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Rodea the Sky Soldier review

Games which linger in production purgatory often demonstrate dissonance, with lofty ambitions undermined by gameplay that doesn’t quite gel together. That contention is furthered by the release of Rodea the Sky Soldier for the Wii ...

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Mushihimesama review

Although recent efforts are becoming increasingly infrequent, thanks to a thirty-five year old history, the shoot-em-up has natured a remarkable legacy. From modest beginnings across a myriad of space-themed titles to modern ‘bullet hell’ games ...

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Poncho review

The indie developer boom we’ve witnessed throughout this last decade revived several genres which were long thought to have been unprofitable or abandoned by larger software houses. Of all game styles to have been favored ...

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Norn9: Var Commons review

If the otome emerges as a successful sub-genre in Western media, at least some credit must be given to Aksys Games. From a trio of releases in the Hakuoki series across the PSP, PlayStation, and ...

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Divinity: Original Sin: Enhanced Edition review

The Hyperdimension Neptunia series drew attention for offering anthropomorphized interpretations of game consoles. But what if role-playing games themselves were brought to life? Unmistakably, many contemporary efforts would make charming guests at mixers, whether Elder ...

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RPG Maker MV review

A growing body of software imparts an imperative message: game design can be even more gratifying than gameplay. From Minecraft, LittleBigPlanet, Disney Infinity, and most recently Super Mario Maker, there’s been a succession of diversions ...

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Tales of Zestiria review

Although many might assume turn-based battles dominate the realm of role-playing, action-driven combat has a resilient foothold on the genre. Long before Mass Effect and Kingdom Hearts married plotline with sections of energetic pugnaciousness, franchises ...

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