Video Game Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

Details: It takes about twenty-six hours to beat according to howlongtobeat.com. More information can be found at http://www.ace-attorney.com/ and  https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-dual-destinies-3ds/

Score: 7/10

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies is a good visual novel, but it could be better with some more animations and full voice acting.

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Video Game Review: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Details: More information can be found at https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/professor-layton-vs-phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-3ds/

Score: 7.3/10

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a well told mystery story that successfully combines the puzzles of the Professor Layton franchise with the courtroom gameplay from the Ace Attorney franchise. I’ve never played a Professor Layton game before and I’ve only played one Ace Attorney game before that I did not love, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one. Luckily, I found in this game a quality story told exceedingly well.

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Video Game Review: The Stanley Parable

Details: Spent about forty minutes playing through it. Official site is https://www.stanleyparable.com/

Score: 7/10

The primary enjoyment you derive from this game is largely from being constantly surprised by what it’s doing, which makes it difficult to talk about. I’ll try to talk about the things I can talk about while avoiding the enjoyable stuff.

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Video Game Review: Zero Time Dilemma

Details: Beat it in about seventeen hours on the Nintendo 3DS. More information can be found at http://zerotimedilemma.com/

Score: 7/10

Zero Time Dilemma is the conclusion to the trilogy known as the Zero Escape franchise. The story in the prior game, Virtue’s Last Reward, is still superior in my opinion, but this game is leaps and bounds better on a technical level.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed: Rogue

Details: Played on PC for about thirteen hours. More information can be found at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/assassins-creed-rogue/

Score: 6.7/10

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is an interesting game in that it was released at the dawn of a new console generation. Assassin’s Creed: Unity was released at the same time for next generation consoles and stole much of any thunder Rogue would have received. Rogue was also a lesser game technically and also because it felt redundant as it just took visual assets and gameplay mechanics that have been done to death in Assassin’s Creed 3 and 4. I enjoyed my time with this game, but it offers nothing new. As such, this is a game you can skip without fear of missing out on anything in important in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

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