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July 2018’s Review Roundup: Mario Tennis, Mushroom Wars 2, Bomb Chicken and more

July 2018 was one hot month for reviews here at BG. And that includes gems like Mario Tennis, Inquisitor – Martyr, and Mushroom Wars 2.

Hot summer

What is happening? I feel like this summer has been a standout for new game releases, and that’d be a rare thing. Sure there are good games launching in summertime, but not all that many. This year though, has brought more than a handful.

We reviewed the likes of Crash Bandicoot on the Switch, along with Mario Tennis Aces, and Mushroom Wars 2. Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr on the PC got a once over too, as did a few others. It’s not exactly a tidal wave of Holiday Season proportions, but there are some very good games there.

Have a look-

Games

  • Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr
    From our review:
    Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor – Martyr is a very solid action/RPG with good graphics and controls, and a story that Warhammer fans should dig. Add to that some great voice work, that’s actually darkly funny at times, and you’ve got a pretty easy recommendation.
    Our score: 84%
  • Mushroom Wars 2
    From our review: 
    Mushroom Wars 2 is a triumph on the Switch. The game originally released in 2016, but continues to receive new life on Nintendo’s hybrid console. Strong gameplay, presentation and modes make this a staple for any RTS fan’s library.
    Our score: 95%
  • Bomb Chicken
    From our review:
    If a Hollywood blockbuster had heart, was drawn in pixels, and starred a chicken, it would be Bomb Chicken. Because there are explosions. While my metaphors are rarely good, Bomb Chicken certainly is, a helping of retro eggs just the way you like it.
    Our score: 78%

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  • Mario Tennis Aces
    From our review:
    Tight and well executed mechanics make up for a less than stellar story mode. A robust online system ensures this Mario sports game will have life for some time.
    Our score: 73%
  • Crash Bandicoot: The N.Sane Trilogy
    From our review:
    Crash Bandicoot: The N.Sane Trilogy is still a great set of games, made even better since it’s now portable thanks to the Switch. It’s not as graphically sharp as the other platforms’ versions, and has a few mysterious control oddities, but it’s mostly a joy to play. Go check it out.
    Our score: 85%

Action figures

  • Batman: Ascending Knight
    From our review:
    Mezco’s first One:12 stab at a comic book version of Batman is awesome. It includes pretty much everything that you could want in terms of accessories, and is terrifically poseable and excellently sculpted. Yes, there are some minor things I probably would have done differently, but they’re according to taste honestly. There’s no doubt that this is a great figure and worthy addition to the One:12 lone.
    Our score: 96%

Gear

  • Hyper X Cloud Stinger headset
    From our review:
    The Cloud Stinger is my new go-to headset. I might have sets that are higher quality and maybe even a little lighter weight, but I don’t think I have any that combine both as well as these do.
    Our score: 86%

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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