Eric Watson

Freelance Writer

Fort Worth, TX

Eric Watson

Freelance Writer. Lover of Games, Movies, Books, and You.



Planet Zoo Beta Preview: The Park Sim Evolved

My seven year old and I were lost in a fit of giggles when upon zooming in to check out our new baby warthog, the cute little butterball immediately took a massive dump in front of us. Managing a zoo in upcoming park simulator Planet Zoo can be messy business, but also highly rewarding and fun. In many ways Planet Zoo is a successful combination of Frontier Developments’ last two games: Planet Coaster and Jurassic World Evolution.
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Can My Kid Play Dragon Quest 11?

Can My Kid Play is a series of helpful guides for parents that dive further into the ratings and content of video games. We do not pass judgement, instead providing insight and information so parents can make their own informed decisions. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is a traditional role-playing game developed in Japan (also known as a JRPG).
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The action-RPGs you should be playing in 2019

Clicking on monsters until they explode in showers of shiny loot—over and over again, for the promise of a slightly better pair of pants—is quintessential PC gaming. Most action-RPGs benefit from long lifespans thanks to a steady treadmill of refining skills, acquiring better loot, and endless dungeon crawling.
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Can My Kid Play Monster Hunter: World?

Can My Kid Play is a series of helpful guides for parents that dive further into the ratings and content of video games. We do not pass judgement, instead providing insight and information so parents can make their own informed decisions. Monster Hunter: World is a third-person action-RPG where players customize their hunter and set off on a new world to hunt gigantic monsters, such as dragons, dinosaurs, and toothy fish-creatures.
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Pagan Online review

Reviewed on: Windows 10, AMD FX-8350, 8GB RAM, GeForce GTX 960. To play Pagan Online is to grind. Grind hero levels. Grind hero shards. Grind rare monster drops. Pagan Online presents a simple but effective concept: Outlandish MOBA heroes in a purely PvE, loot-driven series of missions. The 10 heroes at launch offer a wide range of playstyles and fun ideas, such as Anya, the blood-whip wielding dominatrix, Lukian, a floating elemental mage with lighting and fire spells, and Masha, a twirling dancer with sonic tambourines.
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The best Pagan Online heroes to hack through the horde

There are ten different Pagan Online classes, each of whom encourage wildly different playstyles. In the beginning you can only unlock a single hero, but each additional character costs one hero soul from the increasingly challenging list of assassination missions. Knowing which heroes you want to unlock first makes a major difference, so we're here to break down each class in Pagan Online, including their strengths, difficulty, and their best moves to help you hack-and-slash through the endless enemy hordes.
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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Makes School Fun

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is exactly as I feared, a game that puts as big an emphasis, if not more, into building relationships, teaching classes, and walking around Garreg Mach Monastery as it does the actual turn-based tactical combat the series has been known for. Yet by deftly weaving these relationships and seminars into gaining new skills, new class recruits, and new story opportunities, Three Houses has proven that not only are the non-combat sections enjoyable, but are now integral to the series.
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Age of Wonders: Planetfall Review

In 2014 Triumph Studios revitalized the niche 4X strategy series Age of Wonders with the excellent Age of Wonders 3. After two solid expansion packs the studio quietly began working on their next project, and was acquired by Swedish publisher Paradox Interactive, known for big, densely packed strategy games.
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Disney Villainous: Evil Comes Prepared Review

The second stand-alone expansion to excellent asymmetrical card game Disney Villainous, Evil Comes Prepared, finally adds Scar as a playable villain, along with dark-horse picks Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove and Professor Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective. Scar is mildly disappointing but the others make up for it with unique and interesting play styles, proving that Villainous continues to host an impressive pantheon of Disney favorites.
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Tips, Synergies, and Team Bonuses

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is a flawed but fantastic action-brawler (read our review). One of its biggest flaws is how poorly it describes some of its underlying mechanics, such as attributes and synergies. We’ve compiled some quick tips, details, and strategies so you can spend less time staring at statistics and more time punching bad guys.
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Mavel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review

Once upon a time, before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there was a fun, easy to play, co-op action brawler series called X-Men Legends. Later they bequeathed the Marvel Ultimate Alliance series, featuring a huge roster of Marvel heroes and villains in co-op action full of fireballs, laser blasts, swift punches, sword strikes, and plenty of shield-throwing and Hulk-smashing.
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Gloomhaven on Steam isn’t a full adaptation of the stellar board game, but it's a strong start

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Eric Watson

Eric is a freelance writer who enjoys video games, movies, comics, and Dallas-based sports teams.

He lives near Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and daughter, two dogs, two cats, two fish tanks, some hermit crabs, and a bookshelf full of Transformers.