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So Many Me Review

So Many Me (1)

Over the past decade, players have been bombarded with a deluge of puzzle/platformers. And with so many titles purporting to be the consummate combination of leaping and logic conundrums, it might be hard to get excited about another contender in ...

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Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut Review

Shantae Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut (1)

As studio names go, WayForward Technologies has one of the more incongruous monikers in the industry. While the Southern California studio’s designator seems to infer an output of bleeding-edge innovation, in reality WayForward’s greatest achievement is a collection of retro-inspired, ...

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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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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Review

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma (1)

After over two years, the BlazBlue series has finally returned. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (or BB:CP for short) is the latest in Arc System Works’ excellent 2-D fighting game franchise. Released just a few short months ago on PS3, the newest ...

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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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