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Slime Tactics review

The running joke in 2016’s Ambition of the Slimes was that people didn’t take the gelatinous creatures seriously. As soon as someone dismissed the diminutive little creatures, they’d be attacked and subsequently turned into a ...

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Jupiter & Mars review

Gaming habitually centers around escapism. When dealing with the inventory of stressors that contemporary life tosses at us, we often need a reprieve. But when the medium is almost exclusively about overcoming issues that are ...

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New Releases: April 25th-May 1st, 2019

From Syphon Filter creator SIE Bend Studio’s foray into the survival action genre with Days Gone, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age’s voyage to the Switch, and Cytus α’s massive two-hundred song playlist, a number ...

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The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa review

Games habitually incorporate structure. Loot-driven games like Diablo and Borderlands goad us into the incessant search for new gear. Deadlines in the Atelier and Persona games ensure we don’t dawdle. And almost any role-playing game ...

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Sword and Fairy 6 review

For some, the appeal of the Japanese role-playing game is rooted in the cultural. JRPGs are often masterworks of storytelling, crafting rich contexts inhibited by colorful casts of characters who experience satisfying character arcs and ...

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Dangerous Driving review

Once a fundamental genre of the industry, the arcade racer’s popularity has dramatically decreased in recent years. Not long ago, franchises such as Outrun, Ridge Racer, Need for Speed, and Burnout dominated by delivering high-speed ...

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New Releases: April 18th-24th, 2019

From the arrival of Mortal Kombat 11, Cuphead and Dragon’s Dogma journey onto Switch, and a collection of Konami Classics across multiple platforms, there’s a multitude of notable new releases this week. Naturally, there a ...

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Penguin Highway review

Quite a few films, live-action or animated, take a while to reach their eponymous highlight. That’s not the case with the recent stateside release of director Hiroyasu Ishida’s Penguin Highway. Working from Tomihiko Morimi’s (Eccentric ...

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