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Wingspan Review - A Brand New Strategy Card Game For Nintendo Switch

Wingspan is the latest from publisher Stonemaier Games . This publisher, through its games like Viticulture , Scythe,  or Charterstone to name a few, is becoming one of the most innovative, dynamic, and interesting publishers to follow in the small world of playful creation. Just through one of its creators, Jamey Stegmaier, who offers real conferences or master classes from his living room on social networks, and likes to share his vision, his ideas, and his thoughts on the world of gaming. So I can only suggest you go and have a look by yourself, it is extremely informative! Then because Stonemaier Games offers real little jewels in boxes. They don't just take out the games, they give it real care and the content as much as the container is neat. Themes are not just there to ride this or that mode - you just have to look at Scythe and its extremely immersive and deep theme. Wingspan is a perfect illustration of this with its theme which, at first glance, would only raise the b

Planet Coaster Review: a solid port on PS5, Xbox Series, PS4 and One

It must be recognized that the management game has regained quite a bit of vigor in recent years, after a slump not very favorable to budding administrators. However, titles like Cities Skylines or, more recently, Planet Coaster have put the foot in the stirrup to this very particular genre. Newly landed on PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, and Xbox One, does the Frontier title pass the pad test?  Planet Coaster is undoubtedly the worthy heir of the first RollerCoaster Tycoon . Endowed with great depth when it comes to creating the most detailed parks, the Frontier title also did quite well on its management side, including a very relevant crowd simulation, despite an overall lack of challenge. However, if there is an important question in this game which sometimes requires great precision in the handling of customizable elements, it is that of knowing if the pad is well suited to this type of game.  Obviously, it goes without saying that a Tycoon of this type will never perform better with th

Mortal Kombat 11 Review: A saga at the top of its game

Mortal Kombat has marked video games with its exaggerated violence and Fatalities for nearly three decades. Created in 1992 by Midway Games, this iconic fighting game saga, revived by Warner and NetherRealm , re-enters the arena in 2019 with an eleventh canonical episode halfway between modernity and tradition. But can Mortal Kombat 11 claim the title of the best fighting game? Well, during April 2019, a certain Mortal Kombat 11 was released, which quickly established itself as the best episode of the saga, notably offering gargantuan content upon its release, spectacular fights, and above all balanced competitive matches. A year and a few months later, the title of NetherRealms Studio returns in great shape with an Ultimate version compatible with PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia and with a next-gen upgrade. Today, we will focus on these two new proposals. CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE ULTIMATE VERSION Yet already quite copious duri

Football Manager 2021 Review - Statistical Football Is Back

New football season, and also inevitably we have the right to a new episode of the most famous football simulation license. So obviously it's a bit special year for sports competitions because of the current pandemic. But no risk here, because Football Manager 2021 will be able to help you live your coaching career while respecting all barrier gestures. The license continues its path by releasing an episode each year and making some new features and adjustments. The license will also be available this year on Xbox, but this one will be a version closer to the one on mobile with the Touch series. So, here I will talk about the PC version only, and my review carried out on the beta version of the game for more than 30 hours. I have a PC with a good configuration, so I will start with this one for today. A full season has been completed, as some season starts with other clubs as well. What are the new features for this year? This year, Sports Interactive is offering us an episode th

Astro’s Playroom Review - A love letter to the PlayStation brand

Even if it is included with all PlayStation 5, Astro's Playroom is ultimately the first exclusive to the console, which is nothing in this special context of generation launch, which relies above all on cross-gen and backward compatibility. And if we could legitimately fear that the title of the Asobi team is only a technical demo of the new DualSense controller, the studio does not take long to reassure us. Before rushing headlong into the PS5, Astro’s Playroom offers gamers a bit of nostalgia with a peek in the rearview mirror of PlayStation brand life. A real breeding ground for winks and easter eggs that will revive many memories, the game celebrates the brand in the most beautiful way and sometimes with a lot of inventiveness, by replacing some platforms with memory cards, or many clouds in the form of PS1, when it is not directly the heroes of the brand who are parodied. It is also not uncommon to come across little robots made up of Kratos, Nathan Drake or Ellie, in mini-p

The Pathless Review: Giant Squid Continues Its Way To The Top

Getting the honor of being in the launch line-up for a new console is a double-edged sword, especially for a relatively young studio like Giant Squid. Such exposure, which is moreover given to a reduced number of titles, necessarily generates tenfold attention from the players. May they be reassured: whether on PC or on PS5, The Pathless is up to the hopes raised by its charming attract over the successive trailers. Giant Squid, does that mean anything to you? For many, probably nothing. And for good reason, The Pathless is only the second achievement of the studio, after Abzû , a charming contemplative and kinetic experience at twenty thousand places under the sea, which marked the remarkable debut of the young structure. It has been compared a lot to Journey and for good reason, Giant Squid was co-founded by Matt Nava who was artistic director of thatgamecompany. So much for the little history. With this first success, Giant Squid decided to think bigger with The Pathless , while k

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - When the Heroes Rise

While many were waiting for  Breath of the Wild 2 , Nintendo had the brilliant idea of ​​re-partnering with Koei Tecmo and Omega Force to create this band new Zelda episode:  All of that with a mix of the beautiful and colorful universe of the series’s most acclaimed episodes with the musou style of the Warriors games, That was a hope for a very promising marriage between them. The third-party studio already had great success with the first Hyrule Warriors so Nintendo was open to loaning them the franchise again. Does Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity have the right recipe for making us wait until the sequel? Let's find more now! To the rescue of Hyrule Before the century of darkness leading up to the events of Breath of the Wild , there was one last great fight. This pitted the forces of Hyrule against that of the terrible Scourge Ganon, and the King of Hyrule hoped to save the kingdom from this threat. However, Zelda accompanied by Link and Impa traveled the counties to unite

Möbius Front ’83 Review - Not So Advanced Wars

In the post-WWII period, advances in weapon technology - particularly anti-tank ammunition - challenged the tank's dominance on the battlefield. It's a problem that annoys even modern military personnel (and there hasn't been a war big enough to fix it yet), but after playing the Möbius Front '83 Cold War tactics game, you can say that the creators are quite impressed with this particular doctrine. . Advancing through rural America is less about large rolling armor formations, and more about the tactical application of infantry and anti-aircraft weapons - it's about guiding your mighty Patton MBTs into position so that 'they can face their righteous fury. Or, more likely, be surprised at the range of movement of an enemy ATV and be instantly dead. Möbius Front's AI is tenacious, but it can also be frustrating. This turn-based tactics game is inspired by the official US Army training manuals of the time (which were made available to be read in-game) and is t