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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax review

While it’s not unusual for a game franchise to sidestep stagnation by switching genres, 2012’s Persona 4 Arena was a truly curious crossover. With its source material exhibiting the resonant characterization and rich storytelling that’s ...

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Fairy Fencer F Review

Synergy doesn’t always materialize when prodigious talent comes together. From Chickfoot’s underwhelming union of Sammy Haggar, Joe Satriani, with Red Hot Chili Pepper and Van Halen alumni to Ocean Twelve’s disastrous attempt to recreate the ...

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Natural Doctrine Review

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 ...

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Tales of Xillia 2 Review

The dawn of a new hardware generation is often accompanied by a few pangs of uncertainty. For fans of Japanese role-playing games, the future remains especially uncertain, with only Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts ...

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Abyss Odyssey Review

Robert’s Take: Over the last few years, development teams have embraced the potpourri method of game design, combining an assortment of familiar genres together in an effort to create a distinctive new experience. But much ...

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Sniper Elite 3 Review

Not long ago, the shooter was one of the most visceral and engaging genres around, consistently delivering frantic firefights that outmatched the best summer blockbusters. But over time, those once-invigorating action sequences began to lose ...

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XBlaze Code: Embryo Review

Not long ago, it was nearly impossible for Westerners to play a localized visual novel. As former Nippon Ichi Software president (and now CEO of Idea Factory International) Haru Akenaga once explained, SCEA wasn’t interested ...

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Battle Princess of Arcadias Review

Although Nippon Ichi’s internally developed titles span a wide swath of genres, they habitually abide by one near-universal principal. While seemingly simple on the surface, each game conceals an enormous amount of intricacy. The latest ...

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