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Destiny Expansion: The Dark Below review

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Destiny’s most exigent enemy isn’t a Skiff, Minotaur, or even a Wizard, it’s the menace of monotony faced by shooting and looting across a limited set of environments. Sure, the game exhibited a prodigious grasp of precepts, flaunting the type ...

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker review

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Customarily, game design employs an additive approach, progressively inserting new mechanics into each new sequel. It’s a method that’s helped Nintendo build an empire, with each new iteration of Mario Kart, Kirby, or The Legend of Zelda adopting the basic ...

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Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed review

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One of the peculiarities of next-generation libraries is how the current selection of software often feels like a subset of titles from the previous era of consoles. Beyond a strong emphasis on sequels to popular properties, the PlayStation 4 has ...

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Company of Heroes 2 Ardennes Assault review

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Relic Entertainment spent the better part of two decades building a strong catalog of RTS games, many of which are held in high regard by strategy fans. They would throw new twists to the well-established RTS formula resulting in unique ...

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Aqua Kitty – Milk Mine Defender DX review

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In the grand pantheon of arcade shooters, few are more prestigious than 1981’s Defender. While the William Electronics-developed coin-op wasn’t an immediate success (creator Eugene Jarvis has blamed the groundbreaking five-button control method), the game proved to be immensely popular ...

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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions review

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In an era when the industry generates grandiose narratives filled with motion capture from Academy Award-winning actors, it’s easy to lose track of where games got their start. Across arcades, bowling alleys, and pool halls, upright cabinets once reigned- each ...

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Safari Quest review

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After years of nondescript tile-swapping puzzlers on consoles, PCs, and mobile devices, players might assume that the match-three game has long grown dormant. After all, there’s been little modernization in the genre as of late. Although last April’s release of ...

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Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F 2nd review

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In Japan, Hatsune Miku is an unqualified sensation, with the anthropomorphized singing synthesizer dominating music sales charts, video sharing service Nico Nico Douga, as well as serving as an ambassador for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Google, Domino’s and Toyota. ...

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Far Cry 4 review

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In the East, the amnesiac hero is a pervasive trope, showing up reoccurring in the role-playing genre. As an expositional device, the method can be effective, with the player’s gradual discovery of the world mirroring the perspective seen by the ...

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