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Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity review

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Although some may bemoan the industry’s push away from physical media, digital distribution has one irrefutable upside: it has allowed the niche market to prosper. Released from the lofty minimum requirements of boxed publishing and ...

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Steins;Gate (PC) review

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Time travel is a popular premise across almost every medium. But like most high-concept narratives, it’s often used as a catalyst for engaging human interaction rather than an opportunity for scientific speculation. From the comical ...

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Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary review

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One of the great dialectics in gaming is the tension between pattern-driven and free-form play. Classic shooters like Gradius and R-Type are textbook examples of the former, goading gamers into improvement as they face the ...

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NeuroVoider review

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Over the past few years, Steam’s library of games has grown exponentially, with a multitude of new titles arriving daily. One of the consequences of the rapid-fire expansion are the emergence of titles that offer ...

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God Eater 2: Rage Burst review

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Not long ago, there was a cavernous schism between the libraries of console and PC gamers. But over the past few years, companies like NIS America, Idea Factory International, Koei-Tecmo, and Bandai Namco have gradually ...

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Critical Hit review

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Little is what it initially seems in Critical Hit, TsukiWare’s inaugural eroge. Following completion of the half-gigabyte download and a potential layover on the novel’s option screen, players are introduced to Akira, the game’s protagonist. ...

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Attack with a Staff: The Metronomicon Previewed

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Undoubtedly, the team at Puumba Games appreciates a good amalgam. 2014’s Concursion intermingled the platforming, shooter, and beat-‘em-up genres into a quirky indie title. The following year, The Weaponographist blended dual-stick based shooting with Rogue-like ...

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Worms W.M.D. review

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When Team17 released Worms onto the Commodore Amiga in 1994, it was hardly the first game to flaunt the turn-based exchange of aerial weaponry. Games like Artillery Duel and Scorched Earth had helped establish the ...

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Ray Gigant PC review

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Unlike some studios who fluidly shift among genres, Hachiōji, Tokyo-based Experience Inc. has focused solely on dungeon crawlers ever since the inaugural release of 2009’s Generation Xth: Code Realize. Before that, a significant portion of ...

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