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The Outer Worlds (Switch) review

Expectedly, image quality takes a hit and load times can be a bit long. But the Switch port of The Outer Worlds does the unlikely, bringing open-world autonomy and a complex relational system onto portable ...

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Missile Command: Recharged review

The 1980 coin-op classic returns with a faux-vector graphics look, power-ups, and new enemies. It’s minimalistic approach is reflected in its exceedingly affordable price.  When a remake of a beloved Atari classic is announced, disappointment ...

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Turmoil review

There’s a lot of enjoyment in figuring out the best path to success in Turmoil. But once these nuances are discovered, the games gradually becomes less gratifying.  On the surface, an oil drilling simulation set ...

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Shantae and the Seven Sirens review

Everyone’s favorite half-genie is back, tasked with reconnoitering an immense sunken city. Beyond the inclusion of mechanics that speed up transformations and the addition of monster cards that complement your play style, cinematics from Studio ...

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SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC review

The 1991 coin-op arrives on Switch screens with most of the customary supplements of the SEGA Ages line. If you’re a fan of first-class retro shooters, this entry deserves a space in your collection. Although ...

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Guns of Mercy – Rangers Edition review

Guns of Mercy is one of those digital sub-$10 sleeper hits. Although play recalls the simplicity of early coin-op games, the inclusion of meta-game elements extend longevity. The motivations that drive our gaming habits varies ...

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Dungeon of the Endless (Switch) review

The Switch port of Dungeon of the Endless brings the ruthless adversity of previous iterations onto Nintendo’s hardware. While interaction lacks the ease of mouse-based input, otherwise this is an adept adaptation. We’ve all faced ...

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The Shmup Collection review

The Shmup Collection brings together a trio of Astro Port’s efforts that each offer lightly familiar, foe-exterminating fun. Genre fans will appreciate everything that the lack of supplementals.   Since its release three years ago, ...

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