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Dungeon Girl review

Dungeon Girl’s screenshots might make you assume that the game is yet another ‘match three’ puzzler. But doujin circle Inu to Neko’s recent release has little in common with titles like Bejeweled or Candy Crush. ...

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Gal*Gun 2 review

During the late nineties, rail shooters were a dominant genre, with franchises like The House of the Dead, Time Crisis, and Virtua Cop offering action-driven thrills in arcades and in homes. But gradually they began ...

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Ys Memories of Celceta (PC) review

Across the thirty-one-year legacy of the Ys franchise, reoccurring protagonist Adol Christin has witnessed a multitude of remarkable events during his succession of globe-trotting expeditions. In many ways, the series has shared a similar fate. ...

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Impulsion review

Incorporating first-person, physics-based action puzzling and the occasional sarcastic narration, Impulsion will inevitably draw comparison with Portal. But that’s not necessarily a negative thing. After all, genres in gaming having traditionally progressed through relaxed evolution ...

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Mugsters review

  Mugsters is a difficult game to review, since enjoyment stems from the game’s sense of discovery. Reveal too much of the experience, and you’re ruined the thrill in being dropped in an unfamiliar world ...

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Mary Skelter: Nightmares (PC) review

Following the success of 2010’s Hyperdimension Neptunia, developer Compile Heart’s output drifted toward the formulaic. Beyond a structure split between visual novel-based storytelling and turn-based combat, the Toshima-ku based studio integrated a copious amount of ...

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20XX review

Compilations that bundle Mega Man’s previously-released titles are plentiful. But in the past decade, the Blue Bomber’s appearances have grown distressingly infrequent, with an eight-year gap between 2010’s Mega Man 10 and this October’s upcoming ...

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Mothergunship review

With revenue in the billions, battle royale-style showdowns might seem like the hottest trend around. But there’s a solid argument that the incorporation of rogue-like elements has had the largest impact on the industry. Every ...

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Tempest 4000 review

One of my earliest and most enduring gaming memories was produced by Dave Theurer’s 1981 classic coin-on, Tempest. As one of the first machines to employ Color-QuadraScan vector graphics, the game’s vibrant output looked like ...

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Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded review

In the West, most lucrative intellectual properties are protected with litigious fervor. But that’s not always the case across the rest of the world. Case in point: in Japan, former Taito programmer Jun’ya Ota spurred ...

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