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The Oberlin Review

‘Night in the Woods’ Navigates Complex Emotional Landscape

‘Night in the Woods’ Navigates Complex Emotional Landscape

Avi Vogel, Columnist
March 10
Filed under ARTS, Features

Night in the Woods, released February 21, provides an intimate window into a microcosm of human narrative drawn directly from real-world struggles. The game presents an unassuming but enjoyable experience centered around character interactions, rather than grand story lines and epic battles. The earl...

Despite Technical Problems, “For Honor” Provides Solid Gameplay

Avi Vogel, Columnist
February 24
Filed under ARTS, Features

A hundred or so blue-and-white-clad medieval knights storm a castle gate, streaming toward a pack of samurai in red armor; as the two armies meet in the center of the combat field, a hectic battle breaks out and swords fly in all directions. This was the spectacle audiences witnessed on screen during...

Year in Review: Video Games Broaden Indie Scope in 2016

Avi Vogel, Columnist
February 10
Filed under ARTS

At the end of 2015, most game publications argued that it had been the best year ever for gamers. It was a year of incredible RPGs, indie darlings that came out of nowhere and big titles reclaiming their former glory. With 2016 now behind us, it seems like that pattern continues. On the whole, games ...

Lineage Twist Keeps Dungeon Hunting Fresh

Avi Vogel, Columnist
September 18
Filed under ARTS

Rogue Legacy is a 2D action-platformer with aspects of the bullet hell and rogue-lite genres that randomly generates dungeons for the player to move through. Although the game seems to be just an amalgamation of popular genres and successful series, developer Cellar Door Games has done more th...

In-Game Purchases Support Online Card Game

Avi Vogel, Columnist
May 8
Filed under ARTS

When I first picked up Hearthstone, developed by Blizzard Entertainment, I thought I’d just play every once in a while when I wanted to take a break from schoolwork. Now, more than a year after its release, I still find myself popping in every day to do my daily quests and participate in th...

Delayed Walking Dead Game Release Detracts From Seamless Play

Avi Vogel
April 24
Filed under ARTS, Features

Imagine that you’ve been trapped in a camp and, not having been able to loot much in the town over, you have only four items of food that you can divvy up between your parties. Do you share the food with your enemies, hoping that they’ll be more cooperative later on, or do you reward the individuals...

Standout Gameplay Elements Separate Darkest Dungeon from Crowd

Avi Vogel
April 10
Filed under ARTS, Features

You look at your roster. The last mission you played through wiped out all of your high-leveled heroes. You try to recruit some new ones, but they all have traits that would make them a detriment to any mission you might undertake. With reluctance, you take four level-zero adventurers with you, cross...

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