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Freedom Planet Review

Freedom Planet (1)

There’s a very good reason why the Genesis/Mega Drive is so revered by retro gamers: the console played host to several prodigious programing teams. From Sonic Team’s eponymous series, as well as their work on Ristar, to Treasure’s string of ...

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Tackling Over 9000 Zombies!

Over 9000 Zombies (1)

Robert’s Take: The first hour with a triple-A title can often be a trustworthy barometer for the overall quality of the game. After all, sizable studios can’t afford to make anything less than a stellar initial impression when substantial budgets ...

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So Many Me Review

So Many Me (1)

Over the past decade, players have been bombarded with a deluge of puzzle/platformers. And with so many titles purporting to be the consummate combination of leaping and logic conundrums, it might be hard to get excited about another contender in ...

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Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut Review

Shantae Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut (1)

As studio names go, WayForward Technologies has one of the more incongruous monikers in the industry. While the Southern California studio’s designator seems to infer an output of bleeding-edge innovation, in reality WayForward’s greatest achievement is a collection of retro-inspired, ...

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Abyss Odyssey Review

Abyss Odyssey (1)

Robert’s Take: Over the last few years, development teams have embraced the potpourri method of game design, combining an assortment of familiar genres together in an effort to create a distinctive new experience. But much like its execution in the ...

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Ionball 2: Ionstorm Review

Ionball 2 Ionstorm Review (1)

There was a time when titles similar to Breakout and Arkanoid were some of the most popular Arcade experiences. These featured a deceptively simple formula which belies a much deeper gameplay strategy. Players have to destroy a set of bricks ...

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Reconnoitering Meridian: New World

Meridian New World (1)

In an era when games with modest ambitions are produced by studios with dozens of employees, Meridian: New World is a notable anomaly. Crafted by a single developer- Hungary-based Ede Tarsoly, Meridian’s fusion of elements is a minor miracle- with ...

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Ascendant Review

Ascendant (1)

In recent years Rogue-likes have seen a resurgence brought about by indie developers. Tackling niche genres allows smaller teams to grow and prosper without having to worry about competition stemming from AAA counterparts. This paradigm shift has allowed for a ...

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Sniper Elite 3 Review

Sniper Elite 3 (1)

Not long ago, the shooter was one of the most visceral and engaging genres around, consistently delivering frantic firefights that outmatched the best summer blockbusters. But over time, those once-invigorating action sequences began to lose their impact, as thrill ride-type ...

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Knightmare Tower

Knightmare Tower (1)

One of the most refreshing attributes most indie studios bring along to the industry is their capacity to understand fun. By that barometer, Montreal-based Juicy Beast delivers. This four man team are best known for games such as Burrito Bison ...

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