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Pinball FX 2 (Xbox One) Review

Pinball FX2

Since Pinball FX 2 first launched in 2010, the franchise has earned a fervent legion of fans thanks to its technical prowess. While eschewing a recreation of real-world machines, the series offered a mounting roster of fantastical tables that offered ...

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Hyperdimension Neptunia RE;Birth1 Review

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Fan service is generally regarded as lascivious-minded pandering, whether through a playful peek at pantsu or a bit of racy repartee. 2011’s Hyperdimension Neptunia certainly proved those types of indulgences, with suggestive dialog offered by its jiggling cast of characters. ...

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Natural Doctrine Review

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Video games habitually push the boundaries of sensory overload, whether it’s the number of projectiles in a bullet hell shooter or the simultaneous task-juggling required by real-time strategy titles. Personally, I prefer the overstimulation caused by a superfluous amount of ...

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The Last Tinker: City of Colors Review

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While the late 1990’s saw a rise in polygonal fighters and racers, the era is best known for the upsurge of character-driven platformers. It was a time when oft-reminisced protagonists like Crash, Spyro, Banjo and Kazooie presented their inaugural offerings, ...

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Gravity Crash Ultra Review

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Sean’s Take: It’s surprising to me that there aren’t more twin stick shooters on the Vita. It seems like the system was designed specifically for Robotron’s great-grandchildren. It took 5 years, but Gravity Crash finally made its way off the ...

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New Game Releases: August 22nd-28th, 2014

Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth

While this week sees the release of a number of niche titles like Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 and BlazBlue ClonePhantasma, undoubtedly a pair of digital juggernauts are poised to overshadow all competitors. Traditionally, the annual release of EA’s football franchise dominates ...

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Tales of Xillia 2 Review

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The dawn of a new hardware generation is often accompanied by a few pangs of uncertainty. For fans of Japanese role-playing games, the future remains especially uncertain, with only Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III on the horizon, while ...

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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Review

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It’s not uncommon for popular fighting franchises to produce a brawling-oriented spin-off. From Nina William’s sabbatical from the Tekken series for Death by Degrees to Liu Kang and Kung Lao’s transitory retreat in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, a number of ...

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Firefall Review

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While the massively multiplayer online shooter certainly has its merits, the genre is habitually steeped in homogeneity. Plotlines and aesthetics might demonstrate variance, but blasting baddies until the next tier of perks gets unlocked can feel a bit stale unless ...

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