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KickBeat: Special Edition Review

What is the concept? Following a particularly prolific period, franchises like Guitar Hero and Rock Band are taking brief hiatuses, granting an opportunity for smaller developers to enter the rhythm game genre. Budapest-based Zen Studios, ...

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Fairy Fencer F Review

Synergy doesn’t always materialize when prodigious talent comes together. From Chickfoot’s underwhelming union of Sammy Haggar, Joe Satriani, with Red Hot Chili Pepper and Van Halen alumni to Ocean Twelve’s disastrous attempt to recreate the ...

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Destiny Review

Bungie design lead Jaime Griesemer once famously remarked that the secret to Halo’s success was rooted in its half-minute combat loop. At its foundation, each encounter flung players into a fastidiously crafted thirty-second fracas, where ...

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Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate Review

Much like the franchise’s unremitting cavalcade of enemies, Omega Force’s Warrior series has grown increasingly prolific, showing no signposts of surrender. Following Dynasty Warriors 2’s release in 2000, the franchise has forked into a variety ...

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Pinball FX 2 (Xbox One) Review

Since Pinball FX 2 first launched in 2010, the franchise has earned a fervent legion of fans thanks to its technical prowess. While eschewing a recreation of real-world machines, the series offered a mounting roster ...

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Natural Doctrine Review

Video games habitually push the boundaries of sensory overload, whether it’s the number of projectiles in a bullet hell shooter or the simultaneous task-juggling required by real-time strategy titles. Personally, I prefer the overstimulation caused ...

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The Last Tinker: City of Colors Review

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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Tales of Xillia 2 Review

The dawn of a new hardware generation is often accompanied by a few pangs of uncertainty. For fans of Japanese role-playing games, the future remains especially uncertain, with only Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts ...

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