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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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The King’s Bird review

Games do an admirable job at depicting mechanized flight. Whether it’s staunch simulations that mimic the thrills of dogfighting or the sense of bliss felt when taking a variety of craft out for Pilotwings’ lighthearted ...

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 review

Mirroring the type of sophisticated business strategy ordered by a shrewd syndicate boss, SEGA’s Yakuza franchise is moving in several simultaneous directions. Four months ago, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life crooned a swan song ...

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Guacamelee 2 review

The canonical ending of 2013’s Guacamelee delivered a cheerful conclusion, with protagonist Juan Aguacate using his lucha libre skills to beat Carlos Calaca- a rodeo rider who traded his soul to the devil to mend ...

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CastleStorm (Switch) review

Splicing several prevailing mechanics into a single game is hardly a new concept for the industry. Early coin-ops such as Gorf and Tron recognized the virtue of variety; each cabinet provided four distinct amusements unified by a central theme. ...

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Road to Ballhalla review

Sphere rolling has been an enduring mainstay in gaming, popularized across titles like 1984’s Marble Madness, the Super Monkey Ball franchise and most recently, 2015’s Polyball. Originally released on Steam two years ago, Road to ...

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Overcooked! 2 review

“Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters.” – Gordon Ramsay 2016’s Overcooked! was pure indie ingenuity, placing players inside cartoonish kitchens as they went through streamlined steps of food preparation. It hung ...

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Ys Memories of Celceta (PC) review

Across the thirty-one-year legacy of the Ys franchise, reoccurring protagonist Adol Christin has witnessed a multitude of remarkable events during his succession of globe-trotting expeditions. In many ways, the series has shared a similar fate. ...

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Impulsion review

Incorporating first-person, physics-based action puzzling and the occasional sarcastic narration, Impulsion will inevitably draw comparison with Portal. But that’s not necessarily a negative thing. After all, genres in gaming having traditionally progressed through relaxed evolution ...

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Mugsters review

  Mugsters is a difficult game to review, since enjoyment stems from the game’s sense of discovery. Reveal too much of the experience, and you’re ruined the thrill in being dropped in an unfamiliar world ...

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