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Axiom Verge review

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Video games have continuously plumbed the gulf between imitation and inspiration. Ever since the first Space Invader broke formation, giving birth to Galaga, developers have often built upon the ideas of their peers. As such, ...

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Toukiden: Kiwami review

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If the success of a game can be measured by the number imitators it spawns, then Monster Hunter is irrefutably triumphant. Once a multiplatform franchise which graced the PlayStation 2, PSP, and Wii, in recent ...

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Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo review

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In many ways, mech-based games are the quintessential conduit for wish fulfillment. Typically, players are able to pilot awe-inspiring machines, each packed with munitions and appendage-mounted weapons capable of slicing a car in half. Commonly, ...

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htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary review

htoL#NiQ The Firefly Diary (1)

While Nippon Ichi has enjoyed sustained success with the Disgaea franchise, the Gifu-based publisher/developer has often struggled to cultivate another hit. Sure, Spike Chunsoft’s Danganronpa games has earned critical and commercial acclaim and NIS America ...

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Criminal Girls: Invite Only review

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I can’t help but feel a smidgeon of culpability for the stateside appearance of Criminal Girls. Several years ago, lascivious PS Vita games like Monster Monpiece, Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed, and Senran Kagura: Shinovi ...

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 Sisters Generation (1)

Most game franchises don’t achieve immediate, unreserved success. Instead, properties are conscientiously cultivated, with each subsequent iteration demonstrating a conciliation between developers and fans. Case in point: when Hyperdimension Neptunia emerged stateside in 2011, the ...

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