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Rise & Shine review

In theory, the idea of intermingling the run-and-gun and puzzler genres might seem unnatural. After all, success in shooters typically depends on quick reflexes while puzzle-based titles tend to operate at a more methodical pace, ...

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Criminal Girls: Invite Only (PC) review

Veteran gamers might recall the industry’s puritanical era. It was a bewildering time when Nintendo tweaked RGB levels, converting Mortal Kombat’s bloodshed into a sweat-splashing romp complete with family-friendly finishing moves. Even the seemingly innocuous ...

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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ review

Entertainment industries thrive by repacking and reselling iteration. Often, the practice is an easy way to pad the company coffers while keeping the brand relevant. From movies offering an extended cut, music extending the remix ...

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The Little Acre review

The release of 1983’s Dragon’s Lair validated the game industry’s infatuation with Hollywood animation. The title, as well as 1984’s Space Ace, demonstrated that coin ops weren’t limited to pint-sized, pixelated, protagonists. Instead, both games ...

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Bethesda Pinball review

Over the past few years, Zen Studios has been converting entertainment properties into pinball form, with works like Star Wars,  South Park, and Aliens all getting their own steel-orbed interpretations. But before adapting films and ...

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Winged Sakura: Demon Civil War review

Last year’s Winged Sakura: Mindy’s Arc blended visual novel exposition and tower defense mechanics, forming an appealing blend of genres. With the release of Winged Sakura: Demon Civil War, the eponymous studio has created a ...

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Moékuri: Adorable + Tactical SRPG review

Game titles typical signal a specific element of a game, whether its tone or subject. But few monikers are as unabashedly expressive as Moékuri: Adorable + Tactical SRPG. Blending cute creature (abbreviated as Moé+kuri) collection ...

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero review

Not long ago, Kickstarter seemed like a harbinger of hope, shifting funding from the grip of corporations to the desires of consumers. But when a succession of prominent projects failed to meet expectations, the method ...

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Bard’s Gold review

Rogue’s gameplay mechanics were far more influential that anyone would have expected.  When the Unix based diversion was loaded onto the servers at UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley, a constituency of students became captivated, ...

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Xmas Shooting – Scramble!! review

Much like 1996’s Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams extended a holiday-themed remix for SEGA Saturn owners, Orange Juice’s Xmas Shooting – Scramble !! offers a festive offering for PC owning shoot ‘em up fans. Build upon ...

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