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Ninja Gaiden 3 Review

Few console franchises have offered as much humbling adversity as Ninja Gaiden. From a trio of taxing NES cartridges to Tomonobu Itagaki’s 2004 grueling reboot and strenuously difficult sequel, Ryu Hayabusa’s exploits have forced players ...

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Warriors Orochi 3 Review

Across the last twelve years, Omega Force’s musou games have often been assailed for their repetitive combat. To help counterbalance these criticisms, the Yokohama-based developers have crammed an encyclopedic amount of content with each successive ...

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Major League Baseball 2K12 Review

Hall of Famer Branch Rickey once remarked that “baseball is a game of inches.” Unsurprisingly, this quote could also be used to describe the Major League Baseball 2K series, where yearly iterations usher in minor ...

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SSX Review

As Jaime Kennedy’s character fatefully noted in Scream 2, the majority of film sequels are inferior to their predecessor. Fortunately, that tenet doesn’t typically apply to gaming, where follow-ups traditionally improve with each subsequent iteration. ...

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Street Fighter X Tekken Review

Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine a time when there weren’t crossover fighting games. A time when lunch breaks were spent arguing the hypothetical scenarios like “who would win in a fight – Captain America or ...

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Risen 2: Dark Waters Preview

Arrr Matey, if you love pirates, or maybe just feel like some tasty swearing as a side dish to your gaming, you must check out Risen 2: Dark Waters. Coming from the diminutive studio of ...

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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Review

What is the concept? Although 2010’s Alan Wake received praise from critics and consumers alike, initial sales proved to be sluggish. Fortunately, an aggressive price drop and the inclusion of the game (via digital voucher) ...

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Asura’s Wrath Review

Although computer-generated imagery is ubiquitous in contemporary film, its usage is typically rooted in reality rather than the fantastical. With harpists which hurled deadly projectiles out of their malevolent musical instruments and a character capable ...

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Shank 2 Review

What is the concept? 2010’s Shank injected the fusty 2D brawler with much-needed dose of adrenaline, resulting in a wonderfully hyperkinetic and impishly violent game. For the sequel, the developers at Klei Entertainment knew not ...

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Soulcalibur V Review

Like nearly all fighting franchises, the Soul series has had its share of missteps. From Soulcalibur III’s clunky engine to the awkward inclusion of Star Wars characters in IV, the Project Soul team is certainly ...

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