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Solar Shifter EX review

Solar Shifter EX (1)

What is the concept? From Raiden’s snaking plasma-beam to Ikaruga’s polarity switching mechanic, any respectable shmup has a distinctive hook. For Solar Shifter EX, a recent PC release from the one-man studio behind Meridian: New ...

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Skylanders Superchargers review

Skylanders Superchargers (9)

In 2011, when developer Toys for Bob released Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, the concept of fusing physical toys with video game was innovative. For many, being able to place a figurine on the bundled “Power of ...

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Leo’s Fortune (Xbox One) review

Leo's Fortune (1)

What is the concept? Neo-Freudian criminologists believe that a large percentage of lawbreakers want to get caught. The theory is particularly useful when discussing the behavior of nearly every video game villain. Either divulging their ...

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Story of Seasons review

Story of Seasons (1)

For a franchise with a notable absence of antagonism, the Bokujō Monogatari/Harvest Moon franchise has found itself in an ironic junction. Originally published in 1996 by Japanese publisher/developer Pack-In-Video (creator of Die Hard, Friday the ...

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker review

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker  (1)

Customarily, game design employs an additive approach, progressively inserting new mechanics into each new sequel. It’s a method that’s helped Nintendo build an empire, with each new iteration of Mario Kart, Kirby, or The Legend ...

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Skylanders: Trap Team review

Skylanders Trap Team (1)

Many franchises feel the pangs of stagnancy by their fourth iteration. After a trio of titles that define, then gradually refine a series, the fourth game often exhibits a divisive tension between prudent evolution and ...

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The Last Tinker: City of Colors Review

The Last Tinker City of Colors (1)

While the late 1990’s saw a rise in polygonal fighters and racers, the era is best known for the upsurge of character-driven platformers. It was a time when oft-reminisced protagonists like Crash, Spyro, Banjo and ...

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Peggle 2 Review

Peggle 2 (1)

Much of Disney’s cinematic success can be attributed to a winning formula: their films traditionally exhibit top-tier production values and appeal to a wide range of audiences. In the realm of interactive entertainment, PopCap Games ...

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Wii Fit U Review

Wii Fit U (1)

The original Wii Fit couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Preceding the title’s 2008 release, disparagers were lobbing video games down the slippery slope, claiming that the pastime contributed to a sedentary lifestyle, which ...

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