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Warriors Orochi 4 review

Romance of the Three Kingdoms author Luo Guanzhong once wrote, “The world under heaven, after a long period of division, tends to unite. And after a long period of union, tends to divide”. This observation ...

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Child of Light: Ultimate Edition review

When franchises such as Final Fantasy, Phantasy Star, Suikoden, Grandia, and Lunar became embraced by global audiences amidst the 1990s, many believed that these engaging JRPG experiences would influence the output of North American and European studios. Likewise, the work of ...

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Exorder review

With offerings like God Wars: The Complete Legend, Tiny Metal, Disgaea 1 Complete, Ambition of the Slimes, SteamWorld Heist, and the Banner Saga trilogy, there’s no shortage of competent, turn-based strategy titles for Nintendo Switch ...

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Disgaea 1 Complete review

For the past fifteen years, Disgaea has been developer/publisher Nippon Ichi’s proverbial cash cow, with the success of the original game spurring a succession of sequels, two insanely difficult platformers, a visual novel, and an ...

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Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story review

Following two Flash-based, free-to-play outings, Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story brings the light-hearted, school management simulations onto PlayStation 4, Switch, and Steam. Like most third-year students, Hero School Story shows an invigorating amount of progress, ...

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Armello (Switch) review

Quite a few developers have adapted physical board games into digital form. Australian developer League of Geeks’ debut effort incorporates a number of components often associated with table-top games. Taking place on a hexagonal playfield, ...

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Siegecraft Commander (Switch) review

Base building in real-time strategy titles is often a thankless affair. With the port of Siegecraft Commander for the Switch (the title was previously released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC),  developer Blowfish Studios ...

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 review

The 2008 release of Valkyria Chronicles was thoroughly enjoyed by a community of console-owning strategy fans. Shirking the slow-pace of most tactically-oriented titles, an overhead view of the battlefield repeatedly switched to a third-person perspective. ...

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Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk review

With a rich history that spans almost four decades, dungeon-based role-playing games (or DRPGs) have been especially prevalent across the last few years. Standout titles like Stranger of Sword City, The Lost Child, Ray Gigant, ...

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Senran Kagura Reflexions review

Since its 2011 debut, the Senran Kagura franchise has been remarkably prolific. Beyond five different manga series, two anime, and five mainline games, the property has prompted a number of interactive spin-offs. From a Japan-only ...

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