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The Forbidden Arts review

At their best, games offer a captivating fusion of components. When storyline, play, visuals, and sound converge in a cohesive manner, the results can be riveting, reminding us of the medium’s potential. But all too ...

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Earth Defense Force 5 (PC)

A Cautious Step Forward for the Fifth Installment Sequels typically attempt to polish the rougher aspects of their predecessors. As such, Sandlot, the dominant developer behind the Earth Defense Force series has faced an atypical dilemma. If ...

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SolSeraph review

When a major publisher is squatting on a beloved property, occasionally it’s indie developers who come to the rescue. From A Hat in Time and Yooka-Laylee’s reinvigoration of the three-dimensional, character-driven platformer to Petroglyph Games’ ...

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Scrap Rush!! review

Scrap Rush is built around two irresistible pastimes: collecting junk and crushing your opponents. The former is littered across each of the game’s gridded battlefields. Small pieces of discarded metal are contained in blocks scattered ...

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War Tech Fighters (Switch) review

When it comes to depicting massive mechanized robotic suits, gaming has delivered a wide assortment of adaptations. From Software’s seemingly lapsed Armored Core series focused on the customizability of its mecha, with players swapping a ...

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Judgment review

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s Yakuza series is undoubtedly one of gaming’s most unique franchises, with a duality nearly unrivaled in any medium. Across seven main iterations, an expansive cast of colorful characters have chaperoned players ...

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My Friend Pedro review

Games have sporadically tried to capture the balletic gunplay of film director John Woo, often with rewarding results. Titles such as Stranglehold, Wet, Total Overdose: A Gunslinger’s Tale in Mexico, and the Max Payne series ...

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Gato Robato review

Save for Garfield, Heathcliff, and possibly Sonic’s friend Big, the presence of cats habitually elevates games. From Aqua Kitty UDX’s lead, Okami’s Kabegami, Gravity Rush’s Dusty, and The Elder Scroll’s Khajiits, felines don’t just contribute ...

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Lapis x Labyrinth review

Button mashing is term to describe the act of hitting controller buttons in a wild act of desperation. It’s often used to describe a rookie trying to fortuitously trigger a combo or special move. Occasionally, ...

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