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Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure review

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Like most mainstream media, the primary goal of interactive entertainment is escapism. When the collective weight of work, bills, and relationships congeals into a burdensome load, we have the ability to retreat into meticulously detailed, fantastical realms. For many, games ...

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Coppelion: The Complete Series review

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In media, the apocalyptic context is one of the most remarkable narrative stratagems to scrutinize humanity. Whether catastrophe occurs via George R. Romero’s infestation of zombies, Mad Max’s oil shortage and subsequent collapse of societal concord, or the environmental upheaval ...

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Bladestorm: Nightmare review

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Disparagers often state that developer Omega Force’s output represents variations on a single theme. Irrefutably, there’s some truth in that assentation, with a throng of titles (typically, but not always having ‘Warrior’ in the title) tasking players with slashing their ...

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Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype review

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With an existence spanning nearly forty years, the shoot ‘em up game (or shmup) has a well-deserved place in the pantheon of gaming. But its status was earned by more than just tenacious longevity. Shooters are one of the most ...

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The Awakened Fate Ultimatum review

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In 2010, NIS America published Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman, a game that was every bit as eclectic as it name suggested. With Rogue-like mechanics and a storyline teeming with references to classic tokusatsu, the game certainly had its ...

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Chronicles of the Going Home Club Premium Edition

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Most anime follows a conventional narrative structure, with setup, conflict, and resolution occurring both within an episode, and often, across a larger story arc. But over time the traditional method becomes predictable and stale, thus giving birth to series which ...

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Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea review

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Quite often, Western dystopia is rendered in a very distinct manner. Outdoor settings are often sun-beached and desiccated, dotted with the rotting remnants of a once-industrious society. Whether the context is Borderlands, Homefront, or the Fallout series, the aesthetic exhibits ...

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires review

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There’s little excuse as to why consummate gamers don’t have a scholarly understanding of Romance of the Three Kingdoms. After eight main adaptions of as well as five additional expansions, Luo Guanzhong’s intermingling of the historical and the mythical has ...

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Excave review

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Between Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers and the Etrain Odyssey series, the 3DS has a number of quality, turn-based dungeon crawlers. But real-time exploration and creature elimination on the portable is a bit rarer- with Heroes of Ruin ...

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Homeworld Remastered

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Many RTS fans will agree the genre has seen something of a downturn lately. This once prolific genre sees fewer quality releases with each passing year with the issue being further exacerbated if you’re looking for a space themed game. ...

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