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10 Second Ninja X review

10 Second Ninja X (1)

Occasionally older brothers offer serendipitous nuggets of wisdom. As a kid, a friend’s elder sibling was listening to Mötley Crüe’s “Ten Seconds to Love”, a boisterous anthem about intercourse in an elevator. To demonstrate his ...

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Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma review

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Here’s the irony surrounding a discussion of Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma- revealing even the slightest detail threatens to diminish the experience. So, if you were a fan of 2009’s Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors or ...

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Grand Kingdom review

Grand Kingdom (1)

Japanese role-playing games are often criticized for not offering enough innovation. According to detractors, most new efforts do little more than recycle well-established plots and play mechanics.  But spend a few hours with either the ...

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Stranger of Sword City review

Stranger Sword City

With opposing trajectories and estranged timetables, Wizardry never got to make the acquaintance of its overseas-residing brethren. While Sir-Tech’s franchise helped to translate table-top tenets into computer role-playing game principal, its reign did not last ...

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Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book

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Gust’s Atelier franchise has always been remarkably restrained. While the series’ jurisdictions have certainly faced their fair share of impending catastrophe, preventing tragedy required more than just conventional role-playing character buffing. Instead, the temperate trek ...

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir review

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In the home video market, the Director’s Cut is commonplace, with the film’s creator able to get a second chance at realizing their artistic ambitions. It’s typically an artistically-driven endeavor, removed from the imperative deadlines ...

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One Piece: Burning Blood review

One Piece Burning Blood (1)

Interactive adaptations to other forms of media are rarely easy. But when your foundation stems from a mammoth amount of manga or over 700 episodes of anime, you’re facing an extraordinary challenging endeavor. Such is ...

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MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies review

MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies (1)

2011’s Hyperdimension Neptunia offered an allegorical battle between four anthropomorphized consoles, who fought to become the reigning goddess of a realm called Gamindustri. The franchise mushroomed in popularity, spurring a secession of sequels, remakes, and ...

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Aliens vs. Pinball review

Aliens vs. Pinball (1)

Few cinematic monsters are as fearsome as H. R. Giger’s Alien. Originally conceived for Ridley Scott’s eponymous film, the creature was a nightmarish amalgam of snake and skeleton, outfitted with lethal claws and a dagger-like ...

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