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Azure Reflections (Switch) review

With ports of Deathsmiles, DoDonPachi Resurrection, and Mushihimesama, PC owners are privy to a number of excellent danmaku (often referred to a ‘bullet hell’ games). Switch owners don’t have it quite as good. Beyond Ikaruga, ...

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Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers review

Today, racing games typically simulate driving exotic, prohibitively expensive real-world vehicles. But that wasn’t always the case. The eight and sixteen-bit eras had a number of high-profile properties that revolved around contests with toy cars. ...

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SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy review

For the last two decades, fighting games have been climbing a foothill of complexity. Long-running series like Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, and Tekken are built to the tastes of hardcore fans, adding new intricacies to each ...

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New Releases: September 6th-12th, 2018

From performing the Kessel Run with a steel orb to balancing ‘great power with great responsibility’, a few of this this week’s releases are born from cinematic inspiration. Yet others, with titles that range from ...

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428: Shibuya Scramble review

Even the most passionate fan of visual novels must admit the medium often clings to several conventions. Many of us are drawn to the works because of their manga-inspired aesthetic, which routinely depicts characters like ...

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God Wars: The Complete Legend review

The Nineties were a glorious time for the strategy role-playing genre, with SEGA crafting the Shining Force series, while Quest Corporation earned critical acclaim with the Ogre Battle franchise. Later, key Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together members Yasumi Matsuno, ...

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de Blob 2 (Switch) review

Last June, de Blob was ported to the Nintendo Switch, bringing one of the highlights of the Wii’s third-party library to a new audience. Challenging players to revitalize dreary, monochromic backdrops into vibrant cities, the ...

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Hypergun review

Across the last few years, first-person shooters with roguelike characteristics have become relatively common. Efforts like Mothergunship, Immortal Redneck, Heavy Bullets, and Paranautical Activity have all blended visceral gunplay with procedurally generated environments, randomized perks, ...

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Fire Pro Wrestling World review

It may seem unfathomable, but Spike Chunsoft’s—and formerly Human Entertainment’s—Fire Pro Wrestling franchise is nearing its thirtieth anniversary. Originally conceived by the late Masato Masuda, who worked on Nintendo’s Pro Wrestling on the NES, the ...

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