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Battlezone Gold Edition review

There have been a multitude of techniques used to reinvigorate the 1980 coin-op classic, Battlezone. Whereas the original game used a periscope-like viewfinder to observe a stark, vector graphics-driven warzone, a 1998 successor adopted a ...

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Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk review

With a rich history that spans almost four decades, dungeon-based role-playing games (or DRPGs) have been especially prevalent across the last few years. Standout titles like Stranger of Sword City, The Lost Child, Ray Gigant, ...

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Crashlands (Switch) review

Centuries from now, when anthropologists attempt to assess the early 2000’s, they’ll likely notice an obsession with survivalism. From reality television shows where contests confront unhospitable locales to fictionalized films and series that survey how ...

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Grip: Combat Racing review

Popular racing franchises like Gran Turismo, Forza Motorsport, Need for Speed, and Dirt all put players in the driver’s seat of petrol-swigging cars. But the genre wasn’t always so unadventurous. During the late Nineties, you ...

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Gal Metal review

Not long ago, gaming had an obsession with musical performance. Originally, games like Beatmania, GuitarFreaks, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band feigned playing actual music instruments with devices that mimicked keyboards, turntables, guitars, basses, and drums. ...

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Zarvot review

The limitations of early hardware meant gaming’s embryonic era was rendered in big, chunky blocks. From the square-shaped protagonist of Adventure for the Atari 2600 to the rudimentary alien creatures that assaulted earth in Space ...

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Demon’s Crystals review

Demon’s Crystal’s plotline is conveyed via a three-paragraph text crawl which proceeds the first level. Undoubtedly, it could have been condensed even further, as four color-coded, but functionally identical Urican Demons defeat the undead across ...

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Warriors Orochi 4 review

Romance of the Three Kingdoms author Luo Guanzhong once wrote, “The world under heaven, after a long period of division, tends to unite. And after a long period of union, tends to divide”. This observation ...

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Child of Light: Ultimate Edition review

When franchises such as Final Fantasy, Phantasy Star, Suikoden, Grandia, and Lunar became embraced by global audiences amidst the 1990s, many believed that these engaging JRPG experiences would influence the output of North American and European studios. Likewise, the work of ...

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