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Sparklite review

Indie developers have learned that layering roguelike elements into gameplay modeled after the classics can yield remarkable results. 20XX’s injection of procedurally generated stages separated the title from a crowd of more straightforward Mega Man ...

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The Outer Worlds review

Western role-playing series like Mass Effect and Fallout strive to convey autonomy. In many aspects, they extend a praiseworthy amount of freedom. Components allow for detailed customization of your character alongside the cultivation of skills ...

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD review

The traces of whimsy and retro-game adoration found in the Yakuza series can probably be traced back to Toshihiro Nagoshi’s developmental roots. Before directing Kazuma Kiryu’s underworld saga, Nagaoshi was head of SEGA’s Amusement Vision ...

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A Knight’s Quest review

Delve into A Knight’s Quest, the latest efforts from the two-person developer team of Sky9 Games, and you might be reminded of a Ridley Scott film. No, not Blade Runner, Alien, or even Gladiator. We’re ...

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint review

Across its eighteen-year history, Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon series has been a key innovator in the military shooter genre. Drawing inspiration from Tom Clancy’s oeuvre of tense action-thrillers and revealing non-fiction works, the franchise’s unabashed technological ...

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WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship review

Pity the officially licensed WRC game. Despite continued advancement from a trio of developers across an eighteen-year span, the property has habitually remained in Colin McRae/DIRT’s shadow. The series has rarely been substandard, demonstrating fleeting ...

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Whipseey and the Lost Atlas review

Masahiro Sakurai’s cheerful pink blob has been captivating players for more than a quarter-century. Ever since the 1992 debut of Kirby’s Dream Land, the gelatinous, ability-cloning character has been the star of over thirty sequels ...

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Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark review

Tactical role-playing games are complicated affairs, with components like character growth and combat precariously built upon a myriad of variables. As such, it’s exceedingly easy for genre entries to drift into unfairness, forcing level grinding ...

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Pawarumi review

Any respectable shoot ‘em up needs at least one distinctive characteristic to succeed. Gratifyingly, the release of Manufacture 43’s Pawarumi has several. The first is the inclusion of a mechanic called Trinity. Recalling Ikaruga, the ...

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