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Dezatopia review

Every Great Shooter Needs a Hook Nearly all revered shoot ‘em ups have at least one signature mechanic. Defender’s bi-directionally scrolling battlefield brought area management to the genre, while Bangai-O’s incorporation of gravity and dual ...

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Talisman: Digital Edition review

An Obstinate Undertaking Table-top games are precarious efforts, habitually offering a precarious balance of strategy, chance, and spirited rivalries. Adapting these analog efforts into digital games presents a whole new set of obstacles. It’s not ...

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Langrisser I and II review

A Classic SRPG Nears 30 With a release that occurred nearly thirty years ago and a restrained production run, there’s a strong possibility that you might have never played Langrisser (renamed Warsong for Treco’s US ...

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Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story review

History ‘Acquire-d’ Traditionally, franchises grow with each successive iteration. But spin-offs sporadically scale things back, pushing the property in daring, new directions. From Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart’s reimaging of Hyperdimension Neptunia as a tactical ...

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3000th Duel review

Solid Game from a Lesser Known Name 3000th Duel arrives without the benefit of a generous marketing budget or the pedigree of a prominent developer. But those things shouldn’t dissuade you from seeking out this ...

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Rune Factory 4 Special review

Time to Get Busy! In the real world, those days where outstanding duties outstrip daylight hours can be exasperating. In the Rune Factory franchise, the onus of being overburdened cultivates a completely different sentiment. Deciding whether to ...

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Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo review

Psikyo=Colorful Art Kyoto Across the company’s thirteen-year lifespan, Psikyo cultivated a rich legacy. Although the Kyoto-based developer dabbled with erotic mahjong games and even a sequel to Lode Runner, it was their arcade shooters that ...

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Code Shifter review

When Stars Collide One dependable formula for success unites personalities from multiple properties. From Super Smash Bros., Project X Zone, Marvel vs. Capcom, to the Mario & Sonic series, game crossovers allow beloved characters to ...

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