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Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Review

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE (1)

When the original Ragnarok Odyssey was released in October of 2012, the PS Vita’s library lacked a Monster Hunter-esque game. Now that consummate contenders such as Soul Sacrifice and Toukiden: The Age of Demons have been released for Sony’s portable ...

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Deception IV: Blood Ties Review

Deception IV Blood Ties Review (1)

One prevalent trend in contemporary gaming is the revival of once-popular retro titles. Mercifully, the practice has proved successful enough to spur the revitalization of several lesser-known properties. Built around a premise where players constructed sequences of sadistic, violent traps, ...

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Yoshi’s New Island Review

Yoshis New Island (1)

Over the last few years few companies have been stoking the flames of nostalgia as feverishly as Nintendo. From offering compilations of beloved IPs by way of the Kirby’s Dream Collection and the Metroid Prime Trilogy, crafting portable ports of ...

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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Review

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (0)

Not long ago, puzzle games provided little more than a skeletal plotlines- as players moved through processions of unemotional posers. Titles like Portal changed that, adding a narrative which not only provided an invaluable impetus, but also permitted players to ...

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Retro City Rampage DX Review

Retro City Rampage DX (0)

Seemingly, Retro City Rampage developer Brian Provinciano is a hexadecimal-chanting sorcerer. After alchemizing a provisional NES development kit back in 2002, he went on code Grand Theftendo- a game which miraculously adapted Rockstar’s urban sandbox onto eight-bit hardware. Comprehending the ...

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Weapon Shop de Omasse Review

Weapon Shop de Omasse Review (0)

Level-5’s Guild01 was undoubtedly a curious concept, bundling a quartet of smaller games developed by Japanese gaming luminaries such as Goichi Suda, Yasumi Matsuno, and Yoot Saito. Whereas the compilation was released as a single cartridge overseas, stateside players were ...

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Inazuma Eleven Review

Inazuma Eleven Review (1)

Across the past few seasons, the FIFA and Pro Evolution franchises have gradually integrated light role-playing aspects into their football simulations. However, this alluring amalgam is hardly new- developer Level-5 has been deftly blending the two genres since the debut ...

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Toukiden: The Age of Demons Review

Toukiden The Age of Demons Review (1)

Although the PlayStation Vita library lacks an original Monster Hunter game, stalk-and-slay supporters have been able to take solace in several viable alternatives. From Soul Sacrifice to Ragnarok Odyssey, a number of developers have adeptly aped Capcom’s formula- each adding ...

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Bravely Default Review

Bravely Default (1)

Robert’s Take: For many, the 16- and 32-bit eras represented the golden age of Japanese role-playing games. Although modern entries in the genre may exhibit cutting-edge visuals and nuanced play mechanics, there’s a large constituency of gamers who would rather ...

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