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Orcs Must Die! 3 review

The third iteration of the Orcs Must Die! franchise doesn’t remarkable advance the formula, but there’s still enjoyment found in torturing procession of green skins. Following a year of exclusivity on the Google Stadia, Robot ...

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New Releases: August 12th-18th, 2021

Beyond notable names like Space Invaders, Madden NFL, and Tetris, there are also a few new digital delights. From Hades’ journey onto PlayStation and Microsoft consoles to a pair of visual novels centering on frisky ...

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Jupiter Hell review

DoomRL demonstrated that Doom could be turned into a rewarding turn-based tactical game. But when the lawyers started sending cease-and-desist warnings, the developers moved the action to another planet. Jupiter Hell retains the look and ...

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Dungeon Defenders Awakened (Switch) review

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened offers a few quality-of-life improvements but follows the original game’s formula a bit too closely. Still, if you’re looking for a portable action/tower defense title, there’s satisfaction once you look past the game’s ...

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Dreamscaper review

Roguelikes often favor action over exposition. That’s not the case with Dreamscaper, which offers contemplative storytelling alongside absorbing skirmishes. Dreamscaper reminds us that some of the biggest challenges we face are internal, rather than external.  ...

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The Ascent review

With absorbing combat and bewitching atmospherics, The Ascent is one of the best action games of the year, easily outstripping the efforts of much larger studios.  Cyberpunk imagines a dystopian setting where high and low ...

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New Releases: August 5th-12, 2021

From appearances from Sonic, Alex Kidd, and Gilius Thunderhead in PICROSS S GENESIS & Master System edition to Godfall’s unconventional journey to the previous generation of consoles, this week’s new releases offer a few surprises. ...

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Dragon Star Varnir (Switch) review

Following in the footsteps of Fairy Fencer F, and Death end re:Quest, Dragon Star Varnir is another successful PlayStation 4-to-Switch port. Fans of somber storylines underscored by ethical dilemmas are likely to relish Compile Heart’s ...

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Trigger Witch review

Trigger Witch is a remarkable amalgam, shrewdly mixing twin-stick gunplay, exploration, and even some shoot ‘em up action. Despite a few hiccups, the different ingredients gel together as seamlessly as a magic potion. Over the ...

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Order and Chaos Clash in King’s Bounty II

Seven years after the release of King’s Bounty: Dark Side, developer 1C-Softclub returns with a follow-up that updates some of the timeworn traits while preserving the series’ turn-base battles. Much like the Wizardry series, which ...

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