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Reader Review: Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)

Hey folks, Cary here.  Before I start with this review that one of my brothers wrote, I thought I’d give a bit of an intro.  It may be hard to believe now, but back when I was a teen in the 16-bit days, I was super big into RPGs, especially the Final Fantasy games.  So when I was in college and got the PlayStation, I was super excited for FF7.  But after I played it, I appreciated its differences, but I didn’t have a desire to play it again.  And it was a turning point in the series for me because from then on, aside from some spinoffs and such, I had no interest in Final Fantasy after that.  Well, except for Final Fantasy 9.  That was what 7 and 8 should’ve been.  So yeah, I didn’t have any interest in the Final Fantasy VII Remake.  Luckily one of my brothers, Nathan, volunteered to review it.  Now keep in mind that Nathan had never played the original FF7.  In fact I think he was just a toddler when the original came out!  But that’s exactly why you should read this review because it’s written by someone who never played the original and I’m sure it’ll offer a unique take on the game.  So here is Nathan Woodham’s review of the Final Fantasy VII Remake!

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Mercury Learning Books

When I was at PAX South, I visited Mercury Learning Books.  They publish all sorts of books about game design, and I got the opportunity to review a couple of them.  So here we’ll take a look at three books I got.  The first is Classic Game Design, which teaches you how to make examples of popular early arcade games.  The second book is Video Game Writing, which explains what to expect if you go into that field.  The third book is a treat, as I had my dad, Randy Woodham, review it here!  It’s Basic Electronics: Theory and Practice!  So let’s dive in and take a look at each book!

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Reader Review: God of War (PS4)

I generally only review games that interest me.  I’d love to do more than that to have more variety on this site, but I’m only one person and can’t play everything out there.  So when my brother Ben asked to review the new God of War game for this site, I said “Absolutely!”  It’ll be nice to have some variety here, so click here and read his review of the new God of War game, something that’s not really my personal cup of tea.  –Cary

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Reader Review: Tokyo Xanadu EX+ (PS4)

Last year I reviewed a game called Tokyo Xanadu.  I didn’t really like the game all that much, but one of my brothers showed a keen interest in it.  So when the EX+ version of it came out and I got a review code for it, I decided to let him take a stab at it, so here is my brother Ben Woodman’s review of Tokyo Xanadu EX+ for PS4.

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Reader Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)

My brother Ben really enjoyed Xenoblade Chronicles 2.  So much so that he asked to review it here.  Sounds like a good idea to me!  Click here to check it out!

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Reader Review: Bad Apple Wars (Vita)

A few months ago, I reviewed a visual novel game from Aksys and didn’t fare too well.  So when they sent me another one, I decided to let my brother Benjamin Woodham review it.  So here’s his take on Bad Apple Wars for Vita.

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Reader Review: Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma (PS4)

Recently I got a review code for Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma on PS4.  I don’t really know much about the series, and it didn’t really interest me at all, so I thought I’d change things up a bit and have one of my younger brothers, Benjamin Woodham, review the game for me.  He even changed things up a bit more and wrote the Kid Factor first instead of last.  But sometimes it’s good to change things up a bit so we’re going to keep it that way this one time!  Anyway, be sure to click here and check out his review!  –Cary

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Reader Review: Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (Vita)

SHIREN_BOXMy good friend Leroy Capasso has helped me review some games here at GamerDad.com in the past.  He also loves dungeon crawlers, so I figured he’d be best suited to review this one.  The Shiren the Wanderer series was one of the first to start the dungeon crawler craze, and if you like anything “Mystery Dungeon’ related, you’ll definitely want to check out his review her

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Reader Review: Style Savvy: Fashion Forward (3DS)

STYLE_BOXStyle Savvy is a fashion designer video game published by Nintendo.  The newest entry in the series, Fashion Forward, was recently released on 3DS.  Ali Capasso, a good friend of mine and also an accomplished elementary school teacher, reviewed this game for me.  She’s also the wife of Leroy Capasso, another very good friend of mine who has written reviews here for me before.  Anyway, Ali is a huge fan of the Style Savvy games, so you’ll definitely want to click here to read her review!

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Reader Review: Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls‏ (PS Vita)

DANGAN_BOXWell this is unexpected! The Danganronpa games have always been story-driven interactive visual novels, and my friend Leroy really liked them so I him review this one, too. Turns out this one is a third-person shooter! Uh oh! I hope my friend still liked it! Find out in his review!

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