Death Stranding Review

Death Stranding Review

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review

Radio Hour, Volume 29 | BGMania Podcast #125

Radio Hour, Volume 29 | BGMania Podcast #125

The Game Awards 2019 Predictions | Max Level Podcast #123

The Game Awards 2019 Predictions | Max Level Podcast #123

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening | BGMania Podcast #124

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening | BGMania Podcast #124

Come With Me, And You’ll Be, In A World of Death Stranding | Max Level Podcast #122
Metal Gear Solid Retrospective | BGMania Podcast #123

Metal Gear Solid Retrospective | BGMania Podcast #123

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Review

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Review

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Review

The Outer Worlds Review

The Outer Worlds Review

Kyle and the Mandela Effect | Max Level Podcast #121

Kyle and the Mandela Effect | Max Level Podcast #121

River City Girls | BGMania Podcast #122

River City Girls | BGMania Podcast #122

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?! | Max Level Podcast #120

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?! | Max Level Podcast #120

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | BGMania Podcast, Bonus #19

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | BGMania Podcast, Bonus #19

Radio Hour, Volume 28 | BGMania Podcast #121

Radio Hour, Volume 28 | BGMania Podcast #121

Death Stranding Review

Death Stranding Review

Hideo Kojima and the almost supernatural aura that has surrounded Death Stranding since it was officially unveiled has captivated industry folk and fans of gaming alike. Coming from the troubled Konami and the disaster that was the final development of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, many wondered how...
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review

Star Wars has been the pop-culture franchise on people's minds lately, between the breakout success of streaming television series The Mandalorian on Disney+ and the upcoming long-awaited finale of the cinematic skywalker saga, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Nestled nicely between these behemoth media monsters released a...
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Review

If you haven’t heard of the Call of Duty franchise by now, you must be living under a rock with dial up internet. It has pretty much been a staple in the gaming community since its initial release in 2003, which was only for PC. It would take another year...
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Luigi’s Mansion 3 Review

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Review

The cult hit Luigi's Mansion released alongside the Nintendo Gamecube console in North America, November of 2001. The Gamecube release was the first Nintendo console to not see a mainline, Mario-led game in the plumber's universe. Instead, Nintendoites got a stark deviation from the Mushroom Kingdom's previous titles, finding a...
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The Outer Worlds Review

The Outer Worlds Review

Obsidian does with Bethesdon’t. All kidding aside, when The Outer Worlds was revealed in 2017, fans of the classic roleplaying experience Bethesda used to deliver let out a collective sigh of relief. It’s space cowboys with a twist, infused with many of the elements and mechanics that are beloved in...
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The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors Review

The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors Review

Recently on our Max Level Podcast, we discussed the resurgence of the beat-em-up genre and how nostalgic everything has felt in the modern industry. Games like Mother Russia Bleeds, River City Girls, the Yakuza franchise (to an extent), and now The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors have brought back...
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Doraemon Story of Seasons Review

Doraemon Story of Seasons Review

What school project should I do? This bean looks interesting let's see what it does! That’s exactly how this story turns out. Believe it or not, unlike most other farming games you turn up in this town by accident. You haven’t inherited anything from your relatives or won a farm...
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Concrete Genie Review

Concrete Genie Review

Concrete Genie: A Retrospective Review of Art, Video Games, and the Emotional Journeys Available from Digital Interaction Listeners to The Max Level Podcast will be well aware that Bryan (founder of Level Down Games) and I are fans of what have become known as “empathy games” – games that create...
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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Review

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Review

It can sometimes seem to the casual bystander and consumer of popular entertainment that there are two letters on any executive's mind: RE. Everything, from film to television to video games, is now centered on these two letters. Remakes. Reboots. Remasters. Re-releases (double whammy). For so long, these two letters...
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Code Vein Review

Code Vein Review

To say I’ve been enamored with everything surrounding Code Vein since the initial announcement trailer in April 2017 is a bit of an understatement. The latest new IP coming out of Bandai Namco and the God Eater team, both myself and Frank here at Level Down Games have been itching...
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Cat Quest II Review

Cat Quest II Review

It has been a very animal-centric week for me, starting with the diabolical reign of a devilish goose as he terrorized his neighborhood. Following Untitled Goose Game, I decided to divert my interest to the kinder, fluffier, cuddlier side of the animal kingdom and enter the world of Cat Quest...
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PowerA Fusion Pro Controller, FightPad, and Headset UNBOXING & REVIEW

PowerA Fusion Pro Controller, FightPad, and Headset UNBOXING & REVIEW

Join Bryan from Level Down Games as he takes a first look at the newly revealed PowerA Wired Fusion Pro Controller for Xbox One, the PowerA Wired Fusion FightPad for PS4, and the PowerA Fusion Gaming Headset with an unboxing and review! Make sure to click that LIKE button, SHARE...
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Untitled Goose Game Review

