Game Reviews

MLB The Show 20 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Swing for the fences with realistic, engaging baseball sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2020)
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Granblue Fantasy: Versus Game Poster Image
age 13+
Classic fantasy with unique characters packs a punch.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2020)
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One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun but flawed cartoon brawler based on anime series.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Shadow of the Batgirl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen assassin atones in sensitive tale of redemption.
By Sarah Kuhn
(2020)
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Code the Robot. Save the Cat App Poster Image
age 8+
Create and play with cute, cat-friendly coding puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game Poster Image
age 13+
Anime adventure for fans is deep on content, light on fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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All the Freckles in the World Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Quirky, enjoyable coming-of-age comedy; some swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Losers TV Poster Image
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age 13+
Sports docu series dependent on hit-or-miss stories.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Path of the Warrior Game Poster Image
age 13+
VR beat 'em up packs a punch with over-the-top fun.
Platforms: Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift
(2019)
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Ultimate Rivals: The Rink Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy hockey game has real-world teams, leagues, players.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Ellie, Engineer: In the Spotlight Book Poster Image
age 8+
Ellie fixes stuff, tackles mystery in fun pageant tale.
By Jackson Pearce
(2019)
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while True: learn() App Poster Image
age 13+
Creative AI introduction would benefit from in-game hints.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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The Climb Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Climb fast, climb high, and don't look down.
Platforms: Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift
(2019)
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Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician Book Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, detailed Katherine Johnson bio for older kids.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
(2019)
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Shenmue III Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Decent installment to franchise held back by outdated play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Tennis Clash: Fun Sports App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun all-ages arcade tennis could be more interesting.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Fishing Star World Tour Game Poster Image
age 8+
Casual fishing catches players hook, line, and sinker.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Jumprope: How-to Videos App Poster Image
age 13+
Create and view cool how-tos; some have commercialism.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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The All-Americans Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Lovely documentary digs into football dreams in East L.A.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Knowin: Learn Coding App Poster Image
age 8+
Tutorials great for beginners but no space for exploration.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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