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Yakuza 5 review

There’s a curious tension about open-world games. Although the genre extends an exhilarating sense of freedom, offering virtual playgrounds filled with interactive objects, all too often titles rehash Grand Theft Auto’s tenets. For all the ...

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Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (Vita) review

There’s a good reason why interactive interpretations of Luo Guanzhong’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms have been largely confined to consoles: portables struggle to deliver Dynasty Warriors’ frenzied action. While sedentary systems have the power ...

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Dariusburst Chronicles Saviours review

Video game history is intrinsically entwined with the shoot-‘em-up game. While Pong and its paddle-based derivatives might have beaten the beloved shooter to arcades, titles like Space Invaders, Defender, and Xevious enlisted players in a ...

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III review

It might be time to amend Benjamin Franklin’s quote; the certainties of life are now death, taxes, and a new Call of Duty game. After more than a decade of annual entries, Activision’s war machine ...

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Superbeat: Xonic review

Lately, portables have received a steady stream of rhythm games, between Hatsune Miku’s trio of titles and Rise Kujikawa’s return to the entertainment world in Persona 4: Dancing All Night. PS Vita owners can add ...

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Norn9: Var Commons review

If the otome emerges as a successful sub-genre in Western media, at least some credit must be given to Aksys Games. From a trio of releases in the Hakuoki series across the PSP, PlayStation, and ...

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