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Bullet Witch (PC) review

Most remasters or remakes reinvigorate critically or commercially successful properties. But the recent Steam release of Bullet Witch doesn’t follow that trend. Developed by the now-defunct Japanese developer Cavia for the Xbox 360, the game ...

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Bombslinger review

With a hardnosed punishment for dying and existence which hinges on the use of randomized items, Rogue-like mechanics play into our primal instincts for survival. As such, it’s not surprising that so many games integrate ...

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Solid Foundations for Fort Triumph

Pint-sized indie upstarts frequently attempt to tackle the kind of ambitious projects produced by sizable teams of veteran developers. And as anyone who has witnessed the final state of a crowdsourced game knows, a limited ...

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Dead in Vinland review

From Don’t Starve, Ark: Survival Evolved, and two-thirdsof the Risen franchise, being stranded on a remote island is a popular premise for games, typically tasking players with keeping their cool during a set of increasingly ...

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Extinction review

Since 2008, Chicago-based Iron Galaxy has largely shirked the limelight, performing contract work for other studios and quietly porting code onto other consoles. But the developer’s own efforts haven’t garnered much attention, with titles like ...

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Dark Rose Valkyrie (PC) review

Sporadically, a team of renowned developers unite, and the results are splendidly synergistic. Largely, that’s the case with Dark Rose Valkyrie, a game was released last June on the PlayStation 4, and has now made ...

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Maidens of a Hollow Dream review

Any respectable shoot-‘em-up has a gameplay element that endows the game with distinction. The recent Steam release of Maidens of a Hollow Dream/Kyomu no Otome, originally published at Comiket 88 in the Summer of 2015, ...

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Fatal Twelve review

Portrayals of teen deathmatches resonate with the public across a multitude of mediums. Both Koushun Takami’s Battle Royal and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games started as books, before being transformed into films, while the Danganronpa ...

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