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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 Q&A

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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

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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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Monster Monpiece Review

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Periodically, it seems developers enjoy putting players in embarrassing situations. From Feel the Magic: XY/XX’s simulated CPR, which prompted gamers to blow into their DS microphones to No More Heroes’ beam katana recharges that forced us to jerk our Wiimotes ...

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Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within Pack Review

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In 2008, Zen Studios released Pinball FX, a prodigious title which strove to adapt the nuances of the cherished pastime into video form. While most critics praised the game’s ball physics and online functionality, many found that the three bundled ...

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Atlantic Quest Review

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Having captivated players for nearly three decades, one might assume that the match-three puzzler must be gallantly swapping its last play pieces. Seemingly every possible variant has been inserted into the genre, from Fishdom’s goal of assembling a tranquil aquarium ...

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Demon Gaze Review

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Although platformers, shmups, and beat ‘em ups may have dominated the game industry during the 1980’s, the decade also witnessed the rise of another enduring genre: the first-person dungeon crawl. Faithful adaptions of pen-and-paper pastimes such as Dungeons & Dragons ...

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Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars Review

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I once had a psychology professor who claimed that self-preservation was the stimulus behind almost all human action. According to the instructor, a person’s desire to own a spacious house wasn’t just motivated by conspicuous consumption- a bulky estate presumably ...

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Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Review

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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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