Video Game Review: Pokemon Sword and Shield: The Isle of Armor

Details: Played through it in about five hours. Official site is https://swordshield.pokemon.com/en-us/

Score: 6.8/10

When Pokemon Sword and Shield were first released, there was some fan backlash because unlike past games, hundreds of Pokemon were left out. Now that I’ve played Isle of Armor, it seems clear to me that these Pokemon were deliberately left out so that Nintendo could charge players extra for them through these extra bits of downloadable content.

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Video Game Review: Fire Emblem Fates, All Downloadable Content

Details: Spent about seven hours playing through it all. More information can be found at https://fireemblem.nintendo.com/fates/dlc/

Score: 6.7/10

This is a review of all the downloadable content (DLC) for Fire Emblem: Fates. There’s quite a bit so I’ll just review them each.

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Video Game Review: Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith and the Fight For Sanctuary

Details: Spent about four hours playing through it. Downloaded this content for free from Steam, though it no longer looks like it is free. More information can be found at https://borderlands.com/en-US/news/2019-06-09-free-now-commander-lilith-dlc/ and https://store.steampowered.com/app/872280/Borderlands_2_Commander_Lilith__the_Fight_for_Sanctuary/

Score: 7/10

Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary is free downloadable content (though not free anymore) meant primarily as marketing for Borderlands 3. As free content, it is surprisingly substantial.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Judgment of Atlantis

Details: Spent about seven hours playing through it. More information can be found at https://assassinscreed.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home

Score: 6/10

For the most part, this DLC is lackluster. However, I cannot deny that it’s pretty to look at. The art department knocked it out of the park with Judgment of Atlantis. It’s the writers and scenario makers that sucked with this one.

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Video Game Review: Grand Theft Auto Online: Diamond Casino DLC

Details: More information can be found at https://www.rockstargames.com/

Score: 6/10

Rockstar has released the latest free downloadable content for their massively profitable Grand Theft Auto Online and it’s mostly fun. Most noteworthy is that there is a new line of story missions associated with the free content (as long as you own Grand Theft Auto V and have an internet connection).

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