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Divinity: Original Sin: Enhanced Edition review

The Hyperdimension Neptunia series drew attention for offering anthropomorphized interpretations of game consoles. But what if role-playing games themselves were brought to life? Unmistakably, many contemporary efforts would make charming guests at mixers, whether Elder ...

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Tales of Zestiria review

Although many might assume turn-based battles dominate the realm of role-playing, action-driven combat has a resilient foothold on the genre. Long before Mass Effect and Kingdom Hearts married plotline with sections of energetic pugnaciousness, franchises ...

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Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul review

In Japan, Saint Seiya is nothing short of a national phenomenon. Even after the manga sold 34 million copies, interest hasn’t waned, with the Saints spurring an anime, four films, and even a musical. Purportedly, ...

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Transformers: Devastation review

Platinum Game’s output should probably be bundled with a trial size tube of IcyHot. Pick up Vanquish, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, or either Bayonetta title, and you’ll find your hands instinctively locked on the controller, ...

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Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax review

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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Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance review

Seemingly, the Disgaea franchise has caught itself in Prinny-borne predicament. Nippon Ichi Software president Souhei Niikawa avowed to broaden the size of the strategy role-playing game’s audience. But attracting new fans is difficult without tampering ...

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Samurai Warriors 4-II review

Omega Force’s musou games have a contentious reputation, with critics and consumers often finding fault in the repetition of combat, a rigid adherence to formula, and the excessive frequency of release. While the latter culpability ...

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Solar Shifter EX review

What is the concept? From Raiden’s snaking plasma-beam to Ikaruga’s polarity switching mechanic, any respectable shmup has a distinctive hook. For Solar Shifter EX, a recent PC release from the one-man studio behind Meridian: New ...

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Skylanders Superchargers review

In 2011, when developer Toys for Bob released Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, the concept of fusing physical toys with video game was innovative. For many, being able to place a figurine on the bundled “Power of ...

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