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What is the concept? Like any good puzzler, there’s more to Ninja Usagimaru – The Mysterious Karakuri Castle than a first impression might reveal. On the surface, the game seems downright simple, as a succession ...Read More »
From a pair of Flashback collections with anthologies as old as your author (ancient!), a sequel to 2015’s Yo-Kai Watch, and premium-priced Wii U shovelware, this week’s schedule of new game releases has a bit ...Read More »
Although games often flirt with wish fulfillment, few games devote their entire premise around pure fantasy. But the PC release of Gun*Gal: Double Peace is hardly an ordinary game, with a premise that’s preposterously comical ...Read More »
What is the concept? Nearly two decades after its original release, Baldur’s Gate remains one of the most influential interactive adaptations of Dungeons & Dragons. The latest effort to draw ideas from BioWare’s prodigious effort ...Read More »
Although some may bemoan the industry’s push away from physical media, digital distribution has one irrefutable upside: it has allowed the niche market to prosper. Released from the lofty minimum requirements of boxed publishing and ...Read More »
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Time travel is a popular premise across almost every medium. But like most high-concept narratives, it’s often used as a catalyst for engaging human interaction rather than an opportunity for scientific speculation. From the comical ...Read More »
One of the great dialectics in gaming is the tension between pattern-driven and free-form play. Classic shooters like Gradius and R-Type are textbook examples of the former, goading gamers into improvement as they face the ...Read More »
The term ‘endless runner’ is a bit of misnomer. Fundamentally, games that fall into the genre grow progressively more challenging- to the point where difficulty eventually outstrips our visual acuity, reaction time, and coordination skills. ...Read More »