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Eastern Exorcist Demonstrates the Right Moves

With a visual style that reassembles traditional Chinese shuǐ-mò (commonly known as ‘ink-and-wash painting’), the Early Access Steam release of Eastern Exorcist (Steam, $13.59, regularly $16.99) undoubtedly impresses. Backdrops are especially eye-pleasing, with players journeying ...

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Teeing Off with GolfTopia (Early Access)

First-rate simulations require little understanding of their source material. Take 1989’s SimCity, which tasked players with zoning residential, industrial, and commercial districts, as well as building streets, parks, and public service buildings. Even if you ...

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Danger Scavenger (Early Access) Impressions

Steam has a surplus of twin-stick shooter rogue-likes, so new challengers had better bring some creativity. Danger Scavenger isn’t bad, but its sole distinguishing feature is the accumulation of massive amounts of weaponry. In 2014, ...

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Going Slideways with Drift21

To broaden appeal, racing games routinely include a drifting component. And if you’ve played franchises like Assetto Corsa, GRID, Need for Speed, or Project Cars, you’ve probably careening around the occasional corner. But dedicated drifting ...

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Solasta: Crown of the Magister preview

Solasta: Crown of the Magister bills itself as a “turn-based tactical RPG”, a broad term that could probably describe hundreds of different games. But Solasta’s pedigree helps place it above many of its peers.  The ...

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Flower Power- A First Look at Sakura Wars

Will the Latest Entry in SEGA’s Charismatic Franchise Finally Be the One to Win Over Western Audiences?  In Japan, Sakura Wars remains a dominant property, with Oji Hiroi’s manga spurring five main games, a multitude ...

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