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Natural Doctrine Review

Natural Doctrine (1)

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

The Last Tinker City of Colors (1)

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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Tales of Xillia 2 Review

Tales of Xillia 2 (1)

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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Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Review

Akiba’s Trip Undead & Undressed (1)

When visitors come to Los Angeles for the first time, their expectations of the city are often influenced by media. Quite often, they’ll are a bit surprised that the town doesn’t offer a non-stop cavalcade of exotic sports cars and ...

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Abyss Odyssey Review

Abyss Odyssey (1)

Robert’s Take: Over the last few years, development teams have embraced the potpourri method of game design, combining an assortment of familiar genres together in an effort to create a distinctive new experience. But much like its execution in the ...

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SQUIDS Odyssey Review

SQUIDS Odyssey (1)

The idea of fusing Angry Bird’s mechanics with a light role-playing structure might seem a bit underwhelming. After all, dozens of developers have tried to augment Rovio Entertainment’s gameplay with limited success. Knowing that, it’s understandable that players might overlook ...

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Sniper Elite 3 Review

Sniper Elite 3 (1)

Not long ago, the shooter was one of the most visceral and engaging genres around, consistently delivering frantic firefights that outmatched the best summer blockbusters. But over time, those once-invigorating action sequences began to lose their impact, as thrill ride-type ...

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Xblaze Code: Embryo Review

Xblaze Code Embryo (0)

Not long ago, it was nearly impossible for Westerners to play a localized visual novel. As former Nippon Ichi Software president (and now CEO of Idea Factory International) Haru Akenaga once explained, SCEA wasn’t interested in granting publishing licenses for ...

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Blue Estate Review

Blue Estate (1)

The on-rail shooter genre is a particularly contentious genre. While some take pleasure in the adrenaline rush derived by using potent weaponry to plow through processions of angry foes, others have little patience for linear levels and simplistic play mechanics. ...

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