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Rolling Gunner review

Let’s face it, we’re probably not going to see a new shoot ‘em up from CAVE Interactive. During the early 2000s the studio hit a stride, with titles like DoDonPachi, Mushihimesama, and Deathsmiles not only ...

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My Friend Pedro review

Games have sporadically tried to capture the balletic gunplay of film director John Woo, often with rewarding results. Titles such as Stranglehold, Wet, Total Overdose: A Gunslinger’s Tale in Mexico, and the Max Payne series ...

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Citizens of Space review

2015’s Citizens of Earth was a decidedly mixed experience. Although developer Eden Industries’ procession of pop-culture references, Earthbound-inspired quirk, and ever-growing entourage of recruitable everyday types was occasionally clever, it also suffered from serious executional ...

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Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth review

Critics and players often advocate for creative autonomy, a climate where developers can craft games with a minimal amount of audience involvement. Inversely, attentively listening to an enthusiastic fanbase can often reveal issues that studios ...

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Gato Robato review

Save for Garfield, Heathcliff, and possibly Sonic’s friend Big, the presence of cats habitually elevates games. From Aqua Kitty UDX’s lead, Okami’s Kabegami, Gravity Rush’s Dusty, and The Elder Scroll’s Khajiits, felines don’t just contribute ...

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Crystal Crisis review

The industry’s dominant puzzle franchises have been around for a while. Tetris is thirty-five years old, while Taito’s Puzzle Bobble (aka Bust-A-Move in North America) has been around for twenty-five years. Even Puyo Puyo is ...

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Lapis x Labyrinth review

Button mashing is term to describe the act of hitting controller buttons in a wild act of desperation. It’s often used to describe a rookie trying to fortuitously trigger a combo or special move. Occasionally, ...

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Bubsy: Paws on Fire! review

Much like Keith Richards, the Bubsy franchise refutes the rules of longevity. The Rolling Stones’ guitarist persists despite a lifetime of bacchanalian revelry. Similarly, Accolade’s bobcat enigmatically endures, even after a succession of slipshod sequels. ...

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