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Retro City Rampage DX Review

Seemingly, Retro City Rampage developer Brian Provinciano is a hexadecimal-chanting sorcerer. After alchemizing a provisional NES development kit back in 2002, he went on code Grand Theftendo– a game which miraculously adapted Rockstar’s urban sandbox ...

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Weapon Shop de Omasse Review

Level-5’s Guild01 was undoubtedly a curious concept, bundling a quartet of smaller games developed by Japanese gaming luminaries such as Goichi Suda, Yasumi Matsuno, and Yoot Saito. Whereas the compilation was released as a single ...

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Inazuma Eleven Review

Across the past few seasons, the FIFA and Pro Evolution franchises have gradually integrated light role-playing aspects into their football simulations. However, this alluring amalgam is hardly new- developer Level-5 has been deftly blending the ...

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Toukiden: The Age of Demons Review

Although the PlayStation Vita library lacks an original Monster Hunter game, stalk-and-slay supporters have been able to take solace in several viable alternatives. From Soul Sacrifice to Ragnarok Odyssey, a number of developers have adeptly ...

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Bravely Default Review

Robert’s Take: For many, the 16- and 32-bit eras represented the golden age of Japanese role-playing games. Although modern entries in the genre may exhibit cutting-edge visuals and nuanced play mechanics, there’s a large constituency ...

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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review

While Japanese gamers have enjoyed the virtues of visual novels for over thirty years (purportedly 1983’s Hito de Nashi no Rakuin ~Fukei Kankin Inukan Choukyou~ is the medium’s inaugural entry), the genre has only recently ...

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Rainbow Moon (PS Vita) Review

Players are forgiven for assuming SideQuest Studios are based out of Japan. Much like their compatriots Shin’en Multimedia, SideQuest is a German development house whose painstakingly polished output echoes the sensibilities of Nippon’s golden age ...

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Ys: Memories of Celceta Review

Across the twenty-six year legacy of the Ys franchise, reoccurring protagonist Adol Christin has witnessed a multitude of remarkable events during his succession of globe-trotting expeditions. In many ways, the series has shared a similar ...

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