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Grand Kingdom review

Grand Kingdom (1)

Japanese role-playing games are often criticized for not offering enough innovation. According to detractors, most new efforts do little more than recycle well-established plots and play mechanics.  But spend a few hours with either the ...

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Stranger of Sword City review

Stranger Sword City

With opposing trajectories and estranged timetables, Wizardry never got to make the acquaintance of its overseas-residing brethren. While Sir-Tech’s franchise helped to translate table-top tenets into computer role-playing game principal, its reign did not last ...

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Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- review

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator (1)

Since the release of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in 1991, Capcom has enjoyed a protracted command of video game pugilism. But success breeds eager contenders and in 1998, Arc System Works crafted Guilty ...

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir review

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In the home video market, the Director’s Cut is commonplace, with the film’s creator able to get a second chance at realizing their artistic ambitions. It’s typically an artistically-driven endeavor, removed from the imperative deadlines ...

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Skylanders BattleCast review

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Signs of ailment are evident across the Toys-to-Life genre. Next month, the ironically named Disney Infinity will cease production, after purported enjoying a substantial sales lead over the LEGO Dimensions and Skylanders franchises. Even Activision’s ...

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Koihime Enbu review

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With over a thousand characters spread across 120 chapters, Luo Guanzhong’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms is one of East Asia’s essential epics. Beyond inspiring cinematic works like Red Cliff or The Assassins, as well ...

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X-Tactics review

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While there’s a healthy supply of solid turn-based strategy games for dedicated handhelds, Android and iOS users aren’t quite as lucky. A few titles like XCOM and Final Fantasy Tactics have attempted to make the ...

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htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary PC review

htoL#NiQ The Firefly Diary (1)

While Nippon Ichi has enjoyed sustained success with the Disgaea franchise, the Gifu-based publisher/developer has often struggled to cultivate another hit. Sure, Spike Chunsoft’s Danganronpa games has earned critical and commercial acclaim and NIS America gradually nurtured stateside appreciation ...

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Pharaoh’s Rebirth+ review

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It’s widely known that 2D sprite-based gaming underwent a sharp decline with the rise polygon-pushing machines. Such changes happened nearly overnight with the release of 32-bit consoles such as Sony’s Playstation as well as the ...

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