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The Elder Scrolls Online Review

For decades, interactive role-playing games have incorporated the character archetypes popularized by the pen-and-pencil game of Dungeons & Dragons. Often employing variations of the stalwart fighter, the curative cleric, spell-casting magic-user and the nimble thief, ...

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Review

A decade after its release, Ninja Gaiden remains the quintessential reimagining. Transforming the eight-bit platformer into a hyperkinetic hurricane of violence, weapon-based combat, and nimble ninjutsu, director Tomonobu Itagaki established many of the tenets of ...

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Constant C Review

Puzzlers typically follow a predictable trajectory, steadily increasing in difficulty level as players tackle each successive conundrum. Distinction stems from just how strenuous the game becomes. The recent Steam release of International Games Systems’ Constant ...

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Infested Planet Review

As films like Aliens and Starship Troopers have demonstrated, watching an outnumbered squad of space marines annihilate hordes of enraged enemies can be delightfully cathartic. The recent release of Rocket Bear Games’ Infested Planet attempts ...

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Shadowrun: Dragonfall Review

It’s hard to think of a concept that grants as much narrative, lore and gameplay possibilities as the Shadowrun franchise. Take everything you’d find in western fantasy, mix it with a futuristic setting coupled with ...

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Review

A number of news articles revealed that 2010’s Lords of Shadow nearly wasn’t a Castlevania game. Purportedly, an early build veered too far from franchise canon- causing Konami to ask for the removal of their ...

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Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD Review

Although adaptations like Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery and Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines have tried to translate the allure of Ubisoft’s flagship franchise onto portable screens, the DS and PSP hardware weren’t quite able to capture the ...

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The Banner Saga Review

Undoubtedly, The Banner Saga’s prologue is a harbinger of the challenges which await. Following a succinct voiceover which establishes a bleak backdrop of deceased gods, a stationary sun, and a landscape engulfed in a perpetual ...

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