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Moco Moco Friends review

Manga, anime, and gaming witches have a challenging gig. Not only must they protect their pantaloons/pantsu from overexposure, as impossibly short skirts are the normative clothing choice, but they frequently fall victim to formula. Often ...

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Stella Glow review

While it’s sad to see a disappointing game cause a developer to fold, it’s exceptionally tragic to witness a studio shut down after a string of successes. Not long ago, Tokyo-based Imageepoch was riding a ...

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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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Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson review

Shinobi during the Sengoku period faced a myriad of threats, ranging from enemy soldiers, attack dogs, and traps. Senran Kagura’s kunoichi have braved a remarkably different set of dangers- with losing their clothing being their ...

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Japanese Rail Sim 3D review

As a habitual rail commuter, I’ve grown accustomed to setbacks. Regularly, the morning train is at least ten minutes behind schedule. Other times, the locomotive careens past its designated stopping point, forcing the train to ...

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Swords & Darkness review

During the late eighties, games like Renegade, Double Dragon, and Final Fight established the fundamentals of the beat-‘em-up. Each game, as well as a slew of sequels and tacit descendants, permitted players to pummel opponents ...

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A-Train 3D: City Simulator review

Much of the world uses watches and clocks to anticipate the appearance of a train. But in Japan, the railway system operates with such precision that timepieces can be set by the arrival of its ...

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Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld review

Helping to fill the deficiency of dungeon-crawlers on the 3DS, last February’s Excave proved to be a passable entry in the genre. While the title periodically succumbed to hack-and-slash tedium and exhibited an uneven challenge ...

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