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Liberation Maiden Review

In 2009, Japanese PSP owners were treated to Minna no Sukkiri, (AKA Everybody’s Stress Buster), developer Clap Hanz’ UMD-based collection of pint-sized games geared for portable play. Two years later, stateside gamers received the collection- ...

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Skylanders Giants Starter Pack Review

Predictably, a number of critics were dismissive of 2011’s Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures. Built around the concept of purchasing real-world figurines that were capable of transforming into in-game characters, the title was depicted as little more ...

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Pokémon Black 2/Pokémon White 2 Review

Whereas Game Freak’s menagerie of pocket monsters evolve at a robust rate, the actual Pokémon franchise develops languidly, with each new iteration typically ushering in a restrained set of refinements. The reason for this protracted ...

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Fractured Soul Review- The Great Divide

What is the concept? Recalling the form-swapping duality of Treasure’s Ikaruga and Housemarque’s Outland, recent eShop release Fractured Soul reinvigorates a conventional genre with the use of a single, enthralling mechanic. At its core, the ...

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Planet Crashers Review

What is the concept? Capitalizing on the current dearth of role-playing titles for Nintendo’s autostereoscopic handheld, recent eShop release Planet Crashers sends players on an eccentric expedition in an attempt to salvage a weakening sun. ...

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Mario Tennis Open Review

Over the years, Camelot Software Planning’s fanciful interpretations of athletic recreations have accrued a legion of devotees. From an inaugural entry in the Everybody’s Golf franchise (known to U.S. players as Hot Shots Golf) to ...

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Ketzal’s Corridors Review

What is the concept? Sliding shapes through confined gaps isn’t a particularly innovative idea- the humble mechanic has served as the objective for both 2008’s Roogoo as well as 2011’s Hole in the Wall. Yet, ...

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Kid Icarus: Uprising Review

Save for a few uncharacteristic clunkers over the years, the majority of Nintendo’s first-party titles have been uncontested triumphs, providing essential experiences for the consummate gamer. So, when early reports mentioned issues with Kid Icarus: ...

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Zombie Slayer Diox Review

What is the concept? Last January, UFO Interactive unleashed its inaugural eShop title, Samurai Sword Destiny, which pitted a lone protagonist against throngs of encroaching enemies. Like the developer’s debut effort, follow-up title Zombie Slayer ...

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Tales of the Abyss Review

As the Nintendo 3DS inches towards its first birthday, it’s becoming evident that the system has some unmistakable gaps in its software library. Beyond the lack of a solitary first-person shooter, adventure aficionados have had ...

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