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Brandish: The Dark Revenant review

Brandish The Dark Revenant (1)

Although the PSP might have lost the sales battle to the Nintendo DS, Sony’s prodigious PlayStation Portable prevailed in the niche war, hosting dozens of delightfully quirky titles during its decade-long prime. From Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble’s tournament of pugilistic ...

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Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within Pack Review

Pinball FX2 – Star Wars Pinball Heroes Within Pack  (1)

In 2008, Zen Studios released Pinball FX, a prodigious title which strove to adapt the nuances of the cherished pastime into video form. While most critics praised the game’s ball physics and online functionality, many found that the three bundled ...

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Class of Heroes 2 Review

Class of Heroes 2 (1)

Long before Atlus and NIS America spoiled stateside gamers with sumptuous special edition packages, Working Designs established precedent. Take, for instance Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete for the PlayStation, which offered an unprecedented bundle of well-crafted supplements. Beyond the game, ...

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Black Rock Shooter: The Game Review

Black Rock Shooter The Game

Few properties have had a trajectory as remarkable as Black Rock Shooter. Originally a collection of conceptual drawings, the composition gradually progressed across mediums- with a music video, OVA, and eight episode animated series gradually expanding the property’s plotline (while ...

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Corpse Party: Book of Shadows Review

Corpse Party Book of Shadows (1)

What Is The Concept? Corpse Party: Book of Shadows‘ purpose in life is to show you anime characters dying in truly horrifying ways. Their desperate struggle to defy fate, their thoughts, feelings, and suffering, are all on display for your ...

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Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time Review

Growlanser (1)

It’s a known fact: fans of Japanese role-playing games rarely arrive at a consensus. Whether it’s a disagreement over how combat should be articulated, the delicate balance of grinding, or even if amnesia still retains merit as a plot device, ...

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Unchained Blades Review

Unchained Blades (3)

Last year’s release of Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls hoped to revitalize the dungeon crawler on Western shores. Regretfully, the game’s sharp learning curve and utilitarian visuals likely did the genre a disservice. With the stateside release of Unchained Blades, ...

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Gungnir Review

Gungnir (1)

A few years ago, a majority of my friends became obsessed with the television series, Lost. When they weren’t arranging their schedule around the release of new episodes, each spent hours analyzing each cryptic reference the writers embedded into every ...

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