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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] review

While Yokohama-based Arc System Works dabbles in other genres, and is behind efforts like Xblaze: Lost Memories and Inferno Climber, the company is undoubtedly best known for their fighting game franchises. Series like Guilty Gear, ...

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Aperion Cyberstorm review

Rudyard Kipling once wrote that a person can’t have enough “red wine, books, or ammunition”. Although the adage was conceived long before gaming was envisioned, the third element accurately encapultes the thrill of a twin-stick ...

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New Game Releases: February 8th-14th, 2018

Beyond an update to the atmospheric antagonism found in Ecole Software/French Bread’s update to Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, there are a number of other compelling titles competing for your attention. Undoubtedly, eyes will be on ...

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Mercenary Kings Reloaded review

With Mercenary Kings, looks are deceiving. Glimpse a few screenshots and you’ll likely assume that the Tribute Games’ title honors classic run ‘n guns like Bionic Commando and Contra. Certainly, Paul Robertson’s (Scott Pilgrim vs. ...

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SteamWorld Dig: Fistful of Dirt (Switch) review

In an era when Pac-Man fever had yet to infect stateside gamers, Commodore PET users might be found playing MINER!, an excavation simulation that was published in Cursor magazine. Echoing games of the epoch, the purpose of Rod Longfellow’s title ...

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New Game Releases: February 1st-7th, 2018

With the Switch continuing to sell briskly, it’s not surprising to see Nintendo’s hybrid hardware receive the bulk of new digital game releases, with notables like Samurai Shodown II, Crypt of the NecroDancer, and SteamWorld ...

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Strikers Edge Review

Gaming’s early years offered plenty of enthralling duels, with titles like Pong, Combat, Warlords, and Discs of Tron offering bouts of pure competition. While today’s sophisticated fighting games undoubtedly have their merits, occasionally it’s enjoyable ...

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Advanced Crafting During My Time at Portia

When assessing the countless hours I’ve spend cultivating crops in Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, and Stardew Valley, an infinitesimal amount of regret can emerge. After all, had I applied the time toward a real-world task, ...

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Zwei: The Arges Adventure review

Steadily, Nihon Falcom’s body of work has been transported stateside, cultivating a legion of fans with expertly crafted franchises like Ys and Legend of Heroes. In turn, critical and commercial success has prompted publishers to ...

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