Elias Blondeau

Elias Blondeau
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I'm your friendly neighborhood critic. Games and anime are my eternal jam. Occasionally funny.
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Friday the 13th: The Game Review - A Well Made Love Letter 5

Friday the 13th: The Game Review – A Well Made Love Letter

Games based on movies generally don’t fare well, but there’s a special space in hell reserved for games based on horror films – Alien: Isolation notwithstanding. All the major franchises, from...
RiME Review- A Fantastical Adventure

RiME Review – A Fantastical Adventure

Adventure games used to be about actual adventuring. Before Nathan Drake’s struggles with his fragile masculinity turned the genre into glorified corridor shooters, the likes of Lara Croft traipsed mysterious ruins...
Akiba’s Beat Review - A Statement on Otaku Culture 2

Akiba’s Beat Review – A Statement on Otaku Culture

Hayao Miyazaki once said of the anime industry “It’s produced by humans who can’t stand looking at other humans. That’s why the industry is full of otaku.” Miyazaki’s statement was a...
The Surge Review - Another Decent Souls-Like 1

The Surge Review – Another Decent Souls-Like

Dark Souls has transcended being a video game franchise and become a buzzword for describing a plethora of things. Take a shot for every time you’ve heard “it’s the Dark Souls...
Syberia 3 Review - Awkward Translation

Syberia 3 Review – Awkward Translation

Development hell rarely ends well. Game development doesn’t happen in a vacuum, and taking too long to ship a product can mean that said product runs the risk of feeling like...
Prey Review - Stealing Genius

Prey Review – Stealing Genius

“Talent borrows, genius steals.” That old axiom, most often attributed to Oscar Wilde, holds true in today’s AAA gaming space. It seems that most big-budget titles that reap big serious dividends...
Funimation Being Eyed By Sony, Universal 2

Funimation Being Eyed By Sony, Universal

In 2006, the North American anime industry burned to the ground. Standing on the ashes was Funimation, the stalwart distributor best known for bringing for bringing perennial hit Dragon Ball Z...
Puyo Puyo Tetris Review - Puzzle Greatness 3

Puyo Puyo Tetris Review – Puzzle Greatness

When talking about puzzle games these days, it’s hard to ignore the elephant in the room. That elephant is mobile gaming, and all of the harm it’s done to the genre...
Dragon Quest Heroes II Review - Omega Force's Best Work

Dragon Quest Heroes II Review – Omega Force’s Best Work

All things considered, I’m an unabashed Dynasty Warriors apologist. Yes, Omega Force’s long-running series is often clumsily put together, prone to repetition, and lacking in anything that resembles true depth or...
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Switch Mini-Review

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Switch Review

The Binding of Isaac has had quite an interesting little journey over the past few years. Initially banned from Nintendo platforms thanks to its creepy, crawly take on Catholicism, the former...
Full Throttle Remastered - Lacking Life 10

Full Throttle Remastered Review – Lacking Life

It’s exciting to see old LucasArts projects getting a new lease on life. After all, running all those old DOS games through something like DOSBox isn’t something a lot of people...
SEGA brings Bayonetta to PC via Steam 5

Bayonetta PC Review – A Standard in Gaming

CGMagazine doesn’t actually have a review of the first Bayonetta, considering we were established a tad bit after Sega’s cult classic hit stores. However, I have a very personal attachment to...

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Digital Extremes Announce New FPS Keystone

Digital Extremes Announce New FPS Keystone

Canadian developer Digital Extremes, known for Warframe have formed a new second internal unit to work on a new title, Keystone.Keystone, a new Competitive First...