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Rollers of the Realm Review

Rollers of the Realm (1)

Over the last few years, it seems like role-playing mechanics have seeped into every conceivable genre. From the inclusion of MyGM mode in the NBA 2K series- where players make decisions via branching dialog trees to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of ...

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New Game Releases: November 20th-26th, 2014

Magical Battle Festa

With Black Friday looming, the majority of this weeks’ titles are digital rather than physical releases. Naturally, the former present a wide range in both quality and genre, with everything from a reworking of classic mobile game, Snake, Japanese role-playing ...

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Far Cry 4 Review

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In the East, the amnesiac hero is a pervasive trope, showing up reoccurring in the role-playing genre. As an expositional device, the method can be effective, with the player’s gradual discovery of the world mirroring the perspective seen by the ...

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Tales of Hearts R Review

Tales of Hearts R (1)

Across the last two decades, the Japanese role-playing genre has undergone a number of significant shifts. Many of these changes of obvious- the capability of contemporary hardware now offers the ability to render richly detailed realms or deliver sophisticated battle ...

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New Game Releases: November 13th-19th, 2014

Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F 2nd

With the holiday shopping season on the verge of critical mass, this week offers a remarkably robust collection of new titles hitting both store shelves and digital marketplaces. Most notable is the number of cross-generational ports, with titles like Middle-earth: ...

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Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit! Review

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit (1)

Not long ago, localization of the lascivious Senran Kagura franchise would be nearly inconceivable. But gradually, stateside sensibilities have changed, spurring a trickle of Japan’s more salacious titles. Beyond the moe-istic merriment in games such as Abiba’s Trip: Undead and ...

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MX vs. ATV Supercross Review

MX vs. ATV Supercross (1)

While the desire for innovation is a virtuous ambition, some developers would rather pursue perfection- offering a succession of sequels aimed at the realization of a specific genre. Such is the path plotted by Phoenix-based Rainbow Studios. Save for a ...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (1)

While Metal Gear Solid 4 once asserted that “war has changed”, Fallout 3 proclaimed that “war never changes”. The Call of Duty franchise has contently existed somewhere in the middle of those two contradictory tenets. Each annual iteration has typically ...

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New Game Releases: November 6th-12th, 2014

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Traditionally, early November is a time when publishers trot out their triple-A holiday titles; this week’s itinerary of new releases confirms that industry custom. With big name releases such as Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Rogue, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham ...

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