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Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity PC review

While it might seem hard to believe, Steam was a relatively unfamiliar platform in Japan six years ago. But the PC port of Dark Souls changed that, and when sales of FromSoftware’s title greatly exceeded ...

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Bomber Crew (Switch) review

Given Bomber Crew’s bubble-headed, cutesy squad-mates, you might assume that the game is a light-hearted interpretation of aerial warfare. But in execution, the game plays like Memphis Belle reimagined with a cast of Fisher-Price Little ...

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de Blob (Switch) review

According to psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, ‘flow’ is the mental state a person reaches when they are fully immersed in a task. Commonly known as being ‘in the zone’, Csikszentmihalyi isolated nine elements that occur when ...

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Way of the Passive Fist review

At first glance, Way of the Passive Fist might resemble just another side-scrolling brawler.  But the game’s moniker signals how an offensive takes a backseat, as the game’s protagonist fights by wearing down his opponent ...

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Mushroom Wars 2 review

What is the concept: Following the devastation of earth, signs of life start to reemerge, as arid wastelands slowly turn green. From these embryonic lands, a multitude of mushrooms are sprouting. But distressingly, they seem ...

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Defense Task Force review

Distressingly, tower defense games seem to be experiencing stagnation. Arguably, the genre’s last requisite effort was 2014’s Defense Grid 2. While the title didn’t deliver much in the way of innovation, it did give players ...

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MUSYNX review

The Switch’s software library is growing vigorously, with each new week habitually bringing in dozens of new titles. Some genres, like music rhythm games have a multitude of options, with titles like Deemo, VOEZ, Lanota, ...

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Rainbow Skies review

Originally slated for a 2014 release, SideQuest Studios’ Rainbow Skies has, at long last, arrived on the Vita, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. A follow-up to 2012’s Rainbow Moon, the title draws inspiration from a ...

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Switch) review

There’s the tacit expectation that franchises will evolve over time. But occasionally, the pressure to advance can spoil an otherwise splendid series when rash ideas or slipshod mechanics are needlessly shoehorned into a sequel. In ...

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