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Samurai Shodown Special Edition (Xbox Series S/X)

Samurai Shodown reinvigorated the famed series’ staccato pacing and defensive play, with stylishly drawn characters and backdrops. Now, the title has been given a re-release that delivers 120 frame-per-second output on now-gen consoles and capable displays, ...

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Sir Lovelot review

The pursuit of romance sends Sir Lovelot bounding over stages filled with adversity. While you might not love the lack of environmental variety across the game’s forty stage jaunt, it’s hard not to crush on ...

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Natsuki Chronicles review

With an ever-expanding arsenal of weaponry and defensives, Natsuki Chronicles makes for some enjoyable shoot ‘em up action despite the plainness of the game’s stages. With its succession of horizontally-scrolling, simple-looking stages, Natsuki Chronicles exactly ...

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Sword of the Necromancer review

Driven by an unexpectedly solid story and the ability to resurrect your defeated enemies, Sword of the Necromancer is an intriguing title. While influences are evident, they’re also varied enough to deliver distinction. Within minutes ...

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Cyber Shadow review

Enjoy a challenge? Cyber Shadow demands the kind of pixel-perfect precision required by the eight-bit era’s toughest trials. So, if you’re tastes lean toward the masochistic, you’ll discover a punishing good time without benefit of ...

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The Medium review

The Medium might not please those looking for jump scares or taut action. But if you’re seeking a persistently unnerving experience rather than shlocky frights, the game largely delivers. Horror is often rooted in juxtaposition. ...

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Teratopia review

Teratopia attempts to honor yesteryear’s three-dimensional action platformers. But years on, battering a button to wear down an opponent’s health can feel antiquated. Elsewhere, clumsy platforming should have been left in the last millennium. Traditionally, ...

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SYNTHETIK: Ultimate review

SYNTHETIK: Ultimate wants you to unlearn some of the techniques that most twin-sticker shooters employ. This game is less about unrealistic circle-strafing, and quickly darting out of cover with a full magazine, guns blazing. At ...

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Hammerwatch: Heroic Bundle review

Hammerwatch: Heroic Bundle delivers two fiendishly fun twin-stick dungeon crawls for a frugal price. Hammerwatch Cooperative gaming is commonplace, thanks to games like 1985’s Gauntlet. Both the Atari arcade game and many of its home ...

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Tesla Force review

Tesla Force isn’t a vast improvement over 2018’s Tesla vs Lovecraft, nor does it show off the power of the Xbox Series S/X. But it’s certainly a solid experience for those seeking relentless arcade-style action. ...

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