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New Releases: February 6th-12th, 2020

With the physical release of The Yakuza Remastered Collection, PlayStation 4 owners get to catch up on Kazuma Kiryu’s life adventures, while Switch owners get a chance to enjoy Thronebreaker, a standalone spin-off of from ...

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Arc of Alchemist review

An Encouraging First Impression Like many Compile Heart titles, Arc of Alchemist’s introduction is filled with quaint charms. Accompanying the swells of an orchestrated soundtrack, still images and narration summarize the childhood of Quinn Bravesford. ...

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Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth review

A Tale of Two Masks Recently, we covered Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, giving the game a positive review, despite a substantial caveat. Screenshots made the game look like a strategy role-playing game, divulging the type ...

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Hero & Witch 2 review

Not Everyone Will Like This Odd Couple Most gamers aren’t going to like the Hero & Witch series. Unlike most contemporary efforts that flaunt intricate storylines, modern game mechanics, or cutting-edge visuals, the series has ...

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Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception review

The Masks are Back Released in 2002 for Windows-based machines, Utawarerumono resonated with the Japanese public, spurring two radio dramas, a trio of manga and an anime adaptation, as well as a PS2 port developed by Sting. ...

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SEGA AGES Roundup: Fantasy Zone and Shinobi

There’s something oddly gratifying about experiencing yesteryear’s arcade games on the go. It’s a testament to technological progress that we’re now able to mimic the games once found in massive arcade cabinets with affordable consoles ...

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Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD review

Stranger’s Initial Struggle All too often, creativity isn’t rewarded with commercial success. That was the case for the 2005 release of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath, an imaginative effort that blended third and first-person action in a ...

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New Releases: January 23rd-29th, 2020

This week, PC-owning fans of Leaf’s visual novel/strategy role-playing hybrid Utawarerumono should be excited. Although the franchise began on personal computers, the last two entries, subtitled Mask of Deception and Mask of Truth, were only ...

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Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha review

Psikyo=Colorful Art Kyoto Across the company’s thirteen-year lifespan, Psikyo cultivated a rich legacy. Although the Kyoto-based developer dabbled with erotic mahjong games and even a sequel to Lode Runner, it was their arcade shooters that ...

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