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Westerado: Double Barreled review

Westerado Double Barreled (1)

Quality games featuring a wild west theme are few and far between. While Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption and Konami’s Sunset Riders respectively recreate the freedom and shooting frenzy of Hollywood’s classic blockbusters, no title has yet to both parody and ...

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A Q&A with Nihon Falcom/Mastiff Games

Falcom Q&A

From Faxanadu for the NES, the Ys series, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, Nihon Falcom has an amazingly prodigious body of work that spans over three decades. With the recent release of Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure ...

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Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo review

Damascus Code Operation Tokyo (1)

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, customization is also a fundamental ...

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Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure review

Gurumin A Monstrous Adventure  (1)

Like most mainstream media, the primary goal of interactive entertainment is escapism. When the collective weight of work, bills, and relationships congeals into a burdensome load, we have the ability to retreat into meticulously detailed, fantastical realms. For many, games ...

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La-Mulana EX review

La Mulana EX (1)

Modern games in the style of those found on retro consoles are nothing new. Over the years, countless developers have looked to gain instant attraction to their games by designing them to look like the games potential players grew up ...

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Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ review

Ace Combat Horizon Legacy+ (1)

Since the Nintendo 3DS’ launch in 2011, the portable has amassed a prolific library of games. And while the role-playing, platforming, fighting, and racing genres have each earned a substantial number of entries, aeronautical antagonism have been largely overlooked on ...

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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse review

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse  (1)

Much like the pink protagonist’s aptitude for shapeshifting, HAL Laboratory’s Kirby games have adapted a variety of forms. Beyond the platforming mechanics of Kirby’s Dream Land, Kirby’s Adventure, and Kirby: Super Star, the character has employed his transformative abilities to ...

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Dying Light review

Dying Light (1)

Robert’s take: After infiltrating a quarantine zone to uncover the cause of a pestilent outbreak, protagonist Kyle Crane demonstrates a dexterous command of parkour while traversing the region. From scampering across lofty, patchwork rooftops to springboarding off the shoulders of ...

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Tristoy review

Tristoy (1)

Over the last decade, indie games have seen an unprecedented growth in both demand and popularity. This is partly due to the fact independent software houses are more likely to take risks, either by reviving old genres thought to unprofitable ...

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Switch Galaxy Ultra review

Switch Galaxy Ultra (1)

Longtime gamers may remember Liverpool-based Psygnosis, a prolific publisher/developer subsequently absorbed (and renamed) by Sony Computer Entertainment, and disbanded in 2012. Best known for acclaimed franchises such as Colony Wars, Destruction Derby, and Wipeout, the company’s output had two trademark ...

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