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Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart review

Hyperdevotion Noire Goddess Black Heart

Mirroring the moniker of their parent company, Idea Factory, developer Compile Heart has been consistently proficient when it comes to conceptualization. Record of Agarest War introduced an intriguing “Soul Breed” system into the SRPG genre, permitting characters to sire playable ...

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Total War ATTILA review

Total War ATTILA (1)

Creative Assembly has become a staple in the world of grand strategy games through their Total War series. The game’s mix of historically accurate Civilization-like strategy with tactical RTS battles allowed Creative Assembly carve its own market niche, one which ...

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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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Castle in the Darkness review

Castle in the Darkness (1)

The U.S. release of the Nintendo Entertainment System during the late ‘80s marked a significant paradigm shift for the gaming industry. With American console manufacturers like Atari, Mattel, Coleco, and Magnavox still reeling from the video game crash of 1983, ...

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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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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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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 Sisters Generation (1)

Most game franchises don’t achieve immediate, unreserved success. Instead, properties are conscientiously cultivated, with each subsequent iteration demonstrating a conciliation between developers and fans. Case in point: when Hyperdimension Neptunia emerged stateside in 2011, the title delivered an exceedingly ingenious ...

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HuniePop review

HuniePop (1)

One of the ironies of dating sims is that they rarely simulate the complexities of courtship. Routinely, players study the specifics of a potential partner’s personality, before they make decisions based on an anticipated outcome. As such, the depiction of ...

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Alphadia Genesis review

Alphadia Genesis (1)

If the role-playing output of Square-Enix, Atlus is akin to blockbuster theatrical films, then Kemco’s titles are the direct-to-video offerings of the interactive world. You don’t pick up one expecting dazzling CG-fueled cinematics, technical innovation, or even a revolutionary plotline.  ...

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Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk review

Atelier Ayesha Plus (1)

Look past the coquettish DLC swimsuits and intermittent instances where ditziness serves as comic relief, and the Atelier franchise reveals its principal virtue: it’s a series that focuses on female empowerment.  From Rorona’s efforts to keep her alchemical workshop from ...

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