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Natural Doctrine Review

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Video games habitually push the boundaries of sensory overload, whether it’s the number of projectiles in a bullet hell shooter or the simultaneous task-juggling required by real-time strategy titles. Personally, I prefer the overstimulation caused by a superfluous amount of ...

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Gravity Crash Ultra Review

Gravity Grash Ultra (1)

Sean’s Take: It’s surprising to me that there aren’t more twin stick shooters on the Vita. It seems like the system was designed specifically for Robotron’s great-grandchildren. It took 5 years, but Gravity Crash finally made its way off the ...

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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Review

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It’s not uncommon for popular fighting franchises to produce a brawling-oriented spin-off. From Nina William’s sabbatical from the Tekken series for Death by Degrees to Liu Kang and Kung Lao’s transitory retreat in Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, a number of ...

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Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Review

Akiba’s Trip Undead & Undressed (1)

When visitors come to Los Angeles for the first time, their expectations of the city are often influenced by media. Quite often, they’ll are a bit surprised that the town doesn’t offer a non-stop cavalcade of exotic sports cars and ...

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Table Top Racing Review

Table Top Racing (1)

At present, the racing genre is led by titles which lean toward simulation, with franchises such as Need For Speed, Forza Motorsport, and Gran Turismo dominating the sales podium. But that wasn’t always the case for consoles. Not too long ...

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Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited

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When Disgaea 4 was originally released for the PlayStation 3 back in 2011, its subtitle had a dual meaning. A Promise Unforgotten referenced not only the protagonist’s unwavering devotion to his word, but it also symbolizes Nippon Ichi’s tacit commitment ...

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 Q&A

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 Q&A (1)

For some, the Japanese role-playing game has lost some of its luster, with critics claiming that contemporary titles use formulaic plotlines to goad gamers into action. But that claim could hardly be leveled at 2011’s Hyperdimension Neptunia, a PlayStation 3 ...

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Review

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After over two years, the BlazBlue series has finally returned. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (or BB:CP for short) is the latest in Arc System Works’ excellent 2-D fighting game franchise. Released just a few short months ago on PS3, the newest ...

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Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection Review

Hyperdimension Neptunia Producing Perfection (0)

Pundits who claim that the plotlines of Japanese role-playing games have atrophied into a puddle of tired tropes likely overlooked 2010’s Hyperdimension Neptunia and its two sequels- subtitled Mk2 and Victory. Throughout the imaginative franchise, players commanded a quartet of ...

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