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Drew Swanson-Feature Writer

Drew Swanson

Feature Writer

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About Drew Swanson

Drew Swanson is a lifelong gamer with a passion for a variety of genres. A connoisseur of everything from JRPGs and Soulslikes, to niche indie tites and horror games, he finds joy in favorites such as Persona 5 Royal, Pokemon, Elden Ring, and more. Aside from his professional writing, Drew is also an avid artist and creates fan art for his favorite games on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. 

Proudest Gaming Achievement

Completing a living National Dex through Pokemon Gen 9.

Favorite Games

Pokemon Black and White, Persona 5 Royal, Final Fantasy 7, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Xenoblade Chronicles, Elden Ring, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Metroid Prime.

Favorite Console

Nintendo GameCube

Latest Articles

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What to Expect from Marvel Snap’s January 2024 Season

As Marvel Snap's Hellfire Gala season starts to wind down, many players are looking ahead to the exciting content coming in the January 2024 season.

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Wolverine's Leaked Gameplay Should Take Inspiration from Another PlayStation Game

From the leaked gameplay of Insomniac's upcoming Wolverine game, it's clear one combat aspect needs to draw inspiration from a past PlayStation title.

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What to Expect From Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth in 2024

The highly-anticipated Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth finally launches in 2024, and it's clear RGG Studio has a lot cooked up for fans of the series.

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One Side Quest in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Indigo Disk Further Supports the New Johto Game Theory

Amid rumors of a new game being set in the Johto Region, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Indigo Disk has one side quest that could support this theory.

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Why Baldur's Gate 3 Fans Should Keep an Eye on The Thaumaturge

With Baldur's Gate 3 elevating the CRPG genre to a new level in the modern day, Fool's Theory's The Thaumaturge could be the perfect follow-up title.

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Why The Thaumaturge's Historical Setting is its Greatest Strength

While many CRPGs opt for a pure fantasy setting, The Thaumaturge's use of fantasy mixed with real-world history could end up helping it stand out.

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One Teased Creature is Missing From Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Indigo Disk

Despite adding over 100 returning critters, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's The Indigo Disk omits one monster that was teased before the DLC's release.

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The Case for an Animal Crossing GameCube Remake After New Horizons

While fans wait for the sequel to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo should remake the original GameCube title to tide fans over in the meantime.

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Metaphor: ReFantazio's Archetype System Explained

Metaphor: ReFantazio appears to take classic JRPG mechanics to a new level with its Archetype system, drawing inspiration from the Persona series.

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5 Abandoned Legend of Zelda Characters That Tears of the Kingdom's Successor Should Bring Back

Among The Legend of Zelda series' large cast of characters are those who've been abandoned in older games, and they should return in the next entry.

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Animal Crossing’s Monkey Conspiracy Explained

Among all fan theories about the Animal Crossing series, there is one related to the games' monkey villagers that has a lot of supporting evidence.

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Marvel Snap’s New Album Feature Explained

Marvel Snap continued to grow throughout 2023, and one of its latest features offers players rewards for collecting some of the game's card variants.

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How Metaphor: ReFantazio Puts a New Spin on Persona 5's Political Themes

Atlus' new title Metaphor: ReFantazio shares some clear DNA with Persona, but the game might develop a unique take on Persona 5's political themes.

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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's Hateno Village Shares One Odd Flaw With Its BotW Version

Hateno Village is a recurring location in both The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Breath of the Wild, but it has an odd flaw in the games.

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One Odd Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Feature Makes Tera Raids Unpredictable

Tera Raids are an exciting activity for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players, but one part of their design hurts the accessibility of a certain feature.

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Rise of the Ronin Looks More Like Sekiro By the Day

The latest trailer for Team Ninja's Rise of the Ronin shown at The Game Awards 2023 showcases just how the Soulslike title could be the next Sekiro.

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5 Comic Book Villains That Would Be Perfect For Marvel's Blade

While not much is known about the story of Marvel's Blade from Arkane Studios, there are five comic book villains that would be perfect for the game.

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Starfield Can't Be Another Skyrim Ahead of The Elder Scrolls 6

With The Elder Scrolls 6 still being a long way off, Bethesda's plans to keep Starfield alive might be harder to pull off than they were with Skyrim.

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Why The PT Reference During Kojima Productions' OD Reveal Could Be a Big Deal

Amid the hype for Kojima Productions' newest title OD, fans think they've spotted a reference to PT, which could have huge implications for the game.

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The 10 Best Video Games Given Away on the Epic Games Store in 2023

The Epic Games Store continued its weekly free game giveaway promotion in 2023, and this year featured a handful of great titles players could claim.

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