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escapeVektor Review

Amidst gaming’s first two generations of home consoles, having an entry in the ‘maze’ genre was vital for any piece of viable hardware. From the Odyssey²’s K.C. Munchkin, the VCS/2600’s adaptation of Pac-Man, and ports ...

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Crimson Shroud Review

While popular table-top diversions such as Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer Fantasy Battle once served as a template for a generation of video and computer games, over time electronic role-playing games evolved, harnessing the capabilities ...

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Aero Porter Review

Typically, video game vocations spotlight the prestigious- allowing players to pilot multimillion dollar military jets or to fling the pass that secures a Superbowl win. Less frequently, the industry puts us in the well-worn work ...

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Liberation Maiden Review

In 2009, Japanese PSP owners were treated to Minna no Sukkiri, (AKA Everybody’s Stress Buster), developer Clap Hanz’ UMD-based collection of pint-sized games geared for portable play. Two years later, stateside gamers received the collection- ...

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Pokémon Black 2/Pokémon White 2 Review

Whereas Game Freak’s menagerie of pocket monsters evolve at a robust rate, the actual Pokémon franchise develops languidly, with each new iteration typically ushering in a restrained set of refinements. The reason for this protracted ...

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Fractured Soul Review- The Great Divide

What is the concept? Recalling the form-swapping duality of Treasure’s Ikaruga and Housemarque’s Outland, recent eShop release Fractured Soul reinvigorates a conventional genre with the use of a single, enthralling mechanic. At its core, the ...

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Planet Crashers Review

What is the concept? Capitalizing on the current dearth of role-playing titles for Nintendo’s autostereoscopic handheld, recent eShop release Planet Crashers sends players on an eccentric expedition in an attempt to salvage a weakening sun. ...

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Mario Tennis Open Review

Over the years, Camelot Software Planning’s fanciful interpretations of athletic recreations have accrued a legion of devotees. From an inaugural entry in the Everybody’s Golf franchise (known to U.S. players as Hot Shots Golf) to ...

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Ketzal’s Corridors Review

What is the concept? Sliding shapes through confined gaps isn’t a particularly innovative idea- the humble mechanic has served as the objective for both 2008’s Roogoo as well as 2011’s Hole in the Wall. Yet, ...

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Kid Icarus: Uprising Review

Save for a few uncharacteristic clunkers over the years, the majority of Nintendo’s first-party titles have been uncontested triumphs, providing essential experiences for the consummate gamer. So, when early reports mentioned issues with Kid Icarus: ...

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