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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (1)

One of the most prudent purchasing policies during the ‘90s and early 2000’s was to deliberate before purchasing a game based on an anime. In retrospect, the era was filled with lackluster licensed cash-ins, which habitually transformed rousing properties into ...

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Fairy Fencer F Review

Fairy Fencer F Review (1)

Synergy doesn’t always materialize when prodigious talent comes together. From Chickfoot’s underwhelming union of Sammy Haggar, Joe Satriani, with Red Hot Chili Pepper and Van Halen alumni to Ocean Twelve’s disastrous attempt to recreate the energy of Steven Soderbergh’s first ...

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Destiny Review

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Bungie design lead Jaime Griesemer once famously remarked that the secret to Halo’s success was rooted in its half-minute combat loop. At its foundation, each encounter flung players into a fastidiously crafted thirty-second fracas, where artificial intelligence rather than rigid ...

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Elgato Game Capture HD 60 Review

Elgato Game Capture HD 60 (1)

From Amazon’s $970 million buyout of Twitch, the monumental rise of Let’s Play videos, as well as YouTube’s push toward sixty frame-per-second output, it’s clear that the ability to acquire high-definition video is becoming an essential element for those in ...

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Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate Review

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate

Much like the franchise’s unremitting cavalcade of enemies, Omega Force’s Warrior series has grown increasingly prolific, showing no signposts of surrender. Following Dynasty Warriors 2’s release in 2000, the franchise has forked into a variety of settings, covering not only ...

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Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Danganronpa 2 Goodbye Despair (1)

From Lord of the Flies, The Beach, Lost, and even the reality-TV staple Survivor, the desolate, uninhabited island has often served as a microcosm for examining humankind’s true nature. While the setting is typically introduced as a tranquil, flora-filled playground, ...

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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

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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