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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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NBA 2K19 review

A 1985 study from scholars at Cornell and Stanford refuted the notion of shooting streaks in professional basketball. The researchers asserted that people mistakenly attribute successions of successful shots as ‘hot hands’, when every attempt ...

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428: Shibuya Scramble review

Even the most passionate fan of visual novels must admit the medium often clings to several conventions. Many of us are drawn to the works because of their manga-inspired aesthetic, which routinely depicts characters like ...

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Hypergun review

Across the last few years, first-person shooters with roguelike characteristics have become relatively common. Efforts like Mothergunship, Immortal Redneck, Heavy Bullets, and Paranautical Activity have all blended visceral gunplay with procedurally generated environments, randomized perks, ...

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The Golf Club 2019 review

When it comes to golf simulations, there are a relatively small number of requisite experiences. While Links 2004 didn’t pioneer the analog swing system (1997’s Front Page Sports: Golf deserves credit here), it thoroughly refined ...

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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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