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  • Game Spot Reviews: Lego DC Super-Villains Review: Mediocre Mischief-Makers

    It's been obvious for a very long time that Lego games iterate more than innovate. If you pick up a Lego title, you are guaranteed a wholesome romp in whichever licensed universe is at hand. Everything is breakable and spits out glittery, golden collectibles when destroyed. Beloved characters are Lego-fied and reenact their famous antics with an extra dollop of cartoon absurdity. Those qualities remain appealing, but every so often, developer Traveller's Tales stumbles onto an idea that requires an extra bit of creativity to really make it sing. Sometimes TT steps up to the plate, like it did for Lego City Undercover and Lego Dimensions.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: Dark Souls Remastered Switch Review: A Very Special Revisit

    When it comes to delivering a memorable and tense experience, not many games can match up to the original Dark Souls. Many fans swear by the approach From Software takes with its stoic and uncompromisingly bleak action-RPG series where one wrong move can cost you dearly, and it's become one of the most challenging and anxiety-inducing franchises in recent memory.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Review - Queen Of Cards

    With the Witcher trilogy, developer CD Projekt Red established that it's capable of making compelling role-playing games with tough decisions, hearty combat, and engrossing lore. In Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, all but one of these aspects has persisted. This prequel is as captivating narratively as some of the Witcher series' best tales, filled with gut-wrenching decisions that have far-reaching consequences. The only difference is that instead of fighting with a sword, you battle with cards.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: Reigns: Game Of Thrones Review: Swipe Wight

    After nearly a decade, the end of the Game of Thrones TV show is in sight. Fortunately, fans of the series have new things to look forward to, but even for those with faith in George RR Martin, the prospect of a new Song of Ice and Fire novel looks increasingly unlikely. Similarly, what the future holds for video game adaptations of the franchise is unclear. Telltale is all but dead, and for a series that has proven to be such a phenomenal success in other mediums, it's surprising that there haven't been more game adaptations.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review - Big Changes

    As a continuation of the Black Ops subseries, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 both benefits from and is limited by its past. All three of its major modes--multiplayer, Zombies, and the new battle royale mode Blackout--pull from and build upon previous games. Multiplayer is largely successful in its mix of old and new, while Zombies struggles more with dated elements. Blackout, though, strikes an excellent balance, putting a clever Call of Duty spin on a genre entirely new to the series.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: SoulCalibur 6 Review - Transcending History

    What truly distinguishes SoulCalibur from its genre contemporaries is a pervading sense of adventure. It tells a grand tale of knights and ninjas, axe-wielding goliaths and pirate warriors, all struggling over mythical weapons of good and evil. It accents this with a rousing orchestral score and grandiose narrations about entwined destinies and inescapable fates. Sure, deep and rewarding mechanics are at the heart of every good fighting game--and SoulCalibur VI certainly has that--but for this series, adventure has always been the soul.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: Armello Review - Nintendo Switch Update

    [Editor's Note: We have updated this review to reflect our experiences with Armello's Nintendo Switch version]

    Armello's hybrid of tactics, dice-rolling, and political intrigue has aged better than expected in the three years since its release, and on Nintendo Switch, the game is almost as formidable as it is on PC. Its charming blend of animal kingdom hijinks and turn-based strategy gameplay has yet to be replicated by a newer, flashier title; Armello has definitely held up well, and its uniqueness is undeniable. However, there are a few major differences between PC version and Switch releases, and not all of them are positive.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: Starlink: Battle for Atlas Review - Endless Space

    Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a game about flying through space, exploring new planets, and shooting a lot of aliens. Set in a seamless open-world galaxy, it sees you pushing back occupying forces by battling enemies, setting up outposts, and completing simple tasks set by your allies. For better and worse, it's a distinctly Ubisoft game, from the huge spaces (seven separate planets and the vast depths of space that separate them) to the maps overloaded with activities. But thankfully, Starlink is not quite so full that it feels bloated--just full enough so that there's always something for you to be working towards.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: Child of Light Review

    There are times I want to be sad, when I'd rather be all alone, quietly thinking about my life, or hugging a loved one to forget about the day's trouble. Child of Light embraces that melancholy beautifully and its various elements cultivate a doleful mood. From the overgrown foliage threatening to overtake the neglected environments to the tired inhabitants wasting away their days, there's a somber tone that permeates this storybook adventure. I was struck by that desperation in the whimsical poetry of the dialogue; conversations are constructed with overtly meticulous rhymes that betray the bewilderment building below the surface. And the docile piano melody made my heart all the heavier.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: The Missing Review - Lost And Found

    The games of Hidetaka Suehiro (better known as Swery) impart a distinctly identifiable creative vision. He revels in grounding you in the mundane before throwing you off balance with a moment of absurd humor or plunging you into a sequence of fantastical horror. Before you know it, that ground has opened up and swallowed you whole. The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories feels smaller and less ambitious than his most recent works, Deadly Premonition or D4, but it could not be mistaken for anything other than a Swery game.

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  • Autumn is here
    Finally, we no longer have to juggle the awkward transitional period bridging the seasons and can fully embrace the arrival of autumn. That’s statement coats, scarves, boots and chunky knits galore. Hurrah! So, where to start? With so many trends for the season, it’s hard to decide which direction to take. Which trends will be [...]
  • FASHION WEEK, PART QUATRE: PARIS
    So the final instalment of the SS15 Fashion Week calendar has come to a close, and boy, was it a good finale! We feasted our fashion-hungry eyes on collections from the likes of Moncler, Givenchy, Valentino, Stella McCartney, Celine, Chloé, Dior, Saint Laurent and more, and spotted a sprinkling of stars along the way.   [...]
  • Horst: Photographer of Style
    The V&A in London – one of the world’s most celebrated museums of art and design – is currently showcasing the work of photographer Horst. P Horst (1906–99) in its retrospective, Horst: Photographer of Style. The exhibition is available to view until 4 January, and features 250 stunning photographs in addition to haute couture garments, [...]
  • FASHION WEEK, PART 3: MILAN
    So, onwards and Italy-wards for the third of the SS15 fashion weeks. This time the stage was Milan, home to the shows of Prada, Dolce&Gabbana, Armani, Bottega Veneta, Marni and more.   The week was a veritable feast of Italian fashion, with everything from the richly embellished to the minimalist and pared-back on the table. [...]
  • FASHION WEEK, PART 2: LONDON, BABY
    Once the fashion world had had their fill of the Big Apple, they moved swiftly on to the home of red buses, black cabs, Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace and, of course, Bicester Village – London. All eyes were on the capital from 12 to 16 September as fashion’s finest descended on the city to [...]
  • Fashion Week, Part 1: New York, New York
    So, it’s that time of year again when style leaders and opinion formers convene in the four corners of the fashion world (London, Milan, Paris and New York) to discover the hottest trends for the season ahead. The back-to-back schedule for the spring/summer 2015 shows starts with New York Fashion Week, followed consecutively by London [...]
  • Summer of Style
    As the nights are drawing in and the first signs of autumn are upon us, we thought we’d take a look back at the fantastic summer we’ve had across the nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages in Europe. There’s been art, culture, great food, face painting, giant apples (!) and of course, shopping – it’s been [...]
  • The BDC is back – and this time, the spotlight is on the boys!
    Men’s fashion in Britain today is the most exciting it’s ever been thanks to London Collections: Men, the special fashion week dedicated just to gents. The event, which was masterminded by GQ Editor Dylan Jones, was created to showcase the very best of British men’s style and shine a spotlight on the country’s most exciting [...]