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Nick Ransbottom

Nick Ransbottom is a freelance writer, streamer, and himbo connoisseur. If he isn’t playing or writing about games, he’s probably taking a stress nap. His work has been featured at EGM, Fandom, GameDaily.biz, and more.


Rune Factory 5 is a Cozy but Janky Farm Sim

It didn’t take long for Rune Factory 5 to sink its hooks into me. I settled back into the familiar gameplay loop of farming, dungeon crawling, and crafting almost instantly. I woke up in the morning to water and sell my crops, checked on my monsters as they tilled their own…

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Rune Factory 5 Review

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Crusader Kings 3: Royal Court Refines a Fantastic Roleplaying Experience

It’s been a trying few years. I’ve gone to war several times within the last decade to claim land I falsified titles for, and while I was victorious in all my battles, I put myself in quite a bit of debt. Hired mercenaries are expensive, as it turns out, and…

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Tales of Arise Breathes Life Into a Previously Stale Series

With even its most diehard fans growing bored, Tales of Arise has a lot riding on its shoulders. It was developed with the purpose of breathing new life into the long-running series, and given the track record of recent games, I was skeptical that Tales could actually update its formula…

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Scarlet Nexus Brings Unexpected Humanity to Its Superhumans

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a superhero more than anything in the world. Saving citizens from melodramatic villains and preventing the end of the world seemed much more glamorous than being a celebrity. I always daydreamed about being able to save people while looking cool. Invisibility,…

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Scarlet Nexus

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Biomutant is a Charming RPG Riddled With Imperfections

Comparisons to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be hard for some new open-world games to escape. Hyrule’s impressive and reactive world spurred imitators, like Genshin Impact and Immortals Fenyx Rising, with developers seemingly attempting to replicate the excitement players felt back in 2017. Biomutant, the latest…

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Biomutant Review

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