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Steel Vampire review

The release of Maidens of a Hollow Dream demonstrated that doujin circle Akiragoya understands the fundamental elements of a STG. Built around an innovative mechanic where success required players to swap between the two lead ...

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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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Little Dragons Café review

For better or worse, almost anything that Yasuhiro Wada creates is destined for comparison with the Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons series. It’s a franchise that’s spurred twenty-five sequels, a quartet of spin-offs, and inspired titles ...

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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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Corpse Party: Book of Shadows review

Horror-themed attractions in Japan are fundamentally different from their Western counterparts. Before venturing into a labyrinthine recreation of a mental hospital or school, you’re often prompted to watch a short video which describes the creepy ...

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Megadimension Neptunia VIIR PC

For many, the potential of virtual reality remains unfulfilled. Sure, the peripherals extend a multitude of engaging experiences, from Robo Recall’s furious first-person firefights to Thumper’s rhythm-fueled rush down a snaking highway. But save for the release ...

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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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Exorder review

With offerings like God Wars: The Complete Legend, Tiny Metal, Disgaea 1 Complete, Ambition of the Slimes, SteamWorld Heist, and the Banner Saga trilogy, there’s no shortage of competent, turn-based strategy titles for Nintendo Switch ...

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Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story review

Following two Flash-based, free-to-play outings, Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story brings the light-hearted, school management simulations onto PlayStation 4, Switch, and Steam. Like most third-year students, Hero School Story shows an invigorating amount of progress, ...

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 review

The 2008 release of Valkyria Chronicles was thoroughly enjoyed by a community of console-owning strategy fans. Shirking the slow-pace of most tactically-oriented titles, an overhead view of the battlefield repeatedly switched to a third-person perspective. ...

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