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New Game Releases: October 23rd- 29th, 2014

Sunset Overdrive

Not long ago, game shopping was a binary choice: you decided to purchase a particular title or you didn’t. Woefully, that’s not the case anymore, with publishers offering an array of different SKUs, goading prudent players to do a bit ...

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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Review

Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition (1)

Traditionally, the launch of a new generation of console has been marked with a succinct transitional period, with companies swiftly shifting their efforts from legacy hardware to shiny, new hardware. But the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ...

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Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord Review

Tears to Tiara II Heir of the Overlord (1)

The potential to become blindsided by Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is remarkably high. Outside of otaku circles, the title isn’t likely to trigger recognition, with six characters in Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match once representing the franchise’s ...

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New Game Releases: October 16th-22nd, 2014

Samurai Warriors 4

From Clementine’s search for safety in The Walking Dead: Season Two to Lo Wang’s ferocious foray in Shadow Warrior, this week’s itinerary of new releases offers a variety of notable titles. Retro-minded fans will be pleased to know a number ...

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Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus Review

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (1)

Last August, Acquire’s Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed took players to an imaginative interpretation of Toyko’s Akihabara district, where they were tasked with ripping the clothes off of vampiric foes. Although titillation was undoubtedly a driving force behind the design ...

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TRI: Of Friendship and Madness Review

TRI Of Friendship and Madness  (1)

Robert’s Take: Successful puzzle games allow the seemingly impossible to be accomplished, leading players down a path of nearly imperceptible path of breadcrumbs. The genre’s most prestigious titles are able to perform this feat with an exceptionally lean toolset, crafting ...

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Skylanders: Trap Team Review

Skylanders Trap Team (1)

Many franchises feel the pangs of stagnancy by their fourth iteration. After a trio of titles that define, then gradually refine a series, the fourth game often exhibits a divisive tension between prudent evolution and risky revolution. It’s a stage ...

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New Game Releases: October 9th-15th, 2014

Tears to Tiara II Heir of the Overlord

In a Tale of Two Cities, Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. While the author’s parallelism probably wasn’t referring to a week in which Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! and Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition ...

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Review

Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments (1)

Robert’s Take: Across Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s four novels and fifty-six short stories, Baker Street’s distinguished detective imparts an essential axiom: details are imperative, but if you don’t take a step back, it’s easy to become lost in the minutia, ...

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Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star Review

Ar nosurge Ode to an Unborn Star (1)

Although Japanese role-playing games are habitually criticized for having derivative battle mechanics, verbose dialog, and trope-filled plots, the genre flaunts one prodigious advantage; no other type of game routinely offers such a rich depiction of interpersonal relationships. During a journey ...

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