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Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Review

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE (1)

When the original Ragnarok Odyssey was released in October of 2012, the PS Vita’s library lacked a Monster Hunter-esque game. Now that consummate contenders such as Soul Sacrifice and Toukiden: The Age of Demons have been released for Sony’s portable ...

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Deception IV: Blood Ties Review

Deception IV Blood Ties Review (1)

One prevalent trend in contemporary gaming is the revival of once-popular retro titles. Mercifully, the practice has proved successful enough to spur the revitalization of several lesser-known properties. Built around a premise where players constructed sequences of sadistic, violent traps, ...

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The Witch and the Hundred Knight Review

The Witch and the Hundred Knight Review (1)

While Nippon Ichi Software has found continued success in the strategy role-playing stylings of the Disgaea franchise, the company has persistently tried to broaden their output. From a pair of Prinny-lead platformers as well as Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger Vs. Darkdeath ...

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Review

Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z (1)

A decade after its release, Ninja Gaiden remains the quintessential reimagining. Transforming the eight-bit platformer into a hyperkinetic hurricane of violence, weapon-based combat, and nimble ninjutsu, director Tomonobu Itagaki established many of the tenets of the three-dimensional action/combat genre. The ...

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Constant C Review

Constant C (1)

Puzzlers typically follow a predictable trajectory, steadily increasing in difficulty level as players tackle each successive conundrum. Distinction stems from just how strenuous the game becomes. The recent Steam release of International Games Systems’ Constant C starts off innocuously enough- ...

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Putty Squad Review

Putty Squad (1)

Although ‘90’s gaming is often remembered as the decade dominated by Mario and Sonic, the platformer was remarkably pervasive, inspiring developers from all over the globe to create their own interpretation of the genre. Some of the most remarkable entries ...

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Review

Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 Review (1)

A number of news articles revealed that 2010’s Lords of Shadow nearly wasn’t a Castlevania game. Purportedly, an early build veered too far from franchise canon- causing Konami to ask for the removal of their revered intellectual property. Fortunately, Hideo ...

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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Review

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Review (1)

As the ever-growing convoy of action anthologies such as the Killzone, Ratchet & Clack, Sly Cooper, and Zone of the Enders collections have demonstrated, high-definition remasters appear to be profitable. Naturally, publishers have been expanding these efforts to other genres- ...

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