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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Review

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Not long ago, puzzle games provided little more than a skeletal plotlines- as players moved through processions of unemotional posers. Titles like Portal changed that, adding a narrative which not only provided an invaluable impetus, but also permitted players to ...

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Review

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A number of news articles revealed that 2010’s Lords of Shadow nearly wasn’t a Castlevania game. Purportedly, an early build veered too far from franchise canon- causing Konami to ask for the removal of their revered intellectual property. Fortunately, Hideo ...

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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review

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While Japanese gamers have enjoyed the virtues of visual novels for over thirty years (purportedly 1983’s Hito de Nashi no Rakuin ~Fukei Kankin Inukan Choukyou~ is the medium’s inaugural entry), the genre has only recently began to gain traction in ...

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Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD Review

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Although adaptations like Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery and Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines have tried to translate the allure of Ubisoft’s flagship franchise onto portable screens, the DS and PSP hardware weren’t quite able to capture the splendor demonstrated by their console ...

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The Banner Saga Review

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Undoubtedly, The Banner Saga’s prologue is a harbinger of the challenges which await. Following a succinct voiceover which establishes a bleak backdrop of deceased gods, a stationary sun, and a landscape engulfed in a perpetual winter, players are cast into ...

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Ys: Memories of Celceta Review

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Across the twenty-six year legacy of the Ys franchise, reoccurring protagonist Adol Christin has witnessed a multitude of remarkable events during his succession of globe-trotting expeditions. In many ways, the series has shared a similar fate. While the Ys titles ...

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Skylanders Swap Force Review

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When Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure was released in 2011, the fusion of video game, figurine, and near-field communication (or NFC) was undeniably revolutionary.  Although pre-existing interactive franchises such as the LEGO or Bakugan titles had drawn inspiration from toys, these games ...

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Digital Darwinism: How to Survive

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In contemporary gaming, the zombie apocalypse is about as ubiquitous as the common cold. As such, gamers could be forgiven for assuming the release of EKO Software’s How To Survive (or H2S) is just another unremarkable title where the undead ...

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Cognition Episode 4: The Cain Killer Review

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Cognition 4: The Cain Killer is the final installment of the Erica Reed Thriller series, produced by Phoenix Online Studios.  In Cain Killer the plot picks up where Episode 3 left off, delivering players into the action from the very ...

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Rune Factory 4 Review

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In the real world, those days where outstanding duties outstrip daylight hours can be exasperating. In the Rune Factory franchise, the onus of being overburdened cultivates a completely contrasting sentiment. Deciding whether to nurture crops, explore dungeons, romance potential spouses, ...

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