Chucklefish developer (think Starbound) that combines elements of Minecraft and Harvest Moon (or Stardew Valley if you prefer). Humble (of humblebundle.com) is publishing it. Aaaaaand that's all most of you will want to know. If you haven't thrown your wallet at the screen, you can buy it on Humble's Store or over on Steam. Thanks for reading!

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DA:I: Why “Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts” is just The Worst

It's a bit late to write a full-blown review of Dragon Age: Inquisition, but I've had such a tumultuous time with it that I really just want to write something about it to let off some steam. DA:I definitely has some high points, but last night I was playing the mission Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts and I just about threw my controller across the room because of how bad a mission it is. So consider this a "mini-review" (slash-rant) about game design and how this particular mission gets it so, so wrong.

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SteamWorld Dig 2 Review

I first encountered Image & Form’s SteamWorld series back in October 2014 when I played SteamWorld Dig for the first time. I’ve kept tabs on Image & Form since then, and when they released SteamWorld Heist, they managed to take

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Sundered Review

Sundered is the second release from indie studio Thunder Lotus, who we have met on several occasions over the years. Their previous game, Jotun, knocked our socks off with its extremely detailed visuals and giant boss combat. Does Sundered clear the bar that Thunder Lotus has set with Jotun? Read on to find out in our Sundered review!

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