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Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star review

For years, musou games were mocked by critics and consumers alike. Both groups viewed franchises like Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors as repetitive, tedious treks, where players button-mashed their way to victory. At certainly at ...

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The Little Acre review

The release of 1983’s Dragon’s Lair validated the game industry’s infatuation with Hollywood animation. The title, as well as 1984’s Space Ace, demonstrated that coin ops weren’t limited to pint-sized, pixelated, protagonists. Instead, both games ...

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Bethesda Pinball review

Over the past few years, Zen Studios has been converting entertainment properties into pinball form, with works like Star Wars,  South Park, and Aliens all getting their own steel-orbed interpretations. But before adapting films and ...

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero review

Not long ago, Kickstarter seemed like a harbinger of hope, shifting funding from the grip of corporations to the desires of consumers. But when a succession of prominent projects failed to meet expectations, the method ...

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Bard’s Gold review

Rogue’s gameplay mechanics were far more influential that anyone would have expected.  When the Unix based diversion was loaded onto the servers at UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley, a constituency of students became captivated, ...

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Super Dungeon Bros review

One of the qualities that makes video game distinctive is their iterative nature. Quite often, developers unabashedly draw from successful titles, offering just enough digression to hold off the lawyers. Such is the case with ...

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Root Letter review

In Japan, the expression seichi junrei (literally translated as ‘holy pilgrimage’), is becoming increasingly prevalent. Referring to the visitation of prominent locations across manga, anime, games, and visual novels, the term speaks just as much ...

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction review

When a prospective opponent would interrupt a Street Fighter II match, the game enthusiastically proclaimed, “Here comes a new challenger”. Although the seminal title helped establish fighting game doctrine, competition transcended the crowds of pugnacious ...

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