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Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception review

The Masks are Back Released in 2002 for Windows-based machines, Utawarerumono resonated with the Japanese public, spurring two radio dramas, a trio of manga and an anime adaptation, as well as a PS2 port developed by Sting. ...

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SEGA AGES Roundup: Fantasy Zone and Shinobi

There’s something oddly gratifying about experiencing yesteryear’s arcade games on the go. It’s a testament to technological progress that we’re now able to mimic the games once found in massive arcade cabinets with affordable consoles ...

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Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD review

Stranger’s Initial Struggle All too often, creativity isn’t rewarded with commercial success. That was the case for the 2005 release of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath, an imaginative effort that blended third and first-person action in a ...

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Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha review

Psikyo=Colorful Art Kyoto Across the company’s thirteen-year lifespan, Psikyo cultivated a rich legacy. Although the Kyoto-based developer dabbled with erotic mahjong games and even a sequel to Lode Runner, it was their arcade shooters that ...

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Super Crush KO review

Building on Solid Foundations Looks can be deceiving. With its stout player-controlled ship, low-poly enemies, and abstract backdrops, 2017’s Graceful Explosion Machine gave an unassuming first impression. But players who took a chance on the ...

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Orangeblood review

East Asia Meets East Coast From Wu-Tang Clan’s sampling of classic kung fu films to Samurai Champloo’s incorporation of hip-hop beats, media intermittently delivers masterful cultural fusions. Although the recent Steam release of Orangeblood isn’t ...

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Seven Days review

Don’t Try to Pigeonhole This Plot Often, visual novels divulge their approach in the first few minutes. But that’s not the case with Seven Days aka Seven Days with You: The Most Precious Memory in ...

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