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Slice It! Review

Slice It! (1)

What is the concept? Originally released for OS and Android devices in 2010, Slice It! makes good on its moniker, tasking 3DS owners with cutting a succession of shapes into equal portions. Each of the ...

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SteamWorld Heist review

Steamworld Heist (1)

For most thriving developers, the path to prosperity is paved with variations on a theme. The customary modus operandi is to keep attempting new ideas until you stumble upon a hit. And if success is ...

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Dynasty Warrior 8 Empires (Vita) review

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There’s a good reason why interactive interpretations of Luo Guanzhong’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms have been largely confined to consoles: portables struggle to deliver Dynasty Warriors’ frenzied action. While sedentary systems have the power ...

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Superbeat: Xonic review

Superbeat Xonic (1)

Lately, portables have received a steady stream of rhythm games, between Hatsune Miku’s trio of titles and Rise Kujikawa’s return to the entertainment world in Persona 4: Dancing All Night. PS Vita owners can add ...

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Norn9: Var Commons review

Norn9 Var Commons (1)

If the otome emerges as a successful sub-genre in Western media, at least some credit must be given to Aksys Games. From a trio of releases in the Hakuoki series across the PSP, PlayStation, and ...

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Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax review

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax  (1)

Skepticism toward a fighting game with characters culled from other genres and mediums is perfectly natural. For every praiseworthy effort like Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, there seems to be an equal number of mediocre cash-ins ...

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Japanese Rail Sim 3D review

Japanese Rail Sim 3D (1)

As a habitual rail commuter, I’ve grown accustomed to setbacks. Regularly, the morning train is at least ten minutes behind schedule. Other times, the locomotive careens past its designated stopping point, forcing the train to ...

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