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Tales of Hearts R Review

Tales of Hearts R (1)

Across the last two decades, the Japanese role-playing genre has undergone a number of significant shifts. Many of these changes of obvious- the capability of contemporary hardware now offers the ability to render richly detailed realms or deliver sophisticated battle ...

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Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit! Review

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit (1)

Not long ago, localization of the lascivious Senran Kagura franchise would be nearly inconceivable. But gradually, stateside sensibilities have changed, spurring a trickle of Japan’s more salacious titles. Beyond the moe-istic merriment in games such as Abiba’s Trip: Undead and ...

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Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus Review

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (1)

Last August, Acquire’s Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed took players to an imaginative interpretation of Toyko’s Akihabara district, where they were tasked with ripping the clothes off of vampiric foes. Although titillation was undoubtedly a driving force behind the design ...

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Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Review

Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes (9)

In retrospect, 2013’s Disney Infinity proved to be a surprisingly incongruous product. While the Play Set mode was elevated by the inclusion of cherished characters from the Disney and Pixar catalogs, the actual action was disappointingly derivative, mirroring the mechanics ...

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Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate Review

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate

Much like the franchise’s unremitting cavalcade of enemies, Omega Force’s Warrior series has grown increasingly prolific, showing no signposts of surrender. Following Dynasty Warriors 2’s release in 2000, the franchise has forked into a variety of settings, covering not only ...

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Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Danganronpa 2 Goodbye Despair (1)

From Lord of the Flies, The Beach, Lost, and even the reality-TV staple Survivor, the desolate, uninhabited island has often served as a microcosm for examining humankind’s true nature. While the setting is typically introduced as a tranquil, flora-filled playground, ...

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Hyperdimension Neptunia RE;Birth1 Review

Hyperdimension Neptunia REBirth1  (1)

Fan service is generally regarded as lascivious-minded pandering, whether through a playful peek at pantsu or a bit of racy repartee. 2011’s Hyperdimension Neptunia certainly proved those types of indulgences, with suggestive dialog offered by its jiggling cast of characters. ...

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Natural Doctrine Review

Natural Doctrine (1)

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

Phantom Breaker Battle Grounds  (1)

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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