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Weapon Shop de Omasse Review

Level-5’s Guild01 was undoubtedly a curious concept, bundling a quartet of smaller games developed by Japanese gaming luminaries such as Goichi Suda, Yasumi Matsuno, and Yoot Saito. Whereas the compilation was released as a single ...

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Inazuma Eleven Review

Across the past few seasons, the FIFA and Pro Evolution franchises have gradually integrated light role-playing aspects into their football simulations. However, this alluring amalgam is hardly new- developer Level-5 has been deftly blending the ...

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Bravely Default Review

Robert’s Take: For many, the 16- and 32-bit eras represented the golden age of Japanese role-playing games. Although modern entries in the genre may exhibit cutting-edge visuals and nuanced play mechanics, there’s a large constituency ...

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Super Mario 3D World Review

In an attempt to reinvigorate the market after the video game crash of the early ‘80s, Nintendo began exhibiting their then-unreleased Nintendo Entertainment System (or NES) across department stores in select cities such as New ...

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KORG M01D Review

Although music creation suites are common on personal computers, they’re a bit of a rarity on dedicated gaming devices. Traditionally, the ones which have surfaced- titles such as eJay Clubworld, Magix Music Maker, MTV Music ...

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Wii Fit U Review

The original Wii Fit couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Preceding the title’s 2008 release, disparagers were lobbing video games down the slippery slope, claiming that the pastime contributed to a sedentary lifestyle, which ...

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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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Indigo Flow- Sonic: Lost World Review

Mirroring the predisposition of the blue hedgehog, Sonic Team is rarely at rest. Ever since 1998’s Sonic Adventure, the Tokyo-based studio has obsessively tweaked their formula- striving to provide the perfect polygonal home for a ...

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Skylanders Swap Force Review

When Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure was released in 2011, the fusion of video game, figurine, and near-field communication (or NFC) was undeniably revolutionary.  Although pre-existing interactive franchises such as the LEGO or Bakugan titles had drawn ...

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