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: Pokemon Omega Ruby

Details: Beat the game in about twenty-four hours. Spent about three hours going through post game content. More information can be found at https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-omega-ruby-and-pokemon-alpha-sapphire/

Score: 7/10

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are remakes of older games using the graphics and animations from Pokemon X and Y. Strangely enough, the game looks better than X and Y. While I enjoyed Omega Ruby more than I enjoyed X, the many added features do not cover up flaws in the original Ruby and Sapphire that made their way into these remakes as well.

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Video Game Review: Pokemon X

Details: Beat the main game in about thirty-two hours. Played about three more hours going through post game content. More information can be found at https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-x-and-pokemon-y/

Score: 6.8/10

There is no reason to play this game at the present date unless someone has given you a free copy. Pokemon X and Y is a decent Pokemon game, it is simply outdated. The story and gameplay follow the well established Pokemon game formula, minus all the improvements in Ultra Sun and Moon. If you need to play a Pokemon game right now, go get Ultra Sun or Moon. Otherwise, just wait for Pokemon Sword and Shield.

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Video Game Review: Pokemon Ultra Sun (and a bit of a rant at Nintendo and Game Freak)

Details: Beat the main quest in about forty-two hours. I played for about another twenty hours going through post game content and catching Pokemon. Official site is https://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/ultra/en-us/

Score: 7.3/10

While Pokemon Sword and Shield is slated to come out in the near future, the current most recent Pokemon game is Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. These two games are not full sequels, but upgraded remakes of the regular Sun and Moon games. I didn’t play the original Sun and Moon so I found this game a new, yet familiar experience that was really fun for a nostalgic old Pokemon player like myself.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis, Episode 2: Torment of Hades

Details: Played through it in about eight hours. Official site is https://assassinscreed.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home

Score: 7.4/10

Torment of Hades is the second episode of The Fate of Atlantis DLC and takes your protagonist to the Greek Underworld. Though the world is slightly smaller than the world in Episode 1, the writing is a little better and contributes to an overall better experience.

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