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City of Brass (Switch) review

The last half-decade has seen an abundance of Rogue-like titles. Built upon the concepts of procedurally-generated environments, permadeath, and the lure of new loot, the template has been applied to multitude of genres, frequently resulting ...

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Etrian Odyssey Nexus review

Always a Tough Act to Follow Technology is often used to automate simple tasks. It’s engineered to remove tedium, so users can focus on more interesting elements. But 2007’s Etrian Odyssey cleverly challenged this assumption. ...

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Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics review

Every week, the Switch’s software library grows with an abundance of new games. Although there’s already an assortment of turn-based games like Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, SteamWorld Heist, as well as multiple entries in ...

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JackQuest: The Tale of The Sword review

There’s little of JackQuest: The Tale of The Sword that doesn’t feel overtly familiar. The game opens with a cinematic that recalls the succinct set-up of titles like Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, and Ghosts ...

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Pic-a-Pix Pieces review

A Puzzling Slow Start in the West Picross (a portmanteau for ‘Picture Crossword’) games haven’t always enjoyed stateside success. When Nintendo’s nonogram-based puzzler, Mario’s Picross, was released for the Game Boy in 1995, the title ...

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Neko Navy: Daydream Edition review

An Adorable Shoot ‘Em Up In a perfect world, cute ‘em-ups would be released with regular frequency. But save for two Deathsmiles titles, the disappointing Otomedius, and QP Shooting – Dangerous!!, the last decade has ...

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Super Treasure Arena review

Recommended for Groups Like many games geared toward local, competitive play Super Treasure Arena is fun with small groups. There’s an absorbing sense of tension between the two dominant approaches to play. You can opt ...

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