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The King’s Bird review

Games do an admirable job at depicting mechanized flight. Whether it’s staunch simulations that mimic the thrills of dogfighting or the sense of bliss felt when taking a variety of craft out for Pilotwings’ lighthearted ...

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Make Time for Touhou Luna Nights

The Touhou Project began with a collection of meticulously-coded bullet-hell shooters, or danmaku. Coded by a former Taito programmer, who operated under the moniker of Team Shanghai Alice, the games earned distinction not just for ...

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Guacamelee 2 review

The canonical ending of 2013’s Guacamelee delivered a cheerful conclusion, with protagonist Juan Aguacate using his lucha libre skills to beat Carlos Calaca- a rodeo rider who traded his soul to the devil to mend ...

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Road to Ballhalla review

Sphere rolling has been an enduring mainstay in gaming, popularized across titles like 1984’s Marble Madness, the Super Monkey Ball franchise and most recently, 2015’s Polyball. Originally released on Steam two years ago, Road to ...

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Overcooked! 2 review

“Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters.” – Gordon Ramsay 2016’s Overcooked! was pure indie ingenuity, placing players inside cartoonish kitchens as they went through streamlined steps of food preparation. It hung ...

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Nekopara Extra review

Many visual novels contain sophisticated plots that require readers to pay careful attention. The Nekopara series, on the other hand, is analogous to a televised situation comedy. Three main entries and a prequel have each ...

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Devilishly Fun: To Hell with Hell (Early Access)

Steam is packed with indie-developed, rogue-like, twin stick shooters. Several of these are exemplary efforts with Enter the Gungeon, Nuclear Throne, Neuro Voider and Neon Chrome each extending hours of rousing, adrenaline-generating excitement. But with ...

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Iro Hero review

The Switch might be one of the younger pieces of dedicated hardware, but Nintendo’s hybrid already has a rich software library. For shoot ‘em up fans, the system has a several compelling offerings, with Ikaruga, ...

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