Articles by Alex Alusheff

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Tired of Pokémon? Try Shin Megami Tensei

If you’re like me, you grew up playing Pokémon until you hit high school when you discovered first-person shooters. I tried getting back into Pokémon years later but disconnected to all of the new titles. So I traded in cute and cuddly Pokémon training for dark and gritty demon slaying when I discovered Shin Megami Tensei, the OG team-building RPG.

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Video games that got us through 2020

By now, everyone has done all of their Game of the Year stories. People are still bitching on Facebook and Reddit about The Last of Us Part 2. We get it. You have strong opinions and have a hard time when people disagree with your views online. So we are going a different route because (obligatory 2020 was hard line goes here.) We decided it was better to share the games we played this year that helped us escape from the drama and tragedy of 2020 while getting us closer to January 1. Here are the games that helped get us through 2020. Maybe you will find as much enjoyment out of them as we did.

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How to revamp the turn-based RPG combat system

Square Enix ditched turn-based combat in its remake of Final Fantasy 7. It’s no surprise turn-based combat has grown stale over the years, but it isn’t the genre’s fault. It’s the developer’s for not innovating enough. Here’s how to revamp the entire combat system to its former glory.