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BERKELEY'S NEWS • DECEMBER 06, 2022

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Neil Haeems

Neil Haeems joined The Daily Californian's arts & entertainment staff in summer 2020 and is a former deputy arts & entertainment editor (spring 2021). He also contributed to the department as video game beat reporter in fall 2020 and fall 2021.

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Though Far Cry 6 is the best entry in years, it lacks the risk-taking edge of Far Cry 3, instead offering a more polished, visually stunning iteration of the template, with more of the same stupid, chaotic fun.
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Though Far Cry 6 is the best entry in years, it lacks the risk-taking edge of Far Cry 3, instead offering a more polished, visually stunning iteration of the template, with more of the same stupid, chaotic fun.
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Players enjoy an unprecedented level of freedom, following leads and setting intricate traps like a Rube Goldberg of death.
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Players enjoy an unprecedented level of freedom, following leads and setting intricate traps like a Rube Goldberg of death.
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That Psychonauts 2 can make Rift Apart feel dated in comparison is a testament to the strength of its strikingly imaginative platforming gameplay.
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That Psychonauts 2 can make Rift Apart feel dated in comparison is a testament to the strength of its strikingly imaginative platforming gameplay.
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Though Twelve Minutes purports to deal with the consequences of one’s actions, its technical limitations prevent players from experimenting in any meaningful way.
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Though Twelve Minutes purports to deal with the consequences of one’s actions, its technical limitations prevent players from experimenting in any meaningful way.
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Hades rewards those who invest patience and are not afraid of dying time and time again, and its fresh, flashy combat system is easy to pick up, turning casual players into maestros within a few hours.
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Hades rewards those who invest patience and are not afraid of dying time and time again, and its fresh, flashy combat system is easy to pick up, turning casual players into maestros within a few hours.
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A remarkable feature of cinema is its ability to transport viewers to remote destinations, using lighting, framing and composition to open portals into worlds separated from us by time and space
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A remarkable feature of cinema is its ability to transport viewers to remote destinations, using lighting, framing and composition to open portals into worlds separated from us by time and space
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Exodus is by far the series’s technical peak. Gameplay is far more responsive than previous entries, and though it sacrifices some complexity, it benefits greatly from the increased accessibility.
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Exodus is by far the series’s technical peak. Gameplay is far more responsive than previous entries, and though it sacrifices some complexity, it benefits greatly from the increased accessibility.
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The Remake Intergrade takes an already stunning, if flawed PS4 game and amplifies its best qualities. 
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The Remake Intergrade takes an already stunning, if flawed PS4 game and amplifies its best qualities. 
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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is not only one of the best-looking games ever made, but also one of the hardest to put down — and a must-have for anyone with a PS5.
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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is not only one of the best-looking games ever made, but also one of the hardest to put down — and a must-have for anyone with a PS5.
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BioWare has released Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a remastered compilation that brings gaming’s definitive sci-fi action RPG up to modern standards.
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BioWare has released Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a remastered compilation that brings gaming’s definitive sci-fi action RPG up to modern standards.
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