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God Wars: Future Past review

The ‘90s were a glorious time for the strategy role-playing genre, with SEGA crafting the Shining Force series while Quest Corporation earned critical acclaim with the Ogre Battle franchise. Later, key Tactics Ogre: Let Us ...

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Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds review

2012’s Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Bloom was released at an unfortunate time, just as the PSP’s user base was beginning to erode. But those who did get an opportunity to play the Aksys-published title ...

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The Caligula Effect review

Japanese role-playing aficionados know that allegory is a frequent storytelling strategy. Whether it’s Hyperdimension Neptunia’s spirted take on game console competition or the Persona series’ ruminations about our inner psyches, there’s something rather potent about ...

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Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers review

For seventeen years, Developer Omega Force has interpreted Luo Guanzhong’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms as a spirited action game, placing players in the middle of the tumultuous power struggle between ancient China’s Shu, Cao ...

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Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star review

For years, musou games were mocked by critics and consumers alike. Both groups viewed franchises like Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors as repetitive, tedious treks, where players button-mashed their way to victory. At certainly at ...

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Demetrios – The Big Cynical Adventure review

Point-and-click games frequently reveal a schism that’s difficult to ignore. Protagonists are habitually depicted as dashing, intelligent, social charmers- an amalgam of attributes that makes them uniquely qualified to solve a succession of puzzles and ...

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Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure review

Like most mainstream media, the primary goal of interactive entertainment is escapism. When the collective weight of work, bills, and relationships congeals into a burdensome load, we have the ability to retreat into meticulously detailed, ...

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Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors review

If you’re an ardent role-playing aficionado, you’ve probably liberated dozens of lands and exterminated dozens of humanity-threatening enemies. Tales of epic heroism are ubiquitous in interactive entertainment. Developer Nippon Ichi Software understands this, and with ...

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