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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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The Witch and the Hundred Knight Review

The Witch and the Hundred Knight Review (1)

While Nippon Ichi Software has found continued success in the strategy role-playing stylings of the Disgaea franchise, the company has persistently tried to broaden their output. From a pair of Prinny-lead platformers as well as Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger Vs. Darkdeath ...

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Review

Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z (1)

A decade after its release, Ninja Gaiden remains the quintessential reimagining. Transforming the eight-bit platformer into a hyperkinetic hurricane of violence, weapon-based combat, and nimble ninjutsu, director Tomonobu Itagaki established many of the tenets of the three-dimensional action/combat genre. The ...

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Review

Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 Review (1)

A number of news articles revealed that 2010’s Lords of Shadow nearly wasn’t a Castlevania game. Purportedly, an early build veered too far from franchise canon- causing Konami to ask for the removal of their revered intellectual property. Fortunately, Hideo ...

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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Review

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Review (1)

As the ever-growing convoy of action anthologies such as the Killzone, Ratchet & Clack, Sly Cooper, and Zone of the Enders collections have demonstrated, high-definition remasters appear to be profitable. Naturally, publishers have been expanding these efforts to other genres- ...

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Hands-on With Wolfenstein: The New Order

Wolfenstein The New Order (1)

The timeworn cliché, “you only have one chance to make a first impression” often doesn’t apply to the game industry. Quite often, a developer shows off a slice of an alpha, which seems to be an indicator of the direction ...

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Earth Defense Force 2025 Review

Earth Defense Force 2025 Review (1)

Robert’s Take: First introduced in Japan in 1998, D3 Publisher’s Simple series of budget-priced games has become a modest phenomenon. With an assortment of nearly four hundred titles spread across ten different hardware platforms, the concept asked developers to utilize ...

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII Review (1)

Not long ago, hardware and software developers were given near-absolute creative freedom. But over the years, the cost of game production escalated, thereby increasing the involvement of risk-avoidant publishers. The proliferation of game journalism has also reduced the autonomy given ...

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