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Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure review

Gurumin A Monstrous Adventure  (1)

Like most mainstream media, the primary goal of interactive entertainment is escapism. When the collective weight of work, bills, and relationships congeals into a burdensome load, we have the ability to retreat into meticulously detailed, fantastical realms. For many, games ...

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Near Magic: Legends of Eisenwald previewed

Legends of Eisenwald (1)

Longtime PC gamers will likely be familiarized with the King’s Bounty or Disciples series; these featured a relatively uncommon mix of turn-based strategy with roleplaying elements. The genre itself is something of a niche, as even popular games easily fell ...

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A Druid’s Duel review

A Druid's Duel (1)

Throughout history, there are few if any board games to have reached Chess’ long-lasting success and fame. Its seeming simple set of rules belies a much deeper strategic concept which is still minutely studied to this day. One could argue ...

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires review

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (1)

There’s little excuse as to why consummate gamers don’t have a scholarly understanding of Romance of the Three Kingdoms. After eight main adaptions of as well as five additional expansions, Luo Guanzhong’s intermingling of the historical and the mythical has ...

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Homeworld Remastered

Homeworld Remastered (1)

Many RTS fans will agree the genre has seen something of a downturn lately. This once prolific genre sees fewer quality releases with each passing year with the issue being further exacerbated if you’re looking for a space themed game. ...

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Total War ATTILA review

Total War ATTILA (1)

Creative Assembly has become a staple in the world of grand strategy games through their Total War series. The game’s mix of historically accurate Civilization-like strategy with tactical RTS battles allowed Creative Assembly carve its own market niche, one which ...

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Hand of Fate review

Hand of Fate (1)

Since their inception, games have struggled to offer a seamless simulation of reality. Visual representation has evolved from blobs of blocky pixels to near photorealism, while audio has advanced from simple chirps into convincing, multi-channeled high-fidelity soundscapes. Likewise, input schemes ...

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Castle in the Darkness review

Castle in the Darkness (1)

The U.S. release of the Nintendo Entertainment System during the late ‘80s marked a significant paradigm shift for the gaming industry. With American console manufacturers like Atari, Mattel, Coleco, and Magnavox still reeling from the video game crash of 1983, ...

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Dying Light review

Dying Light (1)

Robert’s take: After infiltrating a quarantine zone to uncover the cause of a pestilent outbreak, protagonist Kyle Crane demonstrates a dexterous command of parkour while traversing the region. From scampering across lofty, patchwork rooftops to springboarding off the shoulders of ...

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Tristoy review

Tristoy (1)

Over the last decade, indie games have seen an unprecedented growth in both demand and popularity. This is partly due to the fact independent software houses are more likely to take risks, either by reviving old genres thought to unprofitable ...

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