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NHL 12 Review

In Minnesota, they say children often learn to skate before they can walk. Having attended grammar school in Minneapolis, I can testify that this adage isn’t complete hyperbole- a disproportionate amount of my early life ...

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Renegade Ops Review

What’s the concept? Taking a cue from the 1991’s coin-op classic Total Carnage, Renegade Ops is a twin-stick shooter which shirks the concept of sniping abstract shapes, allowing players to execute a full-auto assault on ...

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Bit.Trip Complete Review

Usually, when game critics mention ‘synergy’ they use the word to examine how visuals, sound, and control are blended into a pleasingly harmonious experience.  As designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Lumines, Rez, Child of Eden) has demonstrated, ...

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ClaDun x2 Review

Since its release over six years ago, Sony’s PlayStation Portable has served as a home for some delightfully eccentric titles. One of the best exemplars of this trend was 2010’s ClaDun: This is an RPG!, ...

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Rise of Nightmares Review

Whereas the business model for many publishers stresses a steady stream of sequels, SEGA has nobly attempted to cultivate a handful of original IPs alongside iterations in their Sonic and Virtua Tennis franchises. From a ...

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Driver: San Francisco Review

From the fastidiously detailed facsimiles of actual firearms in most first-person shooters to the exhaustively researched recreation of 1940’s era-Los Angeles in L.A. Noire, there’s undeniable beauty in a carefully crafted simulation. However, this ‘devil ...

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Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten Review

Although the subtitle of Disgaea 4 explicitly refers to the protagonist’s unwavering devotion to his word, it also symbolizes Nippon Ichi’s tacit commitment to series supporters. With an assembly of beguiling and eclectic characters, depth ...

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Rock of Ages Review

What’s the concept? In Rock of Ages delightfully Python-esque world, Sisyphus finally gets his revenge. As the ancient king forced by Zeus to persistently push a giant stone up a hillside (only to have it ...

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