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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Review

A number of news articles revealed that 2010’s Lords of Shadow nearly wasn’t a Castlevania game. Purportedly, an early build veered too far from franchise canon- causing Konami to ask for the removal of their ...

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Earth Defense Force 2025 Review

Robert’s Take: First introduced in Japan in 1998, D3 Publisher’s Simple series of budget-priced games has become a modest phenomenon. With an assortment of nearly four hundred titles spread across ten different hardware platforms, the ...

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review

Not long ago, hardware and software developers were given near-absolute creative freedom. But over the years, the cost of game production escalated, thereby increasing the involvement of risk-avoidant publishers. The proliferation of game journalism has ...

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Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD Review

Although adaptations like Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery and Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines have tried to translate the allure of Ubisoft’s flagship franchise onto portable screens, the DS and PSP hardware weren’t quite able to capture the ...

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Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood Review

One of 2010’s more triumphant puzzlers was Max & The Magic Marker, a title which seamlessly merged traditional platforming with Crayon Physics’ drawing mechanics. As developer Press Play’s inaugural title, it was a prodigious debut- ...

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Peggle 2 Review

Much of Disney’s cinematic success can be attributed to a winning formula: their films traditionally exhibit top-tier production values and appeal to a wide range of audiences. In the realm of interactive entertainment, PopCap Games ...

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WWE 2K14 Review

Last year’s WWE ’13 was a bitter disappointment for me. From the outside looking in, it had all of the pieces needed to be the best WWE game since the AKI Corporation-developed Nintendo 64 releases. ...

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Review

In retrospect, the Call of Duty franchise is fated to be remembered as one of the mainstays of the seventh console generation. Since the inaugural console entry, 2005’s Call of Duty 2, launched alongside the ...

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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Review

Amidst the twilight of the past millennium, the three-dimensional, mascot-driven platformer was undoubtedly the genre du jour. It was an age when personalities such as Bubsy, Gex, Rayman, and Mario made the leap from sprites ...

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