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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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Super Crush KO review

Building on Solid Foundations Looks can be deceiving. With its stout player-controlled ship, low-poly enemies, and abstract backdrops, 2017’s Graceful Explosion Machine gave an unassuming first impression. But players who took a chance on the ...

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Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls review

Tougher than Fire Dragon Hide A popular premise is that games are becoming easier. Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls might demonstrate why this argument is so common. Sir-Tech’s famed Wizardry series used to come with ...

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New Releases: January 16th-22nd, 2020

With a new, open-world Dragon Ball Z game, a Switch port of Tokyo Mirage Sessions, and a collection of six retro shmups in Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha, this week offers a few remarkable releases. Meanwhile ...

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Orangeblood review

East Asia Meets East Coast From Wu-Tang Clan’s sampling of classic kung fu films to Samurai Champloo’s incorporation of hip-hop beats, media intermittently delivers masterful cultural fusions. Although the recent Steam release of Orangeblood isn’t ...

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New Releases: January 9th-15th, 2020

With a trio of deluxe versions from Gust’s long-running Atelier franchise, and a Switch iteration of the popular match-three, monster collecting title, Puzzle & Dragons, a few of this week’s new releases are rooted in ...

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Wrath: Aeon of Ruin (Early Access) Impressions

Popularized in the early nineties, first-person shooters have enjoyed an immense technological evolution. Visual developments, spearheaded by titles like 2007’s Crysis have led to environments routinely rendered in rich detail. Well-tuned netcode has made it ...

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