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Neo Atlas 1469 review

Exploration and expansionism have been at the very core of gaming’s best efforts, propelling the Civilization, Age of Empires, and Age of Wonders franchises to critical and commercial success. These two activities, along with the ...

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Planet Coaster review

Brand recognition alone can’t always stave off competition. Take the case of the 2013 reboot of SimCity, a half-hearted attempt to reinvigorate Electronic Art’s beloved city building franchise. Built upon an “always-online” framework, the title ...

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Just Deserts review

What is the concept? With a single protagonist able to simultaneously woo several perpetually eager characters, it’s understandable that dating sims are often dismissed as male fantasy. Recent Steam release Just Deserts does little to ...

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Unholy Heights review

Seemingly bored from his role as a salaryman, the devil decides to become a manager at an apartment complex for monsters in Unholy Heights. Sure, it’s an unusual vocational shift, and it’s also the basis ...

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Samurai Warriors 4 Empires review

During his meticulously planned heist of the Nakatomi Plaza, Die Hard’s Hans Gruber declares “and when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain he wept…for there were no more worlds to conquer.” But the self-proclaimed ...

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Tharsis review

Undoubtedly, Tharsis is a novel concept, extending a simulation within a simulation. On one level, the game articulates the story of the ill-fated Iktomi, the vessel tasked with the first manned mission to Mars. Midway ...

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