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About the Author Eline Oosterloo


8.13
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 3DS review

Like many people in the US and Europe, Dragon Quest VIII for the PS2 was the first Dragon Quest game I ever played. It is a video game series that is best known for its art style by Akira Toriyama (well known for being the creator of the Dragon Ball series) and pun-filled stories. As one of the most prominent J-RPG series out there, I would definitely recommend you give it a go.

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7.6
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The Witness PS4 review

The Witness is an extremely challenging puzzle game, with a fitting style that is looks simple and colourful. There are no tutorials; the player has to figure out for him or herself what the rules of the various puzzle elements are. Usually, you will find yourself learning these rules in the first two or three pieces of a long series of similar puzzles that becoming more difficult as you progress. If you are like me, the fact that the game is both taxing for your brain and concentration, as well as feeling somewhat repetitive after a while, makes you want to play The Witness over the course of a couple of weeks, rather than engaging in binge play.

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6.38
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Disney Magical World 2 review

Disney Magical World 2 allows the player to visit a virtual version of a Disney Land theme park interactively, drawing mostly on the previous experiences of people with Disney storytelling. Playing mini games, socializing with Disney characters and customizing your own house and appearance all add up to perfect the Disney feel. Your child will definitely be even more eager to go to Disney Land through the magical game environment, spoiling the player to the core. Play this game when you want to be cuddled in Disney magic and cozy love from your favourite characters. However, if you wish for optimized game play and flow, good frame rate and a bit of challenge, this might not be the game for you.

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8.25
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Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past 3DS Review

Dragon Quest VII for the 3DS is a remake with some noticeable improvements. Although it’s not the same as its original experience, it’s still true to the series’ traditions, as you collect mini medals, sail on the ocean by boat and fly on a magic carpet. This remake is definitely a fine way to introduce the game to new players, as well as keeping it up to date to the fans of the original game. The game is visually more pleasing, through its added animations, and also has faster pacing, which suits the modern game era. Let’s not forget the game is also funny, with its many puns, dialects and accents, while still including dark themes and tragic storylines.

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7.42
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Star Fox meets Mad Max, Strike Vector Ex PS4 review

Strike Vector Ex has good graphics, running on 1080p on the PS4 and nice music. The controls of the game are excellent, with maps and environments to match. It has a fun single player campaign of 15 unique missions and some challenges on the side that delivers online competition. While the story isn’t so good, gameplay makes up for it, with multiplayer that has great potential. There is enough room for players to customize their Vector and develop a unique playing style. A big letdown, however, is that the number of people playing this game online is small, which means that multiplayer isn’t as fun as it could have been; the game is thus unevitably unable to live up to its potential.

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Drawing Disney Characters – The Easy Way

Disney Art Academy has a motivating way to teach you how to draw your favourite Disney characters, without leaving you frustrated. There’s some variety in tools, set number of layers and colors you can use. It teaches you about colours, shadow, opacity, brushes and some simple techniques to make your drawing look better easily. However, it doesn’t teach you much about drawing from scratch, getting proportions right and knowing where to begin. Once you’ve played the game, the player is able to draw the characters from the game in that one way it teaches you. Playing Disney Art Academy reminded me there is no shortcut to becoming a skillful artist, though playing the game, one is bound it pick up some useful tricks. It’s thus great for kids that want to explore their creativity, who are also obviously the target audience for this game.

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Kerbal Space Program: Dual Shock Rocket Science

All in all, Kerbal Space Program should be appreciated for its complexity and workable physics. It’s fun for any space fanatic, for the game is challenging and makes room for crazy experimental projects. The graphics may not be impressive, but the ku gameplay definitly makes up for it. That being said, it seems barely any effort was put into porting this game to the next gen consoles, with super small texts and cursor to press ant sized icons, making me feel like I was eating M&Ms with chopsticks. It could have been more controller friendly, though games like these generally work better on PC. Put that together with the occasional fps drop while launching bigger vehicles and the game is a lot less enjoyable on the PS4 than it should have been.

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Tokyo Mirage Sessions: #FE: a Delivery of Great Performances

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is a Japanese turn-based RPG that mixes Persona gameplay with a story that fits into the Fire Emblem cosmos. This Wii U game is rightfully critized because of its mind boggling localization adaptations, such as adding pieces of clothing to make outfits less revealing, removing a side story at the Japanese hot springs (onsen) and on top of that replacing bathing suits in other undeleted scenes with well covering-outfits.

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