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Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed review

Hyperdimension Neptunia U AU

On console, the Hyperdimension Neptunia series has provided a consistently engaging experience, blending amusing allegory, comical banter, and engaging play mechanics that are rooted in role-playing convention. But far more remarkable are the Console Patron Units’s portable offerings, which placed ...

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A-Train 3D: City Simulator review

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Much of the world uses watches and clocks to anticipate the appearance of a train. But in Japan, the railway system operates with such precision that timepieces can be set by the arrival of its passenger cars. For a country ...

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Toren review

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Modern hardware has the ability to render fantastical worlds. Yet, all too often that power is used to generate homogenous battlefields, dungeons, and cityscapes. Fortunately, that’s not the case with Toren, the inaugural effort from Porto Alegre, Brazil-based indie studio, ...

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The Golf Club Collector’s Edition review

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Across the past two decades, Electronic Arts has become a dominant force in the arena of sports simulation. At one time, recreations of athletic competitions were single-shot efforts, until EA popularized a business model that favored annual iterations. While the ...

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Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Rebels+Age of Ultron review

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For years, Budapest-based Zen Studios has cultivated a near-faultless formula. Beginning with 2007’s Pinball FX and continuing through Pinball FX 2 and Zen Pinball 2, the developer strove to simulate the steel-orbed pastime, with each successive release increasing the accuracy ...

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Axiom Verge review

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Video games have continuously plumbed the gulf between imitation and inspiration. Ever since the first Space Invader broke formation, giving birth to Galaga, developers have often built upon the ideas of their peers. As such, genres can often feel like ...

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Omega Quintet review

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Typically, Armageddon is handled by muscular soldiers packing obscene amounts of firepower. But when developer Compile Heart envisions doomsday, it’s energetic J-pop idols who are responsible for saving our hides. Previously, the Shibuya-based studio crafted anthropomorphized consoles to offer a ...

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Age of Wonders 3: Eternal Lords review

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There was a time when high fantasy turn-based games were a common sight for PC gamers. Longtime strategy fans may remember such titles as Master of Magic, Disciples, Heroes of Might and Magic and of course, Age of Wonders 3. ...

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Crypt of the Necrodancer review

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The blending of game genres can be a particularly divisive practice. For every engaging effort like Metal Gear: AC!D or Portal, there are duds like Fret Nice– the 2009 title which inelegantly allowed gamers to experience platforming controlled via Guitar ...

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Westerado: Double Barreled review

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Quality games featuring a wild west theme are few and far between. While Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption and Konami’s Sunset Riders respectively recreate the freedom and shooting frenzy of Hollywood’s classic blockbusters, no title has yet to both parody and ...

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