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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero review

Not long ago, Kickstarter seemed like a harbinger of hope, shifting funding from the grip of corporations to the desires of consumers. But when a succession of prominent projects failed to meet expectations, the method ...

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Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary review

One of the great dialectics in gaming is the tension between pattern-driven and free-form play. Classic shooters like Gradius and R-Type are textbook examples of the former, goading gamers into improvement as they face the ...

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Polara review

The term ‘endless runner’ is a bit of misnomer. Fundamentally, games that fall into the genre grow progressively more challenging- to the point where difficulty eventually outstrips our visual acuity, reaction time, and coordination skills. ...

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Grand Kingdom review

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

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

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

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

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

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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