Untitled Goose Game Review

My favorite video games of all time revolve around the player piloting a heroic adventurer, usually on some worldwide quest to save the planet from impending doom. Within this genre comes a lot of deviation in how the story is told, whether you are gathering pieces of Triforce or assassinating...
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Gears 5 Review

Gears 5 Review

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This old African proverb that begins the credits scene for Gears 5 encapsulates everything I feel about the journey The Coalition just took us on as gamers after literally having just finished watching the...
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Devil’s Hunt Review

Devil’s Hunt Review

Coming out of Layopi Games and 1C Entertainment, Devil’s Hunt is a third-person action game based on Pawel Lesniak’s original novel “Equilibrium”, which takes a journey itself into an eternal struggle between light and dark, good and evil, angels and demons. Video games based off of novels can be done,...
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The Sojourn Review

The Sojourn Review

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” -Discworld by Terry Pratchett Title: The Sojourn Publisher: Iceberg Interactive Developer: Shifting Tides Available On: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox...
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Children of Morta Review

Children of Morta Review

Roguelikes are increasingly becoming all too familiar. There’s an overabundance of them releasing on a pretty consistent basis, and the unimagined feel identical to one another way too often. However, there are a few shining examples that keep the genre ticking and fresh for fans. Last year, Dead Cells received...
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World of Warcraft Classic Review

World of Warcraft Classic Review

It seems commonplace to the pop-culture guru of 2019 to be engrossed in all things nerdy – fantasy novels and films, theatre, video games, campy sci-fi, and comic books. But it may surprise the younger readers to learn that there was a time when these things (especially high fantasy) were...
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Utawarerumono ZAN Review

Utawarerumono ZAN Review

Utawarerumono ZAN is the retelling of the original game in the franchise, Mask of Deception. While initially the game clocked in around 30 to 50 hours long depending on how in-depth you went, this updated and much better version is way shorter, and for good reason. Utawarerumono ZAN is a...
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Blasphemous Review

Blasphemous Review

A little over two years ago, Spanish game developers The Game Kitchen introduced the world to a dark and brutal 2D non-linear platformer by the name of Blasphemous. They were seeking just $50,000 US dollars, but ended up smashing their target goal, ending the campaign at over $333,000 US dollars....
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Shawn Layden, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Leaves PlayStation

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that Worldwide Studios Chairman, Shawn Layden, has officially left PlayStation. “It is with great emotion that we announce that Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden will ...
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Dragon Quest of the Stars Releasing in North America Early 2020

Square Enix has announced that a version of the smartphone RPG, Dragon Quest of the Stars, which is already available over in Japan, will be releasing in North America sometime ...
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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom DLC Details Announced

Bandai Namco and Level 5 have announced what's next for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. King Evan's quest to unite all the lands of Ni no Kuni will continue with ...
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The Princess Guide Announced for Switch, PS4

NIS America has announced today at Anime Expo 2018 that they will be localizing The Princess Guide for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. It is currently scheduled to be released ...
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RPG Maker MV Announced for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

NIS America has announced today at Anime Expo 2018 that they will be localizing RPG Maker MV for English audiences on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is ...
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The Caligula Effect: Overdose Announced for PC, Switch, and PS4

NIS America has announced today at Anime Expo 2018 that they will be localizing The Caligula Effect: Overdose for English audiences on PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. It is ...
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Death Stranding Review

Hideo Kojima and the almost supernatural aura that has surrounded Death Stranding since it was officially unveiled has captivated industry folk and fans of gaming alike. Coming from the troubled ...
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review

Star Wars has been the pop-culture franchise on people's minds lately, between the breakout success of streaming television series The Mandalorian on Disney+ and the upcoming long-awaited finale of the ...
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Radio Hour, Volume 29 | BGMania Podcast #125

Happy Thanksgiving! (Or if you subscribe to Frank's crazy train of thought.. Franksgiving.) Bryan and Frank have prepared a bountiful harvest of excellent music to listen to while you feast ...
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The Game Awards 2019 Predictions | Max Level Podcast #123

On today's show, the crew goes in-depth with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order as well as Pokemon Sword & Shield. The Game Awards 2019 is also slightly over two weeks ...
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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening | BGMania Podcast #124

This week on the podcast, Bryan and Frank have the pleasure of sitting down and listening to a magical score for the latest entry in The Legend of Zelda series, ...
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Come With Me, And You’ll Be, In A World of Death Stranding | Max Level Podcast #122

On today's show, the crew goes in-depth with Death Stranding and Romancing Saga 3. X019 took place last week, and we discuss several things coming out of the show, including ...
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Metal Gear Solid Retrospective | BGMania Podcast #123

Things return to normal this week on the podcast as Frank rejoins the show for a wonderful retrospective episode of the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Thanks to a suggestion from ...
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Review

If you haven’t heard of the Call of Duty franchise by now, you must be living under a rock with dial up internet. It has pretty much been a staple ...
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Luigi’s Mansion 3 Review

The cult hit Luigi's Mansion released alongside the Nintendo Gamecube console in North America, November of 2001. The Gamecube release was the first Nintendo console to not see a mainline, ...
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