Author: George Makridis

Deathloop Review: Arkane sets the bar high

Every year there’s a certain game that sets our expectations. It’s the game that upcoming games have to beat, in order to be considered 9s and maybe even 10s. It’s the game reviewers benchmark. And Arkane has set the bar high this year. Deathloop is the kind of game that when booting up the campaign […]

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Scarlet Nexus Review: A diamond in the rough

Japanese RPGs are not for everyone. Their special style allows them to tell fascinating stories and take us on a journey into magical worlds. They have their own, unique vibe. Modern Japanese culture overflows from within these games. This, sometimes excessive, anime style, is what makes them unbearable for some. Scarlet Nexus is a completely […]

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Mangaka Ody: The tale of a Greek manga artist

Japanese culture in Greece is… severely underrated. Despite the fact that anime and manga have managed to become a hot topic in geeky culture internationally, especially in recent years, Greece finds itself lagging somewhat behind. Anime and manga are not taboo by any means, however. There’s a very active community with over 32 thousand members […]

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NieR Replicant ver. 1.22 Review: A grand adventure

It’s been a little over four years since I (and many others) first came in contact with the NieR franchise. Automata certainly can not be described as anything less than a masterpiece. Replicant ver. 1.22, although a remake of Automata’s prequel, follows in Automata’s footsteps, combining everything that made Western audiences love the NieR franchise […]

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Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut giveaway winners

Last Friday, we announced on Instagram that we would be conducting a giveaway of five copies of Jo-Mei’s Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut for the Nintendo Switch, courtesy of AVETech. Sea of Solitude is a puzzle-solver walking-sim that tackles important topics like mental health and loneliness. You can learn more about the game and […]

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BioShock Infinite is a twisted fairy tale

Last time in The Vault, we played Prey and drew parallels between Arkane’s hidden gem and Irrational Games’ iconic BioShock. Having talked so much about the original BioShock, I missed the incredible world-building, the stunning scenery, and the top-tier narrative of the BioShock series. And that’s how I decided to give BioShock Infinite a go. […]

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